2019: The Year for Horror Remakes – ScreenHub Entertainment

Every few years, movie studios seem to have an inclination to remake a horror movie that attempts to require its viewers to question their family, friends, and government. Movies such as The Fly, An American Werewolf in London, and Firestarter, attempted to depict the horrific truths in the society in which they represented, in a hyperbolical manner of course. What would happen if all were set to be remade for the year 2019? Would the homage to these horror movies be successful? Let’s take a look at the plots.

Question Your Family

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[Credit: 20th Century Fox]
The Fly was released in 1958 and was a box office success. The Fly was a movie based on a man in search of the truth. In a moment of carelessness, he transformed himself into a beast, a partial fly, and knew he only had days left before he would take on the mentality of a fly. Begging his wife to kill him before the doomsday, she did, and was almost arrested for her acts, when a detective saw a fly, with the head of a man, caught in a spider’s web, screaming, “help me, help me!” The detective then smashes both the spider and the man with a rock and allows the wife to go free, only after experiencing what she claimed to experience all long.

Question Your Friends

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[Credit: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment]
The movie, An American Werewolf in London, originally hit theatres in the year 1981. The story begins with two American friends backpacking through the moors in Yorkshire. As night falls, they enter a Pub, where they drink and make the mistake of asking about the pentacle on the wall. When the patrons in the Pub have overreactions to their inquiry, the two friends decide to leave the Pub. The two friends decide to go back on their hiking expedition and end up lost in the moors. While lost, a large wolf-like animal attacks both, but only kills one of them. The other awakens in the hospital, where a detective tells him his friend has been killed by the hands of a lunatic. Later, when alone in his hospital room, he see’s the apparition of his dead friend appears to him, and the apparition warns him to kill himself, before the next full moon, or he will be doomed to kill innocent people, in the same manner, that his friend was killed. He decides not to listen to the apparition, believing he only saw a hallucination. He then falls in love with the nurse taking care of him, the love is reciprocated, and he falls prey to his shapeshifting destiny and attacks and kills innocent people. He is then found, shot, and dies in front of his new love.

Question Your Government

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[Credit: Universal Pictures]
Firestarter (1984), was unlike the two movies mentioned above. The main character was revolved around a young heroine, with the ability to incinerate anyone with just the stroke of a brainwave. Her abilities stemmed from her parents, who could read minds, and their ability stemmed from a government experiment. Now wanting to retrieve these weapons they have made, government officials kill the mother and abduct the fire-starting daughter. The movie then journeys through the father and daughter joining forces to defeat those who attempted to demolish them, until the father is killed and the daughter is left to avenge all of the officials on her own.

Differentiated plot twists for the 2019 versions of the aforementioned movies is unknown, but we do know that since all three are set to be released in the same year as Peele’s Us, writers may feel compelled to use well-developed storylines if they want to make a splash.

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