The ISCFC vs. The Internet (part 2)

This is still what I think of the internet


This is the second in an ongoing series where we tell you about what our writers have been doing for other sites. Well, I recently moved to St Louis, and while there found out about the excellent site “We Are Movie Geeks”, a fount of knowledge about all things St Louis movie-related. Upcoming arthouse shows, reviews of new blockbusters, giveaways…and now stuff from me, starting with an overview of the movies of Andy Sidaris!


Please go and read their site, it’s really good, and not just if you’re local like me. And if you do, you can expect more of these director overviews from me, with Len Kabasinski pencilled in as next month’s.


The ISCFC vs. Martial Arts franchises

The name value of a sequel seems higher in martial arts movies than it does in other genres, so luckily for us we get a lot more film series. Now, continuity isn’t important at all, so just about all of these movies could qualify for “unquel” status, but it’s best to ignore all that and just enjoy the punching, kicking and “acting”.

American Ninja


Michael Dudikoff and David Bradley shoulder the starring work in this series, along with the late great Steve James as their perennial sidekick (because black people most definitely did not star in Cannon movies). Ninja-ism went from the most secret art in the world at the beginning to “literally everyone you meet will be a ninja” by the end.

American Ninja (1985)
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 5 (1993)



Don “The Dragon” Wilson stars in the first 8 movies of this series. Given that his characters are all different and there’s noting to really tie them together, you could have picked any 8 movies from his career, renamed them (as they indeed did with films 7 and 8) and the result would be the same. Part 9 followed nearly a decade later with a diffrerent, better, star.

Bloodfist (1989)
Bloodfist 2 (1990)
Bloodfist 3: Forced To Fight (1992)
Bloodfist 4: Die Trying (1992)
Bloodfist 5: Human Target (1994)
Bloodfist 6: Ground Zero (1995)
Bloodfist 7: Manhunt (1996)
Bloodfist 8: Hard Way Out (1996)
Bloodfist 2050 (2005)



Dreamed up off the top of his head by Frank Dux, a man whose autobiography is apparently a tissue of lies, the “kumite” (secret underground martial arts tournament) is the driving force behind most of these movies. Jean-Claude Van Damme abandoned this series after the first movie and the rest of them starred Daniel Bernhardt, a surprisingly competent choice.

Bloodsport (1988)
Bloodsport 2 (1996)
Bloodsport 3 (1996)
Bloodsport 4 (1999)


The Circuit


Olivier Gruner, who deserved better than being paired with director / producer Jalal Merhi for three movies, is Dirk Longstreet, former underground fight league champion turned teacher, who just keeps getting involved with fight-to-the-death style operations wherever he goes.

The Circuit (2002)
The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002)
The Circuit 3: Street Monk (2006)
(also released under the title “The Circuit 3: Final Flight”, obviously no-one told Merhi what the word”final” meant).




Another franchise abandoned by Jean-Claude Van Damme (yes, there’s a third as well), these films are usually about evil people wanting to set up their own to-the-death martial arts tournaments, often featuring Thai super-badass Tong Po. The last one is probably the best, but part 1 is decent too.

Kickboxer (1989)
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
Kickboxer 3: The Art Of War (1993)
Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994)
Kickboxer 5: Redemption (1995)

No Retreat, No Surrender


It took them several movies before they figured out that these were bad titles, given people retreated and surrendered all the damn time in them. No real reason for these to be a series – they have nothing in common with each other at all, and Loren Avedon (star of 2, 3 and 4) plays different characters in each. There’s also a weird bit of numbering at the end of the series. 2 is the best of the bunch, but 4 is fun too. This is the third of the franchises that JCVD ditched after the first installment.

No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers (1990)
No Retreat, No Surrender 4 (aka King Of The Kickboxers) (1991)
No Retreat, No Surrender 5 (aka American Shaolin) (1991)
King Of The Kickboxers 2 (aka Fighting Spirit) (1992)


Tiger Claws


Jalal Merhi paid for his own film so he could star in it (there’s a 1:1 correlation between “films he produces” and “films he stars in”). He’s a charisma-vacuum of a cop who has to learn the super-secret Tiger Claws technique. Cynthia Rothrock is along pretty much as a spectactor and Loren Avedon pops up as the villain in the last one. These films are garbage.

