Horror movies derive most of their power and enjoyment (you sicko) from a combination of novelty and surprise.The novelty: how the filmmakers will have this particular bad guy stalk and kill the good guys. The surprise: OHMYGODLOOKOUTBEHINDYOUDREWBARRYMORE! Nevertheless, because horror movies are eternally popular, Hollywood remakes the biggest ones, as they would any genre of film. However, horror movies also boast extremely devoted and defensive cult bases, so time will tell if this weekend’s Evil Dead reboot is as good as Sam Raimi’s original 1981 classic, despite Sam Raimi’s seal of approval and active involvement. Here then are 10 more notable horror remakes. Friday the 13th (2009) There was once a rumor that they were going to eventually make 13 Friday the 13th movies. But after sending camp drowning victim/supernatural hockey mask-wearing murderer Jason Vorhees to space, hell, and Freddy Krueger, the franchise ran out of steam at 11 movies. So in 2009 they rebooted the franchise by remaking the original 1980 film, set at the proven horror setting of a summer camp full of …
Yesterday, I made the case for two less-than-stellar films ( When a Stranger Calls and Amusement ) that nevertheless contained standalone sequences amounting to miniature genre essentials. As atonement for directing you towards two films so hit-and…
Kelly Stitzel embarks upon a month-long horror film marathon and she invites you along for the ride.
Scream 4 will be available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox and Playstation starting October 4th,
There are only five days until Halloween and the Popdose staff is counting down the 20 most frightening films of all time — and as a bonus, we’re giving away a digital copy of The Exorcist.
With the new Nightmare on Elm Street just around the corner, Jeff Johnson takes a fearful look back at the previous entries in the franchise.
No, not that “Scream,” silly — Kelly Stitzel is here to serve up the soundtrack for the first chapter in the soon-to-be-revived tongue-in-cheek horror franchise.