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Post by andrewkempster on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:12 am

Okay, I've been bitching out remakes a little bit recently, even this morning. BUT I just watched the trailer for the remake of Romero's The Crazies. Holy shit, it's even got me using OMG, and I hate using OMG!

I've never seen the original all the way through, but this new one looks incredible. Like Romero with cash! Fricking Jesus, people, check this one out. Only problem with the trailer is it uses that Gary Jules tune from Donnie Darko at the end. That song will forever be linked to that film - kinda throws you a bit.

Wow.

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:28 am



Now I want to hear you scream "Squee!" while you're jumping up and down.

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Post by andrewkempster on Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:29 am

SSQQQQUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:31 am

I'm dying!! That was so AWESOME!!!

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Post by andrewkempster on Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:36 am

Didja see it? Huh huh? Didja?

Seriously, this looks the bollocks. But it's not out til 2010. That's, like, years away.

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Post by scottmitchell74 on Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:58 am

Never saw the original, but I think I remember a masked face on the video cover when I was a kid. My Mom's Wednesday choir practice = Horror movie night for my Dad and I. We never got to The Crazies.

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:01 pm

I am sadly lacking when it comes to media culture. I didn't see Bambi until I was a senior in high school. Silence of the Lambs until I was about 20 or so. I still haven't seen Star Wars or Star Trek. Or The Crazies.

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Post by Brian Sammons on Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:21 pm

The original was good, but not great. Yeah it suffered from lack of cash, but there were some questionable story choices too. But then it also did a few things that I was like, “wow, got to give them credit for doing that.” But naturally, this is just my bitter opinion, so what do I know?

And yeah, that “Mad World” song is so Darko, but also for a game nerd like me it screams Gears of War, an awesome kill everything game.

Oh other Romero remake news, I heard rumors that Martin is going to get the update treatment and this makes me sad. Crying or Very sad Anyone see that? Great little film.

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Post by Brian Sammons on Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:25 pm

Mercedes wrote:I am sadly lacking when it comes to media culture.
Sadly I am over developed in that area except for 2 things, pop music and current TV shows. Anything else, especially horror related crap, well let’s just say that like Johnny Mnemonic, I’ve sacrificed large chunks of childhood memories to store that “useful” data.

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:50 pm

I had a Johnny Mnemonic poster hanging on my ceiling over my bed when I was in high school. Just sayin'.

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Post by andrewkempster on Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:54 pm

Brian Sammons wrote:


And yeah, that “Mad World” song is so Darko, but also for a game nerd like me it screams Gears of War, an awesome kill everything game.

Oh other Romero remake news, I heard rumors that Martin is going to get the update treatment and this makes me sad. Anyone see that? Great little film.

Ahh man! Gears Of War was my fave game on the 360. Jesus, the only reason I'd consider buying another one. Slightly off the thread's topic, did you hear the tune for the GoW2 trailer? Oh God, lovely. This Is How It Ends by Devotchka. Listen to it. That's an order.

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Post by Brian Sammons on Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:41 pm

Ah yeah, I remember that song, but I never knew who did it...until now. Smile

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Post by andrewkempster on Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:15 pm

Yeah, it was played throughout Little Miss Sunshine too.

AND, the guy who does the voice for Marcus Phoenix is the same guy who does the voice for Bender in Futurama.

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Post by Shiney on Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:50 pm

MARTIN is the most fantastic "vampire" film ever!!

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Post by Brian Sammons on Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:16 pm

Shiney wrote:MARTIN is the most fantastic "vampire" film ever!!
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Post by andrewkempster on Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:37 am

Really? I haven't seen it. Now I'll have to get my hands on a copy. Wonder if I can get it on suck-ass Region 2. Failing that I'm in Canada in December. Snatch it up then.

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Post by Brian Sammons on Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:19 pm

I highly recommend it, but I will give you a word of advice 1st: don’t expect the “usual” vampire story. I know some people that hate it just because they were expecting vampires a la Hollywood and were then pissed off when none showed up.

And hey, don’t hate on Region 2 too much, you guys sometimes get awesome stuff that we here in the States don’t get for some insane reason. I mean take a look at this awesome UK Phantasm box set. The discs come packed in a death sphere! Oh and packed with special features. That is frickin’ AWESOME! Here in the US we get crappy, no thrills discs with very little special features, not group up together in a box set and worst of all, no death sphere! How is that even remotely fair? Crying or Very sad

Little know fact: best movie tag line ever was for Phantasm 2. “The Balls are Back!” Twisted Evil

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Post by andrewkempster on Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:42 pm

I frickin LOVE Phantasm 2. I'm ashamed to say I've only seen this one properly. Seen bits of the first.

I have seen that boxset; it looks amazing. Would be real nice on the shelf. Also, have you seen the Evil Dead collectors box set? It's the flesh-bound Necronomicon from the film, face and all. Sweet!

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Post by Brian Sammons on Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:19 am

andrewkempster wrote:Also, have you seen the Evil Dead collectors box set? It's the flesh-bound Necronomicon from the film, face and all. Sweet!
Oh yeah, that one I got. It was a must. Twisted Evil

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Post by andrewkempster on Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:52 am

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Post by kurtnewton on Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:03 am

Finally caught this one last night. I don't remember the original Romero version, so it wasn't spoiled by that. Not terribly original, and not as "crazy" as I thought it could have been. Kinda reminded me of a cross between Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the militarized Gabrielle Anwar version) and an obscure movie from the 80s called Impulse. (Curiously, both of these movies had Meg Tilly--a personal favorite--in their cast.) But this one had its moments (the car wash scene was cool). Timothy Olyphant definitely carries this one (catch him in No Vacancy, Hitman, A Perfect Getaway for better performances). Overall, fun, fast. Worth a rental and a bag of popcorn.

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Post by amrose on Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:03 pm

I liked the knife through hand neck stabbing, but I wasn't really into this one.

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Post by Brian Sammons on Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:04 pm

I thought the pitchfork scene was 100% great. But as far as remakes go, this one was one of the best in my opinion.

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