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I don't think anyone would have guessed that Alfred Hitchcock's adaption of a 1959 novel, "Psycho", by Robert Bloch, would have started such an iconic franchise that's covered practically all mediums from computer games to comics to documentaries to a popular TV Series (Bates Motel, that lasted for 4 seasons) and considered a genre-changing masterpiece of horror. Along with the aforementioned mediums, there are, of course, the films. The first 4 films are sequels that stick to a timeline. The 5th (Psycho IV) is a prequel. There's also been a shot-for-shot remake made of the original film but no one really wants to talk about that. At this time, there are no known plans to continue the franchise.
Originally starting out as a story of angels warring over mankind on Earth, the first 3 films are direct sequels starring Christopher Walken as Gabriel. The 4th and 5th films (made simultaneously) are not so much sequels as they are just stories within that universe. No plans for anymore films in the series at this time.
At only $15,000, Oren Peli created the genuinely scary Paranormal Activity about a couple who set up home cameras in hopes of discovering what goes bump in the night. This film went on to make $200,000,000 and a franchise totaling 6 films, an unofficial Japanese sequel and a 7th installment due for release in 2021. All the films are done in a home security / computer cam / etc. found footage style and all of them are connected as sequels and/or prequels. Because of the loose connections and timelines, it's best to watch them in release order to maintain the surprises and get the most out of the series.
An effectively creepy film series about a woman who returns to her childhood home after the death of her mother and disappearance of her sister to encounter strange occurrences and a deadly family secret. No mention of further films in this series.
Based on a novel by Yasushi Akimoto and written for the screen by Minako Daira, the rather interesting and freightening premise to these stories involve people getting voice mail recordings of their own deaths, in the very near future, from their own phones. The series went on to make 3 films and a TV series in Japan and one American film adaption. There doesn't appear to be any future films in the works for this series.
Originally a play written by comedic genius, Neil Simon, The Odd Couple was adapted into movies, two TV Series and even a cartoon called The Oddball Couple. But, through a fantastic choice in casting, there was never an odder couple than Jack Lemmon (the OCD Felix Unger) and Walter Matthau (the slobbish and reluctant roommate). The original film is still the best adaption with Jack and Walter returning 30 years later for a sequel. This holds the record for the longest amount of time between an original film and it's sequel with the original title cast. We'll probably see more Odd Couple variations in the future but, unfortunately, they're unlikely to compare with the most famous and best duo.
The brainchild of the Wachowski Brothers (now the Wachowski Sisters, I would suppose), and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss (perfectly cast) this brilliantly created sci fi classic proved you can mix stimulating intellectually and philosophically intense story lines with high octane action that takes no prisoners. Beyond the 3 primary films, there's a behind-the-scenes DVD (The Matrix Revisited) and an animated anthology DVD (The Animatrix) featuring stories from within the Matrix, as well as video games and comic books. The Matrix 4 is currently in production and due for release in 2022.
Joe Spinell wrote and starred in a rather twisted film about a psycho murderer who scalps his victims to decorate his manikins. Rebooted in 2012, this time starring Elijah Wood. Although there were plans to develop a sequel of the 1980 version, they were canceled upon Joe Spinell untimely passing in 1989.
Late author, Jeremy Bixby (award winning writer of Star Trek and Twilight Zone episodes), and director, Richard Schenkman, present us with a fascinating Professor who has lived since the dawn of man 15,000 years ago. Deciding to reveal his past to fellow friends and colleagues creates a intellectual, religious, and philosophical discussion like no other you've heard before. The second film takes place 10 years later when his secret is found out ...and he's aging. Rumors have been kicking around the idea of a follow-up series.
Writer / director David S. Ward created this comedy series of films centered around the Cleveland Indians, worst team in the MLB and owned by a woman who wants them to fail even more in an attempt to move them to Florida. The team decides that's not going to happen. The sequels are not as LOL funny as the 1st film but all of them are really fun entertainment. Rumors from 2015 and 2017 state that we may see more of this series in the form of a sequel, reboot or possibly a TV series.
