Horror movie remakes are subject to harsh criticism and one’s stance on them can cause a divide among hardcore genre fans, but one thing remains, regardless: they’re abundant. They won’t be going away any time soon. Here are five flicks that are currently getting the remake treatment.
The final chapter of George A. Romero’s “Dead Trilogy” has already been remade one time back in 2008, but another remake is currently in development. Being that the project is spearheaded by the producers of Texas Chainsaw 3D, I’m not expecting it to be any better than the last version. Stick with the ’85 original.
Based on Stephen King’s novel, the original film is about a friendly Saint Bernard who contracts rabies and unleashes terror upon the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. The new film is titled with the acronym C.U.J.O., which stands for Canine Unit Joint Operations. I may be presumptuous, but it sounds like this one is going to involve a military plan gone wrong.
Another Stephen King adapation, this one plans to stay true to the novel and explore some of the darker elements that were missing from the original films. It is being penned by Midnight Meat Train writer, Jeff Buhler and directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo for Paramount. I’m betting that a watered down cover of a certain Ramones song will be on the soundtrack.
This horror comedy about a woman under house arrest in a haunted house premiered on March 11, 2014. New Line Cinema announced the remake in February of this year. I’m positive that I don’t stand alone in thinking that this is completely ridiculous. Remakes and franchise reboots are happening way too rapidly. There are plenty of new and original horror films out there that are more deserving of our support.