Icons of Terror 2016: 14 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 88 horror films grouped in 14 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 contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

The Mummy

An adventurer on an archaeological trip accidentally awakens a mummy.
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United States
1999
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Insects: 
Cockroach
Grasshopper
Beetle
Sadist: 
Executioner
Master
Torturer
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Thief
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Cleric
Guru
Worshipper
Government: 
Army
Fascist
Royalty
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Crash
Fire
Infestation
Storm
Dimensional: 
Teleporter
Giant: 
Golem
Legend: 
Myth
Psychics: 
Telekinetic
Wizards: 
Transmuter
Necromancer
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Not a movie for your mummy!
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6
8
7.04
3
4
2
Performances
Effects
Photography
A fantastic introduction scene illustrating the tragic past of the mummified man who’ll become our main antagonist sets the tone for one hell of a ride; an adventure similar to the Indiana Jones films, but with a hint of horror in addition to partial fantasy. The makers have a significant budget to juggle with and spare no expense when it comes to effects, sets, costumes, stunts and casting.
This is an unofficial remake of 1932’s The Mummy. It is an extrapolation of a much simpler story. It is a perfect balance of many genres and subgenres that features a myriad of bag guys and obstacles that Brendan Fraser must face in quick successions. The man gives the performance of a lifetime. He is an adventurer travelling with his love interest, a librarian, and her brother, a comic relief.
The infamous mummy only shows up after the halfway mark. Its 3-D decomposed state is the worst aspect of an almost perfect movie, something easily forgiven because of the light tone. With its epic soundtrack, hectic action scenes, quick pacing, childish humor, friendly frights and a fantastic depiction of Egypt, The Mummy is a unique and sensational production both niched and mainstream.
Alternate Titles: 
The Mummy Remake
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