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90's horror franchises

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    Movie 1: Final girl survives, semi-serious in tone
    Movie 2: New protagonist, never as good as the first film, a little goofier
    Movie 3: Final girl from the first film is back, much goofier
    Movie 4: Campfest from here on out, explores backstory of villain
    Movie 5: Now it's in space!

    With some slight variations, this is the formula
     
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    I'm not going to lie, I miss horror franchises that aren't the absolutely terrible Conjuring-verse. The Conjuring is the worst thing to have happened to horror.
     
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise) - Wikipedia

    This was a nine movie franchise.

    There's also 47 Halloween movies haha
     
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    Off the top of my head:

    Hellraiser 1: follows the formula
    Hellraiser 2: does have original final girl returning, so slightly out of order
    Hellraiser 3: this is where the new protagonist is introduced, and I'm pretty sure original final girl shows up too (and dies). Much campier. Goes from "Cenobites are beings with such alien morality that we might consider them evil, but they aren't evil per se" to "yeah they're just evil demons now"
    Hellraiser 4: both explores the antagonist's past AND is set in space!

    Nightmare on Elm Street 1: follows the formula
    NoES2: follows the formula
    NoES3: follows the formula (Nancy returns)
    NoES4: Total campfest from here on out. (We never get to space though. But Freddy vs Jason was awesome.)

    Critters 1: follows the formula, except not a final girl per se but final family
    Critters 2: follows the formula
    Critters 3: Protags don't return from the first though
    Critters 4: Now it's in space!

    Leprechaun 1: follows the formula
    Leprechaun 2: follows the formula
    Leprechaun 3: Gets more into the Leprechaun's backstory
    Now I don't remember the order, but first we go to the hood but eventually to SPACE!
     
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    I have all of NoES. Just the major films of Ft13th. Jason was less interesting to me, but still more interesting than Michael Myers.

    I'm a horror freak.
     
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    Oh man the Wishmaster series gets so delightfully campy by the 3rd and 4th films that there are parts I just can't stop laughing through. Like the angel vs. jinn sword fight
     
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    I'm watching NoES3 and I somehow always forget that Lawrence Fishburne is in this. Just like I always forget that Leonardo DiCaprio is in Critters 3
     
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    Movie 6: 2010s remake which you know will be ludicrously terrible, watch anyway and it is still worse than you could possibly have imagined... ***cough, Nightmare on Elm Street, cough***
     
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    Though isn’t NoES6 Freddy’s Dead?

    Or am I mixing it up with Jason’s Dead
     
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    Where's the creativity anymore?

    Btw, you forget the formula that girl runs around in her underwear and tight t shirt all sweaty after meeting her nemesis.

    Exhibit A ...


     
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    Oh Sigourney, you and your glorious flat butt. I still <3 it, and you.
     
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    There was a Freddy's dead: the final nightmare.

    The reboot went back to the original again and it was dire :grimacing:
     
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    The new actor was terrible too. I don’t care how old Robert England is. Bring him back
     
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    Point of contention: Except for Leprechaun, all of those franchises started in the 1980s!
     
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    True; but the trends mostly occurred in the 90’s
     
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    Point taken.

    EDIT: By the way, I found it kind of interesting how Scary Movie managed to parody not just the genre, but the 90s formula, especially in 3 where the protagonist stayed the same, but with her hair dyed blonde and a different backstory (and a bf and kid).
    Unfortunately they never went to space, which I considered a major failing of the franchise even then.
     
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    Scream was a special phenomenon. I would have welcomed a space Scream with open arms.

    I mean it took Jason 10 mainstream films to get there. It coulda happened.
     
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    Whereas Alien started in space, so the only way for the series to go was down.
    Some interesting kind of meta-foreshadowing right there!

    (It should not come as a surprise that I am not a fan of the most recent Alien movies...)
     
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    It was going to in Alien 3!! It was supposed to go to Earth. So that would be a funny trope inversion!

    I don’t care for anything after Alien 3, and Alien 3 is barely tolerated, maybe it’s the “what-if” scenario that would be a dvd extra on the real Alien 3.
     
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