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.

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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1988
A doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer pursues a young boy in order to trade souls with him.
1990
An adopted boy once the victim of a possessed doll suspects it found its way to his new foster home.
2013
A woman whose mother recently died suspects a mysterious doll might be responsible and a hazard to her niece.
2017
A possessed doll infiltrates a psychiatric hospital.
1991
A teenager joins a military college where he suspects he was found by a possessed doll that tormented him as a child.
1998
A woman steals a possessed doll used as evidence in a murder investigation and reanimates it using voodoo magic.
1997
A genie attempts to grant its owner three wishes in order open a gateway to his dimension.
1999
An evil genie hunting for souls is put in prison while in human form.
2004
A living puppet travels to Hollywood to meet a couple of murderous dolls it might be the son of.
2001
An evil genie haunts the woman who freed him from a cursed jewel.
2002
A woman unwillingly releases an evil genie from a gem stone she was offered.
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?