Stick a fork in ‘Day of the Dead’ remake

Mena_1 Trying to market remakes of classic horror films is tough. You’ve got built-in name recognition, but you’ve also got movie nerds ready to tear you apart (remakes, by definition, being as inauthentic as it gets). But the studios don’t make it easy on themselves. Movie Marketing Madness has posted the new trailer for the Day of the Dead remake. Chris sums it up this way: “This is so bad I can barely find the words.” Imagine what the film itself will be like, considering that the trailer is the lipstick on the pig (the pig in this case being Mena Suvari, mostly). They’ve redone The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Maybe at least they’ll run out of material at some point.

—Posted by Tim Nudd