Actor Noah Wyle plays Flynn Carsen, chronic student with no real goals in life, who is suddenly chosen to be the official Librarian for a library full of mystical and historical wonders. His adventures to save the world produced 3 movies and then a television series which shifted over to a squad of librarians who would be joined by Flynn on several occasions. The series lasted 4 seasons. At this time, there are no planned additions to the series.
Created, written and directed by Matthew Vaughn, The Kingsman are a spy agency of British gentleman who flamboyantly save the world in spectacular fashion. The action, humor, choreography and camera work highlight some of the most exciting stuff you'll ever see on screen anywhere. In the second film, we're introduced to the Statesman; the American counterpart to the Kingsman who are just as colorful. A prequel on how it all got started will be released soon.
The Jumanji media fanchise is based on two children's books by Chris Van Allsburg: Jumani and Zathrua. Currently there are 3 Jumanji movies and a Zathura movie. There have also been animated TV series and video games with more Jumanji movies planned. The incredibly funny, high adventure, Jumanji films center around a game that, once you begin playing, you encounter one danger after another and the only way to get out is to finish the game without being killed.
This Chad Stahelski & Derek Kolstad created series of high-octane, ultra-violent chaos features Keanu Reeves as one of the worlds most dangerous assassins who has been yanked out of retirement because someone killed his dog. Never a dull moment, there are currently plans for a John Wick 4 & 5.
Based on the novels by Lee Child and played by Tom Cruise, the films follow and ex-Special Forces Military Police Detective who spends his time traveling around the country and occasionally getting wrapped up in an investigation of some sort. Despite the enormous success of both films, there are no plans for more films in this series but rather they'll be a TV series on Amazon sometime in the future.
The Devil's Rejects
aka Captain Spaulding & the Firefly Family
Written & directed by Rob Zombie, these three films centers around the sadistic and psychopathic Firefly family and their close friend and fellow sociopath, Captain Spaulding the clown, as they joyously torture and kill all those that cross their paths. Despite all that, they're quite likable ...fun at parties. I'm not aware of any plans for further films in this series.
Based on the Hitman video games, these 2 stand alone films, both feature the adventures of Agent 47, a trained assassin from birth. Both are good, high action, escapist entertainment. The producer of both films, Adrian Askarieh, stated, in 2017, there will be a 3rd Hitman film but very little news about another film has appeared since.
Created by Wes Craven and rebooted by Alexandre Aja & Wes Craven, this series of films center around a family of cannibals in the desert and the poor folks who happen to run across them. The original 1977 film is considered a horror classic and the reboot in 2006 is even better. Neither sequel lived up to its predecessor, however. There are currently no plans for more films in this series.
Clive Barker created a race of demons, known as Cenobites, the caretakers of ultimate experience and a way into their realm consisting of the Lament Configuration, a puzzle box, which many foolishly seek. Since the original film, directed by Clive Barker and considered a horror classic, 9 more films have been made and they get consistently worse with each installment ...except Hellraiser X: Judgment, which is actually pretty good. The first 3 films should be viewed first and in order. After that, each film is pretty much a standalone story so it really doesn't matter. I'm sure more Hellraiser films will appear in the future and I heard that Clive, himself, would like to do another one. We'll see.
Created by Christopher Landon & Scott Lobdell and starring Jessica Rothe as our main protagonist, this pair of comedy horror films has been described as "Groundhog Day" meets "Scream". Both films center around a time loop forcing our heroes to re-live the same day over and over until they can find a solution to stopping it. Kudos to the film makers for coming up with a unique angle for the second film to prevent it from just being a retread of the first. Although there's no solid plans, the idea of a 3rd film is being kicked around.
Hannibal Lecter, world renowned psychologist, medical doctor and cannibalistic psychopath, is the creation of Thomas Harris through a series of novels, all of which have been made into 5 films and a TV series. The films are listed in order of the events as opposed to release date as the movies jump around all over the place. No new movies planned ...although if there's another book...
