Remakes

Although the film doesn’t come out till February I’m going to come right out and say it, I’ve got “Wolfman” fever. We’re two trailers in now, the second of which was recently released and can be viewed below, and I can’t find one fault with the film. Alright maybe the wired Gallum looking kid is kind of crappy but my love for kick ass wolf transformation shots outweighs my extreme hatred for all things “Lord Of The Rings”.

Take a look at the brand spanking new images and trailer below and post up your thoughts.

News came yesterday that David Cronenberg is said to be returning to his masterpiece "The Fly" in hopes of remaking it. Many websites are comparing Cronenberg's remake of "The Fly" to Haneke's remake of his own "Funny Games," but even then, Haneke was remaking his film so that it would reach a larger audience. What interests me the most about this news is that Cronenberg just directed "The Fly" as an opera, which seems odd to me that he would want to return to it again in film.

I've included a vignette from the opera above, they even have the arm wrestling scene!

I wasn't even born yet when the original "It's Alive" came out but when I finally saw it the film taught me one thing, never ever EVER have a baby. They will kill you. They won't even wait until they grow up to do it. Nope, a newborn child will come out of the womb and go straight into slasher mode. Fear the children, people.

This week we review the latest theatrical horror release, Summit's "Sorority Row".

"The Thing" is an iconic film, and like many genre fans it's a pretty important one for me (the John Carpenter take, anyhow). I was dismayed to hear of a remake being greenlit, but I had a little more faith when I head Ronald D. Moore (creator of the excellent "Battlestar Galactica" reimagined series) was writing it as a prequel instead of a remake.

Because we did it so well the first time, it looks like Legendary Pictures are in talks to bring back an Americanized version of “Godzilla”. While this news is quite maddening, what's really aggravating is how every movie news outlet that has picked up the story has used the headline “GODZILLA ROARS AGAIN!”. Seriously, guys? Maybe I expect too much for a guy with the moniker of “Mr. Disgusting”.

So, if the “Godzilla” news didn't screw up your morning, well, here you go: MGM has put the remake of “Poltergeist” on the fast track. Here's to hoping that the new Carol Anne lives to be 13!

Even though the movie won't be ready for another 37 years, Universal has released some new stills for The Wolfman. Is it just me or does Benicio Del Toro look like a cross between an almost transformed werewolf and Jet Li?

Is it weird that I've jerked-off to this video twice now?

As far as horror fans are concerned, remakes are generally looked down upon these days. We're all aware of this. From time to time though they do manage to be justified. "2001 Maniacs" is no doubt a huge cult classic, but in being so it also suffers from a lot low-budget side effects. Little known to the casual movie watcher, beloved by many hardcore fans, Herschell Gordon Lewis's "2000 Maniacs" was cheap, grainy and disgusting; which is why it was so well loved.

The trailer for the remake of "The Stepfather" is now online! While it looks like fairly standard thriller fare, Dylan Walsh looks to make good use of his crazy step-dad role! What do you guys think?

"The Stepfather" is expected in theater's October 16th, 2009.