Remakes of classic movies are hitting cinemas at an astonishing rate. This year, there are a clutch of horror remakes which promise to stay true to the original. Countless movie trailers shown on the big screens nationwide and in millions of homes prove that this year is going to be a big one for horror films. With that in mind, here is a selection of films due to come out this year:
A re-tread of an acclaimed Uruguayan film, Silent House follows the story of a Sarah, who along with some of her relatives goes to fix a summerhouse, mostly by working in the dark. She then hears voices, fearing that the house may be haunted. From the team behind 2003’s Open Water, the film is due for release this March.
Due for release this year, this is a remake of a Japanese film aimed at the US market. Taking place in a seemingly pristine 13th floor apartment with spectacular beachside views, the setting belies its dark, disturbing history, where many women who previously stayed there mysteriously jumped off the balcony, falling to their deaths. Being screened in 3D, this film promises to be a visual treat for horror fans who value the added dimension.
Although the original film wasn’t remembered, the phenomenally successful TV series had a huge following. Expected to come out sometime in 2012, this remake follows Buffy as a high-school student, who follows her destiny to slay vampires at every turn. The film is expected to pay homage to the original while creating a whole new identity for itself at the same time.
The latest in a long line of remakes, this is the first one since the 2006 3D remake. A retelling of the classic zombie movie, this is likely to be released later this year
Due for release by the end of 2012 at the earliest, this is a sequel to the original. Fans of the original are bound to be excited, while people who’ve not seen either the original or remake of the first instalment are in for a surprise.