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List Rules List includes horror franchises/series, including remakes and reboots. Judge the series as a whole.

What are the best horror movie franchises? Certainly, some of the biggest factors in determining a great horror movie series include box office numbers and the sheer number of films in the franchise, but let's face it: A list of the top scary film series' of all time should be based on one thing... how scary the movies really are! This list includes some of the biggest and the best horror movie franchises ever, so vote for your favorites and feel free to re-rank the movie series' in any order you want. And if your favorite horror movie series isn't listed, by all means, add it!

Any list of great horror movie franchises must include the Halloween and Friday the 13th series. The Halloween series was born in the late 1970s, ushering in a slew of excellent slasher horror movies. And really, the Friday the 13th series includes some of the best 80s horror movies ever made. In fact, several of the top scary film series' on this list first began in the 80s, though some, like the Scream series and the Final Destination series actually dominated 90s horror movies.

With so many outstanding horror franchises to choose from, how do you pick the best? If you need a reference point, you should check out this list of the greatest horror films ever made. You'll note that several of the top ranked films are actually the cornerstones of fantastic horror franchises, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, AlienThe Exorcist, and Poltergeist.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Fran... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Halloween Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Friday the 13th Franchise 
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Alien Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Saw Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franch... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Child's Play Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Romero's Dead Zombie Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Final Destination Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Jaws Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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Hellraiser Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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The Ring 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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Predator Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Poltergeist Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Psycho Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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The Exorcist Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Candyman 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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Jurassic Park Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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Amityville Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Resident Evil Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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I Know What You Did Last Summe... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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Children of the Corn 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Children of the Corn Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong

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The Omen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Omen Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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Creepshow 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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Silent Hill Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden

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The Hills Have Eyes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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The Grudge 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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From Dusk till Dawn 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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Tremors 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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Cube Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett

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Alien/Predator 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Alien/Predator

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Paranormal Activity Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Carrie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Scary Movie Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Phantasm 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Phantasm Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister

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Men in Black Franchise 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Puppet Master 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Puppet Master Barbara Crampton, William Hickey, Irene Miracle

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