The Sweet Intoxicating Stench of Sequels

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The promotional poster for the film Hatchet pokes some fun at the Horror Genre by pointing out; It’s not a remake. It’s not a sequel. And it’s not based on a japanese one. It’s true that the Horror fan has had to endure more than its fair share of bad remakes of their favorite classics. But today I have sequels on my mind. I am quite fond of the Final Destination series. Each film offers me an original and nasty new way to kill off their teens. This August will see the release of Final Destination: Death Trip 3-D. The forth film of the franchise. I don’t think I will be alone spending my hard earned dollars to see this one in the summer. And that is the reason they make sequels. The average horror fans loyalty to a franchise runs deep. How else can I justify having seen ten Friday the 13th incarnations? Eleven if you include Freddy Vs. Jason. Sequels practically write themselves. You already have your protagonist and your modus operandi. But not all sequels are created equally. Boogeyman enjoyed a theatrical release but part two and three went straight to video. From Dusk til Dawn is one of my favorite films and sadly its mediocre second and third installments also went straight to video. At the end of the day I would prefer seeing something that is fresh and original than a sequel of an already well loved classic. That being said, if they make another Alien, I will see it. If they make another Saw, I will see it. And if they make another Friday the 13th, as the devil is my witness, I’ll see that too!

Still from Final Desitnation

3 Responses to “The Sweet Intoxicating Stench of Sequels”

  1. Hi! Welcome to wordpress. Cool blog post.

    Joan De La Haye
    http://joandelahaye.wordpress.com/

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