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Originally Posted by jcmax /forum/post/19529637
I think the quote from Stephen King should read..."The best SWEEDISH Horror film in the last 20 years"
Originally Posted by Partyslammer /forum/post/19908358
I think Hammer needs to change their new studio logo from something that looks a bit too much like Marvel Comic's graphics-filled text logo.
Originally Posted by Kris Deering /forum/post/19910089
The only thing that bugs me about this remake is that Matt Reeves (the director) mentioned while it was in production that there was a lot unused from the book that would make this film different than the Swedish version. Now having seen this remake it is almost identical to the Swedish version aside from the time period and locale, but he stuck to nearly the EXACT same formula and even ommited all the same things from the book that the other version did. He doesn't improve on the Swedish version (but manages to stay nearly as good) so this is one of those I would recommend to someone who hasn't seen the original and doesn't like subtitled movies.
I've read the book and there is A LOT that could have been done to make this a different movie than the Swedish version. The book was completely different in respect to the caretaker and what became of him after he fell out the hospital window. You could have had some pretty terrifying stuff in the film. There is also a lot more about the vampire and "her" history that would lend to some very interesting twists in the storyline. I honestly think Matt took the easy way out and just made an Americanized version of an already brilliant film rather than taking a bit of a chance and staying a bit more true to the original novel, like he eluded to during production.