Movie Prequels

Franchise Prequels, Ranked

A movie prequel is a movie that takes place before another movie.

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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2015
Two time travelers attempt to stop the end of the world.
1991
An amnesic teenager who fears sleep is brought to a shelter and is evaluated by mystified specialists.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
2017
The crew of a colony ship discover an uncharted planet where danger awaits.
2012
A group of space archaeologists place their hopes on a star map said to lead to an ancient civilization.
2011
Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse believe they are on Death’s list.
2004
A prison operator infiltrates the rigged labyrinth he controls to save a victim.
2016
A mother and her daughters experiment with a Ouija board.
2013
A circus magician is transported to a magical land where he must fulfill a prophecy.
2010
A prisoner is enrolled in a deadly car race.
2008
An ex-con is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in a deadly car race.
2013
The champion driver of a deadly car race fights for his freedom.
2015
A psychic attempts to free a teenager from the grasp of a demon.
2017
Teenagers kidnap a nurse and escape from a mental hospital.
2006
A mentally challenged orphan is raised by cannibals who prey on tourists.
2018
The American government suspends all laws on Staten Island for twelve hours.
2017
A dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several orphans into their haunted home.
2017
A streak of gruesome murders points to a suspect who has been dead for ten years.
2018
A parapsychologist faces the supernatural evil that once made her run away from home.
2018
A priest and a nun investigate a malevolent force that haunts a convent.
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.