Friday, January 23, 2009

It's time to take another walk down "re-imagining" (REMAKE) lane


As if remaking My Bloody Valentine in 3D wasn't bad enough, (and Halloween and The Omen and The Amityville Horror and The Fog, the list goes on and on)yet another classic horror movie is being subjected to "re-imagining:"
The producers of the Texas Chainsaw remake and prequel have resurrected Jason Voorhees in a "re-imagining of the classic horror film Friday The 13th," (per http://www.fridaythe13thmovie.com/ ) due to open next month on Friday, the 13th. (At least they got that much right so far). After looking at http://www.fridaythe13thfilms.com/ it turns out this re-imagining (REMAKE) is actually based on the first 3 to 4 original Friday the 13th films.
I'm mildly interested only because the trailer looks like they've made a good ol' fashioned horror movie (ala 80's style) which I like. I hate the look of all the new horror movies & remakes (grainy, dirty, mostly lacking color, only in shades of black, brown and blue). I may go see this with my girlfriend B since Hubby hates horror and her girlfriend won't go either! I don't think I've ever seen a Friday the 13th movie in the theatre. (Jason vs Freddy doesn't count!)
I will say that when I was about 8 years old or so, I saw Friday the 13th part 3 and it scared the ever living shit out of me. It was my first horror movie - thanks to Mom's ex's kids. To this day, Jason gives me nightmares! I can watch the original (1st) Friday the 13th because (spolier:) it's Jason's Mom who does the killing and not Jason! Even the crappy, not scary films in the series (after part 3) give me nightmares!
*I don't know why, but the spaces between paragraphs keep disappearing on this post!

5 comments:

Hannah Banana said...

I saw the trailer & think it actually looks good and truly scary! We're considering seeing it.

GardeningJo said...

That's what I thought too when I saw it but like "don't judge a book by it's cover" I'm not judging this movie by it's trailer, lol! My friend B & I are going next month.

Lizzi said...

Speaking of being scared/scarred by horror films ... My parents took me to see Bambie when it was re-released in the theaters. Well, the coming attractions included Poltergeist!! To this day I have nightmares about Poltergeist.

GardeningJo said...

Now there's a combo! Bambie and Poltergest?!?!?!

windy city girl said...

If ever a movie was screaming NOT to be remade, it's this one.