Hollywood is fond of doing remakes and currently they are on a pillaging tour through the eighties. In the wake of this plundering we are about to get a remake of The House on Sorority Row, and as if planned as a foreshadowing of the to be expected quality the teaser poster is adorned with the most unoriginal, most bland looking, most generic horror design we had the misfortune to encounter in a long time.
Following the same inescapability for remakes the poster artwork can’t hold a candle to the beautiful original design. But what’s worse is the ill humour shown by the designers when arranging the young cast of victims for this new slasher movie in a pose that is more than just passingly reminiscent of bodies piled up for burial in a mass grave.
One can only wonder why they did not go as far as calling the movie Sorority Girl Holocaust while being at it. Well, given the chance I would have preferred to see a remake of Vampires of Sorority Row anyway.
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit