Author Topic: Best Film In a Horror Series  (Read 442 times)

Rotting Corpse

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Best Film In a Horror Series
« on: March 22, 2017, 11:02:18 PM »
Hello all, I registered here a while back but only just now got around to visiting after I waited for account approval. I forgot I was even here until I went through my e-mails and saw I'd signed up. Better late than never as they say :) I'm a long-time Horror fan with an interest in collecting Horror collectables and I'm trying to start a mask collection.

I thought this would be a fun little topic for all the Horror fans here. Of the following Horror series with at least three or more movies, which is your single favorite entry in each? Just cut and paste the list and replace with your choices and feel free to add any other series I forgot.

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Friday The 13th
Halloween
A Nightmare On Elm Street
Saw
Scream
Evil Dead
Phantasm
Alien
Predator
Hellraiser
Child's Play
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Final Destination
Insidious
The Conjuring
The Purge
Paranormal Activity


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My choices:


Friday The 13th - The Final Chapter
Halloween - 1978 Original
A Nightmare On Elm Street - New Nightmare
Saw - Saw II
Scream - Original
Evil Dead - Evil Dead II
Phantasm - Phantasm II
Alien - Aliens
Predator - Predator 2
Hellraiser - Original
Child's Play - Original
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 2003 Remake
Final Destination - Original
Insidious - Chapter 3
The Conjuring - The Conjuring 2
The Purge - Anarchy
Paranormal Activity - Original


And some additionals:


Puppet Master - Puppet Master 4
Maniac Cop - Maniac Cop 2
Romero's Living Dead - Day Of The Dead (1985)
Return Of The Living Dead - Part II
Poltergeist - Poltergeist II
Jaws - Original
Cube - Original
Tremors - Original
Leprechaun - Original
Blade - Still unsure between either of the first two
Amityville - Only seen the original, remake and It's About Time
Resident Evil - Seen the first two, need to see the rest to make fair judgment


I'm sure some of my picks will be controversial like Predator 2, ROTLD Part II and Poltergeist II, which isn't to say I disliked the originals at all, just simply enjoyed the sequel more. I'm a big fan of most of these series and most of the films in their respective series.

The Maskahuna

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 08:49:40 PM »


I've only seen about half of the movies you listed but we do agree
on one thing: JAWS '75 drowns out the other three!


Rotting Corpse

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 11:15:04 PM »
I like Jaws 2 and find it a good and underrated sequel, but the original is easily the King. 3 and 4, the less said about them, the better.

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 09:20:28 AM »
Friday The 13th - Part 3
Halloween - Original
A Nightmare On Elm Street - Original
Saw - Original
Scream - Scream 2
Evil Dead - Evil Dead 2
Phantasm - Original
Alien - Toss-up between 1st and Aliens (very different movies)
Predator - Original
Hellraiser - Original
Child's Play -Original
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Toby Hoopers Masterpiece
Final Destination - Not a fan
Insidious - Only saw the 1st.

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 09:22:51 AM »
You forgot some other great franchises:

Frankenstein - Bride of Frankenstein
Dracula - Son of Dracula
Mummy - Original
Psycho - Original

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 05:42:36 PM »
I forgot the classic Universal Monster and Horror films but you can definitely add them, they're good additions.

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 06:06:03 PM »
Best segment in an anthology:


Creepshow - The Crate
Creepshow 2 - The Hitchhiker
Cat's Eye - General
Tales From The Darkside: The Movie - Lover's Vow
Body Bags - Eye
Tales From The Hood - Boys Do Get Bruised
Nightmares - The Bishop Of Battle
Tales From The Crypt (1972) - Poetic Justice
The Vault Of Horror - Drawn And Quartered


I'll also add a season of some Horror anthology shows and which episodes are my favorite in each:


Tales From The Crypt S1 - The Man Who Was Death
Tales From The Crypt S2 - Television Terror
Tales From The Crypt S3 - Undertaking Palor
Tales From The Crypt S4 - The New Arrival
Tales From The Crypt S5 - House Of Horror
Tales From The Crypt S6 - Comes The Dawn
Tales From The Crypt S7 - The Third Pig

Tales From The Darkside S1 - Inside The Closet
Tales From The Darkside S2 - Halloween Candy
Tales From The Darkside S3 - Seasons Of Belief
Tales From The Darkside S4 - The Family Reunion

Monsters S1 - The Match Game
Monsters S2 - Reaper
Monsters S3 - The Hole

Tales From The Cryptkeeper S1 - While The Cat's Away
Tales From The Cryptkeeper S2 - The Haunted Mine
Tales From The Cryptkeeper S3 - Too Cool For School

Are You Afraid Of The Dark? S1 - The Tale Of The Pinball Wizard
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? S2 - The Tale Of The Midnight Madness
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? S3 - The Tale Of The Quicksilver
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? S4 - The Tale Of The Fire Ghost
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? S5 - The Tale Of The Dead Man's Float
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? S6 - The Tale Of Vampire Town
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? S7 - The Tale Of The Silver Sight (all three parts)

Masters Of Horror S1 - Cigarette Burns
Masters Of Horror S2 - Family

Fear Itself - Something With Bite

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 06:06:12 PM »
With Blade I think Blade II might be my favorite but it's always very close between the first two for me. I could well decide I prefer the original on any given day.

Blair Witch is another series I forgot. I've seen the first and third, find both pretty meh but I guess I liked the latter a bit better. Never saw the second.

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2017, 02:08:08 AM »
The new set that came out pretty recently made me remember Wishmaster. Only seen the first two, both of which I like a lot. Never saw 3 and 4, but I'll give them a look when I go through the series. The Djinn still remains one of my favorite Horror villains.

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2017, 07:12:00 PM »
Totally forgot all about Psycho. Probably because I've yet to see any of them, believe it or not. Well other than the fourth film and the Bates Motel series.

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Re: Best Film In a Horror Series
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2017, 08:37:40 PM »
Bringing this back.