Reader Question: Horror Sequels or Remakes?
- Published on Monday, 11 October 2010 17:35
- Written by Andrenn
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Greetings ghouls, goblins and ghosts! As the Halloween Season continues on we are here to talk about yet another Halloween themed question for you all! What can it be this time? Well, grab your crucifix and step into my crypt and see what horrors await your minds for answers this time!
This question is all personal opinion on the matter. But, before I get to it I think I should give some exposition for the recent trends in horror films.
In the 1980's and 1990's it was pretty much all about sequels to slasher flicks. You could not blink without a new Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween or Friday the 13th sequel. But, as the years have gone by that has changed and now we are getting tons of remakes. Remakes of classic horror like Dracula and the Wolf Man, to more modern horror like Halloween and Friday the 13th.
There are some new horror films here and there like Trick 'R Treat, but really not much has seem to stuck. Therefore, studios have instead decided to milk these old dying cash-cows once again by remaking everything. It started with Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the most recent was Nightmare on Elm Street.
The question from this point is simple, which do you prefer: Sequels or remakes?
I can take a bad sequel like Predators, it does not ruin the original for me. I can still look forward to the next sequel even if Predators 4 is bad. But, if Predators were a remake of Predator then I would hate it a lot more.
Me? I prefer Sequels all the way. I cannot stand these remakes. Other then the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I have absolutely hated these remakes. Especially the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. I could rant all day about how awful that was.
But, in the end, that is my opinion. I can see why people would prefer the remakes over the sequels or the sequels over the remakes.
So what do you all think? Let us know in the comment section below. Congratulations on surviving this round of horrors. Well, which few of you that DID survive!