Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Scream 4 and other horror reboots

Scream 4 is on its way.
Read more after the jump...
Technology has inspired remakes of films which required some iota of special effects.

This means that science fiction and horror films have become fresh remaking or rebooting pasture.

On of my favourite horror film series is due retruns on Friday in the US, Scream.

While the Scream series is actually a parody on horror films, it's a very slick operation.

I have felt since Scream 3 "ended it" all in 2000, there was always a chance of another film.

Dewey (David Arquette) was just too weird. What was Patrick Dempsey doing watching TV with Sidney (Neve Campbell)? Well, we get to find out in Scream 4. OK, probably not, but Dewey may prove a bit more sinister than we expected, who knows?

Anyway, Scream 4 is set to begin a new trilogy, which may feature better makeup, fresh killing scenes and other interesting upgrades.

Other horror classics are being reworked. These include, 80s film series, Child's Play. The originalwriter and voice of Chucky are on board, Don Mancini and Brad Dourif respectivley.

Even The Crow is being redone and it's featuring soon-to-be biggest actor on Earth, Bradley Cooper. The Crow was actually remade in its sequels - the story didn't really ever change - A musician and his fiancee get murdered but the musician comes back to life and vows to avenge her death.

Wes Craven, who created and directed Scream and other horror classics such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Hills Have Eyes, has said he is not looking to remake or allow people to rework more of his films but rather to go back and make new ones, because he misses filmmaking.

There may be some original scare fests on their way then.

Alistair Anderson

Scream 4 opens in South African cinemas on July 8

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