Not everyone will agree with me on this, but I think 2015 has been a pretty good year to be a fan of the horror genre. It’s not been a particularly exciting one, but quiet surprises like The Hallow, Creep, It Follows, The Visit and The Gift have kept it interesting.
Then there’s the palpable anticipation for what’s to come.
The last eleven months have done a decent job of keeping the horror-hungry masses entertained while it builds up the already palpable anticipation for what may very well be one of the most intense years the genre has seen in quite some time. This is especially true if you’re fond of stab ’em ups.
In addition to the Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Child’s Play films that are expected by 2017, a growing interest in slasher games will only help sustain that momentum. The unexpected success of Until Dawn and the thousands who donated nearly $1M to the crowdfunding campaigns for Friday the 13th: The Game and Last Year is proof enough that there’s a sizable audience who’s ready to see stab ’em ups carve out a home in video games.
And since Konami doesn’t seem all that interested in continuing the Silent Hill series, maybe that’ll free them up to make another bad Saw game. That’d sure be something.
I’d like you to tell me which slasher franchises, if any, you’d like to see get video game adaptations. There are a lot of them so I’ve opened this poll up a bit to allow for your own answers. Now go, dear reader! Go forth and exercise your right to vote in online polls!