The Worst Horror Remake What's Your Pick?
Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:58 PM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:09 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:18 AM
And Michael Bay is a dickhead, so I'd blame anything on him. Name something.
But I think you know what I meant. If it's a great movie, don't remake it. And all the remakes I named off were only style updates. No actual point to any of them. Soulless cash-ins.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:28 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:06 AM
they look like they are theater show, no matter what. Just check when the actors are in front of camera, everything is so loud and so theatrical. You know, in '50, when monster was gonna kill someone, it always started to strangle person, no matter if it has hands, claws or tentacles... and the victim always rises it's hand toward his face, screaming.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:23 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:00 PM
Now, there are loooots of remakes that were actually very very good, and some of them are TCM, The Hills Have Eyes (of course!), Halloween and The Last House on the Left. You can't condemn a film just because it's a remake... Give it a chance and, after all, watch it as you would watch another horror movie, without thinking that it will spoil the original... If you say "It will be a total failure" from the very beginning, you won't like it even if it's actually good.
- Otis B. Driftwood
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:11 PM
I didn't. As you can see in my last reply, I also condemn them for being action thrillers instead of deeply interesting, poignant, or stylistic horror films. With horror elements like atmosphere, creepy music scores, etc. Or an actual point. None of the remakes I've named off had any of these things.
But they are not any other horror movie. They are remakes and if a filmmaker remake a great, genre-defining movie, they are clueless.
Well, talk to most people who are watching these remakes. You will find that a great amount of people believe the remakes are made to replace the originals. You'll even hear kids say the reason a movie is remade is because it wasn't good to begin with. That attitude is becoming or has become the one that dictates what the genre is: old films bad, new films good. Therefore, the remakes have in fact done damage to the genre. And they're not even horror films anyway. They're survivalist drama action thrillers. Whereas ALL the originals had something else going on.
I think you'll find I actually was saying that long before remakes came along. And I corrected myself when I was wrong. For example, I said: Jeepers Creepers, 28 Days Later, Cabin Fever, American Psycho, and Final Destination would suck before I saw them. Only one of those films I walked away from saying it met my low expectations. The others surprised me or blew me out of the water.
Oh, and I thought Blair Witch Project might be good which it wasn't. So... you see? My expectations don't actually govern how I receive movies.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:40 PM
Secondly, I've talked to many horror fans about remakes and a considerale amount of them have said that some of them are actually very successful. Especially, TCM and THHE remakes. Even if they are survivalist drama action thrillers, it still works for me.
Lastly, I know you hate every remake that comes out and I know that we can not always agree on things. I'll always say that some of these remakes are very good. But it's your opinion and I respect that. But let me say I disagree on some points... Anyway, that's what a conversation is all about after all.
- Otis B. Driftwood
Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:05 PM
I completely respect that.
I'm just saying I hate that this is what the genre became. I mean, to me- 28 Days Later and Open Water were very successful survival horror films. I liked them and they were pretty darn good. I got my fill and it was time for the genre to move on. Then, Hostel came out and for me, that took care of all the torture themes that fueled a bunch of similar movies. So, yeah we got rip-offs and I was accepting for awhile. Because I thought something else would come along. But... it never stopped. It still hasn't. There is still no variety. Like politics. In fact, what we have now is the overkill of the Exorcism of Emily Rose crap. That was like 7 years ago and it's still not over. I am sick of the same thing. And the genre used to change and give us different kinds of movies. Not anymore. The last 9 or so years have been exactly the same things. Every single time. Ghost or Satanic films get the boring Hollywood treatment and all the killer / torture and zombie / disease films get the dirty people running through the woods action movie treatment.
The genre used to thrive on variety. Now, it seems to thrive on conformity. Remakes and survival thrillers facilitated that. We have them to blame. And, so I do blame them.