Sunday, April 17, 2011

30 Days of Horror: Day 17

"Day 17 - Your favorite horror film remake"

Damn, I already used "Let Me In", so I can't use it again. I should've read ahead a bit. Oh well. This is tough cause most of the modern remakes fucking suck. "Prom Night", "Nightmare On Elm Street". But I think I got one, which I recently tackled: "The Hills Have Eyes".

I'm sure I only like this cause it was co-written and directed by Alexander Aja, who will pop up later I'm sure. Aja took the original, gave it a more sinister spin, and updated it. The only complaint I got is how it ended but I'm sure Aja had no choice in the matter.

If you didn't read my review from a month ago (screw you), here's a brief summary: A family is on a road trip and while driving through the desert, their truck and RV gets a flat. Stuck in the middle of nowhere, the dad and some dude look for help. Then a bunch of inbred mutants start attacking.

They took the original and added more tension, which is great. Many people who are fans of the original (right here) couldn't figure out how they could remake this, but I'm glad they did.


Nick said...

Ah, yes! An excellent remake. Though I still need to see the original. But I do really really like this version. The sequel sucks, though.

Jason Soto said...

I hear the sequel sucks, to both the original and the remake. I'll be doing both of those in a future Compare and Contrast.