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Old 14th July 2011, 04:42 PM
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Remakes that I've enjoyed (and can remember);

Dawn of the Dead
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Crazies
The Thing
Invasion of the Body Snatchers/Body Snatchers/The Invasion
The Hills have Eyes
Friday the 13th (it was ok, for a couple of things)
Fright Night (I can't even tweet about this until 22/07. No reviews until the end of August)

Evil Dead could be ok.
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Old 14th July 2011, 04:48 PM
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i love hills remake.
flame me all u want but the original bored me!! just like the original tcm bored me!
now Im all for slow burners...I love the original haunting. its a classic piece of cinema which created atmopshere from almost nothing. while tcm and hills originals were snooze fests.

remake of hills is amazing, it is violent, brutal and entertaining.
I felt dirty leaving the cinema after first viewing! it is a very gritty movie and just like High Tension that can only be done by Aja these days.

TCM remake was average. Its much better then Friday and NOES remakes tho.

I also love Dawn remake and crazies remake.

I thought Dont Look Up remake was decent.
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Old 14th July 2011, 05:02 PM
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What about Evil Dead II? That already was a remake!
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Old 14th July 2011, 05:02 PM
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Which remakes are good?

I can only think of The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Carnival of Souls, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm St, Prom Night, The Fog, One Missed Call etc are all dreadfull.

Evil Dead doesn't need another remake, not after Evil Dead 2.
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Old 14th July 2011, 05:37 PM
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Which remakes are good?

I can only think of The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
If we're just talking recent remake contnders I liked the following:

"The Last House on the Left"
"I spit on your Grave"
"Mothers Day"
The Hills Have Eyes"
"Halloween"
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
"The Crazies"
"My Bloody Valentine"
"2001 Maniacs"
"Piranha"
"House of Wax"

I even enjoyed the "Friday, the 13th" and "Toolbox Murders" remakes, though I know those two get a regular bashing in the genre fanbase.

I don't dread the "Evil Dead" remake: If it's any good, great.
If not, the original will still be there to watch and to cherish for eternity...
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Old 14th July 2011, 06:05 PM
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Actually now i've read all these lists, probably about 50% of remakes are good. The problem is i tend to forget about them and only the rubbish stands out as they are mentioned more than quality remakes such as My Bloody Valentine and The Thing.

Whenever a remake is announced i always groan to myself and think "why", can't producers come up with an original idea nowadays.
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Whenever a remake is announced i always groan to myself and think "why", can't producers come up with an original idea nowadays.
Very true indeed. I've got enough ideas to shoot ten new and genuine Horror flicks in a row without
a) copying
b) remaking and
c) repeating myself.

Why do professional producers have so much trouble today? They oughta call me - give me a decent sum of royalties, and I'm in.



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Old 14th July 2011, 07:26 PM
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Hehe yeah I forgot about Hooper's Toolbox remake, I actually prefer that to the original!
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I think a remake of The Evil Dead could be interesting as long as it stays true to the spirit of the original film.
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Old 15th July 2011, 03:07 AM
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I think a remake of The Evil Dead could be interesting as long as it stays true to the spirit of the original film.
I think that's what I was originally trying to say.
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