I feel a turn in the tide when it comes to the long forgotten sub-genre of horror – the slasher film. With the release of Halloween this weekend, everything points to a reemergence in the area.
New Line Cinema released It to a record-breaking $123 million last year. After seeing the movie, I wondered why the company would sit on a property they own like Freddy Krueger, a character very similar to It.
The box-office gross of Halloween this weekend will tell the tale. But this movie is going to make way more money than anyone expects. The low ball right now is $50 Million. The high ball is $80 million.
I predict an $87 million opening weekend.
We reported just last week that Robert Englund is reprising his role as Freddy in a Goldberg’s episode, set to air next week.
Who’s to say he doesn’t come back, from the original movie, pretending sequels didn’t happen, to face off against Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) in a movie that takes place 35 years later?
I’d watch that!