Tag Archives: Remakes
Death Race 2050 Review
A few days ago, I made it a point to watch the Roger Corman-produced, Paul Bartel-directed Death Race 2000. It was quite different from I had built up in my mind, but pretty enjoyable, nonetheless. The reason I wanted to watch the ’75 flick was really to prepare myself for what I thought was a sequel that had just been released. It turns out G.J. Echternkamp’s Death Race 2050 isn’t a sequel, but instead a brand new re-imagining of [...]
Being an avid horror fan for as long as I can remember, I wish I could say that I’ve watched every film ever released in the genre. Sadly this is not the case and realistically, it never will be. Because of this, there are remakes that I get a chance to watch before ever seeing the original production they are based off of. This happens to be the exact case with Victor Matellano’s newest film, Vampyres, a faithful re-imagining [...]
Cabin Fever Review
Eli Roth’s debut film, Cabin Fever, will always have a solid spot in my ‘favorite horror movie’ list. I actually enjoyed it so much that I got excited when its sequel was originally announced. Could we be getting more amazing horror movie magic? Sadly, it was not to be as what was released as Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever remains to this day one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. While the second sequel and third installment in [...]
Remakes in the horror genre are inevitable. There have been tons already created and released and there will tons more to come. Bring them on, I say. Quite frankly, I have enjoyed a number of remakes, reboots, and re-tellings including the likes of Friday the 13th and Evil Dead. The newest remake to cause all sorts of commotion amongst the horror fanboys is Kevin and Michael Goetz’s Martyrs.
As a child, Lucie (Troian Bellisario, TV’s “Pretty Little Liars”) [...]
Director Peter Cornwell’s adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “Gramma” is a wonderfully well done and beautifully shot film. While this story has been adapted for television once before in a condensed episode of The Twilight Zone, writer Matt Greenberg let the story come to screen with much more wind in its sails.
Chandler Riggs, Dylan McDermott, and Mark Duplass stand out with wonderful performances. It’s obvious that these characters have those quirks that Stephen King is famous for. [...]
Rosemary's Baby Review
In one of Roger’s recent reviews, he mentioned seeing remakes of films before actually seeing the originals which they are based off of. The same thing happens to me all the time and one film that I just can’t seem to sit down and watch is the 1968 classic, Rosemary’s Baby. The difference is, however, there hasn’t been a straight-up film re-adaptation of the film, but an NBC mini-series instead.
Modern 4 hour mini-series adaptation of the classic [...]
Apartment 1303 Review
Michael Taverna’s Apartment 1303 looked promising, when I saw the trailer way back when. The movie itself, however, is really… really terrible. It seems to take elements from Japanese cinema (Ju-on, Dark Water, The Eye, Ringu, and Pulse), all of which have terrible American remakes.
Apartment 1303 feels like a remake of something that might have been good and to my knowledge is not. The acting is God awful with the exception of Rebecca [...]
Godzilla Team Review
I know there are plenty of you guys out there that absolutely loathe reboots. Especially for films that have already received a reboot once before. I, on the other hand, welcome them and for the most part, keep an open mind about them until I’ve actually seen the finished product. Some turn out awful, some are just okay, and some are outstanding. Gareth Edwards’ foray into the most famous kaiju’s territory has proven to be a breath of fresh air [...]