11 lingering horror franchises that should have died decades ago

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Oct 16, 2014

It's a common horror movie twist: The bad guy is "killed" only to be resurrected for one more terrifying, murderous lunge.

In the case of the following horror film franchises, however, it's like the bad guy rises and is killed so many times that it just becomes annoying. Here are 11 scary film series that shouldn't have lasted through the first sequel, yet persisted for several decades.