I decided to make this post because I just watched Fright Night and Let Me In right before it. I realized both are remakes. One is a remake of what was a "Cult Classic" and might actually just be a "Classic" now, and that was Fright Night. Let Me In on the other hand is a remake of a foreign film of less then five years. Norway or Sweden or some shit. I might be wrong on both accounts but there were a lot of blonde haired people in it and there was snow, so I'm gonna be an asshole and profile it. (Fuck you, I can do that if I want to) Anyway. Most people don't really like the horror remakes of late. I understand why to. Halloween is simply just a supberb movie. 15 years ago you would not let a little kid see it, but now, with the movies that are made, and even showned on channels like FX or Spike are just so damn bloody and gorey it makes the original Halloween look tame, and it is. Halloween, NOW, is the type of movie I would catagorize in more of a suspence horror movie then just outright horror. Hitchcock did this the best, M. Night does this okay himself. The scary thing about Halloween are scenes like where the babysitter is on the phone and behind her Myers face appears just to disappear right when the baby sitter turns around. You don't have that kind of horror and that is suspence. Anyway, before I get even more of track my point is this. I go into watching every remake with the mind set of "Don't even EXPECT this movie to even compare to the original" By doing this it takes away from me being let down. It helps. In fact, most of these movies are exactly what I think they will be. Halloween was the exception. The first remake I saw was Texas Chainsaw Mas. At first I just couldn't get my eys off of Jessica Beils ass. The movie is worth watching just for that. 2nd, the 1st scene of Leatherface in real action wairing Jessica's boyfriends face made me go "HOLY SHIT" then he ran after her. The movie was okay. freaky deaky enough to make me not change it to something else. The original, which is not that great of a movie, just so damn violent that it made people talk about it, and another movie that could stand up to it in terms of violence for years until Hellraizer or Braveheart. I used this idea when I saw Friday the 13th. I liked it. It was exactly what I thought it was going to be. Jason Ran. Nightmare on Elmhurst, the same thing. I liked it because it was exactly what I thought it was going to be. I haven't seen the Thing yet, but I just LOOOOOVE the original, which is actually a remake. Most John Carpenter movies are classics. Those movies you watch no matter where or what part you put it on at. As for Holloween by Rob Zombie, I'm a bit conflicted about. After seeing his other movies I've come to the conclusion that he can't direct. He hires the right people to surround himself with and do OUTSTANDING photography, cinematagraphy, and editing to his films, because the dialogue by some pretty good actors just comes off like shit. You can tell they're are acting and thats a bad thing. The dialogue is bad. So bad you tell yourself that nobody in the world talks like that to other people. In fact, nobody talks like that to anyone else in movies. But here's the conflicting part. If you haven't seen the movie and want, then rent it or borrow it so you can do this.........Fast forward the beginning of the movie til Mike is grown up and breaks out of the Loony Bin. I'm gonna assume that with Halloween being the classic it is you've seen it so you know Mike kills his sister as a kid, goes crazy, grows up, gets called "Pure Evil" by his doctor of 10 years, puts on mask, kills a bunch of kids while stalking his sister and pretty much repeats this process for 20 years till H20 where he was suppossed to die but doesn't because Busta Rhymes fights him in the next sequel. Anyway, after fastforwarding the movie takes off to places even I didn't expect. Mike is now played by an actual monster "Sabretooth from X-men". Why the hell his first victom after his breakout stands up to him is beyond comprehention. (I'm John Greisly BITCH). Without even killing anyone, but just seeing this guy in the Michale Meyers white William Shatner mask (comes complete with eye holes enlarged for killing entertainment) and a mechanics full sized grease monkey's pajama work outfit is creepy enough. What ensues is just awsome. I usually don't like over bloodyness for the sake of being over bloody but it works here. He kills very violently. More then anticapated and that I never thought would happen but it does. He kills violently, methodically, and sadistically. He made he go, "What the fuck" a few times. Not since I was 8 years old and snuck my viewing of Halloween and Friday the 13th, Bloody Valentine, 10 to Mid-Night, have I even been remotely scared by any horror movie. Not that this scared me either, but it did make me go "this is just about the most evil killer Ive ever seen in a movie in terms of being able to watch the murders" It's just nuts. If you fastforward the movie like I reccommend then the movie is was you want it to be if you saw the original and always wanted to see the remake. In fact it should actually excede expectations it's done that well. If you disagree then watch it again, just make sure to fastforward it first. If you don't, and you happen to watch the unbievably horror un-needed orgin of Michael Meyers then the movie will be horrible. So horrible that I will sound like not only an idiot but an asshole as well. So bad that my reccommendation of veiwing it a second time after fast forwarding it won't matter. The beginning of the movie IS that bad and ruined what actually is a very good and modernized remake of a movie that most what have said should never be remade. Anyway. I got of subject but stayed on it as well. I really do want to know whay you people think is the best horror remake. I also think I made my points of how to approach a remake of movie that you LOVED. I now hate it when I hear someone say they hated the remake. Really? Did you actually expect it be better then the original that you fell in love with and watched a 1,000 times? If so, then you're an idiot and deserve to be dis-satisified. If you go into watching the movie with expectations of it not being as good but as good to a certain level, then you should be satisfied. Friday 13 and Elm Street was exactly that when I changed my mind set. They were exactly what I thought they would be. People were just so happy to see Jason running in the trailor they thought it would be a masterpiece, instead we got kids smoking weed, some real nice titties, a hockey mask and machete, some real dumbass decisons, and actually something that we have never ever seen in the originals..............a gun, but that falls into the "some real dumbass decisions" quote. I'm just pissed that few things that made it so good, and after the producers said they wanted to keep what made the originals good so to make the fans happy, they didn't. Lack of string quortette music, Jason breathing, and not showing Jason til the end except for a few brief much needed moments.