Created by The Butcher Brothers, this pair of films is about a family doing it's best to be normal despite their need to consume human blood. Once things get out of hand, they pack up, change their name and move elsewhere. The second film takes place a few years after the first when they'be been forced to move to England as the Thompsons. There doesn't appear to be any more films planned for the series.
Created by Takashi Shimizu, this popular series of films originally featured a cursed house in which an enraged father and husband brutally murdered his family and now, anyone who enters the house is stalked and killed by the anguished spirits. Since then, the curse has begun to spread like a virus. After the initial success of the first film, Takashi Shimizu re-made his film as "The Grudge" for U.S. audiences and it was equally successful. There are many variations, prequels, sequels, etc. Rather than try to track everything down, I'm just listing the ones that I've reviewed.
Created by The Viscious Brothers, this "lost footage" style series of films begins with a TV paramormal investigative team (who really doesn't believe in this sort of thing) spending the night in an abandoned asylum and quickly finding themselves way over their heads. Although a common theme, this series became the "go to" films for that concept. In 2015, the brothers announced plans to make a prequel but, considering there's hardly been any news since, it's unlikely to happen.
Based on the best-selling novels of the late Stieg Larsson, the Millennium Series features the adventures of Lisbeth Salander (social outcast, research expert, computer hacker supreme, fearless adversary) and her unlikely friend, Mikael Blomkvist (editor of Millennium magazine). The stories are unique and intense. The U.S. produced 2 standalone films based on two of the novels. In Sweden, the first three novels were made into a trilogy of movies all released in 2009. They would later add extensive footage and present the trilogy as a 9-hour mini-series on TV. I happen to have the DVD box set of this series and it is well worth watching. Due to poor box office returns (which mystifies me), there are no current plans to adapt any of the other novels.
Beginning with the landmark horror film, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, the series features a sect of vampires that use a desert tavern to draw in fresh meat and how a pair of murderous thieves, along with their hostages, stop in for a drink or two. This film spawned 2 sequels, a documentary, and a TV series. There doesn't appear to be any more films planned for the series.
"Project Greenlight" (Executive Producers: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore , Wes Craven and the Maloof family) was a documentary series that highlighted filmmaking competition. The winning film of the 3rd season was "Feast"; an extreme over-the-top comedy, gore, horror film. This spawned 2 sequels that seemed to get gorier and more offensive with each installment. If you have a strong constitution, a knack for not being easily offended, and a twisted irreverent sense of humor, you'll probably quite enjoy the chaos that is the Feast series. There doesn't appear to be any more films planned for the series.
The creation of Sylvestor Stallone and David Callaham has resulted in a series of ensemble films featuring action heroes that have been around since the 70's. And, just when you think they've found them all, a new movie comes out with some you may have forgotten ...as well as adding a bunch of fresh new faces. This has resulted in an incredibly fun and exciting series centered around a misfit group of highly adequate mercenaries who will do just about anything for a price. Three more sequels are currently planned with one already in production. Kind of makes you wonder how much gas Sly has left.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington in the titular role, this series features a highly trained man with a mysterious past that finds himself using those skills and contacts to help others. Loosely based on a TV series from 1985 starring Edward Woodward. This was the first time either Antoine or Denzel has ever done a sequel and, as of May, 2020, they have both expressed an interest in making a third film in the series.
Created by Neil Marshall, this terrifying and claustrophoic series starts with 6 friends who go spelunking, get trapped after a cave-in and find they are not alone. The original film had a U.S. ending and a U.K. ending with the latter generally regarded as the best of the two. However, if you go with the U.S. ending, the second film, where one of the survivors joins a rescue team, makes more sense. There doesn't appear to be any more films planned for the series.
With Roger Corman producing and Paul Bartel directing, a film appeared in 1975 about a cross country race where drivers earned points for running over and killing the citizenry. The film was equal parts camp, hilarity and violence and it went on to become one of the biggest B-movies every produced. In 2010, Paul W.S. Anderson rebooted the idea except, this time, the races take place in a prison and any prisoner that survives 5 races is set free. This further produced 2 prequels and 1 sequel. Roger Corman also went on to produce a direct sequel to the original film. There doesn't appear to be any more films planned for the series.
