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Old 6th August 2013, 12:26 AM
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Default Best Movie In a Horror Series

WOH seems like the right sub-forum for this, if not the moderators can move it elsewhere. With the huge number of Horror fans here, thought this would be a fun topic to share. Of these Horror series, which is your pick for the single best installment in each? No multiple choice, just one per series please. You can add more series if you'd like, right now I just have some of the more notable ones listed.


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

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IMO the best in each:


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


Some of my choices may be controversial, like Predator 2, which isn't to say I don't like the original (love it on the contrary), just enjoyed the sequel a little more.
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Old 6th August 2013, 01:06 AM
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Out of the franchises you listed, I prefer the original film in every one.

I'm trying to think of a horror franchise where I don't think the first film is the best one... I'm struggling at present!
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Out of the franchises you listed, I prefer the original film in every one.

I'm trying to think of a horror franchise where I don't think the first film is the best one... I'm struggling at present!
I agree, I think out of the films Shadow has listed the first ones are the best. The only sequels I think are on a par with the originals are: Aliens, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Evil Dead II, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, and Phantasm II.
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I almost went with Jason Lives as my favorite F13 movie, it's always close between it and The Final Chapter for me.

Some other series I remembered:


Puppet Master - Puppet Master 4
Maniac Cop - Maniac Cop 2
Poltergeist - Poltergeist II
Romero's Living Dead Saga - Day Of The Dead (1985)
Return Of The Living Dead - Part II
Jaws - Original
Paranormal Activity - Original
Tremors - Original
Leprechaun - Original
I Know What You Did Last Summer - Original


I'm sure ROTLD2 and Poltergeist II will be controversial. I love the originals, I just found the sequels a little more entertaining overall. I tend to prefer sequels quite a bit, though there are many times I like the original the best.
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I agree with most of the above. The only one I would add is Amityville 2.
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Forgot about the Amityville films, been too long since I last saw them to pick a favorite.

What would you pick as the best installment in each listed series?
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Old 6th August 2013, 12:36 PM
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Friday The 13th - Part 6
Halloween - Original
A Nightmare On Elm Street - All a waste of time.
Saw - Saw 2
Scream - original
Alien - Original
Predator - Original
Phantasm - All poor.
Evil Dead - Army of Darkness
Final Destination - All the same film can't tell the difference between them[
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Original
Hellraiser - Original
Child's Play - Bride of Chucky
Personally i wouldn't have included the originals in the post Shadow. I'd just have people looking at the sequels.
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Some people might like the originals best though along with some sequels in other series.
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Friday The 13th - part 1 (but i'm fanatical about all of em')
Halloween - 1978 Original BRILLIANT FILM!
A Nightmare On Elm Street - film 3 Dream Warriors
Saw - Saw 1
Scream - Original
Alien - ALIEN
Predator - Predator 1
Phantasm - Phantasm 1
Evil Dead - Evil Dead 1
Final Destination - FD 2 is my first choice
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - (Sorry, that will teach me for copy and paste)
Hellraiser - Hellbound H2 - (Hellbound Heart is a brilliant book)
Child's Play - Original
Puppet Master - Original
Maniac Cop - Maniac Cop 1
Poltergeist - Poltergeist 1
Romero's Living Dead Saga - Dawn of the dead!!!
Return Of The Living Dead - Part 1
Jaws - i can't watch this film it's just so bad.
Paranormal Activity - No answer for this series of...films?
Tremors - Original
Leprechaun - Original
I Know What You Did Last Summer - Original

I have to say that i really don't like Aliens, to this day and ater many many attempts i can't stay awake to the end, it's just so boring. i adore Alien and also like part 3.
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You prefer the remake of TCM to the original!?
Burn the heretic!
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