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Oh the Horror

1891043353_86c18d6ed1 This year we had to cut back and we got rid of Cable TV.  I don’t miss it as much as I thought I would.  I do miss AMC and Sifi channel during Halloween.  We still have some channels though and one of them is TCM and it has old horror at times and it is nice to catch up on the roots of old horror.  We also have the Roku box so there are some free horror channels and Netflix so we get a good fill of stuff.  I still like the older ones that were original.  Some of this new horror is half baked or take ideas that others have done and it get old fast.

I see them remaking movies like Carrie and I think, “man, Stephen King has other books that haven’t been made into movies, why not make movies of them?” Oh well.  Hope you are having a great October!


Remakes of Old Films”

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For a number of years now, we have seen an influx of movie remakes.  No matter if it is horror, action, comedy, or what ever it might be, we are being bombarded with them every year.  Is it a good thing or a bad thing?  In my opinion it is not a good thing at all.  Most of the movies that are being remade are classics already.  The outcome tends to be a half-baked yawn fest in comparison.  To me it also shows a lack of vision or originality.  For some reason people think they are paying homage by trying to recreate something that was great already.  In fact, it only highlights how awesome the original is by how trite the new one is.  I guess the good thing that comes out of it is that it reminds us to go back and enjoy something that may have been forgotten.  Don’t get me wrong, not all remakes are terrible.  Some are pretty good in fact.  In my humble opinion, the money used to create a remake could be used to make something new and unseen because if not, it just ends up in the “Under $5” DVD rack at the store.