Sometimes A Remake Is An IMPROVEMENT
I’ve never been much of a horror film fan. I like a few here or there, but I’m pretty picky. Yet, in my closet of guilty pleasures there lurk a few cheeseball horror films from my youth. Chief among these is Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark, a made-for-TV movie which puts Kim Darby, as a stunningly passive housewife named Sally, in a house that is haunted by vicious little demons that, thanks to low-budget 1970s make-up, look like turnip-headed aliens wearing gorilla bodysuits. No, really … look.
Anyway, I just found out that they’re actually doing a remake of the film, and that none other than Guillermo del Toro is producing it. In fact, they’ve recently released a teaser trailer and it looks pretty good.
At the very least, I know that no matter HOW bad the remake is, it WON’T be worse than the original. It may not be as lovably bad … but it will at least be BETTER. And, with del Toro involved, there’s actually a pretty solid chance it will be GOOD.