Because we were obviously in desperate need of a new “Blob” movie, cinematic auteur Simon West (“Con Air,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”) has signed on to helm yet another remake of the 1958 drive-in classic, which was previously remade in 1988 by director Chuck Russell. Kevin Dillon starring vehicles were all the rage back then, obvs.
Did we ask for this? I don't know, I think I'm good honestly. But since it's happening and there's pretty much nothing we can do about it, take a trip back with me as I revisit a few more horror films Hollywood just couldn't keep their hands off of – and judge which of the versions is the best.
The 1933 classic was first remade in 1976 with Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges, who starred opposite the robotic ape from the Universal Studios tram ride. Nearly 30 years later Peter Jackson decided to remake it as an epic three-hour film, because he's Peter Jackson and he does what he wants.
Best version: 1933. The original Kong may be a dated stop-motion creation, but he has the most heart.
1951's “The Thing from Another World” got a superior remake from John Carpenter in 1982, which then spawned a 2011 “prequel”…which just so happened to be called “The Thing.” And still nobody saw it.