Posted on 05/24/11 03:10 AM | Last edited on 05/24/11 03:10 AM
We all know that when it comes to milking franchises, the horror genre is the biggest offender. So here is my list of the horror franchises that should just stop.
Witchcraft I'm unsure why the first movie got a sequel, because it was abysmally bad, but I'm even more unsure of how the hell it spawned another 12 movies. Making 13 movies in total (so far), this series really does need to just dig a hole and die in it.
Friday The 13th I’m a big fan of the first three chapters in this iconic series, the rest...not so much. I can’t be sure of when exactly this series lost all its dignity, but I would say it would be around the time of Jason Goes to hell or Jason X. There are a grand total of 12 movies in this series so far.
Halloween I believe there are a total of 10 Halloween movies total now, I haven’t seen all of them but I’ve seen most of them. Considering how bad the remakes did, you would think the series had run out of steam by now...let’s hope.
A Nightmare on Elm Street I love Freddy with all my heart and soul, but seriously, just stop. So OK, The Dream Warriors is arguably as good as the original, but the rest are just mediocre or horrid (Freddy’s Revenge- I’m looking at you). And the remake was so bad and pissed all over the original so much I nearly cried. There are 8 movies total. Leave Freddy Alone.
Puppetmaster Ten total, and ten too many. One of the instalments (Legacy) is actually just one big compilation of scenes from previous instalments in the franchise, so maybe that’s a sign you should stop?
Leprechaun Some people love the Leprechaun, but then again, some people also have mental illnesses. I will acknowledge the first movie as being decent, but the rest...no. Trust me don’t venture down this path. One sequel is actually in space, and one is set in a black community where the Leprechaun kills all the black people because they are criminals that steal. WOW, begin racial debate.6 total.
Saw Oh saw, why won’t you fuck off? Ok so we didn’t mind your first gory entry, and your second was worth a watch or two, but after that every respectable horror fan grew tired of you, but you just kept giving us more. So there are a total of 7 in this series and I hate almost every one of them, seriously – torture porn IS NOT horror!
Children Of The Corn I actually don’t mind most of the movies in this series (please don’t judge me). But this series is extremely mediocre and the last few entries are horrid, especially that crummy remake. Go away please. 8 in total, apparently there is a 9th in the works...God help us all.
Hellraiser The first movie is excellent, the rest really aren’t. I’m sorry, but how you can base 8 movies entirely around an evil box is insane.
The Howling The only one I liked was the first one, and the rest are either abysmal or decent. Enough is enough; I think I have had my dose of werewolf for the next fifty years. There are currently 7 movies in this series.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: ........ TCM I: Amazing TCM II: Ok TCM III: Shit TCM IV: Shit TCM Remake: Ok TCM Remake II: Shit ........ Verdict: Why? 6 in total.
Psycho The original is defiantly superb, and there is no argument there, but II, III, and IV really were not very good at all. This series also has possibly one of the worst remakes of all time. This series has really run out of steam, so it’s better to just remember the original and none of the rest. 5 total.
Camp Blood Never heard of this series before? Good. Don’t ever watch any of these movies. There are only three entries, but no entries would have been nicer. In Camp Blood 2 the killer clown sets fire to a man. It just so happens that this man is standing right next to a lake, so should he run into the lake and be saved or run into a tent and for some reason, blow up? Guess what he does? Do yourself a favour – stay clear.
The Amityville Horror 9 in total. 9!!! The first movie was boring enough, with nothing happening and nobody dyeing throughout the whole movie, and I'm not too sure many people actually liked the first one either. So why are there 9??? I have seen about 4 of these movies, and they all sucked...especially that God awful 3D pile of crap. No more please.
Alien and Predator series I cheated a bit with this one by combining two movies into one spot, but in all fairness – the two series do crossover in two of the worst movies I have ever seen. Alien 1 & 2 were good, 3 & 4 were pretty bad. Predator 1 was good and Predator 3 was decent, number 2 was a stinker. And Alien vs. Predator 1 & 2 was shitty. There are 6 Alien films and 5 Predator films, making a total of 11 for both the series. And I would like them to stop now before they create AVP3.