Artnewspress : 2020 has been a bummer, and this is thanks in large part due to a worldwide pandemic, resulting in social distancing and isolating. While a lot of things that have been disappointing, there is a bright side to all this that we all must remember to look at when things feel dark: we could all live in a world where the scariest horror franchises are actually real, which would make this whole situation suck a hell of a lot more.
That’s not to say the reality of this year hasn’t been scary enough, but I can’t act like it wouldn’t be worse with ghosts and deranged serial killers pursuing me. On that note, here are the horror franchises I’ve pondered and would definitely be worse in a pandemic scenario, for various reasons I never really thought about until 2020.
Being targeted by the evil Michael Myers would be bad enough, and there are few people who truly stand a chance against the serial killer. Escaping Michael Myers is a monumental task on its own, so what would you do if you didn’t have a lot of areas in which to get away from him? Limited access to areas due to city shutdowns would immediately hamper someone’s ability to evade him and essentially make you a sitting duck. Unless your house is booby-trapped like Laurie Strode, the odds of survival won’t be good.