New 'Halloween' and 'Friday the 13th' films coming soon: Which horror franchise is better? | The Tylt
Everyone is always talking about Freddy vs. Jason. But it's Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees who really have somethings in common. Both had issues as children; both are silent, but deadly; both walk, not run after their prey; both are invulnerable slashers; and both just won't ever die! And yes, both horror film stars are being rebooted ... again!
So with the Halloween and Friday the 13th reboots in mind, which classic teen slasher movie series is the better franchise?
Well, John Carpenter has partnered with John Blum to produce the Halloween sequel, which is basically a reboot that will mix old horror with new horror. The Halloween sequel will be released in October 2017. And the Friday the 13th reboot will explore the origin story of Jason and will open on Jan. 13, 2017.
But Carpenter isn't a fan of the Friday the 13th franchise. Recently, he re-opened an age-old rivalry and called the original "13th" film a "lackluster money grab."
Carpenter told American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis during a podcast:
“I think the reason that all these slasher movies came in the ’80s was a lot of folks said, ‘Look at that Halloween movie. It was made for peanuts, and look at the money it’s made. We can make money like that. That’s what the teenagers want to see. So they just started making them, cranking them out. Most of them were awful.”
Although the Halloween franchise consists of more quality horror films, Friday the 13th's series is quite memorable, helped define '80s horror and brought in more than $465 million (12 films) while the Halloween franchise has brought in $366M (10 films).
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New 'Halloween' and 'Friday the 13th' films coming soon: Which horror franchise is better?