The last time Freddy Krueger was on the the big screen was 2010 when the reboot of A Nightmare of Elm Street came out. A year before that was the Friday the 13th reboot, the last time Jason Voorhees was in theaters carving it up. At a time when horror films are at an arguable peak in popularity, and with the success of the Blumhouse Halloween entry in 2018, it’s crazy that these two iconic franchises aren’t cashing in as well.
What’s holding them up involves a series of muddy court cases, a production studio that’s turned its back and a bit of fear – not over the boogeyman – but rather failing at a resetting such legendary characters. Over at Ultimate Classic Rock, I dig into the behind the scenes drama behind both films and shake out what’s what in each situation.