While reboots and remakes have been pretty standard for the movie industry over the past decade or more, there are also the rare franchises that just keep moving forward, finding new life without starting from scratch. That’s especially the case with the horror genre, where beloved movies like and are being kept alive to tell stories to a new generation of viewers, without throwing out the original films in their respective series.
In 2018, hit theaters as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 original film of the same name–and there’s two more on the way. What’s more, The Craft: Legacy picks up nearly 25 years after the 1996 original Craft film, following a new group of young witches as they tap into their dark sides. Either of these movies would have been easy to imagine as a reboot, and in Halloween’s case, that’s already happened once before–lest we forget that franchise’s ridiculous complicated timelines and the two many of us would rather forget.
But for the founder of Blumhouse Productions, the company behind new installments of those franchises, that was never an option.