Mar 28, 2011

Child's Play Remake

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According to Slash Film, MGM won the bidding war with Universal over producing rights to a remake to the famous 1988 horror film, Child's Play. Many people know Child's Play for it's infamous serial killer trapped in a toy doll's body, Chucky. MGM wants to get cracking later this year and the original voice actor for the doll, Brad Dourif is set to return in the role. The only thing known about the script for this remake is that it will be much darker than the previous films.

My reaction to this news is a basic groan of disapproval. There was nothing wrong with the original film, it's probably as scary and logical a film as it has potential to be. What makes the original Chucky films great is that it doesn't take itself too seriously, and it shouldn't. The villain is two feet tall! Just punt him! Unless they give him some sort of flamethrower breath or telekinesis as a doll, he's going to be a comical villain.

If these money-grubbing film companies are so intent on remaking horror films, they should at least remake the ones that deserve remaking. Bring to light some cult-classic horror films made between the 50's and 70's. Stuff that will seem like original content because they were seen by very few people to begin with in the first place. I'd even settle for a remake of Critters. That movie had great potential in its villains and spent a lot of time trying to make it a sci-fi horror-comedy.

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