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Friday, February 1st 2008

5:29 PM

The Eye opens today

  • Posted by: Steve Biodrowski

Well, it certainly seems as if nothing - not even diminishing box office returns - can stop the wave of horror remakes - in particular, remakes of Asian horror films.

The latest entry in this trend is THE EYE, starring Jessica Alba, which opens today. A remake of the excellent 2002 co-production from Hong Kong and Singapore, the new film is unlikely to match the excellence of its progenitor (although the trailer suggest that it sticks close to its source material).

Despite my doubts about the film (which seem confirmed by a 26% rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes), I figured take this was as good a time as any to take a look back at the original film and its sequels, all of which are available on DVD. Over at Cinefantastique Online, I posted reviews of THE EYE, THE EYE 2, and THE EYE 10 (a.k.a. THE EYE: INFINITY).

To top it off, I also wrote up a Brief History of Remaking Asian Horror. I had thought of listing my "10 Best of Remaking Asian Horror" but decided the list would be too short. Enjoy!

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