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Old 06-26-2012, 09:11 AM
The top 10 essential rules of making a good horror movie remake

I found this article from last year from Movieline.


Does anyone agree with the best examples and worst culprits and with the rules?

On some i agree but i did liked Halloween, I Spit on Your Grave, Last House on The Left and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

On rule 8 called "honor the original" he should have put "Cat People", "Night of the Living Dead", "Invaders from Mars" and PJ's King Kong (the 1933 movie is a mix of horror and fantasy with adventure).

He should have made 11 with an 11th called "If the original was campy and fun, just play along with it" and could use "Piranha 3D", "2001 Maniacs" and "Little Shop of Horrors". And on Rule 3 "Play to the originals Strengths" he should have used Tobe Hooper's Toolbox Murders as an example of good.

I agree with a commenter named Sarah on one of the comments on that article on why the last 2 movies known as Last House on The Left and I Spit on Your Grave on "Number 5: stay away from torture porn" makes no sense and i agree with her that the original 1972 and 1978 movies are and still are torture porn and i agree if you look through the gore of the remakes you can see they are still decent remakes.
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