Release date: 2015
I am not against remakes. Let me make that perfectly clear. Some remakes surpass the original, some plough their own furrow, some are worthwhile and some are, frankly, rubbish. However, I find the immediate backlash against remakes and re-imaginings irritating, low-brow and, quite frankly, one of the worst aspects of “fan entitlement”. It also misses a salient point in the development of the vampire genre – the fact that it is built on reimagining and remake – even the first English language vampire story, Polidori’s the Vampyre: A Tale was a re-imagining and remake of Byron’s unpublished Fragment (and a satire of the Lord to boot, of course).
|will it live up to the original?|
|from the opening scene|
|Caroline Munro as the hotelier|
|Fran and Ted|
|straying towards torture porn|
|Verónica Polo as Harriet|
|fleeing to the cemetery|
The imdb page is here.