7 horror movies that should get a Halloween-style reboot. The horror genre has grown a lot in the film industry. And till now, we have seen some amazing movies that give us the creeps. At this point, it’s almost hard to pick only one favorite movie of the said genre. In 2018, the Halloween series was successfully rebooted which ignored every sequel after the original flick. This allowed new viewers to understand the story and not get tangled within the messy sequels. But why stop at one? Here’s a list of 7 horror movies that should get a Halloween style reboot. Check it out!
1. Final Destination
Without a doubt, Final Destination scared people so much because it dwelled on the idea that you can die anywhere. But of course, the sequels messed up the original story. But a reboot could change that if it’s set after several years with the final twist intact.
2. Silence of the Lambs
The movie was a straight-up banger which even got recognized by the Academy Awards. While the character, Hannibal Lecter, had been adopted before, it was Anthony Hopkins who made Hannibal a household name. The sequels and the prequels didn’t receive much attention, so it’s time for a proper reboot.
3. Sleepaway Camp
Ask anyone, they will tell you that it was one of the scariest summer movies at a time. While the people loved the original ending that came with a twist, the sequels just couldn’t live up to the original essence. Now, fans would love to see an adult Angela in the modern-day.
4. The Exorcist
Good news for the fans. The production company behind the Halloween trilogy, Blumhouse, has confirmed that they will be working on a film in The Exorcist series. As of now, the plot details are under the wraps. Moreover, it is not known if the upcoming movie will retcon the sequels or not. Regardless, it’s a series definitely worth the reboot.
Peter Benchley’s Jaws witnessed a success unparallel by any movie of its time. 1975 was the year of the sharks. However, just like any other mainstream sequel, the fans were quick to disown them. The problem with the sequels was that they focused on sharks far too much. So if a reboot can stick to the original story and retcon the sequels, then why not?
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street is easily one of the most known and successful franchises. Moreover, it has not seen a new installment in over ten years which makes it a perfect candidate for a reboot. Robert Englund said that he was done with the role after 2003’s Freddie VS Jason, but might be open to one more movie.
7. Friday the 13th
It’s been 12 years that the fans have been waiting for a new installment. But a messy lawsuit has made sure that no new movie is sent into production. However, fans are still waiting to see Jason Slash one again in action. Even though the remake of 2009 had its shortcomings, it somehow garnered some following over the years. To differentiate from the Halloween reboot, the Friday reboot can pick up a different story, anyhow making sure that Jason returns.
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