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Posts tagged ‘remakes’

BSD Movie Log: I Monster

I, Monster (1971, d. Stephen Weeks)

A turn of the century British doctor is on the verge of a medical breakthrough: he’s devised a drug capable of releasing deepest inhibitions. But when the good doctor uses the drug on himself, he releases a dangerous alter ego. With each transformation, he becomes more powerful and hideous. The doctor is caught in a deadly struggle with his inner self.

If this sounds to you like a movie version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”, you’re spot on, as the British would say.  In addition to starring both the greats of Hammer Horror Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, it’s a fairly loyal translation of the original story, accept for the main character’s names.

If anybody knows what happened with this movie in getting made with the name change, please comment.

BSD Movie Log: Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Nightmare on Elm Street (2010, d. Samuel Bayer)

Remake of the first NES from 1984.  A group of teens are haunted and hunted in their dreams by a vengeful serial-killer who wields a glove with knife-blades embedded in the fingers.   One-by-one he kills them in the dreams, resulting in their bloody real deaths.