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  • Originally posted by Ultimate High View Post
    I knew that would draw some ire.

    I find it to be the most entertaining and/or re-watchable of the mod. remakes. The hate is strong, but it's got a lot going for it; lush cinematography, beautiful location, strong intro, creative, violent, kills, high(est) body-count, solid nudity, and a great(best?) looking cast.
    Personally, I thought it was a boring, run of the mill slasher, with the weakest element being that the kills weren't creative in the least.

    To each their own though.


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    • I really enjoy this remake,obviously nothing will come close to the original like in almost every case.But I did really dig the feel and vibe of this and I thought the cast really worked well together, actually I loved the cast,all of them were great which is rare in todays horror world.
      Old man Clemmons hates shit.

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      • Originally posted by Heretic View Post
        Personally, I thought it was a boring, run of the mill slasher, with the weakest element being that the kills weren't creative in the least.

        To each their own though.
        Outside of the Fulci-esque 'dock' kill, maybe 'creative' isn't the right word but they're varied and executed with a bit more pizzazz than your average.

        Plenty of different tools/methods put to use: [SPOILER]Machete(stab/decapitation), nail, axe, bear-trap, cow-skull, screwdriver, sleeping bag (human roast/over a fire), arrow, and:[/SPOILER]

        [YOUTUBE]akdSwZw7DPY[/YOUTUBE]

        Of the films in question, it, by a large margin, has the 'best' deaths.

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        • Originally posted by Ultimate High View Post
          Friday > Hills > Thing = Texas > House > Nightmare



          Okay, but TCM isn't even half as visceral/kinetic. THHE is a lot more fun, as well.
          The TCM redux is well-made, there's no debating that, but outside it's aesthetic, I find it fairly generic. It lacks those extra flourishes(blood, creative kills, high-body count, tits..etc) that elevate both the '13th and Eyes reboots.
          TCM '03 is much more visceral, & goes for more of the "less is more" approach when it comes to gore, whereas THHE does not follow that approach. The Hills Have Eyes is truly far more generic, imo. TCM '03 does follow a lot of the cliches, but once again, it manages to be scary & gross. THHE is just gross. Big difference.

          And while F13 '09 isn't a remake, I think it's among the better new renditions in horror. The movie actually made Jason into a threat, something he hadn't been since he became a zombie. The reboot is without a doubt one of the best of the series, which is saying a lot considering how terrible the later sequels became.

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          • Originally posted by Myerszilla View Post
            The Hills Have Eyes is a great remake, but imo, it ain't got shit on TCM '03 in terms of atmosphere & actually scaring the shit out of you.
            Yeah, I'll give TCM the edge in terms of atmosphere, but in terms of a well made/acted/written/badass horror film, Hills definitely takes the cake.

            Originally posted by bloodydollface View Post
            And Seven Sins, don't bother watching the Last House remake. It's terrible.
            I've seen it multiple times and love it. 100x better than the original IMO.

            Originally posted by Ultimate High View Post
            I knew that would draw some ire.

            I find it to be the most entertaining and/or re-watchable of the mod. remakes. The hate is strong, but it's got a lot going for it; lush cinematography, beautiful location, strong intro, creative, violent, kills, high(est) body-count, solid nudity, and a great(best?) looking cast.
            Loved the location and cinematography in the Friday remake. Body count/kills/nudity/how hot the cast is doesn't mean shit though.

            I feel like I could throw on the Friday remake any day of the week and be mildly entertained but if I want to watch a "good" movie, The Hills Have Eyes or The Last House on the Left easily top F13.

            Originally posted by Justin_Voorhees View Post
            Lol the Hills remake was just as boring as the original.


            Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
            I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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            • Originally posted by Se7en XxSinzXx View Post
              Yeah, I'll give TCM the edge in terms of atmosphere, but in terms of a well made/acted/written/badass horror film, Hills definitely takes the cake.
              Nah, I'd give all of those edges to TCM '03 too. The Hills Have Eyes doesn't have any advantages over the former, imo. Both are good, but TCM '03 has much more to it that sets it apart, including a better cast, script, villains, etc.

