Dawn Of The Dead Redux

The 1978 classic “Dawn of the Dead,” sequel to the TRUE classic “Night of the Living Dead,” is latest on the list of movies that are going to be re-made. Details are few at this early stage.

8 replies on “Dawn Of The Dead Redux”

  1. starbreeze says:

    cheesy campy flicks
    ugh… remade? but they’re *classic*. you just can’t remake good cheesy campy horror flicks like that.

    in case anyone cares those were filmed right near my house. in fact, my grandfather is buried in the cemetary that “night of the living dead” was filmed in. my uncle was an extra :P and dawn of the dead was filmed in the local monroeville mall.

    • fiziko says:

      Re: cheesy campy flicks

      ugh… remade? but they’re *classic*. you just can’t
      remake good cheesy campy horror flicks like that.

      Tell that to the people responsible for the remake of
      Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, currently in
      preproduction over at Dreamworks. Now that was a
      Christmas movie! There’s nothing like a skinny bipedal
      polar bear with opposable thumbs to get you into the
      Christmas spirit. :)

      • Stevis says:

        Re: cheesy campy flicks

        ugh… remade? but they’re *classic*. you just can’t
        remake good cheesy campy horror flicks like that.

        Tell that to the people responsible for the remake of
        Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, currently in
        preproduction over at Dreamworks. Now that was a
        Christmas movie! There’s nothing like a skinny bipedal
        polar bear with opposable thumbs to get you into the
        Christmas spirit. :)

        Dear Sweet Lord In Heaven, Why? Do I get to go to the theater with my homemade Crow?

        –Stevis

    • jevdemon says:

      Re: cheesy campy flicks
      You’d think these guys would learn a lesson after the “Psycho”, “Planet of the Apes” and (insert your least favorite remake here) travesties.

      Whatever happened to the concept of doing something original?? “Remake” is just another word for “sequel” (actually a sequel requires more original thought than a remake..)

      • starbreeze says:

        Re: cheesy campy flicks

        “Remake” is just another word for “sequel” (actually a sequel requires more original thought than a remake..)

        Remake is just another word for “Let’s make more money off of an old rehashed idea because we’re not creative enough to write our own script.”

        I can’t think of too many really good remakes. Actually I can’t think of *any* off hand, but my brain is currently in work-mode.

        • fiziko says:

          Re: cheesy campy flicks

          I can’t think of too many really good remakes. Actually I
          can’t think of *any* off hand, but my brain is currently
          in work-mode.

          Little Shop of Horrors is one example, as well
          as The Man Who Knew Too Much. In the first case,
          the original was a Roger Corman movie (that I promised to
          review; I’ll get to it) so you can’t get much worse. In
          the second case, Hitchcock wasn’t happy with his original,
          so he made a new one a few years later.

          • jevdemon says:

            Re: cheesy campy flicks

            Little Shop of Horrors is one example, as well
            as The Man Who Knew Too Much. In the first case,
            the original was a Roger Corman movie (that I promised to
            review; I’ll get to it) so you can’t get much worse.

            I actually preferred the original “Little Shop” – it was a bit darker and less over the top than the musical remake (it also featured the debut of Jack Nicholson).
            “Invasion of the body Snatchers” has been remade twice. Once by Phillip Kaufman in 1978 and once by whothehellcares in 1993. The ’93 remake is absolutely horrible (skip it at all costs) while the ’78 remake is (imho) far more frightening/disturbing than the original (the ending will give you chills). The ’78 remake also featured Kevin McCarthy – star of the original flick.

            Other good remakes: Cronenberg’s The Fly, Carpenter’s The Thing and Coppola’s Dracula. Remember though, these are exceptions.

            More proof that (most) remakes are a bad idea:
            Night of the Living Dead (1990)
            King Kong (1976)
            The Haunting
            House on Haunted Hill
            Romeo and Juliet (ok, not horror, but still bad)
            Flash Gordon (Dino D’s mess)
            Kenneth Branaugh’s Frankenstein (please stick to Shakespeare)
            Dracula 2000 (whats the point?)

            You get the idea…

            • starbreeze says:

              Re: cheesy campy flicks

              Dracula 2000 (whats the point?)

              You get the idea…

              Actually… Dracula 2000 was different from any other Dracula movie I’ve seen with the Judas theory. If you haven’t seen it, I don’t want to give any spoilers, but I was actually impressed.

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