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(HitFix)   10 horror movie remakes that got it right including....Dark Water. Really   (hitfix.com) divider line 28
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2013-03-21 07:53:08 AM
5 votes:
Did it right.
www.gossiprocks.com
/hot hot hot
2013-03-21 03:15:38 PM
3 votes:
StoPPeRmobile: Uncle Tractor: Don't be afraid of the dark: Meh to the remake. Never saw the original.

The scariest thing ever, on TV.

/Besides minor celeb trainwrecks

False. This was:

[www.downrightcreepy.com image 380x300]


 You are all wrong, now let me in, I'm hungry:

1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-21 11:50:03 AM
3 votes:
List is useless without Fright Night.

My horror club and I watched the original and remake back to back, and both feel very solid. The remake has no down points, used the original as inspiration but did new and interesting things, and the performances were great.
2013-03-21 09:54:25 AM
3 votes:
i1168.photobucket.com
2013-03-21 08:41:14 AM
3 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: Did it right.
[www.gossiprocks.com image 800x500]
/hot hot hot



This. Patricia Tallman and Tony Todd were a great pairing for that film.
2013-03-21 01:22:57 PM
2 votes:

dittybopper: StoPPeRmobile: Uncle Tractor: Don't be afraid of the dark: Meh to the remake. Never saw the original.

The scariest thing ever, on TV.

/Besides minor celeb trainwrecks

False.  This was:

[www.downrightcreepy.com image 380x300]


Actually I think I was more frightened by this:
dirkmancuso.files.wordpress.com

But I was only 5 years old, after all.
2013-03-21 12:43:25 PM
2 votes:

Sybarite: StoPPeRmobile: Did it right.
[www.gossiprocks.com image 800x500]
/hot hot hot


This. Patricia Tallman and Tony Todd were a great pairing for that film.


I love this remake of Night of the Living Dead -- probably my favorite zombie movie. While the movie has some weaker supporting roles, Todd and Tallman are FANTASTIC and totally carry a film that would otherwise be a complete C-list shlock fest. Throw in some fantastic special effects and atmosphere and this movie is pretty damned solid. I still love Tony Todd's little speech he gives in front of that fireplace before he breaks that stick in half -- great acting
2013-03-21 08:10:29 AM
2 votes:
I thought the Dawn of the Dead remake was really good and Sarah Polly was adorable. It barely qualified as a remake though. The only similarities with the original was it was zombies in a mall. The characters and story were completely different.

Let Me In was well received.
2013-03-21 08:05:06 AM
2 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

[i1171.photobucket.com image 290x226]

*apple crunch*


She has an absolutely wonderful vagina, just simply wonderful. A delight.
2013-03-21 07:42:15 AM
2 votes:
Whatever, Dark Water didn't even have any pirates!
2013-03-23 04:35:35 AM
1 votes:

therecksays: Those zombies were eating everything not just brains.


The thing I always wonder about when I see a zombie movie, is why don't the zombies eat each other?
2013-03-21 05:55:11 PM
1 votes:
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake is horrible.

The Thing, however, is wall-to-wall fun.

At least the remake of The Haunting isn't anywhere near this list.  God, that was rancid.
2013-03-21 03:07:56 PM
1 votes:
I haven't see the original, but the American "Dark Water" is a steaming pile of telegraphed, predictable, cliché-riddled, exploitive bullpucky.

1) Why would Connelly move her and her daughter into a building that transparently gawdawful, even if she didn't know it was haunted? The place is a dark, dreary dump. It's very clear there's nothing keeping her from moving to a nice 'burb with good schools, etc.

2) Just having the creepy Reilly and sinister-seeming Postlethwaite as manager and super should be enough to make her say, "Thanks, but no thanks."

3) The foreshadowing throughout the first half-hour is about as subtle as a sledgehammer.

4) From the get-go it's insultingly obvious the identity of the ghost, where the corpse is hidden, and who the killer is.

5) And what few scares the film has rely entirely on that most contemptible kind of cinema horror: putting little kids in peril for cheap thrills.

It's absolute shiat, and that's being kind.

/end rant
2013-03-21 01:22:35 PM
1 votes:

Trollin4Colon: Fail 1: Slideshow
Fail 2: Roughly half the movies listed. Texas Chainsaw Massacre with Jessica Biel??? Really?


