Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we land on the unfriendly side of the Berlin Wall, consider the more meaningful side of the movies, witness one of the most truly horrible trailers I’ve seen all year, revisit the JFK assassination, and get wowed by a desert.
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As Hollywood continues to remake classic films, so far, the works of Alfred Hitchcock have remained relatively untainted. Of course there’s Gun van Sant’s Psycho, pseudo remakes like Disturbia and The Truth About Charlie and other films in development but considering the huge amount of movies Hitchcock made, it’s pretty surprising that we don’t have a new remake being released every single month. According to Moviehole, that trend might be starting, as Piranha 3D screenwriter Josh Stolberg has co-written a remake of the 1955 Cary Grant and Grace Kelly heist film To Catch a Thief, produced by Neal Moritz, and it’s already casting. Read his quote and more after the jump. Read More »

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The Prom Night remake slept with $22 million over the weekend, so expect more…”PG-13 tiara horror”; which also means you can expect more requisite, “Is Horror Dead, I Mean Really Dead This Time?” editorials on other sites. Fango reports via a privy industry site that writing duo Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, who are responsible for this July’s 3D Piranha remake (I predict it will both slay and make a tidy profit), have finished a script for another remake: 1983′s The House on Sorority Row. No news yet on the studio/director/tipping point.

The original is not the worst slasher I’ve ever seen, if simply for the fact that having a pool/house partaay with friends right after you’ve killed an old lady sounds like fun, in theory. Having aforementioned non-GILF come back from the dead and cane horny teens to death? Less so. What, no gumming? So, yeah, remake remake remake. Sweat it out. I wonder how many weeks we have until there’s an announced remake for Slumber Party Massacre? The prototypical, huffy ’80s horror villain cruising around in the so-not-suspect Amber Alert windowless van has to set his stare on a Brittany Snow doppleganger (oxymoron?) sooner than later.

Discuss: Is PG-13 cheerleader horror the new CGI talking forest-animal movie? 

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