HT Schuyler: Remake Comparison Intro

Posted: July 5, 2011 by htschuyler in Introduction

Remakes, reboots, re-imaginings, renovations…they all mean the same thing; take a creative property, usually (but not always) from a decent span of time ago, and do it again. Sometimes it’s completely different, sometimes it’s a shot for shot remake that really serves no purpose expect to look more modern. Movies of all genres have been remade, but for some reason the horror genre has been getting a lot of attention. It seems that remakes for horror movies that came out in the 70s or 80s are coming out once a month. Some are good, some are (rarely) better than the original, but most just flat out suck. This is usually because the filmmakers assume that the film has a built in fan base that will love to see an updated, modern version of the film, so they don’t need to try that hard to do anything above and beyond the original. So, as a summer project, I’ve decided to view, review and compare original films to their remakes. There will be no order or reason for which films I choose to compare, but considering their is a large number of them out there, most will probably be horror films. So, just thought I’d explain what I’m planning to do, and keep an eye out for my comparisons in the near future.

-HT Schuyler.

Comments
  1. pgcooper1939 says:

    I’m really looking forward to this series. Great idea man.

  2. This is a good idea. I wish I had thought of it. LOL.

    You’ve got a lot to choose from, that’s for sure.

  3. Thought of this thread when I went to “Horrible Bosses” tonight. 2 of the 5 previews were for remakes. “Fright Night” and “Footloose”. “Fright Night” might have a chance to be good, but “Footloose”… its too ridiculous a concept for me.

    Anyways, can’t wait to start reading, there’s a lot to be said.

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