Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Feature - The Most Sequels Ever



The Most Sequels Ever is it a good claim or a bad claim? You have to really discount certain franchises here, firstly the Carry On set of movies which are not true sequels they are essentially the same story in different settings. Exactly the same applies for the James Bond series of movies, again they are not true sequels. So that brings us to one collection of movies with the most sequels ever which is..... Friday the 13th.

Friday the 13th is the current king of the most sequels ever crown, it currently has 11 movies to the series name. So what makes a series so successful, box office, rental and video/dvd sales obviously dictates to a large degree, but in turn this is fuelled by public demand. Shocker horror movies are often a good bet we have quite a few successful series of movies based on horror, which is something im going to look at in more depth at a later date. So Friday the 13th and its main star Jason Voorhese have been pulling in the crowds for a while, since 1980 in fact. This could be due to the fact Jason is masked we never feel like we really know him, he hardly speaks so do people watch the movies in the hope to find out more about the hockey mask wearing phychopath who was left to drown, could this be the mystery factor?

Throughout the course of the movies we have seen 3d sequels large amounts of tomatoe ketchup Jason meet his end in a variety of ways and plot changes hush hush. lets take a quick look at the movies from the current champion of the most sequels ever.

Friday the 13th (1980) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - Kevin Bacon dies in this movie

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - The Movie had to be cut to avoid an X rating

Friday the 13th Part 3 3D (1982) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - The Movie was released on yes you guess it Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - Jason looks Different in this movie

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - The movie was released on Friday the 22nd of March, to release the movie on a friday the 13th they would have had to wait till September that year.

Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives (1986) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - You see Jason in plain view at the start of the movie, normally your made to wait

Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood (1988) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - Kane Hodder First Plays the role of Jason, possibly the most well known of the actors to take the role

Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - The running time of the movie is 100 minutes, intentional or purposeful?

Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - You see Freddy Kruegur's hand at the end of the movie

Jason X (2001) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - Cyrogenic's are introduced to the movie

Freddy vs. Jason (2003) - Fascinating Friday the 13th Fact - The movie was banned in Malaysia, because of the excessive voilence

There we have it a true champion, the public and the studio obviously think so. On a final note, if you know of a movie series that has more true sequels or is in the running to potentially top Friday the 13th drop me a line.

Info Sourced from wikipedia.org & weirdwildrealm.com - great site go visit!
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