Friday, October 18, 2013

31 Days of Horror 4: Originals vs. Remakes DAY 18

Prom Night (1980) vs. Prom Night (2008)
Here is the 1980s classic with the Scream Queen herself – Jamie Lee Curtis.
The movie is about Kim Hammond (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her group of friends, who have been keeping a very dark secret. Six years before their prom, the kids antagonized another child, which resulted into her untimely death.
Now with their prom approaching Kim and her friends have been getting threatening phone calls from someone who witnessed the incident years ago. The killer then strikes on Prom Night and no one is safe.
Now Prom Night is not a great movie, but it’s still a classic in my eyes. Yes, it’s not as exciting or fun as other Slasher films and some might even find it boring, but the movie should still be viewed. If you just want to watch a horror movie that is light on the scares, has some gory scenes but all and all you can have fun with and laugh at, than look no further.
The original wasn’t very exciting to begin with. So, if you were going to do a remake of Prom Night, I would have strongly suggested that you focus on the script and also learn from the originals mistakes.
The remake doesn’t learn from the originals mistakes, it makes them all over again and this time makes them even worse.
It replays all the clichés that horror movie’s are known for, which makes it predictable and utterly boring.
So, which is better?
The original is. The remake is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen.
Original Wins

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