Monday, 14 April 2008
The horror, the horror
I have yet to see either The Ruins or the remake of Prom Night and yet their respective performances at the US box office bothers me. The Ruins, based on a gruesomely entertaining book by Scott Smith, met with reasonably good reviews, was R rated and pulled in a disappointing $5 million in its opening weekend. While Prom Night 2008, "a lazy, lifeless, senseless insult to the horror genre", was a PG-13 and made a whooping $23 million at the weekend. What does that say about the current state of horror? That crappy, bloodless remakes are the way to go? Or that adults aren't interested in horror anymore?