Your soapbox is one that is correct Michelle! All the sequels to those movies you mentioned had little to do with the original and were only there to create a lucrative 'franchise'. Just check to see which director returned on any of the poor sequels...

When a movie does not suffer from being a franchise and gore/special FX are used, it can sometimes be a very effective tool, much like say, a car chase or fire fight. Examples? The transformations in American Werewolf in London and The Howling, Brundlefly in The Fly and the main zombie chow sequence in Day of the Dead. For a non-horror example, check the face melt at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

I have yet to see the remake of Amityville. Probably for the same reasons I haven't seen the remakes of Texas Chainsaw, Dawn of the Dead and The Fog.

Andy Boxall
Horror Movies Guide

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