Movie Prequels

Franchise Prequels, Ranked

A movie prequel is a movie that takes place before another movie.

Select a level of creepiness and up to three decades. See how the movies rank from best to 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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2011
Teenagers explore an abandoned sanatorium inhabited by inbred cannibals.
1991
During World War II, Nazis murder the wife of a puppeteer who can transfer souls into inanimate objects.
2008
The owners of a motel produce snuff films in which they kill their customers.
2007
Tailed by his psychiatrist, a murderer raised by a dysfunctional family who escaped from a psychiatric ward on Halloween night stalks teenagers.
2009
A war between werewolves and vampires compromises a couple.
2014
A cursed bisque doll terrifies a pregnant woman and her husband.
1999
In Old West, a group of outlaws face a vampire infestation.
2017
A monster wreaks havoc on a small town.
2014
Friends cruising on a boat stumble upon a research facility on the brink of a viral outbreak.
2014
Young adults witness a series of strange events following the death of a neighbor.
2010
A supernatural entity haunts a suburban house.
2011
The imaginary friend of two young girls is caught on tape by their father.
2007
A teenager finds tools to avenge his sister’s death.
2004
An archaeologist fights a demon in East Africa.
2004
A mining town is threatened by giant mutated worms.
2004
In the 19th century, siblings take refuge in a trading post that attracts werewolves.
2014
A teacher visits a house haunted by the ghost of her recently murdered student.
2000
A shy teenage girl raises suspicions when bodies start piling up around her.
2005
An archaeologist questions his beliefs as he explores the ruins of a buried church.
2014
A prince trades his soul for the strength to protect his kingdom from a Turkish invasion.
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Steve Hutchison reviews 60 of his favorite zombie movies. Each article includes a synopsis, a review, and a rating. The movies are ranked. How many have you seen?

The Best Demon Movies

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The Best Ghost Movies

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The Best Vampire Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 60 of his favorite vampire movies. Each article includes a synopsis, a review, and a rating. The movies are ranked. How many have you seen?