George A. Romero hosted a couple of horror anthologies that consisted of some pertty basic stories that I found enjoyable but then maybe I have low standards. Anyway, he managed to host 2 such anthologies before deciding not to continue it.
The X-Men universe began in 2000, with Bryan Singer at the helm, and was going strong until Fox (the company producing the movies) was acquired by Disney and they decided to cancel the remaining projects. It's been rumored that the X-Men may be rebooted as part of the MCU. After all, they are Marvel characters and Disney now owns Marvel Studios, as well. Only time will tell.
In 1978, Meir Zarchi released a rather shocking film, originally called "Day of the Woman" but later renamed "I Spit On Your Grave". Featuring an overly extended rape of a woman and how she enacts her revenge, this was written off a junk sexploitation film and was more or less forgotten. 32 years later, it was rebooted with several sequels. Although the quality of film was much better, the story pretty much remains the same.
Created by Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza, the [REC] series of films began in Spain in 2007 with the original first film considered by many to be one of the best "hand-held camera" style films ever made. It follows the events of a highly contagious disease turning people into savage flesh eaters. At this time, the [REC] series has 4 films with the last appearing in 2014. There was also an American remake of "[REC]" (2007) called "Quarantine" (2008) and a sequel, "Quarantine 2: Terminal" (2011), which was a sequel made specifically for "Quarantine" and not a remake of any of the [REC] films. There doesn't appear to be any more films planned for the series.
Started in 2009 and Co-Produced by Lionsgate and WWE Studios, this anthology of films features a star wrestler as the main protagonist and features other wrestlers in various roles. The "12 Rounds" refers to the protagonist having to play some sort of game for 12 rounds except the 3rd film in which the "12 rounds" refers to the number of bullets the protagonist has. There doesn't appear to be any more films planned for the series.
Films chronicle a special police division headed by Inspector Sadhu Agashe (Nana Patekar), stationed in Mumbai, that basically just kills gangsters that they can't bring in alive. There doesn't appear to be any more films planned for the series.
Each of these anthology films consists of 26 stories, all having something to do with death, with each story representing a letter of the alphabet. The stories are all done by various writers and directors. There doesn't appear to be any more films planned for the series.
Starting as an anthology of short Halloween horror films, directed by Damien Leone, the series went on to feature short films by various directors and also a spin-off, featuring Art the Clown, in Terrifier. Terrifier 2 is reported to be in production.
The Annabelle films are actually part of a larger universe known as the Warrens or Conjuring universe (created by James Wan) and includes stories about the infamous possessed doll. No new films planned for Annabelle at this time.
The Avengers Timeline
Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Since the release of Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has developed and grown into epic proportions which now include 22 films (and counting) as well as several TV series. The Avengers Timeline is the primary force behind the creation of this universe which includes all the films and primarily the TV series of "Agent Carter" and "The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". This list is presented in the order in which you should view it and includes the episodes of the aforementioned series. If you want to get the full Avengers story, just watch everything listed here in this order. This timeline information is based on extensive research conducted by the fans and contributors of the
Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki
as well as my personal familiarity with of all the material involved.
Beginning in 1998, this series of films, written by David S. Goyer and starring Wesley Snipes as the titular character, is based on a Marvel comic character. These films are not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which began 10 years later. Because of a hybrid birth between a vampire and human, Blade is a vampire that can withstand many of the problems normal vampires cannot ...like sunlight. He's made it his personal vendetta to destroy all vampires. It does not appear that anymore films will be made in this series ...although there's rumors that an MCU version may be possible in the future.
In 1999, series creator, Troy Duffy, released the first of the Boondock Saint films that was hated by critics (Rotten Tomato Critics rating is currently 25%) but adored by the public (Rotten Tomato Audience rating is currently 91%) and has generated a huge cult following. It's about 2 Irish Catholic brothers who, along with a somewhat zoned-out friend, decide to personally get rid of the criminal underworld gangsters in Boston. There are currently no plans for another release to the series.
