Remakes

Have you guys heard of this Godzilla person? Me neither.

Who could kill a child? Turns out most of us, pretty easily in fact.

This one comes to you literally from our Mom's basement...

So... short people are creepy, amiright?

Did you guys hear they remade The Evil Dead?

At a certain point while watching "Evil Dead" I thought to myself that this might just be the goriest film I have ever seen in theaters. That's a caveat worth noting. I would expect that most people visiting this site regularly have absolutely seen gorier films, but I can confidently say that there are things in "Evil Dead" that your average movie-goer has never before seen on a big screen. It's this ability to mimic, and at times honor the splatter-house roots of the original "Evil Dead" that makes this remake such a success.

Just in time for the holiday season, "Silent Night", the remake of the 80's chesse-tastic horror classic "Silent Night, Deadly Night", is headed towards an exclusive theater engagement beginning on November 30th. The Anchor Bay film is described as a loose remake of the original classic and features the likes of Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, and Donal Logue.

Between the pic above and the description of the trailer footage shown at the New York Comic Con this weekend, I might actually be excited for the "Evil Dead" remake currently in the works. I know, it's a scary and confusing world out there. Should we hold each other now?

This weekend the podcast crew is sitting down to soak in Hammer's remake of "The Woman in Black", buzz seems to be positive so far, although admittedly I go out of my way to avoid anything about films before I see them. "Chronicle" also comes out this weekend, and is likewise enjoying good buzz. If it ends up being good, expect a hearty round of "I told you so's" when we get around to reviewing it on the podcast. This seems to be one time when my uncritical love of all things "found footage" hasn't steered me wrong.