If it weren't for Tom Atkins starring in the remake, the film would have been unwatchable. And to think, Mr. Atkins was a 'late' addition to the cast. I'm so angry right now to think about these horror remake directors with no discernible talent going on to full-time careers. Re: Marcus Nispel (Texas Chainsaw & Friday the 13th reboots) is f**king directing CONAN?!Rant over.
My favorite of the "second-tier" slashers--the mine setting, the non-teen cast of complex characters, the newly-restored gore scenes (on the recent SE DVD release--a fantastic package, even if they inexplicably *didn't* use that awesome original poster art), and of course the Ballad of the Film--I love this movie, and watch it once a year at least.I didn't hate the remake as much as Racicot did, but I thought it was slight and fairly unnecessary--fun, but only for the 3-d effects and the few in-jokes scattered about. Not one I'll be buying on dvd. I'll stick with the original, thanks. :)
I just wish the remake wasn't so damn stupid. I was like, this is the best they could come up with? But then I was like, weeeee 3-D!
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