I understand why all these remakes of generic Asian horror films are greenlit. The things are cheap and pretty much guaranteed to make a profit. What I don’t understand is why they all look the fucking same. Would it really be that difficult to, you know, throw a different filter on the lens? Surely, at least a few of the folks who continue to use their hard-earned (or not) money to see these films have to be tired of it as well.
Or maybe not. Maybe there are droves of people (teenagers, children, old ladies, whatever) who will never get tired of watching the same shitty movie over and over. And maybe those people will be extremely excited to see me post a link to MTV’s Movies Blog, where they can see the trailer for Shutter, the remake of a Thai horror film of the same name. Here you go.
For those who are unaware of this flick (as I was 20 minutes ago), its plot is similar to that of the old Goosebumps book Say Cheese and Die!. It’s also similar to White Noise. And a bunch of other movies.
Shutter will tell the story of cameras that take pictures of ghosts that seem to indicate the coming demise of whomever else is in the picture. Awesome.
For those who actually click the above link, you will be treated to a barrage of images that, well, look like the one accompanying this article.
If you’re still reading, I’m sure you’ll be interested to know the films stars Joshua Jackson and Rachel Taylor and is directed by Masayuki Ochiai, who is making his English-language debut. Shutter hits theaters March 21st.