It’s Time to Bring Back the Scary Movie Franchise

One look at the headline of this feature will make some readers want to run and hide.

That’s understandable.

Not only did the Scary Movie saga get disastrous marks from critics and audiences alike, there have been lots of recent, pointless follow-ups needlessly trying to extend the shelf life of recognizable franchises.

After a summer of Indiana Jones, the DC Extended Universe, Transformers, and Fast & Furious making underwhelming returns to the big screen, the dangers of reviving long-running franchises are more apparent than ever.

In theory, the last thing the general public needs is for movie theaters to be occupied by screenings of a “legacy sequel” to the saga that helped inspire Vampires Suck and Meet the Spartans.

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