hollywood's asian horror remakes

The Eye, starring Jessica Alba, hits theaters on Friday. It's Hollywood's latest effort (in a long string of many) to remake an Asian horror movie. Hell, this will already be the second Asian horror remake this year—One Missed Call opened in theaters the first week of January. Here's a New York Times story on The Eye and where it falls in with Hollywood's current fascination with the Asian horor trend: Screams in Asia Echo in Hollywood

As I've said in a previous entry, if you must see this Jessica Alba movie, do yourself a favor and make sure you first see the original movie, directed by Danny and Oxide Pang. You'll thank me. It's a great, creepy little flick that deserves to be seen spook-out fans. Who knows? Maybe this new one will be good. But I wouldn't count on it.

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