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James Wong’s FINAL DESTINATION Named The Best Halloween Film Franchise In SlotsOnlineCanada’s Spooks and Chill Study


27 October 2020

Final Destination has been named the best Halloween film franchise when it comes to critical score divided by running time, new research reveals. 

Spooks and Chill looks into data behind IMDb’s list of the ultimate Halloween flicks to reveal what’s really worth watching over the spooky season. 

Final Destination 2 is the best installment in the franchise, while scary movie fans may want to skip Final Destination 3 as it proves the worst film. 

The Exorcist comes out as the worst Halloween franchise of those featured, with Exorcist II: The Heretic is the worst film overall.

Final Destination has been named the best Halloween film franchise to date, as it boasts the best critical reception score for its running time, a new study shows. 

The Spooks and Chill study, created by SlotsOnlineCanada, looks at the search volume behind IMDb’s ‘best Halloween movies of all time’ list to reveal which frightening flicks are really worth watching over the spooky season, and which are best left alone.

 

 

The research found that the five Final Destination films - released between 2000 and 2011 - retain the highest collective IMDb rating when divided by the series’ overall running time, with a respectable ROI score of 0.33 - or 0.07 per film.

Final Destination 2 is the best movie in the franchise, while Final Destination 3 offers the worst value. What’s more, fans can rejoice knowing that there’s 455 minutes to get through. 

While Final Destination is the best franchise analysed, cult classic The Exorcist is the worst movie series featured in the study with an ROI score of 0.24 - or 0.05 per film. 

Looking at all the films separately reveals that the original Halloween (1978) is the best franchised scary film to date, followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Saw, while Exorcist II: The Heretic and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist are the two worst films. 

Of the ten franchises featured, the results for the top five were as follows:

Rank Franchise Best Installment Worst Installment
1 Final Destination Final Destination 2

Final Destination 3

2 Saw Saw II Saw III
3 A Nightmare on Elm Street A Nightmare on Elm Street 91984) A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
4 Insidious Insidious Insidious: The Last Key
5 Paranormal Activity Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

As well as revealing which franchises offer the best critical score for their viewing time, the study also looked at the search volume behind IMDb’s top films to show which are the most popular around the world, and which fall flat. 

Beetlejuice was found to be the world’s favourite Halloween film, followed by The Shining and Ghostbusters. Psycho was the highest-rated flick analysed with an IMDb rating of 8.5/10, while The Nightmare Before Christmas offered the best critic score versus its running time.

To find out which movies made the list and how your favourite film fares, please visit Spooks and Chill here.

Data gathered from IMDb, ahrefs and Google Trends.

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