Dec. 28, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST
by Barrymore Yorke
I'm not tired of Asian horror films, but I definitely like the Korean and Chinese ones better than the Japanese ones at this point.
Dec. 28, 2008, 11:21 p.m. CST
Sooo close!!-Dang guess I'm really gonna have to check out martyrs...
Dec. 28, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
Anyway, Hellraiser is one remake I can get behind and I hate remakes.
Dec. 28, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST
I usually despise remakes, however loving the original Hellraiser and seeing what horrible straight-to-dvd depths it has sunk to, I would love to see some 'new blood' injected. I'm glad Pascal referenced the 'Hellbound Heart'. Pinhead was never a leader in the original book, hell was reduced to simple mat paintings and the 'Engineer' was never fully realized. I would love to see the 'Hell' dimension (or whatever it is) expanded more along the visual lines of Wayne Barlow's Inferno, H.R.Giger or Beksinski's visual worlds.
Dec. 28, 2008, 11:35 p.m. CST
I don't give a rats ass how "imaginative" and "visionary" your bullshit is anymore. Its old at best and pisses us all off at worst. Hellraiser Isn't Fucking Broke!
Dec. 28, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST
I seriously don't mind this remake, considering that last 3 films that were utter disappointments. Bring it on, Frenchie. I'm ready.
Dec. 28, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST
by Coma Baby
I liked the interview - he's got some interesting ideas. I'll have to check out Martyrs. Sadly his Hellraiser remake is going to end up in Weinstein Hell, all cut up (no doubt ripped apart with hooks/chains), and then dumped in about 20 theaters for a week two years after it's completed. Not sure why a Hellraiser remake is needed. It's a thing of its time. The special effects are cool in a low budget, inventive sort of way. I kind of like the squishy, gross, practical effects. In any event, some of it could definitely stand some updating - the blue animated magic lightning stuff, the insect guy could be pruned or changed. The thing that makes Hellraiser really cool though is the tight story - a kind of twisted greek tragedy. The story is pretty much perfect as it is and I'm doubtful that adding his own "unexpected, and surprising things," could really add much (it would likely detract). But what the hell, I like unexpected surprising things. Let's see it.
Dec. 28, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST
Really looking forward to seeing Martyrs and I think that it's most likely that Hellraiser will be fucking my eyeballs in 2009!
Dec. 28, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST
I think he's dead on about the whole postmodern "we're too cynical" movement in horror movies (and life in general). And it sucks, in effect, because he's right that it takes something almost childlike to fall into a great story. If I had any guesses, I'd say horror just needs to fuck with people more than ever (psychologically) and short out their "smart chip" so an audience can crap their pants and love horror as horror again.
Dec. 29, 2008, midnight CST
by frank cotton
i feel slightly better about the idea, but deep down it still feels like blasphemy
Dec. 29, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST
Get it up quick-the damage should be minimal-no big worries. Might want to not reveal too much for a flick that's been getting positive, but mysterious word-of-mouth hmm I liked alot of points both these guys made about horror movies. they complain about their countries being boring and ossified-what about the American Movie Industry? what was the last horror movie made by an American director that even deserves the name "horror"? Fincher's Seven? Coen's No Country? As to having no subcultures-jeez look at America some time-it's *really* homogeneous-Sitting in A Bed Bath and Beyond inspires feelings of horror-just for the wrong reasons. Wait-no Darabont's the Mist- maybe Cloverfireld, but yeah this corporate production system... Huh...
Dec. 29, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST
I dont care if Clive Barker is involved one way or another. You dumb fucks in Hollywood need to stop re-making classic horror films. & come up with new ones to wow audiences; Let the right one in! Come on america you can do it! We are the best or we were! Someone please put Michael Bay in the hospital so he will stop making classic horror films. 13th is up then a nightmare on elm street! Now these cow-fucks are remaking Hellraiser! Rob Zombie already sold out with Halloween, whats next! Marilyn Manson remaking The Sixth Sense! AH!
Dec. 29, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST
scared the bejesus outta me when i was but a wee lad! one of the truly scary, true original horror flicks i have seen. granted, it hasn't aged well. I'm curious if not, slightly dubious of a remake.
Dec. 29, 2008, 12:53 a.m. CST
by alice 13
time to take the cenobites serious again. not a fan of remakes but i think hellraiser is a perfect candidate for one and laugier can bring a great vision to it. i also loved st. ange. i cant wait for martyrs.
Dec. 29, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST
by Silent Mark
Widely available to buy in the UK. In fact, if I recall correctly, it was never actually banned, but the bbfc said if they resubmitted it, they would in fact ban it, which ammounts to much the same thing I suppose.
