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J. Tithonus Pednaud Sep 12th, 2009 05:52 PM

Even more remakes...
This remake thing has really gone to far. Now remakes of classic horror are coming out with little or no fanfare at all. Which sort of defeats the reason companies put out remakes (to cash in on nostalgia and name value).

Of course, 'Sorority Row' just came out. A remake of 'The House on Sorority Row'.

Imagine my surprise when I saw this remake of 'It's Alive!' at a local horror con. Of course I had to pick it up just to see it. Have yet to watch it though.


Fright Night is being optioned for a remake by Dream Works.

Monster Squad has been optioned.

Hellraiser, Children of the Corn, Creature from The Black Lagoon, Shocker, The Gate....all in the works.

Then I hear there's another 'Blob' remake in the works.

And today, I discover that Plan 9 From Outer Space' is getting a 'more serious' remake.


Seriously, when is it going to stop? There are only a handful of remakes that were better than the original.

How many can you name?

10,000 Volt Ghost Sep 12th, 2009 06:00 PM

Casino Royale....or is this for horror remakes?

Fathom Zero Sep 12th, 2009 06:57 PM

They seem to be more prevalent for horror movies. "Scary" is a primal quality, easier to retell than some more complicated narrative.

BTW, Casino Royale is a horrible example of a remake.

Babs Sep 12th, 2009 07:59 PM

The Gate? Man, that's really going out of someone's way to do a remake. I had no idea the movie had any sort of popularity for it to even be considered remade.

No fucking messes around with Stephen Dorff's first appearance in a full length motion film.

10,000 Volt Ghost Sep 12th, 2009 09:37 PM


Originally Posted by Fathom Zero (Post 647737)
They seem to be more prevalent for horror movies. "Scary" is a primal quality, easier to retell than some more complicated narrative.

BTW, Casino Royale is a horrible example of a remake.

The original wasn't that much of a sham.....

darkvare Sep 12th, 2009 09:47 PM

there's a remake of a french comedy movie called "le diner des cons" i recomend watching it freaking awesome movie

DougClayton4231 Sep 13th, 2009 11:52 AM

Some of the remakes aren't bad. I really liked Friday The 13th and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remakes mainly because I don't expect them to compare to the old ones. I just wanted to see Jason/Leatherface/Kenny Loggins horribly rape and pillage stupid teenagers. I hope they stop with the Creature From The Black Lagoon remake, that's utter bullshit.

Tadao Sep 13th, 2009 02:37 PM

I saw SciFi channel advertise their version of Children of the Corn last night. I think they are aring in in a couple of weeks.

ZeldaQueen Sep 13th, 2009 06:35 PM

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Witches

Actually, I sort of agree with The Witches, seeing as they screwed up the ending pretty darned badly.

Big Papa Goat Sep 14th, 2009 12:07 AM

The Hellraiser remake is probably going to be tremendously shitty, but I would still totally want to see it.

darkvare Sep 14th, 2009 12:41 AM

taken from the angry video game nerd blog

I’ve heard Rob Zombie will not be directing any more Halloween movies, but is going to be directing The Blob’s 2nd remake.

Geggy Sep 14th, 2009 02:00 AM

Poltergeist and clash of titans (it may not be a horror, but it still scared the crap out of me as a kid.)

I also heard there will be a remake of robocop which I think is ridiculous. Even more so that it will be directed by darren aronofsky (requiem for a dream and pi)

Guitar Woman Sep 14th, 2009 03:54 AM

What the fuck?

I could care less about most of these remakes, but Plan 9 and Rocky Horror?

You are kicking me in the balls, Hollywood.

DougClayton4231 Sep 14th, 2009 02:02 PM

Why would anyone remake robocop? That's like making a terminator movie without Arnold.....oh wait....

Babs Sep 15th, 2009 10:25 PM

If only they would remake all those new shitty Star Wars movies.

captain516 Sep 16th, 2009 12:33 AM

Oh god, not Robocop! Please, anything but that!

Zomboid Sep 16th, 2009 01:07 AM

I remember thinking that the TCM remake was the beginning of the end for modern horror :(

Preemptive: shutup, I know there are still good, NEW, horror movies. They're few and far between, though.

darkvare Sep 16th, 2009 01:52 AM

what if frank miller directs the new robocop would you like that?

Zomboid Sep 16th, 2009 02:00 AM

Fuuuuuck no!

captain516 Sep 16th, 2009 02:18 AM

Of course by like, you mean "hate intensely".

Durrsomething Sep 18th, 2009 09:10 PM

A serious remake of Plan 9 as a generic zombie movie.

They might just as well remake The Naked Gun as a serious Drama/Thriller with Liam Neesen.

Fuck Hollywood. Someday, I'm going to burn down their sign if they keep this remake shit up.

Dr. Boogie Sep 18th, 2009 10:14 PM

Forget that, they'll just remake Naked Gun as "Police Movie".

MattJack Sep 19th, 2009 01:23 AM


Originally Posted by Dr. Boogie (Post 649072)
Forget that, they'll just remake Naked Gun as "Police Movie".


RaNkeri Sep 25th, 2009 02:54 PM

Apparently there are talks of remaking the 80's version The Fly

kahljorn Sep 26th, 2009 06:20 AM

ive heard that they are thinking of remaking they live and it :O

Zomboid Sep 26th, 2009 05:42 PM

Pretty sure IT is confirmed. Remaking They Live would really suck.

kahljorn Sep 27th, 2009 08:10 AM

yea and shit like that is all trendy now too so itll probably be extra gay :(

Sam Sep 27th, 2009 03:02 PM

They are going to put John Cena in it. :(

captain516 Sep 28th, 2009 02:40 AM

If they do remake IT, I hope Seth Green will cameo in it. Not because I like Seth Green or anything, but because I love seeing actors from older franchises showing up in the newer versions.

Hangie Sep 28th, 2009 10:40 AM

I'm probably being completely stupid but by IT, you mean the one based on the Stephen King book right? If so, I thought the movie was pretty bad, they should take another shot at it.

J. Tithonus Pednaud Sep 28th, 2009 05:16 PM


Official new Nightmare on Elm Street trailer.

It shows how pointless the remake is. They didn't change a damn thing and even tribute classic scenes. If they had added something or actually re-imagined some things I would give it credit. But seriously, this is bullshit.

Zomboid Sep 28th, 2009 11:29 PM


Originally Posted by kahljorn (Post 650461)
yea and shit like that is all trendy now too so itll probably be extra gay :(

A large part of the charm of They Live comes from the camp value. It just doesn't make sense to try to make it all cool and ultra-modern :(

How are they going to top a movie about a nomadic Roddy Piper suddenly being in the middle of an alien invasion and kicking ass? They can't, so they shouldn't even try >:

kahljorn Sep 29th, 2009 12:42 AM

itll probably be about some new age spiritual traveling guitar player who smokes marijuana and he somehow discovers this truth and all the shit about aliens and he's like, "man david icke was right i gotta get this out to people" and then he spends the rest of his life writing books (wearing sunglasses) designing webpages/posting on message boards and making appearances on talk radio for novelty purposes and then he'll die.

lol i dunno really but itll probably be gay.

oops i meant the thing not it

pretty much they want to destroy john carpenter :(

Sam Sep 29th, 2009 01:08 AM

Kahl are you saying it's going to be about Chuck Palahniuk? :(

kahljorn Sep 29th, 2009 08:04 PM

exactly from his starring role at the end of fightclub when all the buildings collapse at night but he at least has sunglasses on

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