Tag Archives: Remakes
Pet Sematary Review
I am definitely setting myself up for some pretty harsh criticism with my next statement, but here goes nothing. Remakes are not even close to as bad of a thing as most horror fans would have you believe. Quite frankly, I have liked the majority of remakes, reboots, and reimaginings that have been produced in the genre over the last decade or so. The latest that I’ve enjoyed quite a bit is Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Pet Sematary. [...]
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. [...]