Monday, 22 August 2011

It's Time To Let Our Legends Rest In Peace

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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. 


For example: Remember Dr. Loomis played by Donald Pleasance in the Halloween franchise, he was such a loveable character in the original franchise, a character you rooted for, felt his guilt & pain over Michael. The you get Rob Zombies Halloween, The new Dr. Loomis became a fame hungry, money powered asshole! 



I personally think its time to put these franchises to rest, just leave them be now. No more trying to think up ways to resurrect them, put that work in to new, original ideas and that way we'll resurrect a dying genre.

*As of writing this the following films are being made or released: "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D", "Halloween 3D", "Hellraiser: Revelations", "Amityville: The Legacy 3-D" & also "Amityville: The Lost Tapes" 

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