Remakes were always a thing, even going back to the early days of movies. They’d remake a silent movie when talkies came out, etc. But the further we go, the more they remake. In todays world DVDs, Blu Rays, and five billion streaming channels, we feel there is less and less need for them. Most of them are pretty easy to find if you are interested in watching them. But Hollywood insists on rebranding and making a new version, trying to improve upon the original. “Psycho”? You can’t improve it. You can’t change it. You made the same movie again. Why? They are useless. Occasionally they get it right. Not all of these are winners though. Its a mixed bag. Some good, some bad, some just out of the box.
Day 9 - Prom Night 1980 / 2008 - Dave
This one was marketed as a remake but really had very little to do with the original. And it wasn't even horror. I’d call it more suspense or a psychological thriller if anything. But definitely not horror. Total disappointment on that regard. If I didn't go in expecting horror, I actually might not have been as let down.
Melanie says - I agree the new version definitely skews more thriller even though it's labelled horror but I didn't mind it. I also agree though the link to the original is tenuous at best. At the end of the day you have to give it to the original 80's version. It's classic!
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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