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Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painleve
Masters Of Science Fiction
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How Great Science Fiction Works
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One, Two ... Freddy's Coming for You
A look at some upcoming horror films including Nightmare on Elm Street, The Wolfman, and Scream 4.
As a huge fan of the universal classic monsters, I'm excited about this one. I love the style of the old Dracula, Wolfman, and Frankenstein films, and I really think modern movie makers could take lessons from these. It seems like so many monster movies in the past couple of decades have focused so much on the effects and action that they have lost the spirit of their predecessors. I've always wanted to see modern film produce something that gives new breath to classic stories like this. I wanted to see something with modern technique and old soul. I have high hopes that The Wolfman will not disappoint. The trailer really looks like a universal studios Lon Chaney Jr. classic filmed with modern movie magic. My main concern was that this would be basically another Incredible Hulk movie, that is, a CGI crapsterpiece in which the director decides to cartoonishly exaggerate special effects and blow things up instead of taking the time and effort to make a quality film. It looks like, from the trailer, that the effects are not overstated and it might actually have a plot. Furthermore, the casting of Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro gives the film more credibility and makes even the cynical movie fan wonder if they just might get this one right.
When Scream came out, it revolutionized the media. It changed the way horror was presented. It also unfortunately led to a series of poor quality attempts to copy it. The original was excellent; the second one was also great, the third was somewhat of a disappointment but only in comparison with the high bar set in the first two. Now Scream 4 is in production and the plan is to make three more movies; The idea is for the Scream series to consist of two complete trilogies. That might be a great idea, but I can't help but think of George Lucas and shudder a bit when I hear "new trilogy." The problem is that the original story was completed so effectively that adding on some new rehashing of the same plot and characters would appear like studio desperation. Conversely, leaving out the original cast and going a new direction could be just a cheap copy of the first scream. It's been confirmed that Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette are going to be involved in Scream 4. It's unclear how big a role the original cast will play, but it would appear that a new cast of characters will emerge to carry the franchise through subsequent sequels as Sidney Prescott passes the torch. Again, casting is crucial; if the new characters lack the appeal of the originals, future installments will simply be pale imitations of a classic. If the writing, directing and casting can come together, more Scream could be just what the genre needs. Let's hope they get it right.
Nightmare on Elm Street
This is the big one. This is the one generating the most excitement, controversy, and concern. Freddy Krueger is an icon and one of the biggest horror characters of all time. Fans are picky, and messing up nightmare would be like blasphemy for many horror enthusiasts. Rebooting Nightmare is a tall order with the potential to go over poorly with the intended audience, but seeing as a Star Trek reboot was well received by the most obsessive fans in the world, maybe a new incarnation of Freddy can emerge and thrill new audiences like the original did in 1984. The biggest complaint has been the absence of Robert Englund from the cast. At first I was one who said that Englund made that role, and no one else should try to fill his shoes. However, thinking more about it, it's clear that if they want to follow through with the promise of a darker, scarier story, a new Freddy is the way to go. Robert Englund was a terrifying presence in the original Nightmare, but after years of merchandizing, TV appearances, and lame one-liners in one bad sequel after another, he can no longer be taken seriously as a frightening villain. With a new Freddy, the franchise can return to its origins as something truly terrifying. I really hope they can do this film justice. I think Nightmare on Elm Street is such a great story that the franchise should not die, however another crappy sequel is something we don't need. A fresh, darker update sounds like the perfect solution, however, that's exactly the same thing I thought about the Halloween franchise until I saw the remake. As long as Rob Zombie isn't allowed anywhere near the script or the director's chair, The new Nightmare just could be something great.
Whether these films become new classics or not, the fact that there's interest in making quality horror is a good sign. Let's just hope it doesn't lead to some big budget special effects filled Freddy and the Wolfman VS. Ghost face and the Creature from the Black Lagoon movie.