The success of Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions has led to the advent of many different new horror series. With the release of Happy Death Day 2U this weekend, the horror-comedy based original film is making its attempt at becoming a franchise. While reviews for the original were solid enough, I personally detested the film for its lazy writing and execution.
While its sequel has yet to open, writer and director Christopher Landon has opened up with Entertainment Weekly to discuss a possible tease for a third film that can be seen after the credits of 2U this weekend:
“Oh god. Well, I mean, there’s a big clue already in [Happy Death Day 2U]. There’s an end credit sequence, so people who stick around, they’ll see that. But, beyond that, mum’s the word right now I always imagined this as a trilogy”
The occurrence of more horror franchises in Hollywood today is a byproduct of their high probability of success. Both Happy Death Day and its sequel costs less than 10 million dollars to make, meaning its fairly easy for both films to churn out a profit. The sequel is projected to open with about 20 million dollars this weekend from ProBoxOffice, which would be more than enough for a third entry.
My hope with 2U and a possible third entry is that they try to get creative as possible. The original film suffered because it doesn’t do much of note outside its initial concept, so either expanding these characters or expanding the possibilities of this universe would be a wise decision.
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