Weighing In: The ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Trailer

Posted in Horror, Trailer Park on October 24th, 2012 by Nick

The Horror community was filled with shock and terror when rumors about an Evil Dead remake started to float around the Internet a few years back. Should this movie even be touched if not for a proper sequel? Would Bruce Campbell or Sam Raimi be involved? Would it be modernized as torture porn or keep its campy heart? When Campbell and Raimi did announce that they’d be attached to the project as producers, some fears were calmed, but many worries still lingered. Today, we finally got to take a first look at one of Horror’s most anticipated remakes:

Gut reactions: It looks gruesome and bloody (pro!), but I’m not sure if it looks “fun” enough (con). It definitely seems to have an intensity behind it, like when Rob Zombie took over the Halloween remake series, but I’m still a little unsure. Some of the scenes seem a little torture-porn-y, but it does look scary and gory, which are both so necessary for this remake to be successful.

Because I’m a huge 80′s horror/slasher fan, I love my Horror to be campy with a healthy side of cheese, which really just explains my love for the original series (and for movies like Cabin in the Woods!). Understandably, this movie can’t be the same movie, so they needed to alter the tone of this new entry. All I ask and hope for is that there’s a solid story behind the bloodshed, with characters we can really get behind and root for. Diablo Cody has reportedly “polished” the script, adding in some additional character and dialogue, so hopefully her charm and wit can be a great addition to what looks like a hellishly frightening film.

Who’s excited? Who’s still screaming in outrage? Sound off!

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'Nightmare on Elm Street' trailer doesn't suck

Posted in Movies on September 29th, 2009 by Nick

Shocking, right?

First off, I love Jackie Earle Haley. I think he’s going to do some great things with this role. It may not be Robert Englund, but Haley is the next best bet.  And Englund is kinda old now – fanboys need to sit down on this one.

If the deaths are nice and bloody and the nightmares as scary as they used to be, this series definitely has reboot potential.

Let’s just hope it’s better than Rob Zombie’s Halloween was..

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Rob Zombie lied: 'Halloween 2' is happening

Posted in Horror, Movies on December 22nd, 2008 by Nick

Last year, Rob Zombie promised that he wasn’t going to direct another installment in his “Halloween” reboot series and that he wasn’t going to create remakes of any kind.

He lied.

Variety reports that Zombie and Dimension Films are teaming up to produce a sequel to Zombie’s “Halloween,” due out by Halloween 09. It is said that the sequel will also not follow too closely to the original Number 2, though it will begin shortly after the events in the first film…err…remake.

This is getting confusing.

Zombie’s version was OK. I own the DVD and saw it in the theater. But is it one of my favorite horror movies? No. Favorite remake? Not even close. The first attempt was a solid one, but another “Halloween”!? Interest is waning, here, Bob-O. Let’s make sure it doesn’t totally blow, OK?

In sort-of-unrelated news, I haven’t been able to come to terms with the “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake plans, though, I am rather excited for the “Friday the 13th” remake.

More on both of those later…

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Poltergeist Remake = Stooooooooopid.

Posted in Check It Out! on August 28th, 2008 by Nick

Why? Why is this even happening? No one can ever match Heather O’Rourke as Carol Anne. No one can be as creepy as that really small woman with the weird voice who just starred in Southland Tales (unless they get her back again…but she’s so old!) *Edit* I looked it up: Zelda Rubinstein. I’m one lazy son of a bitch.

Oh, but wait! As Paste reports, Stiles White and Juliet Snowden are on board! Oh, awesome. The writers of Boogeyman. THE PROJECT IS SAVED! (Note: my extreme sarcasm)

Remakes of Nightmare on Elm Street and now Poltergeist?

The genre of horror is doomed forever.

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