Monday, July 18, 2011

Shame On A Blogger

Sorry for the soft weekend. I've been trying to wrap my head around the prospect of an Evil Dead remake.

It hasn't gone well...

Also part of the blame has to go to this, which is just hypnotic. I mean pairing something incongruously cute with something incongruously crude is the oldest trick in the internet books. But the lip sync here is incredible. You haven't heard the Old Dirty Bastard's flow until you've seen it come out of the mouth of a pink pony. 



The Goodkind said...

I'm still trying to get over another Planet of the Apes reboot and a Thing remake... gahhh. But that Wu Ponies is pretty good.

Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

This is where I am going to show myself to be gullible... but was that REALLY made by Hasbro?! (The copyright statement and logos at the end seem to say it was!)

Luv dem Wu Ponies. Will probably take a pass on the remakes, although I am curious about "Evil Dead." (A developer I am working with is VERY excited about it, but I can't quite get there.)

Tom Clift said...

That video almost made up for the news of the EVIL DEAD remake...almost

Craig D. said...

I don't have the psychotic devotion toward Evil Dead that's so common amongst movie geeks, so I say go ahead and remake it. Just hire Joss Whedon and cast Nathan Fillion and 90% of the geeks on the internet will stop complaining.

It's funny to hear so much whining about The Thing, because when Carpenter's film came out, film critics had the same ridiculous "OMG BLESPHEMY” attitude that internet geeks have today toward the prequel, and now it's considered one of the best horror films ever made.

Bryce Wilson said...

@ The Goodkind: Yeah I held out hopes for The Thing until the bland trailer. I still think Apes could be interesting.

@ Steve Miller: No the show's real the dub is just a very well done fake.

@ Tom: Doesn't it though. I'm kind of embarrassed by how much it cheers me up.

@ Craig: Um Wut. I'm sorry dude but this was nearly comprehensible.

Like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Evil Dead is the organic result of very specific circumstances. You can't replicate it because no matter how "hardcore" you make it it will still be the product of professional filmmakers and not kids starving in a cabin in the middle of bumblefuck nowhere. No matter what you do it will not feel like an Evil Dead movie.

As for The Carpenter Thing yes it was a remake, but a remake that took the original concept and did something completely different with it. The new version of The Thing seems to be just a pale retread made by people who hope that no one has seen the Carpenter version.

Calling it a prequel seems unduly generous as the trailers make no sign that it's even a period piece.