I don’t mean to go on a tirade about remakes but…WTF?
I have been reading about remake after remake this week and seriously, American Psycho? That film was done just about as well as you could do it considering the book. The only real direction to go in is to make it as bloody and horrific as hell but that wouldn’t even scratch the surface of how nauseating that book is.
Why bother? Why do it? Every year we come across 3 to 5 excellent horror films that deserve a theatrical release and don’t get one. We are not out of ideas, so what gives? I’m not opposed to remakes; they take nothing away from the original film. My problem is remaking a film that is only 5 to 10 years old. Do we need another Grudge or Ring? We don’t even want another sequel.
Maybe that’s it. Hollywood has run out of sequel ideas so why not start over since every film has at least 2 or 3 unfilmed versions to work off of and the term “reboot” is acceptable right now. Whatever the reason, I’m sure it’s not going to get any better. Thanks Hollywood, we know you’ve run out of dreams, have you run out of nightmares too?