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Remakes and Reboots

In 1998, the Halloween series was revived, playing off the success of the Scream franchise. The new film, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, was conceived as a direct sequel to 1981's Halloween II, and would lead to one further sequel, Halloween: Resurrection, in 2002.

Another revival came in 2003 when the Texas Chain Saw Massacre remake was released. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning popularized the prequel. The success of the TCM remake would soon lead to a slew of other slasher remakes, including Toolbox Murders, House of Wax, Black Christmas, the "reimagining" of Halloween, Prom Night, My Bloody Valentine 3D, the Friday the 13th reboot, Sorority Row and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

The Scream series was relaunched in 2011 with Scream 4, featuring a killer recreating the Woodsboro murders, therefore remaking the original film. The film itself is not a reboot, though, featuring the surviving characters and acting as a sequel, but instead satirizes the ideas and conventions of horror film reboots and remakes.

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