Horror fans are celebrating the rare franchises that have escaped the curse of falling returns
If there’s one thing horror fans are more aware of than anyone else, it’s that too much of a good thing can quickly become bad. Indeed, over the years we’ve had too much of a good thing in Space, Manhattan, Hell and Head to Head with Freddy, and Too Much of a Good Written and Directed by Rob Zombie, to name a few.
But not every horror franchise falls victim to falling returns. For every slasher icon who ends up in a lackluster sixth or seventh film, there’s a saga that’s managed to stay on its feet at least as long, and the folks at r/horror hand out gold medals to those that stand the test , as well as the soulless hurdle of entrepreneurship.
child’s play proved a strong contender for most enduring horror franchise, with several users citing a longstanding creative team and their penchant for creativity and reinvention as reasons for supporting the films.
Scream was another popular choice, no doubt in part due to its rare ability to use meta-comments in a way that doesn’t completely self-destruct. If it can pull that off, then making five good films with another likely thumbs up is a no-brainer.
One user even fought his way back to the New Hollywood era and vouches for it Psychowhich first terrified audiences back in 1960 and has lost relatively little steam since then.
It’s safe to say that most horror films that are lucky enough to snag a franchise end up sprinting rather than marathoning. That said, the internet never forgets those who are still going strong at their umpteenth race, and we’d be grateful for tipping our hats accordingly.
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