Remakes

Piranha 3D

Alexandre Aja, the French cinematic wunderkind, has cut a wide swath through the American horror scene for someone just a few years past his 30th birthday.

I'm pretty sure 75% of the new "Night of the Demons" trailer has already made it's way to the internet but I'm 100% sure the parts with the boobs being ripped off and crap is all new. Those are the kinds of things that usually stick in ones head for a while. I'm sorry if I ruined the surprise for you. How about to make it a big surprise, you watch the trailer at work and the real surprise can be when your IT department comes over and has you fired. That's my clever way of saying the new trailer isn't really safe for work.

When a team of roughnecks staffing a remote Antarctic outpost come into contact with a strange alien life form that infects and mimics the appearance of its host, things begin to quickly spin out of control as no one can be sure of who has been infected and who remains clean. Led by McCready (Kurt Russell), the survivors attempt to cleanse their research station. Suspicions mount though, and between claustrophobia and the brutal elements, options begin to dwindle.

All the hand-wringing and fanboy indignation that accompanied the early days of the “remake everything” phase has mostly subsided to shrugs of resignation and cautious optimism. There are bad remakes and good remakes and any movie with a modicum of popular recognition stands a good shot at being remade if there’s a chance of making a few bucks off of it. From a purely financial standpoint, remakes make sense. Unless you’re a b-actor on the convention circuit, fanboy passion doesn’t pay the bills.

I can get behind a lot of sick crap but I have no idea why anyone would want to see a remake of "I Spit On Your Grave". The only people I can see being interested in this are sick SOB's who have to watch this kind of crap for a weekly podcast... oh wait. Crap!

Anyway here's a new trailer for you to view. From the looks of things the castration scene from the original has made it into the remake along with all the rape awfulness you can handle. Which isn't much I hope.

"I Spit On Your Grave" comes out this September, sinner.

Gilmore Girls alumni Lauren Graham has decided that Wes Craven's upcoming "Scream 4" is no longer something she's interested in. Actress Lake Bell also left the project last week, leaving me to wonder what the hell is wrong with this movie.

In remake knews, more details are starting to emerge about the forthcoming "It" remake, a project I'm particularly excited about. Although I might be crucified for saying as much, the original really isn't that scary, and the material could certainly use an update. Let the flames begin.

Because the entire world wants it, Sony Stage 6 is preparing to shoot "Hostel: Part III" this August. The feature will be directed by Scott Spiegel, the man responsible for the grossly underrated slasher "Intruder". I'm sure you're as excited as everyone else about this project.