Poltergeist (1982): The Ultimate Family-Friendly Horror Film

We’re just a few days away from the theatrical release of Poltergeist, a big screen remake that we somehow managed to avoid for a whole lot longer than most. Whereas Tobe Hooper directed and Steven Spielberg produced the original, this time around Gil Kenan (Monster House) directed while Sam Raimi produced, lending the film a


Holiday Horror Review: Black X-Mas (2006)

As a hardcore fan of Black Christmas, I am inherently wired to hate Black X-Mas. Why? Because it’s a fucking terrible remake of Black Christmas. But I don’t hate it. In fact, I kind of love it. In last week’s 40th anniversary retrospective of the original Black Christmas, I talked rather extensively about the connections

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Was a ‘Near Dark’ Remake Partially Made Back in 2007?

Whenever anyone asks me to list off my all-time favorite vampire films, the first movie that comes to mind is always 1987’s Near Dark, directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow. One of the best vampire love stories ever told, Near Dark centers on the character of Caleb Colton, whose life is flip turned upside

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Rosemary’s Baby (TV Movie)

Not bad, not good, just pointless. Rosemary’s Baby (2014), to the shock of no one I’m sure, comes no where near the atmosphere, melancholy, and greatness of the original classic. I don’t even have a default position of prejudging remakes, I enjoy plenty of remakes. I also have no complaints about this particular remake, other


Mother’s Day: A Remake That’s Just Begging for More Attention

Exactly two years ago, on this very date, Darren Lynn Bousman’s remake of the 1980 Troma film Mother’s Day was released on home video. And over the course of those past two years, I’ve heard very little discussion about the film, within the horror community. It’s never celebrated as being one of the best remakes


Forget Halloween 3D… Let Bryan Fuller Remake Halloween 3!

Earlier today, Bloody Disgusting broke the news out of the Cannes Film Festival that the brothers Weinstein are once again interested in making Halloween 3D a reality, which is of course an exciting tidbit of information for all fans of Michael Myers and his stalking & slashing ways. At the same time though, this certainly


The One Quality the Best Horror Remakes Have, and the Worst Do Not

Remakes. The mere mention of the word almost always invokes passion from us horror fans, and whether you love them or you absolutely cannot stand them, there’s one thing that’s for certain; remakes are an incredible conversation starter. Personally, I have absolutely no issue with remakes, and I feel that hating a movie for being