You know what was wrong with that version?  This

content8.flixster.com

I'd never seen her in anything else before, so I spent the entire runtime staring open-mouthed at the ridiculous hotness on display.  Totally ruined the movie for me.
2013-03-21 12:51:03 PM
1 votes:
George Romero. With Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead and Creepshow, you rose to the level of master.
With Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead you broke our hearts.
I felt that the remake of Dawn (with the exception of the zombie baby) was a far superior movie than the original. The original had a pie fight! A PIE FIGHT!!!
The remake of The Crazies, while forgettable, was also easier to watch than the original.
And as far as "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" is concerned, if I were writing synopsis for the cable guide, it would be "A dysfunctional family buys a gothic mansion and finds themselves besieged by a bunch of cartoon assholes".
2013-03-21 12:24:10 PM
1 votes:
My opinion here, but I think Dawn of the Dead is probably the most "realistic" (zombies aren't real) zombie apocalypse film. The shortage of weapons and supplies, loss of power after just under a month and internal struggles/personal conflicts in the group all seem very true to an isolated survivor situation. Outside of the whole "zombies won't eat dogs" thing I'd say DotD 2004 is the movie for those "zombie purists" upset with this or that in Walking Dead. Not to mention the extra DVD features of the newscast and the gunstore guy's video diary were great.

media.screened.com
2013-03-21 12:21:31 PM
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: Uncle Tractor: Don't be afraid of the dark: Meh to the remake. Never saw the original.

The scariest thing ever, on TV.

/Besides minor celeb trainwrecks


False.  This was:

www.downrightcreepy.com
2013-03-21 11:53:43 AM
1 votes:

exparrot: StoPPeRmobile: Uncle Tractor: Don't be afraid of the dark: Meh to the remake. Never saw the original.

The scariest thing ever, on TV.

/Besides minor celeb trainwrecks

Pennyworth disagrees.


Pennywise will eat your children for getting his name wrong.
2013-03-21 11:28:20 AM
1 votes:
I wouldn't consider The Thing a remake. They're both adaptations of the story "Who Goes There?", but Carpenter's version keeps the story's monster.
2013-03-21 11:13:03 AM
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: thecpt: Also, I really like the American version of the Strangers

Two reasons it's good.

1. Liv Tyler.
2. The bad guys win.

Too many American movies force the happy ending when most of the time, a horror movie should have a horrific ending. The girl shouldn't escape Freddy's dreamworld. Jason should catch the final teenager. Leatherface, Michael Myers, ditto.


Personally I was frustrated as hell that the invaders seemed to have an infinitely better knowledge of this house than the people who lived there did.  I was baffled.
2013-03-21 09:57:53 AM
1 votes:

timswar: Whatever, Dark Water didn't even have any pirates!


Now that was a quality show with a truly great opening credits song.  It is a shame they never finished the series.
2013-03-21 09:03:00 AM
1 votes:

One Bad Apple: Tat'dGreaser: StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

[i1171.photobucket.com image 290x226]

*apple crunch*

She has an absolutely wonderful vagina, just simply wonderful. A delight.


It's a prosthetic. A Barbiedollesque blank covering. They had to make her wear one to get the "R" rating instead of "NC-17". They talk about it on the DVD commentary.



Which I find strange, since Return of the Living Dead was released in 1985, but the NC-17 rating wasn't instituted until 1990.
2013-03-21 08:28:50 AM
1 votes:

One Bad Apple: It's a prosthetic. A Barbiedollesque blank covering. They had to make her wear one to get the "R" rating instead of "NC-17". They talk about it on the DVD commentary.


Unless you know her from more than her movies in which case : pics or it didn't happen.


Well thank you for ruining Xmas
2013-03-21 08:25:31 AM
1 votes:

One Bad Apple: Tat'dGreaser: StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

[i1171.photobucket.com image 290x226]

*apple crunch*

She has an absolutely wonderful vagina, just simply wonderful. A delight.


It's a prosthetic. A Barbiedollesque blank covering. They had to make her wear one to get the "R" rating instead of "NC-17". They talk about it on the DVD commentary.


Unless you know her from more than her movies in which case : pics or it didn't happen.


4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-21 08:10:10 AM
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.


It kills me that the whole zombies "brains" thing comes from Return of the Living Dead but if you asked the average person who says "braaaaaaiiiinnns" when talking about zombies why they say that, chances are they never even SAW Return of the Living Dead!

/dogs can't look up
2013-03-21 08:01:06 AM
1 votes:
They should remake Prometheus.

That version last year didn't make a lick of sense....
2013-03-21 07:52:22 AM
1 votes:
I found the Dawn of the Dead remake to be largely forgettable, but I must say that I felt the opening sequence was very well done (in an action movie sense).  After the female lead reaches the mall, the film heads downhill for me.
2013-03-21 07:46:08 AM
1 votes:

foo monkey: Is that the one where Nicole Kidman is trapped on the boat?


THAT was a good movie!!!
 
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