Saturday, October 26, 2013

31 Days of Horror 4: Originals vs. Remakes DAY 26

13 Ghosts (1960) vs. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Gimmicky and not very good, t he original 13 Ghosts will leave you feeling underwhelmed. The story tells of a deceased occult scientist, Dr. Zorba, who leaves his mansion to his nephew and family. Yet, they aren’t the only ones in the house. Zorba has also been keeping ghosts in the mansion and they can only be detected a special pair of ghost-viewing goggles.
Is it good? Well … not really. They spend a lot of their time perfecting effects, which are cheesy, and then forget to develop the characters.
Where are the scares? Yes, I understand the movie has gore, but gore isn’t scary, it’s gory.
The other big problem this film has is the feeling of emptiness. There isn’t anything in the movie that is kept me interested or connected to the world. The story is similar to the original, but the execution once again fails and we end up with an over the top remake.
So, which is better?
They are both pretty bad. Yet, I have to pick one and I would go with the original. Original Wins.

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