comes up with all sorts of nonsense to justify remakes: they’re reimagining a
classic for a new era, they’re telling the story in a way people haven’t seen
before, they’re just giving the audience what it wants etc.
Well, have a
think on this: the pulse to do a remake is never creative, because all of the
grunt work has already been done and any story changes are usually cosmetic.
The pulse is financial, hence the reboots of horror movies with several sequels
If a wet
fart of a movie like Platinum Dunes’ Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot can launch
a franchise, you have to wonder about the remakes that didn’t merit so much as
an in-name-only sequel with a different cast. Even the House On Haunted Hill
remake got one of those, so we must really be talking about the bottom of the
Here are 10
movies so soulless that no studio was willing to roll the dice on another one,
regardless of their box office performance