Remakes, sequels over the years and reboots of classical slashers – how to do it right?
It would seem that after numerous failed remakes of classical slashers in years 2000-2010, the audience had enough of directors following the same concept over and over again. However, with the horror movies’ renaissance, that has been happening over recent years, our old friends finally got back in shape. ”Halloween’’, the sequel of the original directed by Carpenter, turned out to be a financial success, also the remake of ”Child’s Play’’ received a warm welcome. More and more is being said about the return of “Scream’’ and “Black Christmas’’ came back in a completely new version. Jordan Peele is directing a brand new ”Candyman’’, and the sequel of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre’’ is on its way.
Is all of this a new chapter of a genre or is it just a fad? The real question is: how to present the classical slasher movies to a new bunch of viewers so that they impress the audience and don’t look like museum pieces? And do the returns of Jason, Freddy or Leatherface even have a piont? Maybe there is something, that might help them make sense? Can the classical, masked killers illustrate modern social unrest? Can they still make us scared?
We’re going to talk about all of these issues among the fans of the horror movies, those who still remember the good old days of Jason X and Leprechuan In Da Hood. People such as: Łukasz Stelmach (youtube.com/lstelmach89), Radek Pisula (film.org.pl) and Kuba Koisz (Fight Room, film.org.pl) will participate in our panel.
The language of the talk: Polish.
December 8nd (Sunday), room 6, 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.