With the announcement that a Friday the 13th video game will be released later on this year. I've already chosen which other classic horror movie franchises I'd want to be made into video game!
Number five on this list is none other than Hellraiser. And, of course, it's certainly earned its place in horror movie history, with Pinhead being one of the most recognizable villains ever. So why not make a Hellraiser game already? I mean, just Imagine how cool it would be to play as someone who's just solved the Lament Configuration (that cool looking cube in the movie)? And then trying to survive Pinhead and his devilish crew until you finally face off in the fiery depths of Hell?
4.) Child's Play
I, of course, had to throw Chucky and the Child's Play franchise on this list. Don't be surprised if this actually happens one day, either. Because in the last year or so it was actually being considered, but was unfortunately never made. Now, if this does end up happening, I think it should have both an option to play the story as a character trying to survive Chucky's rampage and then another option letting you play as none other than Chucky himself.
3.) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The next classic horror movie franchise and villain I think should go the video game route is, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Which, like the last two on this list, has already had some very brief experience in the gaming world with the Atari version that came out in 1982. Fast forward to modern times and I think a new game should focus on straight survival mode. It wouldn't be as scary if you played as Leatherface, but it would be incredibly scary if you were playing as someone trying to escape Leatherface and his cannibalistic family instead.
2.) A Nightmare On Elm Street
Of course I had to add this dreamy classic to my list. Video games have already been in the franchise's interest. Starting with the first Nightmare On Elm Street game that came out in 1990 for Nintendo. Then recently with Freddy making an appearance in 2011's, Mortal Kombat.
If they were to make another solo Elm Street game it should be scary, like way too frightening. With you narrowly escaping Freddy each level while simultaneously trying to save your friends who all probably end up dying anyways. Until, finally, you are the last one to face off against him for one last time. Then maybe after you beat the game you can play as Freddy throughout the whole story; how could with THAT be?
My number one pick for which classic horror movie franchise and character should have their own solo game is Halloween. Michael Myers like Freddy has had his own game. Way back in the 1980's on the Atari. Michael made yet another appearance in Call of Duty: Ghosts as part of a DLC package. He was also considered for a part in Mortal Kombat (2011) and is now heavily rumored to be in the brand new upcoming Mortal Kombat game which is set for release this April. But... I say, why have him make all of these guest appearances? When he could have his very own creepy game instead! If I had creative control over a Halloween solo game, then I would allow the option to play as either Michael Myers or his intended victim. As Michael you would have to successfully infiltrate peoples houses and what not, sort of like a backward spy. And then kill whoever he's after without anyone knowing, or you could just rampage through the mission and kill everyone in your path. Maybe after you beat it you would unlock all of the different looks he's had in the franchise, while also enabling the option to free roam the windy streets of Haddonfield like a madman. How cool would THAT be?!
Unfortunately these are all just dreams... for now. These games need to become a reality and I think the brand new Friday the 13th game is a great start for what's to come.