This may seem a little confusing at first, but try to stay with me here. Koa Films is making a Piranha flick and Alexandre Aja is remaking the original Piranha (“New Piranha, Demons Remake!” – April 2007), OK? Two installments of the same film franchise were in the works, but Koa's was to be in 3D. Easy enough to follow, right?
Back when Brad Anderson was attached to direct and Scott Kosar was supposed to write the remake of George Romero’s The Crazies, it was a project I was really looking forward to. Then it fell apart and I thought to myself “Well, it’s probably for the best…”
Remakes. We hate them, we love them, we just cannot seem to get away from them. Hell, some of our most cherished horror films are remakes: The Thing, The Fly, When a Stranger Calls ... all right, maybe not that last one.
Wow, how touching is it that horror is what brought RKO and the Writers' Guild together for an interim agreement that will allow them to keep making movies? They were able to get together, hold hands once again if you will, all in the name of getting some horror out the door.
Of all the horror icons, Freddy Krueger is my favorite. The first horror film I watched was A Nightmare on Elm Street, and from then on I was hooked. It didn't matter what others thought of the sequels; I was glued to the franchise. So, what should one think when this series is put into some questionable hands?
When in the name of Jupiter's balls did this get made and how the hell haven't I heard of it until now? Looks like another Eighties classic is getting the old remake treatment courtesy of Sony Pictures and The Butcher Brothers, and guess what? It's landing on store shelves March 25th!
It’s being reported this morning via Upcoming Film Scores that a slew of new sci-fi/horror movies are finally settling on composers, and since this is the first time I’ve heard mention of the upcoming Tale of Two Sisters remake (pictured) in quite a while, it’s worth a mention as it’s a very good sign that the film is nearly done. How good it will be still remains to be seen.
Seriously now, why is it that whenever studios release pics from their horror titles that they’re always the most boring, tell-you-nothing images they can find? I mean, if you have a movie with some ghosts and gore, at least show them off!
I have to say I actually kind of dig this poster; it doesn’t go where I would have expected it to and in this day and age, that’s really all I can ask for, I guess. STYD got the first look at the Prom Night redux poster, a little slice of which is below; smack it with your mouse to see the whole thing. Nelson McCormick directed the remake, which follows a young girl on the run from a serial killer who's killing all her friends on the titular magical evening.
No matter where you are right now, I’m sure you can hear the sound of the damned crying out in fear as their toasty, warm home for a millennia becomes colder and colder by the second; yes, dear readers, hell has frozen over. Why?
Oh, man, who wants a remake of The Gate? How could they possibly top the original for pure 80’s fun? Nevertheless it seems like it’s happening, or so say sources at JoBlo this morning.
Good news, boils and ghouls; George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead (review) will be upon us in no time!
When it was announced, informally, that Brett Ratner wouldn’t be helming the Escape From New York remake ("Ranter Won’t Escape New York" – October 2007), I was all smiles from ear to ear.
The brothers behind The Poughkeepsie Tapes are prepping their remake of Spanish horror film REC, now called Quarantine here in the States, and casting is in full force.
Remakes, remakes, remakes ... they never end it seems. Have ideas run so dry in the movie business that anything and everything is worthy fodder for the retooling machine? Good thing we horror fans have Alex Aja on our side.