Wes Craven wants more remakes of his films…

March 19, 2013

Wes Craven has been very open lately about wanting to remake both THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS and SHOCKER. Why? Although there’s been no progress, he still intends on remaking SHOCKER just to update the special effects… then just update the special effects! Wes Craven had this to say:

I’d like to redo Shocker just to get the special effects right because we had a real special effects disaster on the film,” he tells Crave. “The guy who was doing all the visual effects kind of flamed out, had a nervous breakdown because he was attempting more than he could actually do. When he told us towards the end of the movie that not a single one of the special effects was actually working, he was working on a new technique, my son’s job specifically became just to find all the negative. It was all around town in unmarked boxes and under people’s editing [benches]. It was a nightmare itself. We pulled every favor in town to get all those special effects done very quickly and some of them are pretty sketchy.

The plan was to have SHOCKER be a big hit like A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. and result in numerous sequels.  Unfortunately for Wes Craven, the movie wasn’t that great. Personally I’d like to see Wes Craven tackle something new.  He’s like John Carpenter now.  Both of them were known for some of the best, original horror movies in their day, but what have they done worth watching lately?  There’s already been remakes of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST., and the pointless SCREAM 4.  Expect a remake of THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW to be next.  The only Craven film I wouldn’t mind see getting a fresh take is SWAMP THING, but that’s because it was a comic first.

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