Icons of Terror 2019: 20 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 125 horror films grouped in 20 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.

Ranked Franchise Horror Movies

Select one movie franchise to see how its movies rank from best to worst. Select multiple movie franchises to juxtapose their installments in a list from the best to the 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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1974
Siblings and their friends, while driving to the desecrated tomb of their grandfather, run out of gas and become the victims of cannibals.
1986
A former marshal infiltrates an underground cannibal hideout to rescue an abducted night radio host.
1990
A couple on a road trip and a survivalist are trapped by a family of sadistic cannibals in a remote area.
2017
Teenagers kidnap a nurse and escape from a mental hospital.
2003
After a stranger committed suicide in their van, a group of friends looking for help become the targets of cannibals.
2006
A mentally challenged orphan is raised by cannibals who prey on tourists.
1994
After a car crash on the night of their graduation, teenagers cross paths with a family of cannibals.
2016
A dimensional being psychologically tortures a man who has been hunting him for decades.
2013
A woman travels to Texas town to claim an inheritance where she encounters a chainsaw-wielding cannibal murderer.
1988
Assisted by an old friend, a victim of a supernatural being plots a revenge scheme.
1979
A grieving boy and his friends investigate a mortician they suspect harvests corpses.
1998
A man travels through time and dimensions to learn more about a supernatural being.
1994
Two lifelong victims of an inter-dimensional stalker undertake an extermination scheme.
Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Lloyd Kaufman’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 and came up with ranked lists. Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Realms of Terror: Dark Fantasy Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark fantasy movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Realms of Terror: Dark Action Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark action movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.