Top 7 Horror Sequels We Hoped For But Never Got
Okay, so here is a title out of the blue. Tobe Hooper's Funhouse continues to be one of the most underrated '80s horror films. And sandwiched by franchise launchers like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Funhouse seemed to be the perfect candidate to continue on as a series. Sure, the two-faced kid bit the big one in the original film, but think of the possibilities: another new freakshow killer in each film. It would have been great... the bearded lady could be the killer in part two, the sword swallower in part three and so forth. Alas, The Funhouse came and went, and a sequel was never to be, which is unfortunate because the original was such a hugely entertaining film.
It's hard to believe a film with as many fans as Near Dark never produced a sequel, but that is the case. However, a quick historic investigation unveils the reason studios never pursued a part two in this vampire/western horror flick: Near Dark was made on a budget of $5 million while the movie's total box office take was under $3.4 million. Mystery solved. The fact was not lost, however, that Near Dark eventually generated a cult following, not to mention the fact that it was directed by the magnificent Kathryn Bigelow and talks of a remake were being bandied about. That was all squashed, though, by the Cullen family and the Twilight films as the folks behind the Near Dark remake felt it would be too similar to Twilight, and the plans were scrapped. Thanks a lot, Edward.
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