Tiger Claws (1991)
Tiger Claws 2 (1997)
Tiger Claws 3 (2000)

The ISCFC vs. The SyFy Channel

Syfy_ID Thanks to the good people at “Tuning Into Sci-Fi TV”, we’ve got a full list of all the original movies made by the SyFy (formerly Sci-Fi) Channel. Wow, there’s a lot but we’re nothing if not dedicated here, so we’re going to try and review them all. If you’ve got a favourite that you’d like to review for us, please get in touch. Anyway, any completed review will have a link in the title, so hopefully you’ll find something to pass the time.

The 12 Disasters Of Christmas (2012)

100 Feet (2009)

100 Million BC (2008)

2 Lava 2 Lantula (2016)

5 Headed Shark Attack (2017)

6 Headed Shark Attack (2018)

A.I. Assault (2006)

Abominable (2006)

Absolon (2003)

Age of Dragons (2011)

Aladdin And The Death Lamp (2012)

Alien Apocalypse (2005)

Alien Express (2005)

Alien Hunter (2003)

Alien Lockdown (2004)

Alien Siege (2005)

Alien Tornado (2012)

Almighty Thor (2011)

American Horror House (2012)

American Warships (2012)

Anaconda 3 (2008)

Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009)

Android Apocalypse (2006)

Annihilation Earth (2009)

Antibody (2003)

Arachnoquake (2012)

Area 51 (2011)

Assault On Dome 4 (1996)

Attack of the Sabretooth (2005)

Axe Giant (2013)

Aztec Rex (2008)

Baal: The Storm God (2008)

Basilisk: Serpent King (2006)

Bats: Human Harvest (2007)

Battle of Los Angeles (2011)

Battle Planet (2008)

Battledogs (2013)

Beast Of The Bering Sea (2013)

Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale (2010)

Behemoth (2011)

Bermuda Tentacles (2014)

Beyond Loch Ness (2008)

Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

Beyond Sherwood Forest (2009)

Bigfoot (2012)

Black Forest (2012)

Black Hole (2006)

Black Swarm (2008)

Blast Vegas (2013)

Blood Monkey (2008)

Bloodsuckers (2005)

Boa vs. Python (2004)

The Bone Eater (2008)

The Bone Snatcher (2003)

Boogeyman (2012)

The Book of Beasts (2009)

Bugs (2003)

Carny (2009)

Caved In: Prehistoric Terror (2006)

Cerberus (2005)

Children of the Corn (Remake) (2009)

Christmas Icetastrophe (2014)

Chupacabra vs The Alamo (2013)

Chupacabra: Dark Seas (2005)

Clive Barker’s Book of Blood (2009)

Cold Fusion (2011)

Collision Earth (2012)

Control Factor (2003)

Copperhead (2008)

Crimson Force (2005)

Crystal Skulls (2014)

Cube 2: Hypercube (2003)

Curse of The Komodo (2004)

Cyclops (2008)

Dark Haul (2014)

Dark Relic (2010)

Dark Waters (2004)

Darklight (2004)

Dead 7 (2016)

Dead and Deader (2006)

Dead Still (2014)

Deadly Descent: The Abominable Snowman (2013)

Deadly Swarm (2003)

Deathlands: Homeward Bound (2003)

Decoys (2004)

Deep Shock (2003)

Descent (2005)

Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010)

Dinocroc (2004)

Dinoshark (2010)

Disaster Zone: Volcano in NY (2006)

Do or Die (2003)

Doomsday Prophecy (2011)

Dragon Dynasty (2006)

Dragon Fighter (2003)

Dragon Storm (2004)

Dragon Sword (2006)

Dungeons & Dragons: The Book Of Vile Darkness (2012)

Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005)

Earth’s Final Hours (2011)

Earthstorm (2007)

Encrypt (2003)

End Of The World (2013)

Epoch (2001)

Epoch: Evolution (2003)

The Fallen Ones (2005)

Ferocious Planet (2011)

Finders Keepers (2014)

Fire and Ice (2008)

Fire From Below (2009)

Fire Serpent (2007)

Fireball (2009)

Flu Bird Horror (2008)

Flying Monkeys (2013)

