Franchise Revival You Want the Least

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Which director's franchise revival would you want to see the least?

Poll closed Sep 26, 2010.
  1. Romero's Dead series

    20 vote(s)
    16.8%
  2. Argento's Mother series

    14 vote(s)
    11.8%
  3. Carpenter's Apocalypse series

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  4. Coscarelli's Phantasm series

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. Hooper's Texas Chainsaw series

    7 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. Craven's Scream series

    23 vote(s)
    19.3%
  7. Mancini's Child's Play series

    12 vote(s)
    10.1%
  8. Friedkin's Exorcist re-redux

    15 vote(s)
    12.6%
  9. Barker's Hellraiser series

    7 vote(s)
    5.9%
  10. Scott's Alien series

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  11. Polanski's Urban horror series

    12 vote(s)
    10.1%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    As of late, many of the old legends have gone back to the pot to warm up old, long dead franchises. Most have been met with mixed results. Which theoretical franchise revival do you want to see the least?
     
  2. baggio

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    All of them no more!
     
  4. buck135

    buck135 Kanamit

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    I'm dreading a revival of the Back to the Future series. You know it's coming too. The first film was a classic, but I saw it so many times, I can't watch it anymore. I could never dig the other two. Anyway, the remakes will be dreadful. :)
     
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    Hrm, I would welcome all of these, really. Would I be super pumped for all of them? No. So I guess if I were to answer which one I would expect the least from, it would be Argento.
     
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    Are they really priming the Exorcist for another go-round? Come on... the first one is a classic and the third was a good entry (though mostly unrelated to the prior films) but here we are 1 dud and 2 crappy prequels later.
     
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  7. aoiookami

    aoiookami Demon Fetishist

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    I voted for Texas Chainsaw, because didn't we already have a 'reboot' of that just a few years ago? Actually, aside from Alien, I have pretty much zero interest in any of those listed. Are some of them really being rebooted, like Childs Play and Exorcist?
     
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    We've had enough Exorcism related films in recent memory...
    I don't think there is too much more to be done on that topic in this era.
    As such, my obvious vote is obvious.
     
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    Iron Jaiden New Member

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    Argento's pretty much lost it this decade. The third film in the series didn't work as it is. I really don't wanna see Suspiria and Inferno shit on with remakes.
     
  10. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Have very little in seeing any more of Romero's Dead films.

    Also couldn't care less about new Hellraiser or Phantasm films ... The revival of Alien also makes me want to cry.

    On the flip side, I'd LOVE to see Carpenter do more apocalyptic stuff. And if Argento does another Mother film, I'm totally there even though I loathed Mother of Tears ...
     
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    Agreed.
     
  12. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Put the Chain Saw down, please, and leave that Massacre alone.
     
  13. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Voted for Argento. Couldn't care less for Scream - the remakes will be as crappy as the original anyway....
     
  14. Hatchetwarrior

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    Although I have a fond attachment to most of these franchises, I can't say I'm thrilled about a reboot/sequel to any of them. And voting on this is really futile, Hollywood will get their hands most, if not all, of these sooner or later.
     
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    I think you could easily argue for a moratorium for ANY of these franchises (except Polanski's). But I'd kill Romero's dead series. I just don't connect with what he's doing these days. I'd be happy to see him mine other subjects. But I'm not interested in future zombie offerings.
     
  16. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Scream! Fuck Scream in the ass!
     
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    As I went down the list, the responses always fell into one of two buckets. For some, it was "the best is clearly already past, and the legacy has already been shit on, so I don't much care since the damage has already been done". For others, it was "wasn't really a tightly connected franchise anyway, so don't much care if someone thinks something new belongs".

    And so the thought process went, with me not much caring enough about any of them over the others. Until I came to one title and my hand jerked out on its own to hit the radio button like I was the ex-astronaut in Stephen King's story "I Am the Doorway". That title was Scream. That rancid, steaming, eye watering stench laden, dripping of permanently staining caustic fluids, Satan shat pile of irredeemable celluloid. I picked that, because the clear choice for franchise that needs revived the least is always the one that needed its original birth to have been an abortion the most.
     
  18. buck135

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    I second that. Are they really doing another one?
     
  19. Nailwraps

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    I'm gonna say Hellraiser becuase ever since I heard Doug is not returning to play Pinhead it just made me sad. You might as well just do the remake instead.
     
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  20. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    While I'm not thrilled about any of them, there's at least a glimmer of hope for all but one and that would be Scream. The gimmick got old before the final reel was threaded and needed to stop there.
     

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