"Oh, yes, there will be (more) blood!"
It's difficult enough to scare audiences when a movie has an original plot and an unknown killer, but horror movie franchises somehow manage to keep moviegoers coming back for more of the same frights. The immortal killers in the Friday the 13th, Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street movies hold a place of prominence in movie history alongside Vulcans, Jedis and British secret agents because of their long-running franchises, while the George A. Romero-style zombies have become ubiquitous. All too often, horror sequels are cheap knock-offs of the original created solely to cash in; however, there are those rare sequels that manage to surpass their predecessors, often by expanding upon the original's mythology or by taking the franchise in another direction. Lock the doors, turn on all of the lights and help us rate the best horror movie sequels.
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Posted 10.16.12 by BrentJS
After four straight successes for the Saw franchise and a fifth seemingly in the bag, some surprising reports are emerging that Saw VI may be delayed, or might not even happen. These reports contradict other Saw news.
In an interview with Screens and Tech, Tobin Bell says he "wouldn't be surprised if it went further" before adding "if the fans want more, it means there's a market for more."
Other online reports have indicated that a Saw VI and VII were already greenlit and in pre-production, although producers were reluctant to offer confirmation at the recent round of press tours for Saw V.
Saw IV's box office take was down slightly from Saw III, but considering the average budget on III, IV, and V was in the meager $10 million range, ending the franchise would make little sense financially.
One final indicator that would seem to contradict emerging reports: The new VH1 reality show Scream Queens, co-hosted by Saw star Shawnee Smith, has contestants competing for the grand prize of a part in Saw VI. Posted 10.22.08 by reelz
No, Slaughter is not a biopic based on the seminal early '90s hair metal band responsible for such awesomely craptastic hits as "Up All Night" and "Fly to the Angels"; it's a new horror pic starring current reigning scream queens Shawnee Smith (Saw II, Saw III, and presumably Saw IV through XVII), Erica Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and AnnaLynne McCord (Day of the Dead). According to The Hollywood Reporter, all three have signed on for the flick, in which they'll play "actresses unknowingly cast in a Japanese snuff film."
Which begs the question: how many actresses are knowingly cast in snuff films? Do they hold auditions for these things? I can't say I've ever overheard an out-of-work actor say, "Man, I really hope I get that Japanese snuff film I auditioned for." Posted 11.08.07 by reelz
Want to spend some q/t with your mom? What better way to show her you love her than watching a movie together? I personally can think of none.
In the theaters this weekend, your best bets for mom-friendly flicks are Waitress and Georgia Rule.
Or, you could always snuggle up with her on the sofa and let her change your poopy diaper while you watch Terms of Endearment. Or Saw II. I hear that's big with the moms.
Posted 05.11.07 by reelz
In the grand schlock horror tradition, it appears the Saw series is going the way of the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street series in that, it really doesn't seem to matter to much that Jigsaw died last time around. He'll still be back in Saw IV. Posted 04.06.07 by reelz
Our buddy over at bloody-disgusting.com, Brad Miska, is reporting that some story details have come out on the latest movie. Darren Lynn Bousman is back to direct and Gilmore Girl's Scott Patterson will portray Jigsaw's latest plaything. Saw IV releases just before Halloween on October 26th.