The slasher genre has a long and honorable tradition of blood climbing. What seems shocking and scary to one generation of slasher horror fans may seem tame and even funny to the next generation. According to Freddie Prinze Jr., something similar happened with his horror series. I know what you did last summer. In an interview with Collider, the actor explained that the rise of a new kind of “ultra-gory” slasher horror exemplified by James Wan Mountain range The franchise makes its own movies seem almost comical in comparison.
“For me, all stories should be restructured and no legendary-type fiction should grow old with its audience. It should constantly try to inspire the next generation, so that it doesn’t die with its audience. I love it. I heard that ” You’re doing a TV series I know what you did last summer. I don’t know how they’re going to make it scary because James Wan, who I love, made those movies no longer scary because he made Saw and it changed the whole game. Now my movie is a comedy, but whatever it is, it’s great. “
While fans of the I know what you did last summer The franchise might disagree with this assessment of movies as comedy, there is no doubt that the gore factor in the slasher genre has been drastically marked since Mountain range franchise.
I know what you did last summer He relied on the atmospheric suspense to create a sense of dread among the audience as he wondered about the identity of the serial killer. On the other hand, the Mountain range The movies make no effort to hide the identity of Jigsaw’s Killer, and the gist (pun intended) of the story is about how the actual murders are committed, through a series of brutal traps and riddles that dismember the victims. individuals in creatively horrible ways.
Mind you, each new installment in both horror franchises has shaken up the established formula in one way or another. Sometimes fans agree to the changes, while other times the changes are criticized as unworthy of the original films. Until Freddie Prinze Jr. What you are concerned about, this cyclical nature of restarting popular franchises is simply the way Hollywood works.
“I think it’s normal, but I have a different perspective on the business because my father was in it before me and I have known people since I was a child. I remember when they first announced that She’s All That was being renovated, I was excited because my friend mark [Waters] is the director. I worked with him on two other movies. It gave me my first break, so to speak. And i love rachael [Leigh Cook] So much that I have taken all the years that were supposed to age her and I have placed them in my hair, beard and these wrinkles, so that I can stay young forever. I love you both, but people started to get angry. I was like, “Okay. We’re not the first. We’re good guys.”
This news originated in Collider.
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