In 1981, Joe Dante terrified a nation with his film, “The Howling”, revolving around a young journalist (Dee Wallace) and her husband seduced by a mysterious coven of werewolves. This original film, often heralded as a horror classic, features an intriguing plot with deeply ominous direction, and also features some of the best practical effects of its time in its werewolf design and terrifying transformation scene.
Screenwriter S.S. Wilson (Short Circuit, Tremors) returns sit down with Aaron and Troy to dive into a film he personally chose to remake for a modern audience. We discuss the original film in detail, as well as Steve’s insight into the production’s groundbreaking special effects, and by the end of this episode – We will Remake “The Howling” RIGHT!
Be quiet…in the woods…did you hear that? It sounds like they’re going to Remake “The Howling” RIGHT!
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What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-weekly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
S.S. Wilson – Stampede Entertainment
Troy Heinritz – The Blacklist Exposed | 11.22.63
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | 11.22.63 – A Look Back
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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