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