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              • Originally posted by Myerszilla View Post
                Nah, I'd give all of those edges to TCM '03 too. The Hills Have Eyes doesn't have any advantages over the former, imo. Both are good, but TCM '03 has much more to it that sets it apart, including a better cast, script, villains, etc.
                Villains definitely (But honestly, aside from Michael or Freddy, no one is better than Leatherface.)

                Disagree with everything else. I hate the TCM cast. Jessica Biel and Eric Balfour especially.


                Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
                I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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                • Originally posted by Se7en XxSinzXx View Post
                  Villains definitely (But honestly, aside from Michael or Freddy, no one is better than Leatherface.)
                  And Jason.

                  Disagree with everything else. I hate the TCM cast. Jessica Biel and Eric Balfour especially.
                  Well, everybody's likes/dislikes are different, but I thought the cast was stronger than in THHE remake, & I thought Biel was fine. She's not the greatest actress in the world, but she did chimed in a performance better than most actresses in horror movies these days, which is saying a lot.

                  But, I'll agree to disagree, I suppose.

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                  • Originally posted by Myerszilla View Post
                    TCM '03 is much more visceral, & goes for more of the "less is more" approach when it comes to gore, whereas THHE does not follow that approach. The Hills Have Eyes is truly far more generic, imo. TCM '03 does follow a lot of the cliches, but once again, it manages to be scary & gross. THHE is just gross. Big difference.

                    And while F13 '09 isn't a remake, I think it's among the better new renditions in horror. The movie actually made Jason into a threat, something he hadn't been since he became a zombie. The reboot is without a doubt one of the best of the series, which is saying a lot considering how terrible the later sequels became.
                    I couldn't agree more about F13th. I thought it was just fantastic. I want a part II so bad.

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                    • Agreed. Funny thing is, for as much shit as they get, Dunes is probably the best company to handle the series right now.

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                      • I like the TCM remake but The Hills Have Eyes remake shits all over it.

                        It's way more intense,has a better cast, is more violent and just better all around.

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                        • Originally posted by Rusted View Post
                          I like the TCM remake but The Hills Have Eyes remake shits all over it.

                          It's way more intense,has a better cast, is more violent and just better all around.
                          I agree.

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                          • The Hills Have Eyes is a great remake of a shitty movie.

                            TCM '03, is a good remake of an awesome movie.

                            Hard to say which is better, but they're both about the best horror remakes of the bunch. "Pirahna" is up there too.

                            Maniac will shortly join the conversation.


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                            • Originally posted by Myerszilla View Post
                              And Jason.
                              The F13 series has always been my least favorite of the "big franchises".

                              Originally posted by Rusted View Post
                              I like the TCM remake but The Hills Have Eyes remake shits all over it.

                              It's way more intense,has a better cast, is more violent and just better all around.


                              Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                              I agree.


                              Originally posted by Heretic View Post
                              The Hills Have Eyes is a great remake of a shitty movie.

                              TCM '03, is a good remake of an awesome movie.

                              Hard to say which is better, but they're both about the best horror remakes of the bunch. "Pirahna" is up there too.

                              Maniac will shortly join the conversation.
                              Lets not forget about Dawn of the Dead or The Ring.


                              Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
                              I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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                              • Originally posted by Heretic View Post
                                The Hills Have Eyes is a great remake of a shitty movie.

                                TCM '03, is a good remake of an awesome movie.

                                Hard to say which is better, but they're both about the best horror remakes of the bunch. "Pirahna" is up there too.

                                Maniac will shortly join the conversation.
                                All of this.

                                Hills, Dawn, TCM, Ring, MBV and Piranha all fall into the good remakes category. That's not many seeing how many remakes are out there.

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