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The Horror that Helped: The Content that Made 2020 a Bit Brighter
The Bite #141

The Horror that Helped: The Content that Made 2020 a Bit Brighter

To say that 2020 has been difficult is a huge understatement. We’ve all lost a great deal this year, some far more than others, and as a result things have felt insurmountable at times. But you’re here now, hopefully in good health, and that is truly worth celebrating. So how do we wrap up a year as monumentally awful as this?

Readapting Rebecca? It Might Not Be Such A Bad Idea After All, Everyone Needs A Watch Buddy, And More!
The Bite #131

Readapting Rebecca? It Might Not Be Such A Bad Idea After All, Everyone Needs A Watch Buddy, And More!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “All remakes are pointless.” Actually, stop reading if you’ve thought that before because this article probably isn’t for you. The anti-remake mindset pervades the brains of many people in the film community, especially genre fans, a group that is faced with countless remakes each year. 2020 is no exception, as we are now seeing a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel Rebecca. That novel was famously adapted by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940 and would go on to be the Master of Suspense’s only film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. This new iteration comes to us courtesy of British director Ben Wheatley, who is no stranger to suspense after having directed 2011’s Kill List and 2016’s Free Fire.