Elm Street Remake Trailer

the new a nightmare on elm street remake trailer is out, and it’s surprisingly good. i wasn’t particularly interested in this remake until this trailer, but now they’ve got my attention. i’d say they’ve definitely chosen the right guy to put on robert englund’s glove, as this freddy is definitely creepy. we’ll see if this freddy surpasses the original, but i can already tell that i prefer the character makeup this time around as it looks far more realistic.

i’ve seen some people complaining that this remake is unnecessary, some even to the point of boycotting watching the trailer. to me, that’s just silly… whether they turn out good or bad, i love seeing other people’s interpretation of stories i love. macbeth is my favorite of shakespeare’s works, and i enjoy seeing it reinterpreted by different directors and actors time and time again. the same is true of my favorite horror films. remake them all, i say. and when they’re done remaking them… remake them again. the more horror films out there, remakes or original, the better.

2 Responses to Elm Street Remake Trailer

  1. I’ve never quite understood the ferocity of the remake backlash, either. For one, no one is forced to sit through a particular film. Outraged that Rob Zombie undertook HALLOWEEN? Don’t see it. Simple as that. Consumer dollars speak louder to film companies than any blog or website. In addition, there seems to be some underlying emotional response to the remake — that to touch BLACK CHRISTMAS’ source material somehow tarnishes the orginal film. That’s just silly; it does no such thing. Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN will always be Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN, and nothing Rob Zombie or anyone can do in terms of reimaginings, remakes, or sequels will ever change that. Your MACBETH analogy is perfect — look how many plays and musicals are “revived” on Broadway. They’re simply a re-interpretations of the same source material. Like you, I’m always intrigued to see someone else’s interpretation of the same source material and how it varies in the context of generation, budget, new techniques in filmmaking, etc.

    That said, as a writer, I do somewhat bemoan the room these remakes take up on film studios’ release slates. There are so many outstanding works of horror fiction out there that are begging for film adapatation. Great, original works of horror that would enhance the genre, give filmgoers something different…terrors of a new kind. It would be nice to see imagination make a comeback.

    Right now, remakes are safe bets for film studios. They’re easy to recycle and relatively inexpensive to make, with a built-in core audience of loyalists to accompany a whole new generation of horror fans to the multiplex. As long as they make money, they’ll continue to be produced and distributed.

  2. BIGJ says:

    I for one is against remakes. Here is why. The Last Jason movie was in 2003 or ’04. It is too soon to remake Friday the 13, nightmare, or even Halloween, when the last sequel is still fresh. The orginal series never really ended, each series had an open end for another sequel.

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