Movie Franchise Original Installments

Franchise Original Installments, Ranked

A movie franchise original installment is the first movie in a franchise.

Select a level of creepiness and up to three decades. See how the movies rank from best to worst.

A film franchise, or movie franchise (also referred to as a film series or movie series) is a collection of related films in succession that share the same universe, or are marketed as a series. A movie franchise is a collection of films related by copyright. Sequels, prequels, remakes, re-imaginings, spin-offs and public domain films are common examples of franchised films.

These are lists of movies ranked from the best to the worst using the sum of eight different ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting and quality.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison
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1980
Secluded in a remote hotel for the winter, a family is terrorized by ghosts.
1984
A high-maintenance creature gives birth to an army of small devils after being exposed to water.
1996
High schoolers recognize horror movie patterns in the recent deaths of other students.
1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
1987
A wounded cop turned into a cyborg and programmed by a police force investigates a group of organized criminals.
1989
A family moves into a town house located near a cemetery rumored to bring back the buried to life.
1990
A man goes for a virtual vacation on planet Mars as a spy.
1988
A doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer pursues a young boy in order to trade souls with him.
1984
A teenage girl and her friends die one by one after being tricked and tortured by an evil figure that haunts nightmares.
1981
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
1960
A woman steals a large sum of money and hides in a motel owned by a strange man.
1975
A police chief, a scientist and a fisherman set out to stop a great white shark.
1982
A monster escapes from a horror comic book and visits a battered boy to inspire him in his vengeance scheme.
1993
The owners of a theme park hosting cloned dinosaurs lose control of their security system.
1997
Recruits of a young generation of space warriors face an increasing alien invasion.
1979
An ore harvesting crew discovers a dead alien and large unidentified eggs inside an abandoned spaceship.
1982
A suburban family's home becomes infested with ghosts.
2004
Chained to pipes in a disused bathroom, two men are given a puzzle to which they must provide answers.
1973
Different scientists and clerics attempt to heal a young girl believed to be ill or possessed.
1998
A vampire hybrid protects the human race against the pure-blooded of his kind.

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Icons of Terror 2020: 24 Monsters, 24 Horror Movie Franchises

This book analyzes 145 horror films grouped in 24 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies included in this book are rated and ranked.

Masters of Terror 2020: Stuart Gordon's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Stuart Gordon’s filmography. The movies are ranked.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Apocalyptic Diseases

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent apocalyptic disease films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Apocalyptic Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent apocalyptic films.

Apocalyptic films depict destruction, violence, fear, famine, and the terror that precede the end of civilization.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Disease Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent disease films.

Disease films depict infections, viruses, contagion, sickness, and disabilities.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.