People complain about there being too many of the same tropes in horror movies as well as the stereotypical characters well if it ain't broke don't fix it ...
Because it's how you tell the story, if the cars all started when the trouble starts the characters would simply drive away and they are no longer in danger, right? if they all stay together the killer can't pick them off one by one until he or she is alone with the final girl, right ? It's all part of the plan, you have to trust the process . The tropes are a needed evil in the world of horror .
I like the tropes because they set up the story and change it at the drop of a dime, one minutes they have a plan to escape and get to safety and then BAM the car won't start, or the realize their locked in the house with a killer .
As much as people preach that they want change in the genre if you stop using the tropes and the stereotypical characters fans might like it in the short term but then they would be looking for them to make a comeback shortly . You can't reinvent the wheel folks, it simply can't be done and why should it, seriously ...
I want to change horror movies Yes but I think parts of the story telling are not only needed but if you cut them out you would change the genre too much .
I had alot of stereotypical characters in Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis and I'm okay with that, they all had their place and they all worked well .
I've said it a bunch of times when the actor who was to be the killer backed out of the film due to reasons beyond his control there was a panic about how it would all pan out and I decided that "Hey I can do this" I had no idea how wrong I was I'm not an actor, I'm a writer and a director so me being the genius that I am I decided to write a bigger part for myself in Sins of Man II : Vengeance it was a needed step to build the story towards the big finale in Part III.
We start shooting on May 1st and I haven't even looked at the script other then at the table reads ... I might just wing it when I shoot my scenes because my character is alittle crazy anyway ..
I guess what I'm trying to say is to everyone that doesn't like the tropes and the stereotypical characters and you complain about them there is a reason they have worked so well for so long, right ?? it's because they are a need tool in the structure and story telling that we all love.
STAY HUMBLE, STAY HUNGRY MY FRIENDS :)