Favorite Franchise Sequels

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Which franchise has the best sequels?

Poll closed Nov 6, 2010.
  1. Universal's Dracula

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Universal's Frankenstein

    10 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. Hammer's Frankenstein

    8 vote(s)
    6.6%
  4. Hammer's Dracula

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  5. Psycho

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    0.8%
  6. Romero's Living Dead

    28 vote(s)
    23.0%
  7. The Exorcist

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  9. The Omen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Halloween

    14 vote(s)
    11.5%
  11. The Amityville Horror

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Friday the 13th

    37 vote(s)
    30.3%
  13. The Howling

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  14. A Nightmare on Elm Street

    9 vote(s)
    7.4%
  15. Children of the Corn

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Return of the Living Dead

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  17. Hellraiser

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  18. Child's Play

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  19. Final Destination

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Saw

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    The horror genre has produced some pretty beefy franchises over the years. Not counting the original film, which franchise has had the best run when it comes to sequels? Which is your favorite?

    I'm only counting series that have four or more films, sorry Evil Dead fans!
     
  2. Hellbilly

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street with Friday the 13th and Child's Play not too far behind.
     
  3. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    Universal's Frankenstein series, without question. I'm basing this on comparing the sequels to the original, and Uni's Frankenstein is the only series that really sticks out as having consistently fantastic sequels. Son is just as good, House and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman are total blasts, and Bride is even better than the original.

    I do have fun with the Friday sequels, and even think Part II is head-and-shoulders better than the original, but the consistency in quality varies greatly after the first four (hell, even 3 isn't that hot when compared to 2 and 4).
     
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    Halloween for me only because of parts 2, 4 and H20. Friday the 13th would be my second choice.
     
  5. othervoice1

    othervoice1 Well-Known Member

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    I personally enjoy the Friday the 13th sequels the most and I rewatch them the most of any series.
     
  6. bigwes15

    bigwes15 Active Member

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    Ouch!! This is a TOUGH one for me, as both the Friday and Halloween sequels are both very dear to my heart of darkness. I went with Halloween by the slimmest of margins.
     
  7. spawningblue

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    Definitely Friday the 13th. Most of the sequels are better then the original and up to part 7 were all very good. I have watched this series more times then any other movie.
     
  8. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    I really can't decide, but I will say The Omen and Universal Frankenstein would be way up there for sure.
     
  9. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    Not all of them in either series are classics, but I've enjoyed Hammer's Dracula and Frankenstein films the most. I would give the Frankenstein sequels a slight edge.

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch is one of my favorite horror films and easily my favorite Halloween sequel. I also think that Psycho II is very underrated.
     
  10. fattyjoe37

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    My thoughts exactly. They are also all to me the defining slashers of the 80s. There have been better slasher movies than some of the sequels, but if you want the perfect slasher formula then just watch a Paramount Friday the 13th release.
     
  11. Harry Warden

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    Hammer's Dracula series is my all-time favorite.
     
  12. Fistfuck

    Fistfuck Slowest to 2000 posts

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    Went with Exorcist. With the exception of Harlin's, they're all quality movies that add a lot.
     
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    As far as franchises go, I don't think it gets any better that the first 4 Hammer Frankenstein films. Each one seemed to build on undercurrents of the previous film so well that it almost seems as if they were planned that way. Yeah, they all had their weak points, but pushing Dr. Frankenstein instead of the monster into the foreground was such a brilliant step that it gives those first four films a very interesting and satisfying arc. So that wins by sheer numbers, even though I think Exorcist III is still one of the best sequels ever.
     
  14. Copyboy

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    What KamuiX said. Totally.
     
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    Romero's dead films only because I hold Dawn of the Dead in the highest regard.
     
  16. Mutilated Prey

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    Friday the 13th wins easily. Some of the later ones are kinda weak, but man I can watch Parts 1 thru 7 for the rest of my life and never get sick of them. I love the Halloweens too.
     
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    Favorites? For me, it would easily be Friday the 13th in terms of franchise sequels.
     
  18. blu

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    Definitely Romero's Dead series. Night is my favorite but Dawn and Day are superb as well. Each of these films has held up very well over the years and represent landmark horror films IMO. I only wish Land, Diary, and Survival were even half as good.
     
  19. msw7

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    Romero's Dead films, based on the strength of Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. Plus, I don't know the Hammer franchises nearly as well, having seen only a handful of those films.
     
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    Gotta agree with you here. I really wanted to go Hammer, but just couldn't. I was close with Hammer's Dracula or Frankenstein and even Romero's Dead series, but could only pull the trigger on Universal's Frankenstein. The rest of the list wasn't even really close. While I enjoy the F13, Halloween and some of the other series, I just don't think that the quality of the sequels is as solid.
     

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