Dec. 29, 2008, 2:03 a.m. CST
Ooohhhh-this is juicy, actually! Seeing as how these guys might actually read this talkback... Pinhead's gotta go-preferably ripped apart by another more heinuous cenobite overolrd who makes him look like a little B! :-) Point being that he'll have to make an appearance, but after first maybe second, he became like an iconic joke/supervillian thing. Mythos of Barker has to me always been muddled, at best, but he hit on something with the Cenobite Thing. Poster above has the idea-oh yeah if you gotta do CGI-show a big ole Hell as imaging by that pissed off ex-George lucas Skywalker Ranch guy that worked on say star wars Episode one, but got fired for not towing the line. If not directly to head to Jackson's studio and make some actual friggin' Hell model sets WETA or whatever it's called. if you cast a bunch of Dawson's Creek jerkoff castawy American kid actors to go for that precious 18-25 demographic-do not pass go. AVPR I'm talking about you! Ok-but the weinstein's are going to have to insist on some sort of representative from that demnographic if only for name value/recognition, so you might want to start aggresively pursue researching that stuff. Gahh-scriptwise-it's tough bacause you do want to reboot to make something where the torurees are somehow sympathetic. Such that you would identify with their plight, and this one's going to be a doozy for an American audience when looking at it from a producer's standpoint. I.e.-here's a stupid one:-Make a CSI crime team that has to clean up the mess after a cube torture demon incursion, but then the brilliant team leader Grissom has to get all forensically obsessed with solving the secret of this odd piece of evidence. Ohhh that's bloody awful, and i *detest* C.S.I.-but suddenly i realize I'm only half kidding. The demons-hmmm this is where you have a ton of leeway/creativity. Really-pinhead was the *original* torture porn figurehead, maybe only pre-dated by freddy Krueger. Why is the pain the demons inflict merely visceral flesh-ripping kind of Pain. Surely that's what low level hack demons employ, like Pin-head employ, but the higherups in Hell's higher ups employ things like emotional, sexual,ummumm umm financial-ahh ok myabe not finacial-ooohh no wait spiritual, religous pain-oohhh me likies maybe. Locations, in America? Candyman beat Lousiana to death, the South in general. not to mention swank's the whatever biblical thingie and oh yeah that Twilight thing, the anne rice thing, gahh. detroit iowa, uhh California-no everybody thinks anything bad that happens there is funny-uhhh Vancouver would be cheaper, but X-files... I actually think the location angle is going to be tough. Ha! no i have it American southwest-Utah! LOL A beatiful creepy religous state who takes their HellFire and Brimstone seriously!. Plus they water down their beers and are generally sanctimonuos-water down beers *should* be the Eleventh Sin. tons of creepy locations though... Casting-gahh I have to return to this: Please Please for the Love of goD-cast more than two people who are OLD! That would be any actor, who is older than the age of 22!!! For Fuck's sake! Preferably, maybe somebody who is older than 22 and who has actually actced in something or anything. I'll take take Harry Shearer as the local priest if I have to, but ummm... Ok I'm working myself up into rant mode all of a sudden-but here's maybe a quicker way to sum this up: John carpenter's The Thing remake: Hal holbrooke-an old guy! Adrian Barbeau-totally super Hot-But still a MILF! Tom Whatshisface-a credible law enforcement officer-who when he sees crazy shit going down-is actually going to start firing his weapon. And a kid actor who gets killed, And an actual kindly old Grandmother not acting - who gets utterly hacked up by boat hooks. I mean-who wants to see that?!? It's actually Horrifying!!! :-) Ok-so a foreign director's biggest challenge headed into any kind of American production is seriously going to be casting. Casting in America right now in America is trainwreck wrapped inside an enigma inside of a CF- Not only for the director but for the producers as well- Hmm I guess I just could have said that in the first place-LOL Final point, 90 percent of The Dark knight's success wasn't Nolan's script and seeming ease with big budget CGI production- It was going to the mat with casting. Ha!-I really like that interview-so I thought I'd give back with some actual talkback time investiture! Ha ha That was fun! -mlb
Dec. 29, 2008, 2:08 a.m. CST
Dec. 29, 2008, 2:09 a.m. CST
It's on TV regularly.
Dec. 29, 2008, 2:24 a.m. CST
They should give him Watchmen to be remade. Should be better than the soon to be banned Snyder version.
