Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Is there not ONE person in Hollywood that can come up with a good, original idea for a horror movie? I am sick to death of all the suck ass remakes that are out or the murdering of our childhoods they have planned.
Exhibit A- Fright Night. A perfect 80's horror comedy, they cannot replace Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowall is no longer with us. Exhibit B- The Monster Squad. I still watch this film multiple times a year, it is The Goonies for the horror bunch and Hollywood wants to piss on it. Then we have the new Nightmare, Childs Play, The Gate, I Spit On Your Grave, Suspiria, and many other classics that should be illegal to tamper with. The thing that really pisses me off are that the few original films that do get made i.e. Trick r Treat, House Of The Devil, Pontypool get little to no theatrical love. Most are doomed for a direct to video release. Hardcore horror fans will always be able to find these gems, but what about people that dig horror but don't read all the stuff we do? Both they and the film makers are being cheated. And I know there are people like me, who have awesome ideas for original horror movies but don't have connections or capital to get their films made. Big movie companies just want to make a quick buck and don't give a shit about us as fans. And our army isn't as big as the tweens and teeny boppers who will go see the remakes, so my question is, how can it be stopped? I don't know if it can be stopped, but I recommend turning to independent horror. Films like Gun Town, Us Sinners, and The Trek may lack "Big Budgets" but make up for it with originality and heart, two things lacking from Hollywood horror. I loved all three of those films, they were made for horror fans by horror fans and it shows. If I had the cash to help the indie guys get their films to a wider audience, I would give it to them. If you are as sick of remakes as I am, google independent horror, go to facebook and look around, and just give the indie guys a try. Their movies won't break your wallet and I promise you will find something you'll like.