Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare came out in 1991. There have been two direct sequels to it since then, and one remake.
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter came out in 1984. There were four direct sequels between it and 1993's Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. There were then two additional sequels to that film, plus a remake.
And that is why you should never use the word final in the subtitle to any horror-movie sequels. No one takes it seriously at this point. And that's why no one really believed Lionsgate when it named the last Saw movie Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. There's just no way a studio is going to walk away from a franchise that has made three quarters of a billion dollars at the global box office. Take a break, maybe. But wash their hands of it? No way.
And that's also why no one should be surprised by Bloody-Disgusting's report that Lionsgate is "actively developing" the next Saw movie. What that movie will be, no one knows. It could be a sequel. It could be a prequel. Hell, it could even be a remake. Lionsgate is exploring all options. All we do know is that money is king, and the Saw franchise has proven it can make a boatload of it every time out of the gate. So, yes, Jigsaw fans, rest assured there will be more of your beloved murderer to enjoy in the future.
Just don't expect series creator James Wan to come back and direct. He's got bigger things to do now, even if he did tease Saw 8 on the chalkboard in Insidious.
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