Wednesday, January 14, 2009
My Bloody Valentine 3D has the right idea. Don't go remaking a horror film that was a classic ( Psycho ) or that started a trend ( Friday the 13th ) or that shocked people ( The Last House on the Left ). Remake a forgettable, mediocre slasher pic, and to top it off add the gimmick of 3D! I'm serious. That's the right approach. How many people will say, "Oh the original was so much better." I'd venture to say no one. You can only improve on a film like that so it's a perfect film to remake. The story involves a man returning to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of a Valentine's night massacre in which a crazy mine worker had killed all his co-workers before offing himself. The mine setting and slightly older characters were somewhat refereshing in the original film but otherwise it was not of much note. Let's see what 3D can do to enhance this slasher film redo. And just for your info, this year Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday so the day before Valentine's this year will be a Friday the 13th. I'm just thrilled to have the remake of Friday the 13th arrive the day before Valentine's Day to bloody up that icky-sweet romantic holiday. I think horror films are always the perfect date film. The trailer is courtesy of Lionsgate.