Let’s play a little game, shall we?
I call it The Remake in Spotlight. It’s the game where we take the never-ending discussion of this frustrating concept and puts it to the test. In the case of your beloved host, the horror genre is in focus (obviously), in order to narrow down the discussions just a little bit.
In one corner we got the Negative Side:
“Remakes are unnecessary and meaningless. They take an already established concept or franchise and butcher it, in an attempt to ‘modernize’ something that doesn’t have to. Many (if not the majority of all) remakes lacks heart and commitment, making them just shallow versions of their former selves.”
And in the next corner we got the Positive Side:
“Remakes are not so much the destruction of a franchise, but an introduction to a new generation, refresh it so it fits the contemporary times. The view of the world and culture changes constantly and remakes are a way of expanding the boundaries of art and time. Rather than unintentional parodies, they are just different versions that can coexist if we let them.”
Which side are you on?
The Remake in Spotlight will continue some time forward, so stay tuned! Same Horror time, same Horror channel!