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.