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Monday, November 17, 2008

I hates me some remakes, I do!

Okay, if you have read my blog before, you would know my distain towards horror remakes. Sure, there are a couple, if that, that are half way decent and watchable. I mentioned before that they are remaking The Evil Dead, which is stupid, but there are a few more horror/scary films that they are remaking. Dammit, when will Hollywood stop the madness??

The first one really pisses me off. They are remaking Hellrasier. I can't think of a reason why they would remake this film, except that it was made in 1987 and the producers don't want to be reminded of their 'Wall Street' and Flock of Seagulls days. It was fine the way it was made. What could possible be done to make it better, or as Hollywood calls it, make it 'new and improved.' My ass! lol I couldn't find a lot of information about this remake, but I do know it is slated for 2009, and is rumored to have Clive Barker at the helm. How about a sequel instead?

The second just makes me groan. Child's Play. C'mon, you know that this one is going to be filled with over the top murders by some CGI fake doll. I like Chucky, that thing is scarier that hell. I don't care if it doesn't look 'real', it was a doll, and it is awesomely scary because of that. I just wished I had one of those dolls now, the things I could do with it. Haha.

Okay, I know that they have remade Alfred Hicthcock's Psycho over and over and over again, and you almost come to expect one every 10 years or so, but The Birds?! Yes, they are remaking it, because apparently producers don't think it was good the first time around. No, it's really because they have no imagination of their own. Seriously. You know that the tagline of this movie is going to be 'A Classic with a Twist.' Again, many different gory ways a bird can peck at you. I put money on this remake not being anywhere as psychologically scary, and just plain gore.

It has been around 10 years worth of really crappy remakes of awesome horror films. I guess we will have to sit back and wait for the producers to run out of classics to bastardise. Then they will see what they have done, and have to remake them again....

8 comments:

Kotae said...

They're remaking Friday the 13th. It kind of makes me rather sad, honestly. I love the original (and the series in general!), and I'm kinda hesitant about the remake. I watched the trailer the other day, and I was not impressed at all with what I saw. I believe it's by the same guy that did the Texas Chainsaw remake - I'm not 100% on that though. I'm crossing my fingers that it'll be good though.

Nick said...

I truly am saddened that a remake of hellraiser is being made because that is one of my all-time favorite classics. I just know they are gonna ruin it by putting in some "hot" young actors and messing with the original storyline. I don't care if Clive Barker is involved, he doesn't have enough pull nowadays to get his way. He'll probably be bought off anyways.

On the flipside, I think a remake of the birds could be done well. As long the story stays intact, some cgi birds would look leaps and bounds better than what Hitchcock was limited to.

Either way, if you don't like a movie, don't support it. If people would stop going to see these movies, hollywood would stop making them!

Werner said...

No Brad Dourif, no Chucky. No Robert Englund, no Freddy. No Doug Bradley, no Pinhead. These guys have a lot of personality. No offense to Jason, Mike, or Leatherface but they're walking on thin ice remaking some of these movies. They might find somebody to fill those shoes but then again they might not. I don't trust horror casting directors any more.

Randi said...

Yeah I agree with you, Nick, I don't think it would make much difference having Clive Barker's name on the movie. I don't even remember the last few Hellraiser movies, which is pretty sad. Two things I really hate about remakes, the 'hot' young actors (love the quotes on hot lol) and the lastest trends. Those two things make me NOT want to see a movie.

I stopped going to a lot of horror movies in the cinemas a long time ago. Some of it was cost, but a lot was the fact that unbeknownst to me I was supporting the freshly churned crap. Of course if they got your $10 bucks, they don't care if it's good or not. Hopefully the movie companies don't look at Red Box rentals!

Randi said...

Exactly, Werner! There is a personality which only that specific actor can bring. Can you imagine them remaking Nightmare before Christmas and not using the guy who voiced Jack Skellington!

Like when I watched the Rob Zombie Halloween remake, I am still not sure if I liked the person who played Laurie Strode. Knowing what Jamie Lee Curtis brought to the role throughout the series, it just brings disappointment when you see someone in a classic role not act as well. Sad times. Like you said kotae, I love the originals, and I just haven't been truely impressed or blown away by a remake.

Maybe I need to get an online petition going HAHA!

dangercinema said...

Unfortunatley horror remakes are nothing new. House of Wax has been made three times, bram stoker's dracula has seen several versions. Hollywood will stop remaking films when the audience stops going to see them.

Maggie.Burnett said...

I think the biggest problem they have, is that there are no new horror franchises. They want to satisfy our need for gore and mayhem but our incapable of coming up with any truly worthwhile antagonists. What the industry needs is a new Freddy, Pinhead, Chucky, or Jason. Someone needs to find the new badass of the horror scene, then maybe they'll leave the classics alone!!!

Little Stinker said...

Oh no, they are remaking Chucky?? Nooo. That is a terrible idea, they have lost their minds in Hollywood.