Now, sure, there are those we consider monsters. Osama Bin Laden, Muammar Khadafi, Saddam Hussein, and the like are close, but I mean MONSTERS. Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman, dammit. The closest that came for a while was Godzilla, but it didn't have the right feeling. Later, we had Jason, Freddy, Micheal Myers, Leatherface, and even Alien...and that was the closest we've come. However, for all that Drac and Frankie still have the status in horror and society as monsters, Jas and Fred have become jokes, because of the proliferation of extremely bad flicks, and prolly due to the lack of character depth.
How could we help to endear them to us again? Well, that's prolly not going to happen. Still, it's hard to change attitudes in midstream with more sequels, especially with all-new crews doing them each time...but there was something that was done with the 'classics' that has never been done: team-ups. Frankenstein Vs. the Wolfman, Dracula Vs. Frankenstein, The Robot Vs, The Aztec Mummy...these gave you two mosters for the price of one, and allowed you to cheer for one for a change instead of just reeling from it. There has been talk for years about trying this with the two most popular and viable of the modern movie monsters, Jason Voorhies and Freddy Krueger, but no one ever did it. There was even a little hint at the end of "Friday The 13th, Part 9: Jason Goes To Hell", as Freddy's famous knife-fingered glove pulls Jason's infamous hockey mask under ground. Still, there's been anotrher Jason flick since then, and no hint of anything more.
Until Now. New Line is finally going to make it: Freddy Vs. Jason (of course Fred gets top billing, it's New Line's film). I notice the end of the article mentions 20th C. Fox saying they are finally making "Aliens Vs. Predator" (RAWK!) and Warner Brothers is making "Batman Vs. Superman" (Eh.). Being a lifelong fan of the "Alien" and the "Predator" films, I cannot wait for their pairing (wondering if it will follow the storyline of either of the comic series), but frankly, the last Batman film was horrible, and the last Superman films were horrible, and I can't say I'll go out of my way to see that one, unless a few specific people give me great reviews.