Remakes of classic horror films are a divisive subject among horror fans. While some consider them nothing more than a harmless nuisance, others are far more passionate in their vitriol for what some claim to be the desecration of classic films. While I personally don't like the idea of a remakes -- only because the time and money could be better spent making original films -- their existence is merely a blip on my radar.

Those with the opposing viewpoint, however, might be happy to learn that Arrow in the Head reported that MGM has delayed the remake of the classic Tobe Hooper-directed Poltergeist until the less-than-specific date of 2011. This changes the original November 24th, 2010 date reported in August. The cause for the delay is unknown.

In the case of this remake, I can understand why people would be upset. The original Poltergeist, released in 1982, is a phenomenal and terrifying film, and was nominated for three academy awards to boot. Not much can be added to the film to improve upon it, but we'll just have to wait and see as more news gets released.

The remake will be directed by Vadim Perelman, who directed 2003's The House of Sand and Fog, and penned by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, the scribes behind Knowing and Boogeyman. No one has been cast to star, but I have my money on Nic Cage as the father and Dakota Fanning as Carol Anne. Wouldn't that be swell?
categories Movies, Horror