Frankenfish (2004)

Frost Giant (2010)

Gargoyles: Wings Darkness (2004)

Ghost Shark (2013)

Ghost Storm (2012)

Ghost Town (2009)

Ghost Voyage (2008)

Ghouls (2008)

Goblin (2010)

Grave Halloween (2013)

Grendel (2007)

Gryphon (2007)

Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy (2005)

Harpies (2007)

Haunted High (2012)

Haunted Prison (2006)

Headless Horseman (2007)

Heatstroke (2008)

Heebie Jeebies (2013)

Hellhounds (2009)

High Plains Invaders (2009)

Highlander: The Source (2007)

The Hive (2008)

House of Bones (2010)

House of the Dead 2 (2006)

Hydra (2009)

Ice Quake (2010)

Ice Road Terror (2011)

Ice Spiders (2007)

Ice Twisters (2009)

The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009)

Independence Daysaster (2013)

Infected (2008)

Infestation (2009)

Interceptor Force 2 (2002)

Invasion Roswell (2013)

Iron Invader (2011)

Jabberwock (2011)

Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (2010)

Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012)

Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island (2012)

Kaw (2007)

Killer Mountain (2011)

Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006)

Lake Placid 2 (2007)

Lake Placid 3 (2010)

Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012)

Lake Placid vs Anaconda (2015)

Larva (2005)

Lavalantula (2015)

Leprechaun’s Revenge (2012)

Lightning Strikes (2009)

Living Hell (2008)

Locusts: The 8th Plague (2005)

Lost City Raiders (2008)

The Lost Future (2010)

Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon (2008)

Magma: Volcanic Disaster (2006)

Malibu Shark Attack (2009)

Mammoth (2006)

Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)

Mandrake (2010)

Mansquito (2005)

Man-Thing (2005)

Manticore (2005)

Mega Piranha (2010)

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011)

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (2009)

Megafault (2009)

MegaSnake (2007)

Meteor Storm (2010)

Minotaur (2006)

Momentum (2003)

Mongolian Death Worm (2010)

Monster Ark (2008)

Monsterwolf (2010)

Morlocks (2011)

Mothman (2010)

Mutant Chronicles (2009)

Mutant World (2014)

Never Cry Werewolf (2008)

NYC Tornado Terror (2008)

Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld (2008)

Ogre Hybrid (2008)

Out For Blood (2004)

Path of Destruction (2005)

Pegasus vs Chimera (2012)

Phantom Force (2004)

Phantom Racer (2009)

The Philadelphia Experiment (2012)

Piranhaconda (2012)

Planet Raptor (2009)

Polar Storm (2009)

Post Impact (2004)

Pterodactyl (2005)

Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006)

Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007)

Puppetmaster vs. Demonic Toys (2004)

Rage Of The Yeti (2011)

Ragin Cajun Redneck Gators (2013)

Raptor Island (2004)

Red Faction: Origins (2011)

Red: Werewolf Hunter (2010)

Reign of the Gargoyles (2007)

Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)

Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

Riddles of the Sphinx (2008)

Rise Of The Dinosaurs (2013)

Rise of the Gargoyles (2009)

Rise Of The Zombies (2012)

Roadkill (2011)

Robocroc (2013)

Rock Monster (2008)

Sand Serpents (2009)

Sands of Oblivion (2007)

Sasquatch Mountain (2006)

Savage Planet (2006)

Scarecrow (2013)

Scream of the Banshee (2011)

Sea Beast (2008)

Seattle Superstorm (2012)

Sharknado (2013)

Sharknado 2 (2014)

Sharks in Venice (2008)

Sharktopus (2010)

Showdown at Area 51 (2007)

Silent Warnings (2003)

Sinbad and the Minotaur (2011)

Slayer (2006)

Slipstream (2005)

Snake King (2005)

Snakehead Swamp (2014)

Snakehead Terror (2004)

Snowmageddon (2011)

Space Twister (2012)

Species III (2004)

Species: The Awakening (2007)

Splinter (2009)

SS Doomtrooper (2006)

Stan Lee’s Lightspeed (2006)

Star Runners (2009)

Stir of Echoes 2 (2007)

Stonados (2013)

Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010)

Storm War (2011)

Super Eruption (2011)

Supergator (2007)

Swamp Devil (2008)

Swamp Shark (2011)

Swamp Volcano (2012)

Tasmanian Devils (2013)

Termination Point (2008)

The Terror Beneath (2011)

They Are Among Us (2004)

Thor: Hammer of the Gods (2009)

Threshold (2003)

Triassic Attack (2010)

True Bloodthirst (2012)

Vipers (2008)

War Wolves (2009)

Warbirds (2008)

Webs (2003)

Witchslayer Gretl (2012)

Witchville (2010)

Within The Rock (1996)

Wolvesbayne (2009)

Wraiths of Roanoke (2007)

Wyvern (2009)

Yeti: Curse Of The Snow Demon (2008)

Zombie Apocalypse (2011)

Zombie Night (2013)

The ISCFC vs. Sci-Fi and Fantasy franchises

We’re not only lovers of bad horror franchises, but we can turn our hands to reviewing sci-fi and fantasy film series too. Expect series that are short on budget and long on aliens, androids, and massive plot holes. And for some reason, are often made up of four films.


Marc Singer and a revolving cast of B-movie superstars make a bunch of fun swords-and-sorcery films. They go to present day LA and stop several evil wizards along the way.

Beastmaster (1982)
Beastmaster 2: Through The Portal Of Time (1991)
Beastmaster 3: The Eye Of Braxus (1996)



Starting with Jean Claude Van Damme and giving a first starring role to a 22 year old Angelina Jolie…are the only two interesting things to say about this franchise. Saved the best for last, though, which is nice.

Cyborg (1989) 
Cyborg 2 (1993)
Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1995)


Deathstalker IIC

A series with basically no continuity, where wisecracking hero Deathstalker, either a fighter or a thief depending on which film you’re asking, mainly saves Princesses from people who’ve stolen castles or kingdoms or whatever. Part 2 is genuinely hilarious and loads of fun to watch, the rest, not so much.

Deathstalker (1983)
Deathstalker 2: Duel of the Titans (1987)
Deathstalker 3: The Warriors From Hell (1988)
Deathstalker 4: Match of Titans (1991)



The first film is a decent sci-fi thriller, then director Albert Pyun decided to ignore all that and make three films around bodybuilder Sue Price, who had never appeared in a film before and never would again. Ignorant of continuity, and of the sort of stuff that makes films enjoyable to watch.

Nemesis (1992)
Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995)
Nemesis 3: Time Lapse (1996)
Nemesis 4: Death Angel (1996)
Nemesis 5: The New Model (2017)


Project Shadowchaser

Okay, it's not from this film, but damn do I love this image

The great Frank Zagarino plays four completely different characters over the course of this series. I have no idea whatsoever what the link between them is, or even if there is one, but they’re loads of fun. Part 2 is probably the best of the bunch, but you won’t be disappointed with any of them.

Project Shadowchaser (1992)
Project Shadowchaser 2: Night Siege (1994)
Project Shadowchaser 3: Edge of Darkness (1995)
Project Shadowchaser 4: The Gates Of Time (1996)


Robot Jox

This isn’t really a series, if we’re being honest. “Robot Jox” was a surprise hit for Full Moon Pictures (or whatever they were calling themselves back then) so a bunch of other people-piloting-giant-fighting-robots movies were made – but for some reason, even though they’ve all been listed as official sequels elsewhere in the world, when it came to releasing them in the US and UK, they went with other titles, and there’s no carrying over of people or plotlines (although the last of the four has a “characters by” credit for the guy who wrote the original).

Robot Jox (1989)
Crash and Burn (1990)
Robot Wars (1993)
Robo-Warriors (1996)



A weird franchise, featuring one gem from David Cronenberg about people who have been experimented on to give them psychic powers, then ten years later a film studio realised there was profit to be made from the name. It sort of spun-off into “Scanner Cop” after a while, and those movies sucked, but the first three were fun.

Scanners (1981)
Scanners 2: The New Order (1991)
Scanners 3: The Takeover (1992)
Scanner Cop (1994)
Scanner Cop 2 (1995)




Three films that have nothing in common but a director (who kept the rights to the name but not the story), pretty miserable from beginning to end if we’re being honest.

Xtro (1982)
Xtro 2: The Second Encounter (1990)
Xtro 3: Watch The Skies (1995)

The VRAs

In what will hopefully become an ongoing feature here at the ISCFC, we’re going to do reviews of the films that have been banned by the British authorities down the years under the auspices of the Video Recordings Act of 1984 (hence “the VRAs”, not an award show sadly). Virtually all of them have since been released, often completely uncut, and every horror site in the world has done recaps of them. But I thought up a name that wasn’t “video nasties” for our season of reviews (although I’ll have to put that in the tags so people can find our reviews via searching).

My review of the documentary on video nasties can be found here:

And the full list of films banned by the British government can be found here:

Links to reviews will follow underneath the picture, but if there’s something you want us to get to first (our approach being almost entirely random) then please leave a comment.

How many of those crappy crappy films have you seen?

How many of those crappy crappy films have you seen?


Absurd (1981)

Antropophagus (1980)

Contamination (1980)

Dead And Buried (1981)

Delirium (1979)

Don’t Go In The Woods (1981)

Driller Killer (1978)

Frozen Scream (1975)

The Ghastly Ones (1968)

Killer Nun (1979)

Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)

The Toolbox Murders (1978)

Toxic Zombies (1980)

Zombie Creeping Flesh (1980)

Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)

The ISCFC vs. Horror Franchises

As the ISCFC has now covered the entirety of several different horror franchises, it’s about time we had a central page for all our reviews of those films. Also, if you’d like us to cover anything, please mention it in the comments – the sun would go supernova before we’d have the chance to watch all of the different franchises.

Cabin Fever

cabin1The first two are head and shoulders above nearly everything else listed on this page, with horror superstar directors Eli Roth and Ti West giving us an extremely infectious, extremely deadly virus and letting it run wild on horny teenagers. The third one sucked, though.

The Cabin Fever Films (2002 and 2009)
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)

Friday The 13th


Started off bad and largely stayed there, although for absolutely no reason finished up with a bizarrely great movie set in space.

Friday The 13th (1980)
Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981)
Friday The 13th Part 3 (1982)
Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part 6 (1986)
Friday The 13th Part 7: The New Blood (1988)
Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Jason X (2001)
Freddy vs Jason (2003)



The grandaddy of them all, this series shows how far you can ride one good film and one iconic mask.

Halloween (1978)
Halloween 2 (1981)
Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (1988)
Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (1989)
Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Halloween Resurrection (2002)


Veering from comedy to slasher films, this series deliberately ignored any continuity between films, and was almost great, but a weird part 3 and a just plain bad part 4 scuppered what had been a nice little franchise.

House (1986)
House 2: The Second Story (1987)
House 3: The Horror Show (1989)
House 4: The Repossession (1992)

Maniac Cop


These were slasher movies cleverly disguised as police thrillers. Part 2 may be one of the finest B-movies of all time, the other two not so much (although they’re all worth watching).

Maniac Cop (1988)
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)

A Nightmare On Elm Street


My favourite of all the slasher franchises, by miles. Part 1 is a legit classic, I love 3 and 4, “New Nightmare” is really clever too. Okay, a few of them sucked, but Elm Street’s highs were higher than the rest.

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Night Of The Demons


Demons possess teens in a haunted house. The through-thread is a character called Angela, who does at least one sexy dance per movie; and that demonism can be passed on via kissing.

Night Of The Demons (1988)
Night Of The Demons 2: Angela’s Revenge (1994)
Night Of The Demons 3 (1997)
Night Of The Demons (2009)


It's only a flesh wound

It’s only a flesh wound

Reggie, who went from ice-cream man to bald Bruce Campbell, is the best thing about this series, all written and directed by the great Don Coscarelli, where the Tall Man steals corpses to turn into an intergalactic slave army. But the intergalactic stuff all pretty much happens off screen.

Phantasm (1979)
Phantasm 2 (1988)
Phantasm 3 – Lord of the Dead (1994)
Phantasm 4 – Oblivion (1998)
Phantasm: Ravager (2016)


Prom Night


Another franchise with wild variability in terms of quality, the first three are decent (with part 3 being one of the all-time great horror comedies); then the last two were just miserable.

Prom Night (1980)
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 (1987)
Prom Night 3: The Last Kiss (1990)
Prom Night 4: Deliver Us From Evil (1992)
Prom Night (2008)

Puppet Master

“If we keep our mouth shut, the film will end soon and we can go home”

A series that went in all sorts of different directions, but spent most of its time either in the Bodega Bay Hotel or Nazi Germany. Andre Toulon’s puppets got into all sorts of scrapes, and will no doubt continue to do so in the future, thanks to the prolific Full Moon Pictures. I’ll let my first paragraph of the “Retro Puppet Master” review do the talking:

“If you think about it, these films are pretty weird. The closest they have to a central character, Andre Toulon, is the protagonist in some installments, the antagonist in others, and either doesn’t appear at all or pops up to offer advice for a few minutes in the rest of them. The most recent (11th) film in the series is, if you take them chronologically, fourth; and the way they ignore continuity is almost at the level where it might be a joke from the filmmakers.”

Puppet Master (1989)
Puppet Master 2 (1991)
Puppet Master 3 – Toulon’s Revenge (1991)
Puppet Master 4 – The Demon (1993)
Puppet Master 5 – The Final Chapter (1994)
Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)
Retro Puppet Master (1999)
Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003)
Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys (2004)
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010)
Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012)
Puppet Master: Axis Termination (2017)


Silent Night, Deadly Night


The first film generated enough negative publicity to squeeze out four sequels and a 2012 remake. The second one is an all-time great “so bad it’s good” movie, the rest of them can be taken or left.

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990)
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)
Silent Night (2012)

Sleepaway Camp

Woman finds best way to watch film

Woman finds best way to watch film

Angela, the girl with a little something extra, starts out by strictly enforcing her own moral code, then degenerates into cheerfully killing people who just piss her off a bit.

Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Sleepaway Camp 2 – Unhappy Campers (1988)
Sleepaway Camp 3 – Teenage Wasteland (1989)
Sleepaway Camp 4 – The Survivor (1992)
Return To Sleepaway Camp (2008)



Is this a horror franchise? I’m not sure it’s…anything. Films mostly about the exploits of Will Spanner, who’s the son of some witches but tries to use his powers for good, or something.

Witchcraft (1988)
Witchcraft II: The Temptress (1989)
Witchcraft III: The Kiss Of Death (1991)
Witchcraft IV: The Virgin Heart (1992)
Witchcraft V: Dance With The Devil (1993)
Witchcraft 666: The Devil’s Mistress (1994)
Witchcraft VII: Judgement Hour (1995)
Witchcraft VIII: Salem’s Ghost (1996)
Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh (1997)
Witchcraft X: Mistress Of The Craft (1998)
Witchcraft XI: Sisters In Blood (2000)
Witchcraft XII: In The Lair Of The Serpent (2002)
Witchcraft 13: Blood Of The Chosen (2008)
Witchcraft XIV: Angel of Death (2016)
Witchcraft XV: Blood Rose (2016)
Witchcraft XVI: Hollywood Coven (2016)



Thanks to the peculiarities of Italian copyright law, and the way all movie producers are money-hungry scum, a couple of famous horror movies had non-franchises made around them, with sequels in name only from a wildly varying group of talents. “The Evil Dead” was one, and “Dawn Of The Dead” was the other. Notice the sheer number of part 3s, and that 5 of the 14 movies listed below don’t have any zombies in them.

Zombi (1978) (aka Dawn Of The Dead)
Zombi 2 (1979) (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters)
Zombi 3 (1988) (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters 2)
Zombi 3 (1981) (aka Nights Of Terror)
Zombi 3 (1974) (aka The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue)
Zombi 3 (1980) (aka Nightmare City)
Zombi 3 (1980) (aka Zombie Holocaust)
Zombi 3 (1973) (aka The Hanging Woman)
Zombi 4 (1988) (aka After Death)
Zombi 4 (1982) (aka Panic)
Zombi 4 (1973) (aka Virgin Among The Living Dead)
Zombi 5 (1988) (aka Killing Birds)
Zombi 5 (1982) (aka Revenge In The House Of Usher)
Zombi 6 (1981) (aka Absurd)
Zombi 7 (1980) (aka Anthropophagous)
Zombi 7 (1999) (aka Anthropophagous 2000)