Iconic horror franchises set to be revived

No nice horror franchise stays lifeless endlessly. And there has by no means been a greater time to be a horror fan; the style has been killing it on the field workplace in 2023. Two of the yr’s largest movies are “Scream VI” and “Evil Useless Rise,” each installments in beloved horror franchises that had been revived after an extended absence. Earlier than that, iconic characters like Candyman, Pinhead and Michael Myers have all made returns over the previous 5 years. 

So trying forward, what might be the following model of 2022’s “Scream” by reviving a dormant horror sequence to large success? There are a number of contenders, together with the return of maybe probably the most iconic slasher sequence of all of them. 

“Last Vacation spot”

Not even “Last Vacation spot” can cheat demise. The sequence that made followers all over the place fearful of on a regular basis objects that might kill them will quickly return, as a sixth entry is within the works. Every “Last Vacation spot” movie entails a bunch of characters narrowly escaping demise after one in all them has a premonition of imminent catastrophe, just for demise to meet up with them as they’re steadily killed off in elaborate, Rube Goldberg-esque conditions. Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein, who directed the sci-fi movie “Freaks,” are directing “Last Vacation spot 6,” whereas “Spider-Man: No Means House” filmmaker Jon Watts is producing and writing the remedy, in line with The Hollywood Reporter. Man Busick and Lori Evans Taylor are additionally reportedly writing the script; the previous is the co-writer of the 2 most up-to-date “Scream” movies. Producer Craig Perry beforehand stated the following film could also be concerning the “world of first responders,” but it surely’s unclear if that is nonetheless the case. 

“Friday the thirteenth”

It has been 14 lengthy years for the reason that final “Friday the thirteenth” movie, the longest hole between motion pictures within the sequence. The wait might be largely blamed on a yearslong authorized battle over the rights to the franchise. However there was lastly some motion on Halloween 2022 when it was introduced {that a} “Friday the thirteenth” TV sequence from A24 is within the works at Peacock. It should reportedly be known as “Crystal Lake” and be an “expanded prequel,” with Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal”) serving as showrunner. Due to the court docket case, it was initially reported that the present would not be capable of use something from the “Friday the thirteenth” movies past the unique, which means it could not present grownup Jason along with his hockey masks. However Fuller clarified to Fangoria, “We are able to use every part. … We’ve got the precise to do every part beneath the ‘Friday the thirteenth’ umbrella.” In line with Bloody Disgusting, unique “Friday the thirteenth” director Sean S. Cunningham has additionally been attempting to get his reboot made. 

“I Know What You Did Final Summer season”

The unique “I Know What You Did Final Summer season” was impressed by the success of “Scream,” so it is solely acceptable that 2022’s “Scream” revival would result in that franchise’s return. A sequel to “I Know What You Did Final Summer season” is within the works at Sony with unique stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. in talks to return, in line with Deadline. The 1997 movie facilities on a bunch of pals who unintentionally hit a pedestrian and are subsequently stalked by a killer wielding a hook. It spawned two sequels, “I Nonetheless Know What You Did Final Summer season” and “I am going to At all times Know What You Did Final Summer season,” and a Prime Video sequence. Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (“Do Revenge”) will reportedly direct the sequel, which Deadline experiences will likely be just like the “Scream” revival in that will probably be a “passing of the torch” movie mixing the unique stars with a brand new forged. 


The way forward for the “Alien” franchise regarded unsure in 2017 after Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant,” a sequel to the prequel “Prometheus,” disenchanted on the field workplace. However since then, Disney has taken over the property following its buy of Fox and appears fairly interested by dusting the Xenomorphs off. Two completely different “Alien” initiatives are within the works, one being a movie set to be directed by Fede Álvarez (“Do not Breathe”). Cailee Spaeny will star, and it’ll contain a “group of younger individuals on a distant world who discover themselves in a confrontation with probably the most terrifying life type within the universe.” There’s additionally an “Alien” TV sequence within the works at FX from Noah Hawley (“Fargo),” with Sydney Chandler set to star. In line with Deadline, the present is a prequel set on Earth roughly 70 years from the current day. 

“The Exorcist”

Exorcist motion pictures have turn out to be a horror subgenre, however we have not seen a brand new movie within the “The Exorcist” sequence — as in, the one spawned by William Friedkin’s 1973 basic — since “Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist” in 2005. However the identical staff behind the newest “Halloween” trilogy is popping its focus to “The Exorcist” with “The Exorcist: Believer.” Leslie Odom Jr. stars as a father whose baby turns into possessed, so he seeks out an knowledgeable, Chris MacNeil, with Ellen Burstyn returning within the function from the unique basic. Ann Dowd additionally stars. David Gordon Inexperienced is directing coming off “Halloween,” “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends,” and Common is planning for this to be a trilogy of movies. “Believer” hits theaters on Oct. 13, 2023. 

“Silent Hill”

Hollywood appears to have lastly discovered tips on how to get online game variations proper between “The Final of Us” and “The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film,” so now often is the excellent time to return to “Silent Hill.” A brand new movie primarily based on the online game franchise known as “Return to Silent Hill” is within the works, with Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson reportedly set to star and Christophe Gans to direct. Gans beforehand directed the 2006 “Silent Hill” film, which wasn’t an enormous success on the time however nonetheless acquired a sequel, “Silent Hill: Revelation,” in 2012. This newest movie will likely be primarily based on the online game “Silent Hill 2,” which is mostly thought-about the perfect sport of the sequence. “The movie tells the story of a younger man coming again to Silent Hill, the place he has identified a fantastic love, and what he will discover is a pure nightmare,” Gans defined. 

“The Omen”

We have not seen a brand new “Omen” movie for the reason that remake in 2006. However director Arkasha Stevenson is helming a brand new prequel to the unique 1976 film known as “The First Omen.” She beforehand directed episodes of “Legion” and “Channel Zero.” We do not know a lot concerning the plot of the prequel, however Nell Tiger Free, who performed Myrcella Baratheon on “Recreation of Thrones,” will star. She advised The Hollywood Reporter in January that the brand new movie has completed capturing, and “hopefully, it will be out this yr.” 


The “Noticed” franchise by no means completely discovered what to do after prematurely killing off its villain, John Kramer (Tobin Bell), simply three movies into the sequence. The franchise returned after an extended hiatus in 2017 with “Jigsaw,” a reboot that also introduced John Kramer again because of being set earlier within the timeline. In 2021, Chris Rock helped revive “Noticed” but once more with “Spiral,” the primary movie within the sequence with out Bell. However that did not go over too effectively, so the franchise is being retooled but once more with this October’s “Noticed X,” and imagine it or not, Bell is as soon as once more returning. Shawnee Smith can be reportedly coming again as Jigsaw’s apprentice, Amanda Younger. So whereas “Spiral” was doing its personal factor in the identical universe, this feels like a real revival of the unique “Noticed” sequence. Kevin Greutert, the director of “Noticed VI,” is returning behind the digicam. Even a whopping seven movies after the demise of its most necessary character, the video games might by no means finish.