Tuesday, February 03, 2015

At Flashbak: In The Hood and In Space: The Five Lamest Horror Movie Franchises of the 1990s

My newest article at Flashbak remembers the 1990s, and the craptacular (often DTV or Direct-to-TV) horror movie franchises that thrived during that time period.

"The 1960s gave the world the remarkable beginning chapter of a great horror franchise, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968). 

A decade later, the seventies started off the runs of Jaws (1975), Halloween (1978), Alien (1979) and Phantasm (1979). 

And the eighties initiated Friday the 13th (1980), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and Hellraiser (1987) to name just three beloved franchises.

Alas, the 1990s didn’t succeed nearly as well in terms of crafting horror series that could go the distance. 

Although Wes Craven’s Scream (1996) initiated a respectable series, other franchises of the era were, generally…pretty lame. Some started strong (like Candyman [1992]) started strong and ended in disgrace.  Some never achieved escape velocity.

With that thought in mind, here are the five lamest horror movie franchises of the 1990s..."

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