Reviews, articles, rants & ramblings on the darker side of the media fringe

Original vs. Remake

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Ben suggested that I review some of the older horror movies and their modern remakes as a series. I had planned something similar which will commence next week called ‘The Groundbreakers’ featuring articles on each of the 4 movies that I consider to be the originators and subsequent templates for the majority of horror films released over the last 30+ years. Those movies are: ‘The Night of the Living Dead’, ‘The Last House on the Left’, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘Halloween’.

However I liked Bens idea of comparing originals with remakes so the first one will appear today. After I’ve posted a few I’ll run a poll to get some feedback and of course I’ll post the answers and take the heat! So, to begin I thought I’d start with a movie that divides audiences rather than something everyone loves. The first movie is ‘I Spit On Your Grave’, the review of the original will be posted shortly, the review of the remake will appear within an hour or so, enjoy… or not.

2 responses

  1. Excellent!
    I was hoping you’d do this. I find it interesting to see what modern remakes change about an original film, and what elements they try to keep. I certainly have my thoughts on this, so will be interesting to read your reviews.

    June 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    • There’ll be one each week for a while. Suggestions..?

      June 24, 2011 at 10:31 am

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