What a difference a year makes. Opening less than 365 days after its predecessor, Scream 2 was perfectly poised to rake in the big bucks. For starters opening night at the local theater was no longer a "fans only" event.
For a while, successful horror looked to be a thing of the past. With the close of the 1980s it seemed that audience fatigue had set in regarding reigning franchises. 1989 saw minimal box office returns for the Friday the 13th, Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises, indicating that audiences might’ve had enough of these recurring bogeymen.
It's no secret that for a very long time now Dimension Films, who were at one point pumping out horror movies left and right, has seemed all but extinct.
The Weinsteins Looking to Bring Their Horrors Back - New Halloween Sequel, Hellraiser Remake and More!
Say what you will about The Weinstein Company, the bottom line is that they have their hands firmly gripped upon some of horror's top franchises, and they've always done their best to be kind to the genre. True, some efforts have been better than others, but you have to take the bad with the good, man!