Hello, my name is Akari. Akari Kekse. Today, I will talk about a recent phenomenon that not only affects my favorite genre, Horror, but cinema in general: remake after remake after remake.
It's not that every remake has failed in their purpose of being a good, entertaining movie, of course not. I am sure that many have even surpassed the original version. But let's face it, most of the time we end up with disappointment in our hearts.
I will talk about 7 movies that I would love to be remade. I know that I will talk about some real classics that most will say that shouldn't be touch, but I disagree. As long as the final product is good, I don't really mind.
As always, if you have suggestions, please let me know in the comments section below.
I hope you enjoy it!
According to IMBD: A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.
This is the first movie that came to my mind after I started writing this article.
This film captures perfectly the campy essence from the 80's. The remake could use some of that black humor, but give it a darker tone Also, with modern special effects, they could bring Belial to life. They can use puppets or CGI, or a mixture of the two.
I would choose Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses) to play the main role (no, not as Belial, but as his brother). After all, he had had his share of horror in the past (Twilight Zone). He has the charm and the innocence that the role requires to make it special.
A Nightmare On Elm Street
According to IMBD: Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Yes, I know that they made a remake just a few years ago, but let's face it, it was not as good as it could have been.
I understand what they were trying to do with this version. They tried to make Freddy more perverse and sinister, while giving him a layer of reality. Sadly, the character lost his charm and personality in the process.
I know that nobody can fill Robert Englund's shoes (and claws), but you don't have to. Just try to give Freddy some personality. Also, try to play more with the nightmare world, Dream Warriors showed us how amazing this can be.
According to IMBD: An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.
Another remake, another lost opportunity.
The old Leprechaun's movies were all about the main villain telling jokes, making mischief and having fun, while killing his victims absurdly and ridiculously. If they ever remake this again, they should focus on this aspect. Not all movies have to be gritty and dark. There is a broad spectrum in the horror genre and horror comedies have a lot of fans.
Make the movie funny by giving us smart and silly deaths. That's all that we ask.
According to IMBD: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
This one, just like A Nightmare On Elm Street, is a true classic, with an iconic and beloved character and a creepy story that everybody loves. I know that there is a remake planned, but I wanted to talk about it.
Unlike my last two suggestions, I actually think that this one could benefit from being grittier and darker. It's not like the original wasn't obscure and without high doses of gore, but I think we can add more. However, never reaching absurd levels.
Who could play the main character, Pinhead? You will hate me, and I am at risk of losing all my credibility, but I think Jim Parsons (The Bing Bang Theory) could be perfect. Why? First of all, he is a great actor. Also, he has the ability to keep his emotions hidden, a trail that characterizes Pinhead. Let's remember that he is not evil, he is only a tool. He doesn't care about your life. He is there only to serve his purpose: to give you pleasure (through pain). Parsons, with his body type and talent, can perfectly fit this role.
According to IMBD: After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.
We need good werewolves movies! For real.
This movie is one of my favorites, and one that marked my childhood for its dark tone and creepiness. Also, the werewolves were super scary.
I don't know if the remake should follow exactly the same story, which is actually fantastic or if they should try another one, but without losing its essence.
This remake should have great effects, especially for the transition from man to werewolf. I mean, the original was known for that fantastic scene, so it will be a great disservice if they fail at this.
According to IMBD: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
I know that the first one was fantastic, and the stories in it don' t need to be retold. But they can make a movie taking the concept of telling short horror stories, simply adding new plots and situations.
You can bring an A-team of directors to each one of the segments and a list of well-known actors to attract people to the cinemas.
Just imagine a segment being directed by Del Toro, and another one by Ty West, and another one by James Wan. Count me in!
According to IMBD: The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in Britain', expecting a light-hearted scare or two and probably the uncovering of a hoax. They think they are in control of the situation. They think they are safe. The viewers settle down and decide to watch 'for a laugh'. Ninety minutes later the BBC, and the country, was changed, and the consequences are still felt today.
I know that this one could actually be quite hard to replicate or imitate but bear with me.
The original was presented as a real, live broadcast. A news crew filmed a real-time investigation in a haunted house on Halloween to please its audience.
What made this movie special was the fact that people were actually convinced that the events happening were real. So it will be amazing if this experience can be repeated to modern audiences.
Just imagine a couple of well respected and charismatic personalities, like De Grace and Stewart, in a situation like this. I think people would be delighted (and frightened) to witness it.
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