Childs Play (1988) Director:Tom Holland/ Writer:Don Mancini

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Every grow up thinking how scary it would be to have one of your favorite toys in the world come alive? How about that toy being the soul of a serial killer from Hackensack, New Jersey. Childs play(1988) was indeed the first horror movie I ever saw, and I still remember being young always thinking my toys were alive because of this movie. It truly is one of the best movies in the horror genre, we don’t even get a glimpse of Chucky(Brad Douriff) the talking killer-doll speaking anything until approximately forty-five minutes into the film, just about half of the movie’s run-time. Which shows this movies uses a build up unlike any of the other films in the series. This is the darkest and scariest one of them all by a long shot. We come to learn that Charles Lee Ray(Brad Douriff) was gunned downed in a kids toy store as he possesses the Good Guy Doll with his soul. The acting in this film is pretty fair, I think Karen Barkley(Catherine Hicks) did a great job screaming in fear, and the little boy who isn’t so little anymore Andy Barkley(Alex Vincent) does a great job at such a young age still remembered today as a horror icon. Not to mention Brad Douriff who’s done all of the voice overs for Chucky in all of the movies delivers a fantastic personality for “Charles Lee Ray” the good-guy doll. A lot of people think this franchise is cheesy even with its great reviews, which goes to show the movie is very well looked over which I will never understand as a fan. I’m one of the biggest horror movie fans and this movie creeps in my top 5. What’s interesting is the (1988) script was not Mancini’s first choice for a movie or the actual title they intended going with. Overall this movie will keep you on edge and creep you out leaving you with a great sense of red hair dolls forever. Always will remain as one of my favorites if you love horror movies this is a must see! Don’t miss Childs Play(1988) “He wants you as a friend, till the end”.

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Top 3 Horror Remakes Ever

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Remakes for the Horror Genre have never been that great to say the least, as fans we always have high expectations because it’s something miraculous when a film we grew up loving comes back into theaters edging us back to the original. Sadly many remakes I have watched have been quite poorly made and sometimes go a completely different direction than the original or just taken too overboard. I thought long and hard on this list and did my best to give you The Top 3 Horror Remakes Ever Enjoy!

 

1.)Evil Dead (2013) Director:Fede Alvarez/Writer:Fede Alvarez

   

If you’ve never seen The Evil Dead original I don’t know where you have been the last 30 years. The original Evil Dead(1981) Was made back in the early 80’s starting out as a horror movie which seemingly turned in a comedic acid trip down the stretch with its gruesome violence and scares. The film gained great fan base which is why the series continued into Evil Dead 2(1987) as well as Army Of Darkness(1992). Moving now to 2013 we landed the infamous return of the Evil Dead with its remake. I personally love the original one but the remake is honestly gold. The setting is a cabin with a group of friends trying to help there good friend Mia battle a drug addiction and stay clean, what better way then going to a creepy cabin out in the middle of nowhere right? The nights get dark as the group begins getting possessed and attacked by the lifeless demons which are drawn to the cabin itself and will do everything making sure no one gets out alive. This film brings a ton of gore play into act and adds fantastic music to most climatic scenes sending that creep factor down your spine. The acting is fantastic and drives you in as each moment gets much more intense than the previous,this film has it all and does not disappoint in any shape or form. If your looking for one of the best original horror movies remade in the same type of manner but much more brought together do not miss this one.

 

2.)The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) Director:Marcus Nispel/Writer:Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper, Scott Kosar

       

Couldn’t keep this one of my list if I tried to, produced by Michael bay and released in 2003 and still one of my all time favorite movies and remakes; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(2003). We meet a young group of friends traveling in  the backwoods of Texas that tend to run into a very large problem that consists from a family of inbred psychopaths lead by a man called Leatherface. This film brings back many memories when I was younger, but never understood it until I got older. The first one that came out in 1974 was considered one of the most distributing movies of its time. Oddly not noted so much because of the gore or murders, but because of the actual family and Leatherface himself is a terrifying back story. We come to understand that this family is cannibals and have killed many people as well as eaten.The movie does well in like scenes just like in the original, but knows when to add its own mix on the take. I love how this movie was shot, and how fantastic looking the Hewitt’s house looks. By far one of the creepiest visuals I’ve ever seen in any horror movie known to man. The gore really hits hard throughout the whole entire movie as it gets worse and hopeless for the survivors.  I think the acting was far superior than any of the older films to be honest, Jessica Beal has a show down with Leatherface in this one and it keeps you on your seat, she did a fantastic job throughout this whole movie, as well as the rest of the cast. If you love old classic slashers reamed with amazing production and acting that give you a good scare be sure to check out The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(2003) I promise you will not be disappointed.

 

3.)Halloween (2007) Director:Rob Zombie/Writer:Rob Zombie


This is My favorite remake of all time, I don’t care what anybody says Rob Zombie I think nailed this movie with his sick and twisted mind and made his own version in a sense that still ties on with the original, but in a Rob Zombie sense of  dark fashion. This one goes way back when we first meet Michael Meyers(Daeg Faerch) at the younger age of 10 and what his home life actually was like. We learn what events turned him into the monster he is as we see him grow and destructs killing anyone in his way. I absolutely love this film in every single way possible, its so amazing to see a horror movie that started slasher films itself be tied into to a remake so well succeeded. Zombie really takes you inside a the mind of a young Michael Meyers and shows you the hard ships and heartaches he suffered not to mention abuse and neglect from everyone except his mother. The acting is done very well as Zombie always includes familiar cast mates from all his films in his movies, such as his wife Sherri Moon Zombie. The violence is over the top, as we see Michael viciously murder throughout the whole movie with pure hatred and anger. It truly is a violent film and really shows the older versions who’s boss in the gore category. The storyline has been bashed at times because it messes a lot with the first movie as I’ve heard, but don’t let that fool you, this movie really deserves a go. It really made me think how talented Zombie is and how a creative mind succeeds at many things they love, kudos to him. If you like any of the Halloween movies be sure not to miss this one despite what anyone says. This movie lives up to the hype and was done in a greatly fashion, be sure to bring your barf bag and enjoy the flick!

So there you have it folks The Top 3 Horror Remakes Ever Please leave a comment or give me your top 3 remakes as well