More Horror Remakes on the Horizon!!

Remakes Shivers posterThe remakes may be slowing down a bit, but they are far from done.  We of course have remakes of CARRIE and ROBOCOP coming up soon, but beyond that I don’t think we’ll be hurting for any remakes.  First up is a remake of PATRICK, a remake of the 1978 Australian cult film.  The original is about a comatose hospital patient who harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own. and word is this is already in the can and scheduled to be released in Australia this October (as of yet, there is no US distributor or release date).  It will likely go straight to video in the US sometime next year.  Sharni Vinson (YOU’RE NEXT), Rachel Griffiths (SIX FEET UNDER) and Charles Dance (GAME OF THRONES) star.

Also in the pipes is another remake of THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.  To be honest, I’m not complaining about another remake of this one.  I could fo gor getting the taste of the 1996 version outta my mouth.  Remember the version with Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando??  Yesh!!  This one isn’t too far along.  Apparently Warner Brothers has hired the writers of HEMLOCK GROVE to pen the script,  Come on guys, give us something good.  Now that cloning and genetic manipulation is more and more a possibility, this remake could be really relevant.

Remakes Patrick posterFinally, and one I’m not absolutely pleased about, is a remake of David Cronenberg’s debut feature 1975 classic, SHIVERS (a.k.a., THEY CAME FROM WITHIN).  This is the film that solidified Cronenberg as the master of body horror.  Sure Cronenberg’s original feels a little dated and is very 1970’s-ish, but goddamn it’s a great flick!!  SHIVERS is about a parasitic worm that turns the residents of an apartment complex into sex-crazed maniacs.  SHIVERS is being remade with a relatively unknown director from Denmark, Rie Rasmussen, and a script from the writer of JESUS CHRIST VAMPIRE HUNTER, Ian Driscoll.  No cast has been announced yet, but producers are aiming to start shooting in February.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this one turns out pretty kick ass.  I like that the producers aren’t using your typical Hollywood script-crankers.

What do you think about these remakes?  What do you wanna see remade?

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3 Responses to More Horror Remakes on the Horizon!!

  1. jokelly65 says:

    To be honest Ive pretty much had enough, I barely go to the movies anymore. it seems like most of the movies today are remakes, Reimagining’s, or a twenty year gap sequels and prequels. Enough already.

    there are a few I might brave if they remake them, simply because Ive thought those particular films would be better today considering the quality of actors and special effects these days. but that list is short LOL.

    and yes “the Island of Dr. Moreau is on that list LOL.

    they might as well just make Shivers a High tech Scandinavian porn so it will at least be entertaining even if the script and the acting ends up sucking. Umm no pun intended LOL

    and what are not remakes are crap like “Apparition” which was just this side of not being a made for Sy fy movie because of the story line. okay sorry Rant off LOL

    • That was a great rant, JoKelly!! 🙂 I haven’t seen a movie in the theater since PROMETHEUS. I just don’t think any of these new releases are worth shelling out theater prices for them.

      Keep those rants coming!!

  2. Xenolicker says:

    Just stop this remake thing! Sequel it, prequel it, or get inspired by it but stop those remakes! I’ve had enough, ok!? It’s killing me, one can only take a so much!! Stop it, just stop!!!