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    It's been ...it was just one of those WB 'you order it, we'll print it and send it deals'. You must see this. Skip the remake...normally I would tell you to see the new one just to compare notes, but I cannot in good conscience do that. Yes, it's that bad.

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    Anybody here seen both the original and remake besides JD?

    JD is making the remake seem like its the worst movie ever, lol. Don't know. Maybe it's one of those expectations things. ;-)

    Sometime ago, I stumbled on some horror site, forget which one, where some peeps said that the original wasn't that scary and maybe that one had to be a child of the seventies to truly appreciate it. I saw it for the first time about a year ago, and no, I am not old enough to be a child of the seventies. It isn't a perfect movie and does have some of the made for TV movie pitfalls, but the use of the creatures, particularly their voice, and the fact that Sally is being haunted out of her mind and nobody believes her, in my opinion, did make the movie effective as a whole.

    Anyways, I have anticipated the remake way too long and will have to watch it one way or another. I don't have the highest of standards, anyways, I did watch the Friday the 13th remake.

    Speaking of horror movies made for the telly during the '70's was that movie with Karen Black with some evil tiki doll (I think it was called Tales of Terror) also made for television. I saw it a while ago and it seemed like the type of cool movie that wouldn't be made for TV these days.
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    See Orph, that's what the remake does so badly. They overexpose the creatures to the point that no suspense and no creeping dread is ever built. The characters are vomitus and you really couldn't care for any of them either way. All the tired tricks are in this movie(remake) too, the old handyman who 'knows a secret', etc...and it's all just done poorly. In some scenes the creatures run from practically candlelight, in others they are in a fully lit room, yet they are underneath the table...feh! It's inconsistent. The original had no budget to work with. They used suggestion and shadows to make the fear work. This movie has all the tricks...hell, even well done cgi, but because it is so exposed it loses any of the mystery. I am not exaggerating about how infuriatingly bad this movie is. The acting is Razzie bad. It is just a mess.

    And it's trilogy of terror...also one of my faves. And it's movie that is basically a product of it's time and would most likely not translate well.

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    Hey, JD. I know you hated the movie, but what did you think of the music? I just found out the score was done by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, who collaborated for the Hurt Locker soundtrack, which I thought was really great.


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    One of the better things about a horrible movie. Although I couldn't help but feel like the title sequence music/vibe was cribbed directly from Re-animator.

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    there was NOTHING good about this movie - not even the music. i suppose it may be okay to listen to as a standalone record or whatever, but it failed as miserably as everything else in this movie did.

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    GAME OF THRONES Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Joins MAMA

    Jessica Chastain now has a co-star for her upcoming horror film Mama. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who is positively menacing as Jaime Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is now set to topline the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film alongside Chastain, per Heat Vision’s report. The film tells the story of a couple who take in their niece and nephew after the children were found living in the forest for five years. As horror stories tend to go, murderous events unfold and it’s clear that some supernatural force is bent on tormenting the kids. Andres Muschietti is directing the film, expanding the story he created with his short film of the same name.

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    Review: Guillermo del Toro reclaims MIMIC in new director's cut Blu-ray

    At the end of the day the film is still Mimic. If you never liked it, you're still not going to like it. I've always enjoyed the film, and I enjoyed this version, honestly, just as much. It's still a giant bug movie made in the early days of CGI. It still doesn't quite work as a drama, or as a genuinely scary horror film. Certainly not to the level of, say, Devil's Backbone at any rate. But it's cool to know this cut is out there in high-def and, honestly, I could listen to Del Toro talk about movies for hours. And that's what makes this a great disc.
    I have yet to see it.

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