Dec. 29, 2008, 4:13 a.m. CST
But at the moment, a brave little DVD label tries to un-ban it right now and they're chances are pretty good so far.<br> And if this works out, we will maybe un-ban Halloween 2 either. Damn, German censorship sucks hard, especially right now.
not surprised he is remaking hellraiser, he fucking ripped it off enough in his own film
Dec. 29, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST
by dr sauch
Dec. 29, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST
Why does the series need to be rebooted? I can understand the impulse to distance from the Pinhead laden DTV stuff and the cleanest way around that is to reboot, but that didn't impair Hulk / Incredible Hulk.<P>Looking forward to a diverse menagerie of Cenobites. Hopefully none take center stage as Pinhead did. Even though I was always partial to Chatterbox.
Dec. 29, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST
In the UK, the original TCM (and all of it's sequels and remakes) are totally uncut and not banned and have been since the BBFC leadership changed hands in the late ninties. This guy has no idea. But then, he IS remaking Hellraiser. Set expectations to "Shitfest".
Dec. 29, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST
seriously, how many fucking times does the word "Yeah" crop up in that interview? If you took them all out you could have asked him about a dozen more questions.
Dec. 29, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST
and BULL SHIT is Texas Chainsaw still banned in the uk, it was classified 18 in 1999. What the fuck kind of filmmaker is almost a decade behind the times?
Dec. 29, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST
I can't speak for the UK, but in Sweden we didn't get any TCM movie at all until 1990, and when we finally did it was part III and nine minutes had been cut from the American R-rated version (or 12 from the unrated, whichever you prefer).<br> <br> It would take another four years for the original to be released (50 seconds shorter than the director intended).<br> <br> The point is still that a lot of European countries had an incredibly low tolerance for horror up into the 90's and that was a huge problem for film fans and it was a freedom problem as well, you know?<br> <br> brodiebruce_405: If what you say is true then the UK probably did have a similar situation to Sweden. I mean... christ. Having to wait until the late 90's to see a movie from 1974? A movie that's a big genre classic? That's insane!
Dec. 29, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST
The guy is barely managing to keep awake and still give time to AICN for an interview, give him a break you morons. Plus english is not his first language, so pardon him for his yeahs. Morons. His movies piss all over you while you masturbate to your keyboards. Laugier is the shit, he is not god so he can be wrong on TCM at one o clock in the morning. I MEAN YOU FUCKERS NEVER MAKE MISTAKES ?
Dec. 29, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST
MUHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!! Yeah, just you wait, sir. These guys have zero respect for any filmmaker or project. Just get ready to bend over and take it. "It's all a matter of human relationship." Yeah, well, first you have to be dealing with a human being - and I can assure you with Bob and Harvey, that ain't the case.
Dec. 29, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST
It's not like he said "I think it's still banned", he said "it's still banned in England" and that's just not true. I hope this guy's movies get banned just so I don't have to come across them in the store or on the TV. Remaking Hellraiser is a bad idea. Also, Hellraiser 4 was not direct to video (it was bad, but I imagine it'll still be better than his remake). I wholly expect his remake of Hellraiser to feature the Cenobites as mindless boogeymen and not the borderline menacing referrees of Hell that the original portrayed. This guy is clearly an idiot and it's going to suck.
Dec. 30, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST
Man, first I really felt for the things the guy said, that nowadays is everything so self-referential, so repetitive, always trimmed for the most commercial success. Hell, he´s blaming directors not taking chances, talks about revolution and a "counter-culture" and the very next line he talks about REMAKING fucking holly "HELLRAISER". Hell, he even brags about how much money he have compared to the original. Fuck You! He may be a talented director but besides that he´s just a trashtalking, ignorant and arrogant publicity-whore, who SOLD OUT!
Dec. 30, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST
he sells out to blamed, evil Hollywood as well by doing a remake to "Martyrs" (at least he will be involved with the script and obviously will make a lot of cash with it). So that guy sold out TWICE. Talk about capitalism.
Dec. 30, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST
why all the hate ? We should be thankfull if he shat in a bowl and gave it to us as fooder. So when he talks counter culture + hellraiser remake, I'm all for it. I see where the two can meet, and it's not the same as stupid crap like the upcoming Watchmen.
Dec. 30, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST
Than eatin laugier's shit, but you get the point.
Dec. 30, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST
I know: Plant´s gotta eat but can you come with anything else than that? You´re still wearing diapers, do you?
Dec. 31, 2008, 8:13 a.m. CST
When silk spectre costume is not the exact shade of yellow or something
Sept. 7, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST
He sounds like the typical french view. Pity he shoots his mouth off about remakes, and the death of cinema through convention, then confirms he is remaking Hellraiser.