Who else wants to see the Nightmare On Elm Street remake in 2010? How about Halloween 2? The next 3D Final Destination?
I just rented and watched the Last House On The Left remake for the third time... what an excellent remake, seriously. I also rented The Devil's Rejects which I thought was great as well.
Anyone here see Orphan? I thought it was quite brilliant... thoughts?
Sorry, I know I'm joining the discussion late, but I'm a hugeeee horror movie fan. I'm really looking forward to the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street later this month. As much as I loved the original, I don't care much for the sequels (although 3 was kind of enjoyable). Freddy went from being the ultimate boogey man in the first one to a bad insult comic by the time Freddy's Dead came out. As associated as the character is with Robert Englund, I'm excited to see Jackie Earle Haley's portrayal. From what I hear, the humor from the later Elm Street films will not be present in the remake at all.
Halloween 2 I thought was horrible. I actually defended Rob Zombie's original Halloween remake to a lot of people who said it was awful. While I didn't think it was great, I didn't think it was bad either. But I just hated the Dr. Loomis and Laurie characters and what they became in Rob Zombie's Halloween 2.
Last House on the Left is in my opinion a perfect example of a good remake. The original has a lot of defenders but was just not a good piece of film making. The acting was poor, the directing was sub-par (Wes Craven's first film I believe?), the continuity was terrible (scenes supposedly in the dead of night appear to be in late afternoon), and worst of all some of the music was just so hokey it made it hard to get too caught up in the serious nature of the subject (rape and murder). The remake managed to let the rape scene be both less explicit and just as brutal as the original. It seemed to be treated more seriously than in the original and Sara Paxton did a really good job of acting the part of a beaten yet strong victim. The remake wasn't perfect but to me this is a case of a movie that should be remade; when the original was a solid idea that wasn't properly executed.
I really enjoyed Orphan and it delivered what fewer and fewer movies seem capable of these days; a truly surprising twist. It's one thing for a movie to deliver a twist that you couldn't figure out, but it's another for a movie to deliver a twist that you didn't know was coming. I had no idea any twist was coming in Orphan, let alone what it would be, and that made the movie that much more enjoyable to me.
Anyway, it's awesome that there are so many horror fans here. Look forward to discussing more with you guys!