The Movie That Can’t Be Saved

On occasion, I’ve tried the Pixar exercise that suggests taking a movie you disliked and reimagining it as something you would like. I love the idea of repurposing crap–and I’m right now outlining a story based on my reimagining of the crap Omen sequel, The Final Conflict–but I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s at least one… Continue reading The Movie That Can’t Be Saved

Can Amityville 2: The Possession Be Saved?

The Amityville franchise is a rancid body of work. From the first feature in 1979 to the Michael Bay produced remake in 2005, the series has served up all the ooze, breasts, dog abuse-Fu and questionable real estate purchases that…well…there must have been someone who wanted them. The second film, supposedly a prequel to 1979’s Amityville… Continue reading Can Amityville 2: The Possession Be Saved?

Could One of the Worst Movies of the 1980s Be Salvaged?

 Exercise: take the building blocks of a movie you dislike. How d’you rearrange them into what you DO like? Part two of our little parlor game takes us to a movie that traumatized me when I was but a mere slip of a lad: 1983’s abomination, The Lonely Lady. The Lonely Lady tells a simple story.… Continue reading Could One of the Worst Movies of the 1980s Be Salvaged?