In fact, in the horror genre, remakes have been admirable, at the very least. Say what you want about the Child's Play remake—Mark Hamill did just fine with his voice acting chops. Still we have issues, like the forgettable remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show bringing the genre down a notch, but in all fairness, that's one misstep among a legion of interesting takes on phenomenal ideas.
Survival features still to this day are so relatable—and scary all by themselves. That's so much the case that really any of these types of films don't need CGI, high concepts or even explosions. Amazingly enough, not even a mega-film like Megdemanded over-the-top visuals. If you saw that film, you might've thought it was a bit underwhelming. Perhaps for such a massive prehistoric shark, it was. Still what would we be expecting about a planet that's mostly made up of water, one megalodon and a food chain the size of the universe? It's not particularly epic especially when that size shark can't even make it to the shores to prey on the innocent the way a great white can in one classic movie.
When you think about it, we shouldn't be too surprised that the boys at Full Moon Entertainment recently relaunched their streaming service, branded as Full Moon Features—featuring 500+ titles of some of the shlockiest, sexiest, sleaziest, cheesiest, B-horror flicks ever known to man.
We tend to forget that when it comes to Tarantino, the man's a legend. He himself is a motion picture! He's the Stephen King of film-making when you think about it. In fact... wouldn't it be a novel idea to have Tarantino adapt one of King's novels? We think so. Stanley Kubrick has, of course, done just that with The Shining.
That's a tough one for me, honestly. Nostalgia's aplenty in the horror market for throwbacks, but my only one slight concern is when a remake, reboot, rehash, or revamp tarnishes the terror magnificence and makes you long for the original. It's only a slight concern, though; after all, a remake doesn't intend to do away with the original—it just simply honors it.
Questions are flyin' everywhere. Of course, this all could be just a silly rumor.