Have a bloody good time with these horror remakes done right
By Tamara Palmer and Geoff Berkshire, Metromix
The latest screen version of "The Thing" marks the third trip to the big screen for the sci-fi monster story "Who Goes There?" written in 1938 by John W. Campbell Jr. But don't call this latest version a remake!
The filmmakers prefer to bill it as a "prequel" to John Carpenter's 1982 "The Thing," which in turn wanted to be seen as an adaptation of Campbell's story rather than a straight remake of 1951's "The Thing From Another World." If filmmakers and audiences alike associate the word remake with rip-off, there are plenty of examples to prove them right.
But if the very idea of another horror remake has you rolling in your grave, we’ve dug up 10 reasons to be less cynical. From amorphous body snatchers to vampire children, Hollywood’s horror remakes may not always be better than the originals, but they’re not always duds either.
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