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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2013, 10:53:59 AM »

I really disliked the A Nightmare On Elm Street remake. Why turn Freddy in to a pedophile?
I thought he already was...
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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2013, 12:26:23 PM »

I really disliked the A Nightmare On Elm Street remake. Why turn Freddy in to a pedophile?
I thought he already was...

He was . . .
as I understand it.

I have to agree about "Psycho," especially as it was a shot-by-shot remake. Though, there is one thing I like about the remake, and that is Chad Everett's performance as Tom Cassidy. (IMHO) a far better performance than Frank Albertson's performance as the same character in the original version. Otherwise, a waste of celluloid.
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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2013, 06:59:55 PM »

I really disliked the A Nightmare On Elm Street remake. Why turn Freddy in to a pedophile?
I thought he already was...

I don't know what Nightmare on Elm Streets crackers was watching, but Freddy's always been a pedophile. That'd be the reason a lynch mob burned him alive.
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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2013, 11:24:52 PM »

Don't 98.9% of remakes qualify? The only good remakes I can think of are The Maltese Falcon and The Man Who Knew Too Much.
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« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2013, 11:51:52 PM »

I think Night of the Demons remake was good. It was real cheesy - but that's the point.



Yes, I like the original the best - but the remake was way fun to watch.
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« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2013, 06:40:56 AM »

Don't 98.9% of remakes qualify? The only good remakes I can think of are The Maltese Falcon and The Man Who Knew Too Much.
The Fly, Scarface, Cape Fear... There's a few

one of the only 'trashy' new horror remakes I actually enjoyed (possibly more than the original) was My Bloody Valentine 3D. it was entertaining all the way through and they made the storyline and plot twist a lot cleverer. still pretty throwaway but I enjoyed it. I only saw it in 2D as well
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« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2013, 07:40:34 AM »

I really disliked the A Nightmare On Elm Street remake. Why turn Freddy in to a pedophile?
I thought he already was...

I don't know what Nightmare on Elm Streets crackers was watching, but Freddy's always been a pedophile. That'd be the reason a lynch mob burned him alive.

Sorry I have to disagree. The reason for the lynch mob was because he killed the kids ( as seen in the first episode of Freddys Nightmares). There was never any reference to him being a pedophile, that I saw anyway. Feel free to prove me wrong.
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« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2013, 09:33:24 AM »

They never said Freddy was a pedophile in the original series.  They suggested it more than a few times, sure, but they never came out and said it. 
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« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2013, 10:17:57 AM »

It was definitely implied that Freddy was a kiddy fiddler, although as the series went on, they downplayed it quite a bit (as he became so damned popular). Freddy vs. Jason brought it back a bit (to sell him as even more evil than Jason) but the remake made no bones about it.

Regardless, the NOES remake was f**king horrible.

Frankenstein (of the 30s) was a decent remake of the original (that being the early 1900s version done by Thomas Edison).
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« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2013, 03:20:11 PM »

There haven't been many good remakes since the 1980s IMO. Before that, they did seem a bit more common - think of sci-fi in the 70s/80s: Invasion of Body Snatchers, Thing, Blob, Fly, Invaders From Mars - they were all decent enough.
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« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2013, 03:23:43 PM »

King Kong 1976 is my #1 favorite remake.



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« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2013, 08:46:49 PM »

King Kong 1976 is my #1 favorite remake.






Jessica Lange was fiiiiiiiine back then. :D
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« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2013, 09:22:14 PM »

Oh yeah, forgot about The Fly (which is tied with the original in my book. Brilliant in its own way) and The Blob (better than the original).
Though it seems there's a difference between a "reimagining" and a "remake". The Fly is a reimagining of the original. The NoES is a remake.
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« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2013, 11:17:34 PM »

I am actually very fond of the King Kong remake.
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« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2013, 09:34:58 AM »

The true winner:

The Last House on the Left

The original was made because, with graphic murder recently depicted, graphic rape was logically the next thing someone would try to get away with.

The remake ... had no purpose. It was already known you could get away with depicting graphic rape.

I always thought The Last House on the Left was a good candidate for a remake. Sure, you can't re-capture the seedy, sleazy, dirty Grindhouse feel of it's time but the Original LHOTL wasn't a "flawless" movie to begin with. Meaning, I had more issues with those comic relief Cops. Whatever shock value the movie had was clearly ruined by the Cops.
I think the remake succeeded in every aspect and I definitely dig the art-house approach. I don't think there could have been any other way to remake the film. The rape is still hard to watch and the victim's parents are totally believable and ... ace. You won't see any better acting in recent horror movies.

My vote for most pointless remake goes to the Psycho remake.
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