Jason Voorhees, Michael Meyers, Leatherface, Freddy Kreuger — four iconic serial killers of the horror genre. However, apart from their legendary status, there is something else that all five of these characters share: they were all created in the 1970s and ’80s. It’s hard to believe that we haven’t seen a new major player in the slasher genre pop up in several decades. In fact, even the credibility of these five major players has decreased dramatically over the years if their lackluster straight-to-DVD sequels are any indication. So, what caused the decline in slasher movies? Is it possible for them to make a comeback?
The CW has a track record of adapting young adult books into compelling television shows. Series such as The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The 100, Gossip Girl and the short-lived The Carrie Diaries all came from novels. I’ve put together a list of four other young adult book series I think The CW could adapt into fantastic shows, which would not only boost ratings, but give us a much needed reprieve from the many superhero shows clogging the network.