Hollywood seems to be recycling horror films

 Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie
Times-News correspondent

Lately, it has seemed as if the movie industry has gotten lazy. Remakes of old movies have been popping up instead of new ideas. Halloween and horror movies in general, seem to be very susceptible to this problem.

With remakes or continuances of films such as “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Thing” and “Friday the 13th” people seem to have one of three views on these remakes.

Many younger people seem to like the remakes for many reasons. One, the graphics are better and the stars are more current ones we know and enjoy watching on the big screen. Another reason it seems is that quite a few of the younger generation have no interest in the originals because it was before their time.

Those who were around when the originals first came out, however, almost seem to have an opposite opinion. Many have said that the new graphics don’t make the movie and the newer versions just aren’t as good because they try to play up the special effects and not the plot.

 Truly it depends on what you saw first and when you were born. Do you want the flashy special effects or the original cast and plot?

Well, it’s really up to you and your movie-going preference. Why not curl up with some of your favorite scary movies tonight to celebrate Halloween?

 Kaitlin Gillespie is a sophomore at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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