Okay before I get started I would like to talk about the sub genres of Horror. Depending on who you are asking there can be anywhere between 6-66 (see what I did there) different sub genres of Horror. What I will be going by is the most widely agreed upon, and what James A. Janisse, and that is the eight. 1. Creature-Feature's/Monster Movies such as Frankenstien, Dracula, Wolfman, Bride of Frankenstien, Nosferatu, The Invisible Man, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Metaluna Mutant, The Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Hide and The Blob. 2. Thriller/Physiological such as (my favourite movie) The Shining, Silence of the Lambs and Physco. 3. Paranormal such as The Others, The Exorcist, The Babadook, The Ring and anything by our (M) Night in shining armor - Shamalon. 4. Zombies Think Night of the Living Dead. 5. (and my favourite) Slashers, Leatherface, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhese, Freddy Kreuger, Chucky, and The Turkey from Thankskilling. 6. Meta stuff like Scream. 7. Torture and Found Footage such as Saw and Paranormal Activity. These are usually lumped together because they have overlying aspects. 8. Artsy/High Budget such as IT, Jaws, The Birds, etc.
So what do I mean about "what's going to happen". Lets go category by category. For Monster Movies, since the flopping of Universal's "Dark Universe" we, sadly, won't be seeing much of our favourite old school characters, unless we are watching the classic, 1920-60 films. As for Physiological, Paranormal, and Found Footage, most of the films are stand alone and if they were to make sequels it wouldn't be that big of a deal and if they didn't, same thing. Artsy films if it's a guaranteed franchise (i.e. IT) then yeah it'll keep going but if not then no. Who Should we worry about then?
We should worry about our Slashers, we should worry about Saw and Pinhead, we should worry about Ringu, we should worry about Zombies and we should worry about Scream.
Horror, as Feminist and film studier, Riley Stager and Carol J Clover, authors of 'Final Girl' and 'Men Women and Chainsaw's' puts it, Horror is the most equal genre. With films Such as Night Of the Living Dead having a strong African-American HERO in the the of the civil rights activism, or Nightmare 2 being the first films to show LGBT+ characters in a positive light or hell even all the slashers usually having a strong female character who outlast all her male counterparts (Lori, Nancy, Ripley etc.)! Horror has been great for minorities. Heck even the first Friday the 13th villain was a 30 something year old woman, and in Texas Chainsaw Leatherface is a bit gender confused. Come to think of it most Icon's are gender confused.
So what's next? With the new Halloween messing up the timeline (analysis coming) and a new Friday and Nightmare scheduled, as well as that awkward thing Saw is going through we will continue to see our Icon's we've grown to love but with different directers (R.I.P. Wes Craven, Stanley Kubrik and John Carpenter, you will be missed), new actors and sometimes new timelines it's normal to feel worried. From my time on the Amino App I've noticed that the Horror Fandom is actually one of the most chill. Although there are some bad people out there, it's not Horror's fault or Video Game's fault. It's the fact that we are not being taught properly about mental health education. So please be kind to one another!
Peace, Love, and 10 hours of Halloween theme,
Boo! Did I scare you? I sure hope I didn't! I've always been a spooky hooman. When I was really little I would watch the Classic Universal Monster Movies with my stepdad. Then I would watch tons of Stephen Spielberg, Right Now I'm reading Stephen King left, right, up (like a floating balloon) and down (the Green Mile). I also like Slashers but who doesn't. I am currently writing a Slasher Horror Comedy Hip Hop Musical with my friend KQ!