Halloween and Friday the 13th have always been equally beloved slasher franchises, but Michael Myers is about to tie an important record with Jason.
The upcoming Halloween Kills is about to tie an important franchise record with Friday the 13th. Both of these long-running slasher franchises have been frightening and entertaining audiences for over four decades, and have become equally as beloved among horror aficionados. However, there is one claim to fame Friday the 13th has always had over Halloween, but that’s about to go away.
Halloween was released in 1978 and went on to become one of the most successful independent movies ever made. Although the film wasn’t the first true slasher, its success kicked off a genre that would come to proliferate throughout the 1980s. Friday the 13th was one of the first films to ride on Halloween‘s coattails, and its own unexpected success transformed the simple story of a summer camp being terrorized by a mysterious killer into one of the decade’s most famous horror series. Both Halloween and Friday the 13th would continue into the 1990s and would see remakes produced during the late 2000s.