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Sins of the Fathers: Horror Heavyweights Pay Respects

The Guardian has published an interesting list of respected horror film directors, each of whom comments briefly on his own favorite horror film from days gone by. A few of the picks are unexpected (Eli Roth goes back no farther than 1999's "Audition"), but most play it safe with such selections as "Psycho," "The Night of the Living Dead," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Rosemary's Baby" and that perennial family favorite, "The Exorcist."

Frighteningly, John Moore (director of this year's "Omen" remake), has named Stanley Kurbrick's "The Shining" as his favorite horror film. Please tell me this doesn't mean there could one day be yet another remake of this classic. Or maybe it's the way of all celluloid. Perhaps one day there will be only a handful of stories that major studios will be willing to produce, and any young gun wanting to test his or her mettle will just have to stand in line for a chance to tackle the latest remake of a remake of a remake . --Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on June 12, 2006 3:01 PM
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