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Another "Night of the Living Dead"

Opportunities for creativity in the world of horror cinema are endless. So much to choose from. Do you remake a much-loved classic, or do you venture into the craft of producing a financially secure sequel? Do you shoot from an original script to avoid having to acquire any story rights, but then give your film the look and feel of a Japanese ghost-story picture by filling it with false starts (filmed in a herky-jerky style) and a sound effect that closely resembles a blade being drawn at high speed from a metal sheath?

As if that weren't a rich enough menu, it leaves out one important option: you can always remake a remake. In a move that can only be called daring (or lazy), it appears that Lux Digital Pictures will be releasing a third version of George Romero's famous "Night of the Living Dead" film, which was itself extremely similar in tone to Richard Matheson's novel "I Am Legend." Really Scary points out that there's a special incentive for us to flock to theaters when this new version comes out (sometime this year, according to the IMDb). It's going to be 3-D!

I think I'll pass all the same.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on January 1, 2006 12:09 PM
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