Horror Movie Remakes & IT / Part-Time Characters

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This week on Part-Time Characters we face our biggest fears, whether it’s watching a horror movie from our childhood or talking face to face with Jerry-Garry-Larry. The gang gets together to discuss the remake of IT, adapted from Stephen King’s novel. We bring in a special guest to review the film and compare it to the classic TV movie from 1990 starring the one and only Tim Curry.

We also bring back Lightning Round for our first segment. This time Sam calls the shots and fires a question we didn’t prepare for: What is your favorite movie monologue? Let’s just say we couldn’t pick just one.

Later on, we also discuss horror movie remakes and why it appears to be more acceptable to remake or reboot movies from this genre than any other. Are we missing out on good horror originals because of this? What makes a good horror remake?

Quick announcement: We were thinking about starting a new type of episode where we focus on just one movie for 45 minutes and talk about it in depth. We are still brainstorming which movies would be great to talk about for a long period of time. If you like this idea, leave us some movie suggestions in the comments. Next week we will create a poll for you to vote on the movie you’d like to hear us talk about.

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This Week’s Cast: Maria Garcia, Bridget Serdock , Sam Noland and guest Jerry Rodriguez

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5 thoughts on “Horror Movie Remakes & IT / Part-Time Characters

  1. My favorite horror movie remakes are usually of those films that wasn’t that good to begin with, or maybe some people love them but I prefer the remakes.
    Those are The Crazies, The Fly, The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on The Left, House on Haunted Hill, Cape Fear( the original was great but the remake is even better… and most of those you mentioned

    Now there is also some remakes that I think are competently made but some people seem to hate them

    Those are

    House Of Wax,

    Let Me In,
    (A very good remake with superb acting when compared to Let The Right One In, also I have never heard as a lot of people I have never about the original film until this came out, but a lot of people seem to hate on it)

    The Texas Chansaw Massacre (2009),
    (I think that this was also a pretty good and scary film that respected the original while it represented a great horror story for a new generation and probably made a tottaly new generation to discover the original – plus Jessica Biel looks pretty great, who am I kidding, she was a bomb running around in that tight white T-Shirt)

    When it comes to the movie speeches I believe that you haven’t mentioned some of my favorites!

    Kenneth Branagh / Laurence Olivier ; Henry The Fifth – We few, We happy few, We Band Of Brothers
    “From this day to the ending of the world, but we shall be remembered – we few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother”!

    Peter Finch ; The Network – I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Gonna Take It Anymore –
    “We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat and we sit watching our TV’s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty three violent crimes as if that’s the way its supposed to be”

    Mel Gibson ; Braveheart – “They may take our lives…but they’ll never take our freedom!”
    Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you’ll live — at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!!!

    Al Pacino ; Any Given Sunday – “Life’s a game of inches
    Now I can’t make you do it.
    You gotta look at the guy next to you.
    Look into his eyes.
    Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you.
    You are going to see a guy
    who will sacrifice himself for this team
    because he knows when it comes down to it,
    you are gonna do the same thing for him.
    That’s a team, gentlemen
    and either we heal now, as a team,
    or we will die as individuals.

    And last but not least, who can forget President Whitmore’s speech from Independence Day

  2. This Jerry guy sucked and had a stupid voice

  3. I saw Close Encounters in theaters instead of the DVD version, and it was really good. I haven’t seen many horror movies, but I probably will eventually. I’ve heard lots of good stuff about some of them. By the way Sam, what’s your favorite idea? Because mine is being CREATIVE.

  4. I tend to avoid horror movies as a rule, I’m a scaredy cat in that sense. But like jokes, scares have to be new every time, otherwise it ceases to be scary. Jump scares are like fart jokes, it isn’t entertaining and the more you do them the more you test your audience’s patience. Apart from that, I’m sure a horror movie remake could be very entertaining, just don’t ask me to watch it.

  5. This is my all time favorite. Love to watch it again. I have also watched it live on some movie live tv app.

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