While horror is more notable for its never ending , there are still a fair number of spin-offs that fans think of fondly. Sometimes we just love one character or element of a horror movie or show so much that we need more, which is how delightfully deranged things such as the happen! Check out five memorable horror spin-offs that might have inflamed critical opinion but were adored by horror fans the world over.
1. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Original:Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1965)
The maestro of horror himself truly established his horror credentials with the widespread acclaim for in . His TV show Alfred Hitchcock Presents was so popular it gained a spin-off, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, even before the original ended. Alfred Hitchcock Presents was resurrected 20 years after its original run between 1985 and 1989.
2. Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)
Original:A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), (1980)
With Robert Englund as Freddy and a number of memorable deaths, Freddy vs. Jason was a delightfully campy union of two horror icons, smeared with blood and dripping with dark humor. Fans have been clamoring for a Freddy vs. Jason 2 ever since.
3. The Scorpion King (2002)
Original: The Mummy (1999)
While no longer horror in its modern incarnation, The Mummy movies are inspired by early offerings from Universal and Hammer Horror, keeping the admittedly over-the-top modern Mummy movies within a valuable horror tradition. Besides, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with a bad CGI scorpion stinger is always a fun time.
4. Annabelle (2014)
Original: The Conjuring (2013)
It took less than a year for Annabelle, the creepy possessed doll from The Conjuring, to get her own movie. Clearly, it’s unwise to say no to a freaky doll imbued with the soul of a vengeful, criminally insane woman.
5. The Nun (Forthcoming)
Announced only a short few days after the theatrical release of The Conjuring 2, the Warrens’ latest adversary has . There’s a grand horror tradition of , so hopefully The Nun can do justice to their infernal legacy.
The Conjuring 2 is currently in theaters and is smashing the box office.
What’s your favorite horror spin-off?
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