“Friday the 13th (2009)” May Be Fun For Some, But Is Largely A Waste Of Time

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When it comes to horror, there’s usually nothing worse than the remake. Sequels are bad in their own special ways, but at least with those, particularly those that have aged a few decades (a lot of them, if not most), they seem to now revel in how bad they are. For those sequels and remakes coming out now, of which many are beyond unnecessary, the same can’t be said of them. They’re just bad and never seem to be more than that, particularly when the studios, writers and directors behind them, among so many others, never try to learn from the many mistakes made in the films that came before.

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‘Halloween (2007)’ Lacks Scares And Shows Why It Still Sucks 10 Years Later

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Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

Remakes alone have a bad reputation, most with good reason, but when the film in question is a remake of a notable, classic, and still highly praised film, it’s even harder to accept. What could possibly be done that’ll not only show that it was worth it, but truly allow for the new film to stand out on its own? I feel we’re all still seeking out an answer to that question. And as far as horror is concerned, it’s one that won’t be able to be answered any time soon, if ever.

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‘Body Snatchers’ Is The Worst Remake Of The Bunch

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Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

Remakes. I hate remakes because they end up like this film. Dreadful, uninteresting, not scary in the slightest, and so many other things I’m not thinking of at the moment. I truly thought it would be a good idea to revisit this particular remake, but I was wrong. Live and learn, and sometimes regret.

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‘Event Horizon’ Offers Up Fear And Scares 20 Years Later

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Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

When it comes to horror films, it’s tough to figure out where genuine scares and thrills will be found. What will it take to get you to respond? How would you respond? How do you hope to respond? I guess it all depends on what type of horror film you’re seeing. Perhaps it also depends on when the film was made. Some films, no matter how old or how much hype surrounds them or doesn’t in some cases, just can’t be effective. You can try all you want, but you’ll never find it scary. And others can flat out surprise you.

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Torture Porn Is Back In First ‘Jigsaw’ Trailer

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As it turns out, a studio doesn’t even have to wait 10 years before deciding that a reboot is in order. Making things even more fun, is the fact that this film isn’t just a reboot, but a sequel. So, in this case, a sequoot. Yes, I’m still working on making that a thing. The only question now, as far as the finished film is concerned is, Will it be worth it at all or just be a quick money grab? Mind you, it’s still an obvious money grab regardless.

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‘Cult Of Chucky’ Offers Up Crazy And Bloody Fun In First Red Band Trailer

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If there’s one horror franchise that gets me excited each and every time, it’s this one. Who knew a friendly looking doll, that’s possessed by a serial killer, could be so much fun? I certainly didn’t, and to some extent, I still don’t. If I did, then I don’t think I’d be as surprised as I am whenever I watch any of the films, especially the original. It gets me every time. While most horror franchises are busy being rebooted, to usually terrible results, this one is still chugging along, churning out sequels for die hard fans, and hopefully, enticing new horror lovers along the way.
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‘Flatliners’ Shows Stylish Fun And A Strange Left Turn To The Supernatural In First Trailer

Columbia Pictures


Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

The reboot is nothing new for films, especially horror or thriller films. However, it’s very difficult to get excited about most of them, especially nowadays, as so many that have come before haven’t done too well. Be it because of the critics, fans and the overall commercial intake, or both or some other reason I’m not thinking of. With a film that’s getting up there in age, and has built a pretty big following during that time, it’s even more of a gamble. How do you prove that another film, that looks very much like the original in every way, is even slightly worth it?

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