This weekend, the Rob Zombie directed Halloween II got trumped by the fourth installment of the never ending Final Destination franchise. Apparently, moviegoers are no longer interested in seeing people killed the traditional way. They need outlandish deathtraps and 3-D technology to sweeten the deal. According to the LATimes, Halloween will be following suit with another sequel that will also be laced in 3-D.
Halloween II may have not been the box office champion this week, but their competition did teach its studio a lesson. The Weinstein Company’s co-chairman Bob Weinstein said today that “the 3-D sequel, titled, appropriately enough, “Halloween 3D,” is in development.” It turns out that 3-D movies are the way to go if you want a successful horror movie. The site pointed out that “for The Final Destination, theaters with at least one 3-D screen earned 3.25 times as much as those that showed the movie in 2-D only.”
Are we becoming a culture for gimmicks? Does 3-D technology better a script or the acting of a film in any way? I highly doubt it, but I can’t knock the Weinsteins for striking the iron while it’s hot. Rob Zombie already stated that he is done with the series, and won’t be returning for the third. Therefore, get ready for a fresh face to pimp out some 3-D Michael Myers mayhem.
What do you think about Halloween III being in 3-D?