Archive | Remake/Reboot


An Open Letter to New Line “Cynema”: Take A Stab At Something Different

To: New Line Cinema From: B Harrison Smith Re: Friday the 13th: Tommy Jarvis vs. Jason Vorhees Make Tommy vs. Jason. You’re sitting a goldmine. I am told the rights to Friday the 13th are a mess. Paramount owns some, you own some. Some are parceled out to TV while the films retain others and […]

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Movie Review: Did Poltergeist (2015) Stand Up To The Original ?

When I first heard that the 1982 classic horror film ‘Poltergeist’ was being remade I was in disbelief. I could not understand (and still don’t) why people insist on remaking classic movies. Last night I finally sat down and watched the remake. The 2015 version of ‘Poltergeist’ was written by David Lindsat-Abaire and directed by […]

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Psycho II…The Slasher Dodges a Bullet

Summer, 1983. No Internet. No DVD extras. No “sneak peaks.” There were a handful of magazines to get your entertainment and especially your horror news and Fangoria was mine. I got my first subscription in 1980 and kept it through most of high school. At one point my mother asked me, “Are you sure you […]

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‘Universal Soldiers’ Director Set To Remake ‘Maniac Cop’

Producer Nicolas Winding Refn announced at Austin’s Fantastic Fest that a remake of 1988’s ‘Maniac Cop’ is now in the works and John Hyams is set to direct. Hyams has quite a bit of experience when it comes to engineered characters, he directed two of the films from the ‘Universal Soldier’ franchise.   In ‘Maniac Cop’ […]

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Just As We Feared, Someone Is Rebooting ‘The Exorcist’

It’s been forty years since 1973’s horror film, ‘The Exorcist’, appeared in theaters, leaving people passed out in their seats, and began it’s reign as one of the most frightening and beloved films in history. Hollywood has been on a remake binge lately and it seems that ‘The Exorcist’ is to be one of it’s […]

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Robert Altman & Popeye vs. Cynema

A few myths need to be dispelled about the 1980 Robin Williams film,  Popeye. It was NOT a boxoffice failure. It was made for 20 million and grossed well over 60 million. While deemed a “disappointment” by Paramount Pictures, it hardly failed.       2. It is NOT Robin Williams’s worst film. I will argue it […]

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IFC Midnight Acquires The Rights To The ‘Cabin Fever’ Remake

Eli Roth’s 2002 film ‘Cabin Fever’ is being revamped by director Travis Zariwny. IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the film, which will be released some time in 2016. In the original film Five friends rent a secluded cabin in the woods. The friends soon begin to show symptoms of a fast […]

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The New Director Of The Upcoming ‘Suspiria’ Remake Speaks Out

The director of the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror ‘Suspiria’ has finally been revealed. The news was discovered during an interview between Luca Guadagnino and Empire about his crime drama ‘A Bigger Splash’. Guadagnino is an Italian filmmaker who has found success with several of his films, including ‘I Am Love’ and ‘Here’.   […]

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1988’s ‘Waxwork’ Is Getting A Remake

Most every hardcore horror fan has seen Anthony Hickox’s 1988 film ‘Waxwork’, in which a wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to bring evil to life. ‘Waxwork’ stars Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Joe Baker, Jennifer Bassey, David Warner and John Rhys-Davies. During an interview with Nerd Report director Ian Kessner (Lost After Dark) and screenwriter […]

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