Though it’s a bit slow by today’s standards, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is still seen by most as one of the most terrifying movies they’ve seen, be they hardcore horror fans casual moviegoers.
One reason the film works so well for me, personally, is because for no reason whatsoever, these birds just all of a sudden go mad and attack humans left and right. In the same way the zombie outbreak that started George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was never given an explanation, The Birds was all the more scary for not knowing why this was happening.
But don’t worry; you won’t have to be that scared when the remake comes to theaters next year, according to a new article in Variety. In it Mandalay Pictures’ new president, Cathy Schulman, points out both the difference between the original and the remake and how clueless Hollywood is from top to bottom:
“In the original, the birds just showed up, and it was kind of like, why are the birds here?” she, like, totally told the trade. “This time, there’s a reason why they’re here and (people) have had something to do with it. There’s an environmental slant to what could create nature fighting back.”
How original, yes. Though I guess in this day and age of constant fear of global warming and destroying our atmosphere, it makes sense this is the approach they’d take. Personally, I was hoping for the “leave the movie the fuck alone” take, but that’s just unrealistic.
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