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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Is The Truly Original Horror Film Dead?

This is a question many of us horror fans have been asking ourselves as most of our beloved 80's films are being remade.
But aside from the endless remakes, most of the horror being churned out is just a rehash of a very tired and worn out mould. Over the last decade there have been very few original takes on the genre. I can think of Dog Soldiers, Let The Right One In, Pontypool, and House Of The Devil as some of the only films to make a great impact on the community. The majority of good, original horror, has been a product of the independent scene. Which begs the question, has Hollywood lost its mojo when it comes to horror? What do you guys think? What have been your favorite horror films of the last ten years and can Hollywood horror make a comeback?