Straw Dogs: You Can’t Teach a Remake New Tricks

Amidst the wave of remakes in the 2000’s, Hollywood occasionally ventured outside horror. Spike Lee re-visited controversial Korean revenge-thriller Old Boy in 2013. And Martin Scorsese himself re-worked Hong Kong pot-boiler Infernal Affairs into his 2006 crime thriller, The Departed. Yet one of the more ambitious remakes in recent memory was Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs. […]

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Don’t Breathe: A Breath of Fresh Air for the Home Invasion Thriller

How do you follow up a successful remake of a horror classic? That was the task director Fede Álvarez faced after his re-imagining of Evil Dead. For his sophomore effort, Alvarez teamed up again with producer Sam Raimi (Drag Me To Hell) and Ghost House Pictures. The result, Don’t Breathe, was a subversion of the […]

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Us and Them

Us and Them is about as timely and politically relevant as any film in recent memory. Though not a horror film per se, this British crime thriller and satire builds its story around the popular home invasion subgenre. With the past housing mortgage crisis, fears of real estate bubbles, and rising housing costs, the home […]

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