Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Halloween - remake

Oh boy, yet another remake of a classic film on the go now, John Carpenter's 1978 low budget classic Halloween, which spawed 6 direct sequels, and one sequel that was unconnected, is due to be remade by Rob Zombie for release next year. They've already done The Texas Chainsaw Massacre so a remake of Friday the 13th must be next.

3 comments:

Machinistscott said...

I remember being scared shitless watching the original on TV with my brother while my parents were away. I was huddled on one side of the couch completly covered with an afgan with just my face sticking out. I think he was covered and looking through the holes in the afgan.
Whats your take on remakes?

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I don't really like remakes,it's not so bad if it was an adaptation of a novel in the first place,say like Frankenstein/Dracula etc... I mean they've been done tons of times,but remakes of oiginal films are becoming more the norm these days,and the space between the original and the remake is getting shorter,it's just a quick way for Hollywood to make cash without having to think too much !!

Michael G Clark said...

Its like hollywood is eating its self, I think all the mainstream films this year are remakes of old films or tv series. Even Superman Returns is a lame (very lame) remake of the first film.

Of course, a remake of Blakes 7 is totally acceptable, as its not American....