The Worst Horror Remake What's Your Pick?
Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:30 PM
Day of the Dead remake, well, it hurt me to type that! Less said the better, but I'm sure there will be somebody on here that says it's better than the original, just to get a reaction, again, they are plain wrong.
I know people have their own opinion, and I do respect that, and all that shit, but come on people, remakes of classics are not really warranted! I know I'm going off the horror tangent here, but was a remake of Total Recall needed for example? I know there are probably hundreds of other examples I could have used, but that was the first that came to mind.
Anyway, back to my answer to the question of worst horror remake (Thanks Craig for a good thread by the way!)
Dawn of the Dead & Day of the Dead.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:50 PM
I don't think there are many people who will think the remake was better than the original such a bad movie.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:39 AM
Well said Atrium! OK, George is really only known for his zombie movies, but he has done some other good stuff! Martin is a great film for example IMHO. Like him or not, be impressed by him, or not, George has done some amazing films that are classed as classics, and will remain classics forever. You have to give him credit for that!
Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:39 PM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:01 AM
Romero has never impressed me.
You are in a very small minority with that view. That or you saw Survival Of The Dead...
Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:09 AM
it was SOooooo good that I completely forget it was ever made.
and I saw it in theater... and you rarely ever forget a movie you saw in theater... at least in my case.
Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:02 AM
Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:31 AM
The remake just looked more professional than the original. That's all it was. Inside, I think you'll find it completely lacked the brain, heart, and soul of the 70's horror it's trying to homage. Saying it's a better movie is kind of like walking up to a machine and going "ooooh, aaaah" because it's bigger and shinier than what it's meant to replace. It's still just a hunk of junk. And the same is most definitely true of several other remakes I mentioned. (Except RZ's Halloween, he ran that thing through the toilet instead of the trash compactor.)
The original is not as sturdy as some of Craven's other films but it's still made with more passion, care, and true love for the genre.
Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:07 AM
Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:27 AM
"There was no PG-13 bullshit"
You're supposed to judge a movie based on...well, what's actually there. That's like saying "This movie was great because it didn't have a shot of a pile of dog shit!". Or: "Ah, well, at least Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem was R-rated!"...doesn't matter, the film was dog shit.
And I couldn't care less if a movie "stays close to the original presentation". YUCK. Give me a damn good movie! I don't care if you don't use the same mask, have the same iconic scene, being true, being blue, blah-fuckin'-blah, at the end of the day a good movie is a good movie! Yeah, we got that cool blood-geyser in the OG Nightmare, but don't give it to us again! Give us a new trick, show us something else cool, ya know?
Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:57 AM
Survival was BAD! Very BAD!
I think it is the only Romero film that I've only watched twice, the others, I've watched multiple times. The only reason I gave it a second viewing was to give it another chance, but the second viewing hurt even more than the first!
Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:34 PM
I don't like original. I didn't like remake. Where do I fit in?
When it comes to heart, Craven will always own Aja. Aja would do original horror for once, if he ever had a heart, not making his career on other people's ideas (remakes). He also seems to jerk off on gore and think that makes a great movie.
oh and before, people tell me High Tension was original... check it out again. It's not original at all, it just looks prettier. It was ok movie, but ending sucked badly... and it also borrows ideas (and even scenes) from several other movies.