If you haven’t seen this, see it immediately. It’s one of the best horror movies to come out of the 1980’s, but would you expect anything less with a script by Frank Darabont? It’s such a cool blend of sci-fi and horror and it doesn’t pull any punches. If you’re a fan of movies where you get to know the characters before they are dissolved by outer space goo, you really can’t miss this.
Alexander Aja’s take on Wes Craven’s classic is one of the most disturbing horror films of the last decade. It’s very scary and just plain deranged. After seeing this, I swear that I’ll never put myself in a situation where I get stranded in the desert surrounded by rapey mutant cannibals. It seems like a real vacation-killer.
David Cronenberg‘s take on The Fly is probably one of the grossest films ever made. And not just because of Jeff Goldblum‘s butt. After a lab accident fuses his DNA with that of a fly, Goldblum’s scientist character slowly transforms into an arm-breaking, vomiting freak. But still likable. Like Steve O.
John Carpenter’s The Thing will always be considered the Holy Grail of horror remakes. It completely eclipses the original on which it is based and builds its own world. The special effects were revolutionary and still some of the grossest you’ll ever see. Even thirty years later, it stands on its on two legs. Granted they are growing out of its head.