And why do I say that?  Because under no previous entertainment business model would it have been remotely possible for me to see some of the stuff that comprises the present update:

Blood for Dracula (1974), in which the sickliest vampire you ever did see goes looking for virgins in Italy, but just winds up getting his ass kicked by Joe Dallesandro…

Georges Melies Trick Films, 1896, by which I mean The Devil’s Castle, A Nightmare, A Terrible Night, and The Vanishing Lady

Ginger Snaps (2000), in which a perfectly good suicide pact gets shot all to hell when one of its signatories comes down with a bad case of lycanthropy…

The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), in which it’s apparently too much to hope for that a needless, much-belated sequel have anything more to offer than a straight-up retread of the first film, even when the producers have the decency to bring back one of the original stars…

Saw II (2005), which came so damn close to being great that I just about wanted to cry when the obligatory twist ending screwed a whole kennel’s worth of pooches…

and…

Three… Extremes (2004), in which representatives of three different Asian movie industries join forces for a riff on the old Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors number.
 
 
 



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