Horror Remakes: Unnecessary Evil?

Planet Ivy: Having exhausted the list of legendary horror movies they could get their dirty hands on, Hollywood studios have decided to give Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) and Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981) something even these two scary movies would be afraid of: a remake. After trying and almost succeeding in destroying the legacies of films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Friday the 13th (2009), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) and many more, the decision-makers in Hollywood found the two aforementioned films still standing.

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bytefeast1861d ago

They are just killing every franchise they can get their hands on :(

moviewatcher1861d ago

Because money-has always been that way though in this industry

RetrospectRealm1859d ago

They didn't kill Evil Dead. Sure, it's very different and not as good as the original, but it was good.

Best-Horror-Movies1860d ago

The problem is people will go see films they have heard of, recognize the name of or character they liked or heard about in a positive way. Many of the remakes that are coming out today were first released in the 70-80's and the younger movie crowd may have never seen the original, and their interest is peaked. Some of these remakes came out when i was really little and I find it interesting to to see the modern take is.

aDDicteD1855d ago

i do not agree partially on the article i think it only becomes unnecessary if the remake defeats the originals essence and does not even tries to re furnish some of the original's flaws. horror movie remakes like evil dead(2013), the fly(jeff goldblum version), texas chainsaw (2003) etc. were really good and were necessary for the franchise overall.

Sahil1851d ago

Saw the Evil Dead remake last week. Pretty harrowing. The message was loud and clear: don't read and don't give up smack.