It seems that every week now comes with news of a new remake, and this time it’s 1993’s The Dark Half, which I rewatched and reviewed a few months ago for its Blu-ray release from Eureka. Not having seen it in ages, I was pretty impressed by the George Romero effort and found it to be one of the more underrated of Stephen King adaptations. I’m not sure what more a remake can really bring to the table except for better special effects and more clarity regarding the story which, inspired by his own pen name Richard Bachman being revealed, is about best-selling author Thad Beaumont, who also sells writes crime novels under the name George Stark. When the pseudonym is exposed, the author and his wife give the other author a ceremonial burial – but then George Stark comes alive and goes on a murder spree.

But we’re getting a remake anyway from MGM, with Her Smell director Alex Ross Perry on board to direct. At least there’s a chance that this version may do better at the box office – the original was a major flop.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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