Thursday, April 7, 2011

BIQ Guide To Remakes: Psycho

Original: 1960
Remake : 1998
Best Version: Original

What the fuck was Gus Van Sant thinking? Really! What?! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that a guy who thinks that aimlessly following untrained actors around with a steady-cam can pass for filmed entertainment (I’m talking about his pretentious wank of a film Elephant, in case I’ve lost you), would also think that doing a scene-for-scene remake of arguably the best horror movie ever created was a good idea. It is, of course, not a good idea. It’s a fucking stupid idea. The Psycho remake is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most ill-conceived (and lazy) remake ever made.

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