The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ A Remake for THE ENTITY - WHAT THE FUCK

Honey Buzz ~ A Remake for THE ENTITY - WHAT THE FUCK

Today THR reported some news that echoes a sentiment I had earlier this morning. When all the news that's fit to print consists of remakes, reboots and re-hashings of films that really DON'T need a fucking makeover, what's really left for us as horror fans?

With the resurgence of interest in the supernatural, and the "surprising" theatrical success of supernatural films and TV shows over the last few years, it seems like every "major studio" horror release has a supernatural element. 

Reviewed over the weekend by our Supernatural Honey, 80s supernatural horror The Entity is the newest film on the remake chopping block. And to make matters worse, the creative team behind it is none other than supernatural horror "it boys" James Wan (set to produce) Roy Lee (co-producing, and per his IMDb history, also loves remakes) and writing team Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) on board to ruin re-imagine the story.

Legit reaction.

At the heart of the angst this news instantly created is the subject matter of the story. The Entity isn't just a movie about a haunting... it's about a violation. Rape, violence against women, victim blaming and the culture of shame surrounding these events is what's on display here. And while the story is told through the lens of a supernatural horror theme, it's based on the "true story" of the woman who suffered it. Sadly, the attitudes towards these topics haven't really progressed any farther since 1982, so what does this remake have to offer that would be a fresh take or something new? What new perspective can these men add to the story?

Am I just asking stupid questions now? It feels like I am.