Tuesday, October 4, 2011
October 3rd: Psycho (1998)
Trapped in a dead-end existence in Phoenix, Arizona, lonely secretary Marion Crane (Anne Heche) desires a fuller relationship with lover Sam Loomis (Viggo Mortensen). But with Sam living in the back of his hardware store in Fairvale, California, and still paying alimony to his ex-wife, the chances of a future together are slim. When her employer Mr. Lowery (Rance Howard) asks her to put a $400,000 deposit from sleazy client Tom Cassidy (Chad Everett) in the bank, Marion decides to take the money and run to Fairvale to be with Sam.
Like sequels, Hollywood has learned that remakes are a quick way to make money. Step 1: Pick a movie with name value. Step 2: Get a screenwriter to update the film and throw a few twists in in the story, whether it be new characters or new plot points. Step 3: Hire a cast and crew to put it together. Step 4: Release the movie. Step 5: Rake in the dough. The remake trend is a cash machine that Hollywood has learned to milk for all its worth.
Next Up: October 4th: Night of The Demons (1987)