Before a recent screening of "Parasomnia", Mick Garris, Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper were all asked about remakes, and their opinions on the subjects. I think we all know how Craven and Hooper feel, but it's Garris' words that really stuck with me. He perfectly sums up the issue with some remakes. Here's what he said:
I'm sure some of you will disagree with his point because of what he said about "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake. And while I enjoy the film, he does make a great point about it being a "product". It's that same canned, pre-packaged feel that soured me on the "Friday the 13th" remake, and is bound to do the same with PD's upcoming "Nightmare on Elm St." redux. As much as they try to bring out a love for the genre, it all feels overly-produced and under-loved. Any thoughts?