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Soon widespread outrage led to the film's removal, with only , tickets sold. As interest in the Golden Age slasher waned, Wes Craven 's A Nightmare on Elm Street revitalized the genre by mixing fantasy and the supernatural in a cost-effective way. Craven had toyed with slasher films before in Deadly Blessing , though he was frustrated that the genre he had helped create with The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes had not benefited him financially.
Developing A Nightmare on Elm Street since , Craven recognized time running out due to declining revenues from theatrical slasher film releases. Despite A Nightmare on Elm Street 's success, fatigue hit the slasher genre and its popularity had declined substantially. The home video revolution, fueled by the popularity of VHS , provided a new outlet for low-budget filmmaking.
Without major studio backing for theatrical release, slasher films became second only to pornography in the home video market.
The drop in budgets to accommodate a more economic approach was usually met with a decline in quality. Mirroring the punk rock movement, novice filmmakers proved anyone could make a movie on home video, resulting in shot-on-video slashers Blood Cult , The Ripper , Spine , Truth or Dare? Distinguished by overtly homoerotic undertones, Freddy's Revenge became the highest grossing horror film of and inspired "dream" slashes Dreamaniac , Bad Dreams , Deadly Dreams , and Dream Demon Paramount Pictures released the parody April Fool's Day with hopes to start a sister franchise to its Friday the 13th property, though the film's modest box office run never led to a series.
The home video market made stars out of character actors such as Terry O'Quinn and Bruce Campbell , whose respective independent horror-thrillers The Stepfather and Maniac Cop found more support on home video than in theaters. The personality-driven appeal of Freddy Krueger was not lost on filmmakers, as characters like Chucky and Candyman were given ample dialogue and placed in urban settings that had largely been ignored by the Golden Age.
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Chucky's Child's Play and its sequel sold over Both franchises fell out rather quickly, when Child's Play 3 selling only 3. Internationally, the slasher film remained profitable. Due to the declining ticket sales, rights to the Friday the 13th and Halloween franchises were sold to New Line Cinema and Mirimax Films , respectively. Now owning both the Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger characters, New Line would look into a franchise-crossover event film. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday began this crossover franchise, but profit losses from both films stalled the project for a decade.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers was released under Mirimax's Dimension Films banner to negative fan reaction and a weak box office. Wes Craven 's New Nightmare utilized characters from his original Elm Street film in self-referential and ironic ways, as the actors played versions of their true personas targeted by a Freddy Krueger-inspired demon. New Nightmare sold 2.
The slasher film's surprising resurrection came in the form of Scream , a box office smash and redefined the genre's rules. Directed by Craven and written by Kevin Williamson , Scream juggled postmodern humor with visceral horror.
The film played on nostalgia for the Golden Age, but appealed to a younger audience with contemporary young actors and popular music. The marketing for Scream distanced itself from the slasher subgenre as it passed itself as a "new thriller" that showcased the celebrity of its stars, promoting the appearances of then-popular stars Drew Barrymore , Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell over its violence.
Released less than a year after Scream to "critic proof" success, the film sold nearly 16 million tickets at the North American box office. Two months later Dimension Films released Scream 2 to the highest grossing opening weekend of any R-rated film at the time; the sequel sold 22 million tickets and was a critical hit.
Australia's postmodern Cut cast American actress Molly Ringwald as its heroine. Bollywood produced the first musical -slasher hybrid with Kucch To Hai , as well as the more straightforward Dhund: The Fog Scream 2 marked a high-point for interest in the s slasher film. Urban Legend was a modest hit, selling 8 million tickets, though slasher sales were already starting to drop.
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Low-budget slasher films The Clown at Midnight and Cherry Falls had trouble competing with big-budget horror films that could afford then-bankable actors. Scream 3 , the first entry in the Scream series not written by Kevin Williamson, was another huge success with Urban Legends: Final Cut sold a meager 4 million tickets, less than half of what its predecessor had sold just two years earlier; both the I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend franchises were relegated to the direct-to-video market.
The genre continued to fall apart with box office bombs Valentine and Jason X , as well as the critically maligned Halloween: Resurrection , a sequel that sold less than half its predecessor's tickets. New Line Cinema 's highly anticipated Freddy vs.
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Jason , in development since , took note from Scream and mixed nostalgia with recognizable actors; it sold a massive 14 million tickets at the domestic box office, acting a symbolic love-letter to slasher films of the Golden Age. Films like Final Destination and Jeepers Creepers kept slasher film values in mainstream movies, but they deviated from the standard formula set forth by movies such as Halloween , A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream The filmmakers behind Make a Wish and HellBent diversified their stories to appeal to their gay and lesbian audiences.
With 2. Filmmakers around the world tested the levels of on-screen violence an audience would accept. Musician-filmmaker Rob Zombie strove to bring the horror genre away from pop-culture and back to its exploitative roots in House of Corpses and The Devil's Rejects Wes Craven , one of the biggest names in horror for over three decades, directed box office disappointments My Soul to Take and Scream 4 , which sold only 1. Evil and The Final Girls add thematic and emotional subtexts i. These small but noticeable changes would come to affect the genre in the coming decade.
As s Scream -inspired slasher films dwindled in popularity, the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre became a sleeper hit by playing on public's familiarity of the original but promising updated thrills and suspense. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake sold over Remakes of The Fog , When a Stranger Calls and Prom Night were released with PG ratings to pull in the largest teenage audience possible, though only Prom Night sold more tickets than its original counterpart. Rob Zombie 's Halloween took the simplicity of the original film but added an extreme vision that, according to critics, replaced everything that made the first film a success.
Despite these criticisms, Zombie's Halloween sold nearly 8. The following year A Nightmare on Elm Street , like the Friday the 13th remake, had a large opening weekend but quickly fell off the box office charts after.
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Straight-to-video remakes Mother's Day , Silent Night and Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming were met with little reception or praise; Curse of Chucky , a sequel with elements of a reboot of the Child's Play franchise and the first entry not released in theaters, was well-received and given a sequel of its own in The reboot Texas Chainsaw 3D acts as a sequel to the original film , but lackluster box office profits led to its prequel Leatherface to a direct-to-download release Leatherface was filmed in but shelved for two years.
A decline in theatrical profits encouraged film producers to creatively translate the horror film genre to a television audience. It Follows was a critical success, mixing slasher film style with demonic fantasy and metaphorical subtext. The Guest and Don't Breathe twisted conventional tropes into unexpected takes on the horror genre.
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