Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Pinhead, Amityville House, Leatherface, Damien, to name a few, are all names we know well.
Between them there are over 60 films including the remakes, which is a-lot. Each movie turned into a franchise, going on and on and on. More recently the SAW series ended on it’s 7th film in 6 years, but how long will it be before it gets re-booted as, like its predecessors, it’s a money machine.
Each of these franchises ruined there characters as the series of films went on. The storylines became thinner & thinner and the “supernatural” was usually brought in to explain why these characters wont die or rise from the grave again and again. Also the characters became less scary as the films went on…Freddy became a comedian, Jason went into space, Amityville House demon went from house to lamp, Leatherface became a transvestite, Michael became part of an occult, Pinhead went into cyberspace……. Not the fascinating, frightening characters that terrified us in there first films.
Also each of the above named films has been remade, most ruining there legacy there based on.