Adaptations & Remakes is an ongoing feature where I take a movie or a book and compare it to its remake and/or adaptation.
Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’ve been checking on the blog throughout the day, you’ll know that earlier in the day, Tiny applied his newfound appreciation for the Halloween franchise to compare Carpenter’s vision with Zombie’s depiction. Then a little later, Mike lent his slasher expertise to tackle the original Friday the 13th against its modern day counterpart.
Now I am here for the sacred final post to close out the holiday season. I’m comparing Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street against the 2010 remake featuring Rorschach himself: Jackie Earle Haley. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
Of course, you can find more of Mike and Tiny’s Shocktober contributions (Shocktributions, if you will) on the Shocktober page and don’t forget you can follow them and me on Twitter and like The Obsessive Viewer on Facebook.
Posted in Matt Hurt's Columns, Movie Reviews
Tagged a nightmare on Elm Street, Buy Digitally, Freddy Krueger, Freddy's Dead: The Final nightmare, Heather Langenkamp, Jackie Earle Haley, Johnny Depp, Kyle gallner, Movie Columns, Rent Digitally, Robert Englund, Rooney Mara, Samuel Bayer, Shocktober, Shocktober 2013, Wes Craven
Promiscuous teenagers fall prey to a deranged killer at Camp Crystal Lake. Continue reading
Posted in Mike White's Columns, Movie Reviews, Obsessive Friends
Tagged Adaptations & Remakes, Camp Crystal Lake, Friday the 13th, Horror, horror movies, Jason Voorhees, Marcus Nispel, Remake, Remakes, Roger Ebert, Sean S. Cunningham, Shocktober, Shocktober 2013
Seeing as Halloween is now upon us and I’ve committed myself to writing four “Days of Blood” posts, I figured I would devote the fourth and final post to some of the better (and more recent) horror and horror-adjacent titles available to stream on Netflix. Hopefully it will make up for the way I’ve been neglecting my Streaming Saturday recommendations this month.
Before I get started, though, I want to thank everyone for indulging me as I let my horror fandom take control of the blog and the podcast. I’d also like to thank my friends Mike (@IAmMikeWhite) and Tiny (@ObsessiveTiny) for contributing so much content this month. I’d also like to thank my friend Pat (@Patty_Kuhn) for joining us on the Zombie episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.
Finally, I would like to thank John Dugan from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) for letting us interview him on the podcast. We had such a great time talking to him and can’t thank him enough. If you’re ever at a convention and have a chance to meet him, I highly recommend it.
So let’s get to the list, shall we? It’s Halloween, so here are some streaming recommendations to make the holiday even better. Continue reading
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