There are only a handful of films, even classics, that have earned the moniker of ‘perfect’. Throughout our cinematic history, there are simply too many opportunities for criticism, and as time continues, too many fresh perspectives. In the world of horror though, one film stands tall as a perfect culmination of all things terrifying. A living, breathing embodiment of ‘The Boogeyman’. John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is that film.
The simplistic premise – a 6 year-old murderer grows into a stoic psychotic, savagely returning to his small town on Halloween night for undisclosed reasons – is complimented by the stellar casting of Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis, gripping direction by John Carpenter, and completed by one of the most iconic film scores of all-time. This 1978 staple is heralded as one of the greatest films – not just horror – in cinema history, a title it richly deserves.
In 2007, director Rob Zombie attempted a remake of this classic that focused on the WHY behind Michael Myers’ dead eyes, a move that was tragically miscalculated by many film buffs. We decided that the time has come to rectify that terrible misdirection and get things back on track. It’s time to head back to Haddonfield and Remake John Carpenter’s “Halloween” RIGHT!
Clips selected from the 1978 film, Halloween
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On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-monthly 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
Amanda Sink – Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Cory Metcalfe – Triplecast
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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