Halloween and Friday the 13th have always been equally beloved slasher franchises, but Michael Myers is close to tying an important record with Jason.
The next Halloween kills is set to tie a major franchise record with Friday 13. These two long-running slasher franchises have been scaring and entertaining audiences for over four decades and have become equally popular with horror enthusiasts. However, there is a right to fame Friday 13 always had more Halloween, but it’s about to disappear.
Halloween was released in 1978 and has become one of the most successful independent films ever made. While the film was not the first true slasher, its success kicked off a genre that would proliferate throughout the 1980s. Friday 13 was one of the first films to roll Halloweenand its own unexpected success turned the simple story of a summer camp terrorized by a mysterious killer into one of the most famous horror series of the decade. The two Halloween and Friday 13 would continue into the 1990s and see remakes produced in the late 2000s.
By 2009 Friday 13 remake was released, the series featured 12 impressive feature films. At the same time, the Halloween the series had sold out after the duology of the remake of Rob Zombie, ending in ten installments spread over four different continuities. However, thanks to the production of sequels stalled due to a protracted legal battle over the rights of Friday 13, Michael Myers is set to equal Jason’s record this year with the release of Halloween kills, which will be the twelfth in total Halloween movie.
In 2018, director David Gordon Green teamed up with Blumhouse’s low-budget horror masters to revive Halloween. The result was a sequel which, although bearing the name of the original, acted as a direct sequel to the 1978s. Halloween from 1978, ignoring all the precedents Halloween movie sequels, reboots and remakes. The film was the eleventh entry in the series, and when plans for two more sequels were announced, it became apparent Halloween would not only be related to Friday 13‘s record but surpasses it with thirteen installments in total.
However, while Halloween kills and 2022 Halloween ends will dethrone Friday 13, this feat still won’t make it the longest slasher streak. This distinction goes to Full Moon Productions’ Puppet master, which has been developing in the direct video market for decades. After releasing its first entry in 1989, the Puppet master the franchise went on to include fourteen feature films, with more slated for the future. Despite this, Halloween‘s successful revival positioned him as the future favorite of mainstream theatrical slashers and gave Friday 13‘s current rights issues, Michael Myers will likely hold onto that record for many years to come.
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