Back in 2002, writer Tony Gilroy grabbed the essence of the Bourne novels, by Robert Ludlum, and created a series of films that are some of the finest spy / assassin films every made. They center around Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), a man fished out of the sea with two bullets in this back, who doesn't know who he is. What follows is part self-discovery, part elimination of those that made him what he is to stop them from making others. The final film, "Jason Bourne", was basically made for the fans by Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass and did not involve Tony Gilroy ...much to its detriment, me thinks. At this time, there is currently no plans for another release in the series.
Created by J. J. Abrams, this science fiction anthology of movies are loosely connected to events involving monster attacks, alien invasions and space exploration. Originally, the film
A Quiet Place 
was intended to be Cloverfield 4 before it was decided to release it as a standalone film. As of this writing, it's unclear if another film is in the works. The films are listed in release order as they may separate stories and not part of the same timeline.
Back in the early 80's, horror writer, Stephen King, and horror movie maker, George A. Romero, decided to get together for a project of some sort. What they decided was a comic book style horror anthology that is still one of the best of it's type and spawned a comic book (of which I have a copy), 2 sequels and a series on Shudder that will soon begin filming for Season 2.
With the release of "Man of Steel", in 2013, DC answered the MCU by starting a universe of their own. Personally, they haven't won me over to the extent that the MCU has but the movies are pretty good. Here's a list on the order of how the DC movies should be viewed.
Series of movies based on the novels of Veronica Roth depicting a future where the members of society belong to one of 5 factions. The stories center around certain individuals, known as Divergents, who don't fit into any one faction and, therefore, must be removed. Originally, 4 movies were planned but, based on the less than happy box office results of the 3rd film, the 4th film was canceled with the plan to create a TV series. This also ended up being canceled. No further plans known.
Also known as "The Fast Saga", with the first film, directed by Rob Cohen and helping to launch the careers of Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, the series has also featured Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham. The series centers around professional thieves that use high performance vehicles as their primary mode of operation. Over time, the members of these groups become undercover agents and the films now cover worldwide events. Still in production today, this ultra-popular franchise has 2 more direct sequels and 3 spin-offs planned as of this writing.
Created by Takashi Miike in 2001, Ichi is a repressed, quiet and extremely shy individual who can quickly become a psychotic killer who gets sexual satisfaction from his slaughter. The initial release was followed by a prequel which details how Ichi become what he is.
Beginning in 1953, Nigel Kneale wrote a series of Sci Fi stories featuring Prof. Bernard Quatermass. Since that time, these stories have been made into several TV Series, movie adaptations (both TV and Screen), plays, etc. Rather than trying to list everything within the Quatermass universe, I'm simply listing the films that I've currently reviewed here on the site.
Created as a collaboration of actor, Vin Diesel, and director, David Twohy, the character of Richard Riddick, intergalactic criminal, killer and anti-hero of our series, began in 2000, before Vin was a star, in an interesting little low budget Sci Fi named "Pitch Black". Unfortunately, only three films have been made over a 13 year period and we have not seen another in the last 7. However, Twohy and Diesel have stated that Riddick 4: Furya is in the works.
This insidiously creepy pair of films, created by Victor Zarcoff, features Gerald, a landlord (played to perfection by Neville Archambault) who equips his residences with several cameras so he can voyeuristically interject himself into other peoples lives. Starting as an observer only, the series escalates to interference, sabotage, dark web live streams, captivity, and murder. No news at this time if they'll be more films in the series.
George A. Romero turned the horror movie community on its head with his release of "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968. Prior to that film, the idea of the walking dead was barely touched on and, overnight, flesh eaters became one of the hottest sub-genres in the industry with literally hundreds of zombie movies made since. Although George had been asked if he wish to collaborate on other zombie films, he generally declined as he was quite comfortable with his own little niche in the flesh eating trade. As such, each of his zombie films is uniquely different and yet each has his trademark style which is hard to mistake or duplicate. Unfortunately, with his passing in 2017, there will be no more George A. Romero Living Dead films. Although the time period of each film may be slightly different - some occur during the outbreak while others take place well into the zombie apocalypse - I've listed them in release order as it's really not necessary to organize and view them in a timeline sequence.