While there are new horror movies popping up fairly often, remakes of movies keep showing up right along side of them. One is given to wonder…why is that?
There are several possibilities, one of the most likely of which is the fact that these movies used to make money. It might seem negative to simply say “money,” but the movie business IS a business. The logic behind rehashing the same old ideas might come from the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” These movies used to be extremely popular and they are often regarded with wistful remembrance. So why not do it again?
Another possibility that seems very likely is that the writers and directors wish to pay homage to those who inspired them. Imitation is often called the simplest form of flattery and a remake can be seen as a modern imitation of the original. Many of the writers and directors of these classic horror films are considered the greatest visionaries of film by their contemporaries.
Chances are, it is some combination of those two ideas. Hollywood wants to make more money and new writers and directors want to show off their version of their idols’ styles. Still bored? Click to continue: The Silent Pal recommends “The Silent House” (Film)
July 5th, 2012