Monday, February 2, 2009

WHY, OH WHY, the movie remakes?!?

Okay, I'm starting to get really annoyed with the old-school horror movie remakes. I mean, the originals aren't that OLD to be remade in the first place!! Has Hollywood become that hard-up for ideas? And not even NEW ones--they keep rehashing old shit!!! Take "HALLOWEEN" for instance. Rob, I love ya, but your remake wasn't all that interesting. From my understanding, he wanted to give it a different twist. That's all well and good, but...tinkering with a CLASSIC...there's gotta be some limits to this, c'mon!
From my point of view, the original Michael Meyers was possessed. Period. Therefore Michael was deemed demonic and unstoppable. Rob's version of Michael took a more 'psychotic' angle. And he WAS stoppable. From the story, we see how Michael grew up and became the wacko nutjob that he was. I felt bad for him as a kid--slipshod parents (stripper mom, shitheel of a stepdad, uncaring older sister)--vicious peers in school who would often tease him or mouth off about his stripper mom--with no one to talk to or fall back on, well, all that negativity builds up! But in the end, Loomis gets killed, and his baby sister kills him.
Oh yeah, right, Zombie wanted to change things a bit. okay. *sigh* after checking this flick out, sad to say, I wasn't impressed. I give kudos to his whacked out ORIGINAL movies--''House of 1,000 Corpses'' and ''The Devil's Rejects''---if you're a Zombie fan, you just like his stuff, lol---but he should just stick to doing his own thing and leave the classics alone.

And now we have ''Friday The 13th'' coming out on (when?) None other than Friday the thirteenth this month. GOD, spare me, please!!!! The whole Jason series isn't that old either!!! Needless to say, I will not bother checking this out.

Remember 'House of Wax'? This is an old classic. That was NOT a new story. There were two old versions of this, one of them starring Vincent Price. That's right kiddies. Paris Hilton (God, can someone just make her disappear?!) did not 'star' (yeah, right) in a new horror flick. Price was probably turning over in his grave when they released THAT horse turd.

And guess what kiddies? I heard rumors of them doing Nightmare on Elm Street too, with Billy Bob Thornton as Freddy Kreuger. AAAACK!!! Billy's an aweosme actor (Slingblade I still think was his best performance) but, seeing him as Freddy?!?! Oh Robert, why did you pass the torch??? *sigh---again*......

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you. I'm tired of remakes. There are very very few that do well or even compare to the original. And I can't even think of any of them right now.