Movie Sequels

Franchise Sequels, Ranked

A movie sequel is a movie that takes place after the first movie in a franchise, or after other sequels.

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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1991
Two robots from a post-apocalyptic era travel back in time to alter the teenage years of an influential resistance leader.
1990
An innocent allergic creature gives birth to a hoard of morphing monsters inside a commercial skyscraper after being exposed to water.
1987
Teenagers held in a mental institution become the victims of a mad man who invades nightmares and kills through them.
1987
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
1988
Haunted by a specter in her nightmares, a teenager discovers she is propagating her death curse among her friends.
1990
An adopted boy once the victim of a possessed doll suspects it found its way to his new foster home.
1987
A storytelling specter assists a boy in plotting revenge against bullies.
1983
A murderer released from a psychiatric institution questions his sanity.
1991
A FBI recruit interviews an incarcerated cannibal in order to investigate a recent wave of murders.
1986
The survivor of a space invasion awakened from stasis by her employer is asked to assist a troop of soldiers in hunting aliens.
2013
Tricked into a week-end of rehab in a remote cabin by her friends, a girl in withdrawal believes she is surrounded by demons.
2019
Twenty-seven years after defeating a supernatural being, six friends are reunited to kill it once and for all.
2001
A runaway cannibal is tracked down by the police and a past victim of his.
1990
A cyborg engineered by a corrupted police force is targeted by drug dealers plotting to replace it with their own prototype.
1993
A teenager struggles not to feed on humans and spread her curse after being brought back to life by a toxic gas that turned her into a zombie.
1998
A woman steals a possessed doll used as evidence in a murder investigation and reanimates it using voodoo magic.
2015
Two time travelers attempt to stop the end of the world.
2013
A woman whose mother recently died suspects a mysterious doll might be responsible and a hazard to her niece.
2017
A possessed doll infiltrates a psychiatric hospital.
1991
An amnesic teenager who fears sleep is brought to a shelter and is evaluated by mystified specialists.
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.

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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.

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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.