What makes a good horror movie?
"If you ask me, practical effects make a good horror movie — something tangible. Something that feels real world," said Box Office Mojo Editor Brad Brevet. "I think that's what people respond to — something that generates a communal dread that can be felt within the theater, creating an atmosphere of fear."
And, it's important to have a central ominous character — human or otherwise. From Alien to Jaws, Jason to Freddy, there was one guy — or thing — that scared the bejeezus out of us.
So which monster is king at the box office? From the ocean to space — and even your own bed — no place is safe! But here's a hint: It's often the small-budget screamfests that scare up the most money.
Click ahead for the Top 10 horror franchises for 2015, including how much they made in U.S. ticket sales, what that number is adjusted for inflation — and the highest-grossing film in the franchise.
* Ranked by U.S. ticket sales adjusted for inflation (2015)
Click ahead to see the top 10 highest grossing horror film franchises of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
——By Josh Weiss
Posted Oct. 26, 2015