Live Poll: Best Villain-Based Franchise

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Most movie franchises have central protagonists, some in the horror/thriller genres are based on a recurring villain (or type of).

Which of these villain-based franchises is your favorite?

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Predator.
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Alien.
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Friday the 13th for Me. I hanged out with a dedicated horror fan in my teens and we watched nearly all of the "Halloween" films and the entire "Friday the 13th" series together. I found the later far more entertaining, with characters like Pamela Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis, Roy Burns, and Tina Shepard standing out from the average horror character.

Jason Voorhees was widely inconsistent throughout the series, but I like it when he is off the spotlight and other characters get to shine.  
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Friday the 13th is one of those great franchises which tried (and often succeded in) reivnventing oneself with each new film. At times more in spite of production values. Immediate sequel's production was a bit of a mess, which is evident through the fact that Jason is portrayed by six people... Although that is, pretty much an odd element seen in most of the slasher movies: for some reason even those which never hide the fact who is behind the killing spree have their antagonists portrayed by multiple people. In Halloween frnachise that was there from the get go and pretty much remained a production staple with every film having Michael Myers portrayed by at least two actors. 

What always fascinates me is that professional and well-planed filming and editing actually manages to hide that for the most part, creating seamless characters from hodge-podges. One of my favorite examples bordering slashers is The Terminator (1984). I've actually accounted titular character's full screen time and it turned out to be 26 minutes with Schwarzenegger being there for like 16 of them. I really hope to account things like that for most major slasher franchises, although process is everything but fast: first you compile the shots and then you methodically account how much they actually last, usually via editing software (not to mention research on who's where). A very inspiring and educating process, though, which makes you learn a lot of additional tricks in editing and filmmaking.
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The first movies for Alien, Silence of the Lambs, and Halloween are much better than Childs Play but in terms of the best franchise, the Chucky series is a lot more consistent in quality.
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