Hello, Faithful Spoilerites.  I want to play a game.  The rules are simple…  There are many horror, suspense or slasher flicks that have spawned sequel after sequel.  Friday The 13th.  Nightmare On Elm Street.  Saw.  V/H/S.  Each of them has their own peculiar charms, but during this season of spookiness and things that go bump in the night, we’re going to program our own scary movie marathon.  You may choose any single franchise, but you must watch ALL of the movies, no skips, no anachronic order.  If you are successful, you may proceed with your life as normal, satisfied with the fact that you’ve learned something and leading us to today’s bone-chilling query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds you that if you fail, you will also proceed with your life as normal, but that’s not important right now, asking: If you had to pick ONE franchise for a scary movie marathon, which one would you sit down to watch?

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3 Comments

  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    First Blood/Rambo. That man is a murder machine with a body count that rivals any masked wielder of machetes, chainsaws, etc.

  2. Jarmo Seppanen on

    It needs to be one with reasonable amount of sequels, because I can’t stay awake for dozen plus movies in a row. Maybe alien.

  3. The only problem with horror (or any genre) franchises is you get diminishing returns the further you go. Maybe you get 2 or 3 decent movies, and half a dozen unbearably bad ones in a series.

    Maybe Gremlins 1 and 2. You get one good one, one very dumb just still fun one, and then you can turn off the tv and go outside.

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