Saturday, June 20, 2009

Discussion of the Week - Week 7

You are given the opportunity to hand pick the next horror movie to get the remake treatment. Which movie do you choose and why?

My choice?

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I say take The Prowler and give it the balls out non stop gore ride treatment that My Bloody Valentine was given earlier this year. It's hard not to make the comparison between MBV and The Prowler ; both films take place in a small town where a prior evil has gone down revolving around the school dance and the town cancels the dance for many years until one year they decide to bring it back and the killer comes along with it, knocking the kids off one by one. It's a simple and highly effective story that paves the way for awesome and creative kill scenes one after another and if remaking My Bloody Valentine worked, then I can't help but feel like there's no reason why remaking The Prowler should not work just as well. The Prowler 3D, perhaps?

Now I like The Prowler and it features some of Tom Savini's best makeup effects work (which are the highlight of the somewhat boring and drawn out movie), but I can't deny that it could use a bit of an upgrade and it really would be pretty hard to fuck it up. Bring in the jilted war soldier and have him brutally pitchfork, knife, and dispatch various teenagers. That's all i'm askin for! Much like the miner, he's a badass looking killer and all you've gotta do is plug him into various different murdering scenarios. In my opinion, it's just a matter of time before someone realizes the potential of this underground classic and tosses it onto the remake chopping block. And I for one won't mind a bit.

Leave a comment and let me know which horror movie you'd like to see remade!

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16 comments:

Bjornabo said...

My first choice was "Don`t Look in the basement", but I see that a remake is already in the making.

So my choice is: "The Hound Of The Baskervilles". None of the earlier versions of this story follows the book, and I whould like to see a movie that does excatly that.

The older movies is perhaps more in the "thriller" genre, but a full-blown Horrormovie based on this book whould be great..

the sneering (homo-phobic) snob said...

i`d like to see a remake of shivers but with "ALL" repeat "ALL" heterosexual sex because there was some pansy stuff in the original that always spoilt it a little bit for me.

Carl (ILHM) said...

IM drunk w00t!!11

I want to see a remake of Jaws for the sheer fact that it is inevitable so we might as well get over it so long as they continue to make new Jaws movies. Jaws = awesome, and I just want to see sharks eating people and p0wnZinG them in the face. Once we get past the initial and inevitably terrible remake, we might get some sequels that will be awesome

Soap Magic said...

I'd like to see The Blood Spattered Bride and Tombs of the Blind Dead get remade. Those are two movies that could use a "re-imagining".

Zacery Nova said...

"the sneering (homo-phobic) snob" is a douche, I'll show you some "pansy stuff"...moron.

ANYWAY,

How am I supposed to answer this question?! Let's sample an answer, oh - and I'm affecting a nerdy lisp for it so I sound even more like an idiot:

"How about they remake Final Deshtination...'cept make it all about the deathsh and get rid of that shupernatural shtuff?"

No?

Argh! Well, how about "The Craft" then? We haven't seen witches in a while...

- Zac

Johnny said...

Carl - as long as the shark isn't CGI, I say bring it on! I'd love to see a new killer shark movie up on the big screen. If it takes remaking Jaws for me to get that, so be it.

the sneering (homo-phobic) snob said...

zacery, remakes of "final destination" and "the craft" would be superb as long as every character in each film was a beautiful naked 18 year old chick.

Wings said...

How about a GOOD remake of "Prom Night". :)

Johnny said...

wouldn't mind seeing Black Christmas remade again either!

Jason Takes Portland said...

How about remaking, the "Town that Dreaded Sundown"? They must keep the narration though, preferably with Morgan Freeman.

Zacery Nova said...

Oh Johnny, you mightn't be aware of this (hehe) but there was a PERFECT remake already done of Black Christmas. I suggest you buy it on DVD :D

- Zac

Johnny said...

Jason - Morgan Freeman narrating The Town That Dreaded Sundown - ha, I like it!

Zac - I'm glad someone out there was able to be entertained by that shit movie! ;)

Monkeymanbob said...

I'd like to see one of the Amicus films given a lick of shiny new paint - Either the House that Dripped Blood or Asylum. I'd like to see the comeback of the anthology movie

Anonymous said...

Well, since apparently all comments will be read, I'll go ahead and say I think they could do a great remake of Neon Maniacs.

The original was eye-poppingly weird (And not in a scary or disturbing way), but it had a good premise (glowing, mutated killers wearing motley garb stalk the city in the dead of night and make off with the corpses of their victims). I think it has the potential to be downright chilling if actually done seriously.

Johnny said...

I've never seen Neon Maniacs, will have to check it out. And yes, all comments are read no matter how old the post! =)

Guess said...

Does tremors count? If not, then I'd say nightmare on elm street. Yes, I know it had a remake but freddy looked like an alien plus he wasn't funny, either get robert englund (I do not care how old he is, they can shoot it in a retirement home for all I care) or they can get a more suitable actor. I refuse to accept this as a remake.