I always find that there are two ways to look at the big studio horror movies, they can put out a movie that isnâ€™t named after an already existing movie (Captivity)and while it might be a all right movie still complaining about it being unoriginal or they can but out a movie that I know is going to be unoriginal(The Hitcher - I love the original, Hate the re-make.)
Its always been the same, horror fans have to look at the independently made/foreign horror films. I know not all Independent films are original, but few are blatant rip-off and foreign films have really start to impress all over, but with that we get American re-makes that are less then satisfactory.
Its safe to say we well see a lot more remakes, big studios know that names sell. I was in a pack theater for the re-make of â€˜Friday the 13thâ€™ just glad to see blood on the big screen again. So when big studios can pack theaters with already proven films, why take the chance on a independent idea that might not bring bring anybody to the theaters. I still can't believe 'Jennifer's Body' bomb like it did, hot girls (no nudity),exalent pg-13 gore and a sweet virgin sacrifice gone wrong.
Money speaks... that is all.