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Remake This! – Ghoulies

“Ghoulies” was released one year after the mega success that was, Gremlins. Hollywood was eager to replicate that success; so a ton of “Tiny Creature” horror comedy movies were quickly released. That’s how movies like Critters, Troll and others were born. Unlike those other movies, Ghoulies actually was one of the few successful rip-offs, making 35 million on a 1 million budget and spawning three sequels. Many critics despise this movie and most only think it did so well because of the great ad campaign which had one of the Ghoulies coming out of the toilet. In fact the creators of the movie got a ton of hate mail because of that ad. Many kids in the 80’s were afraid to go to the potty because of this image below.

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John Carpenter’s Influence

Everyone has their favorites. Some people are huge Spielberg fans. Some people can name and love every Kubrick film. Some people adore the classics by Hitchcock or Ford. Me? You tell me I get to watch a John Carpenter film, and I’m ready in seconds.

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Remake This! – Maniac Cop

Seems like every week we hear about another classic horror movie being remade. Poltergeist, Gremlins, Friday the 13th, The Blob and the list can go on and on. We know we can’t fight Hollywood’s lack of originality, so let go ahead and embrace it. This is the first of many blog posts that will go into detail about which “Classic” horror film should be remade next. Yes I put “Classic” in quotes. Most of the movies I pick won’t be considered “Good” but that’s even more reason to remake them.

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