I watched the remake of MY BLOODY VALENTINE, and it was terrible. Not that the original was fabulous but it was original and it had something that the remake didn't, character. I had high hopes for the last remake of CARRIE and while it didn't totally suck the mother (played by Julianne Moore) just wasn't as evil feeling as the original mother (played by Piper Laurie). There was just something a little too sweet about Moore's version of Carrie White's mother. Laurie just said crazy with her eyes.
Now I bring this up because of the remake of POLTERGEIST that is coming out. I am sorry to the filmmakers, I am sorry to all the actors, but no one, and I mean no one can do a creepy little girl better than Heather O'Rourke. I mean that blond innocence and that voice just gave her so much power in the movie and who wasn't creeped out when she said, "They're here" in her singsong child's voice. Also who else will create the pulsating fear that Zelda Rubenstein created with her little Tangina character. That lady was frightening and wonderful!
So, all you horror lovers, and really all you movie lovers, let's try to get the film studios to stop remaking some of our favorite movies. They stand alone. I mean it's a sad day to me when they are planning on a remake of LOGAN'S RUN, ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, PET CEMETERY, POINT BREAK, BARBARELLA, DROP DEAD FRED, THE NEVERENDING STORY, SEVEN SAMURAI, WARGAMES, AKIRA, THE BIRDS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, SCARFACE, WESTWORLD, just to name a few.
If you love movies you might just be disappointed in what is on the horizon for your favorite film. I was, especially when I saw the terrible CGI used for the remake of POLTERGEIST. And as for a remake of THE BIRDS... Screw you Hollywood... you tried that with PSYCHO.... it sucked.... just leave Hitchcock alone!