Category: Remake Recon

Psycho Janet Leigh shower

Remake Recon: Psycho

In 1960 Alfred Hitchcock took a step back from his glossy, big-budget color films to make a small horror film. Small budget, black and white and controversial Psycho was unleashed...

Ladykillers 1955 comedy cast

Remake Recon: The Ladykillers

An elderly lady gets an unusual inquiry from a stranger about the room she wants to rent. Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness) explains to Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) he is a...

The Fly horror movie 1958

Remake Recon: The Fly

In 1957 within the pages of Playboy magazine a short story appeared that sent shivers down the backs of readers. George Langelaan’s ‘The Fly’ would tell the tale of a...

Narrow Margin Gene Hackman Anne Archer

Remake Recon: The Narrow Margin

In 1952 RKO Pictures would release a low-budget thriller called The Narrow Margin. Starring Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor and Jacqueline White, the film at the time was meant to be...

Fright Night 1985 horror comedy

Remake Recon: Fright Night

I’ve enjoyed doing these comparative looks at an original film and its subsequent remake. With vampires enjoying a high level of popularity in recent years, it seemed inevitable the 1985...

Poseidon Adventure movie cast

Remake Recon: The Poseidon Adventure

Back in the 1970’s the disaster genre was at its peak. Millions of moviegoers were heading out to their local theaters to watch actors do their best to survive the...

Miracle on 34th Street 1947

Remake Recon: Miracle On 34th Street

Miracle On 34th Street Being deep into the holiday season inevitably I’ll stumble onto some holiday films and specials. Of course one of the biggest Christmas films of all-time is...

Flight of the Phoenix 1965

Remake Recon: The Flight of the Phoenix

Flight of the Phoenix is a 1964 novel by Elleston Trevor. It tells the story of a plane crash in the middle of the desert. With no chance of being...