Most of you were irritated to learn that Michael Bay is planning on remaking Wes Craven’s 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street and another '80s horror classic, Friday the 13th. Bay's production company also has plans to remake Near Dark and The Birds and has already produced mostly forgettable remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, and The Hitcher.
Now there is news that Bay's production company is trying to work out a deal to develop the Ira Levin novel Rosemary's Baby into a new film. Of course, that was already done in 1968 by director Roman Polanski and is considered a classic. The fairly disturbing film wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but the way Polanski tackled unnerving subject matter earned him an Oscar nod. Somehow I doubt Bay's production will yield similar critical acclaim.
Bay certainly seems to have cornered the scary-remake market, but tell me: Do you actually care? Do you have faith in any of these remakes, or do you just wish Bay would give the whole thing a rest?