Gene Simmons is a werewolf

19 Jan

A new remake of the movie “The Wolf Man” is set to be released in America soon (the Japan release date hasn’t been announced yet).

I never cared much for the 1941 version.

Movie poster for 1941's "The Wolf Man"

But I thought the 1994 movie “Wolf” starring Jack Nicholson was pretty good. (But I almost always like Jack Nicholson movies).

Movie poster for 1994's "Wolf"

But this 2010 remake of “The Wolf Man” looks like it’ll be quite good.

Movie poster for this year's "The Wolf Man"

It stars Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro as the “Wolf man”.
Lon Chaney Jr.’s 1941 “Wolf man” has become a pop culture icon…but with modern special effects and make-up, Benicio Del Toro’s 2010 “Wolf man” looks so much better.

Lon Chaney Jr as the "Wolf Man" in 1941

Benicio Del Toro as the "Wolf Man" in 2010

Anyways, it was reported that when making this 2010 remake of “The Wolfman”, the director wanted the best werewolf howl possible, so he auditioned many people to record them howl…and he finally decided to use the wolf howls of David Lee Roth (of the American rock band “Van Halen“) and Gene Simmons (bassist of the American rock band “KISS“).


Another excellent remake of a classic horror film is the 1994 version of “Frankenstein” starring Robert DeNiro.
Have you seen it?

Movie poster for 1994's "Frankenstein"

Boris Karloff as "Frankenstein's monster" and Robert DeNiro's version.

But I was disappointed with the 1992 remake of “Dracula” starring Keanu Reeves.

Movie poster for 1992's "Dracula"

7 Responses to “Gene Simmons is a werewolf”

  1. Sir Pent March 4, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    My father and I went to see The Wolfman last week. It wasn’t terrible…but it also wasn’t great…very MEH.


    • tokyo5 March 4, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

      How disappointing to hear!

      In that case….I’ll wait for it to be released on DVD/


  2. tokyo5 March 4, 2010 at 2:16 am #

    Benico Del Toro is in Tokyo now to promote the new Wolfman movie that he stars in.


  3. Metal Misfit January 24, 2010 at 8:20 am #

    I’ve seen bits & pieces of the ’94 Frankenstein. I was extremely boring to me and I just don’t buy Robert De Niro as Frankenstein.

    The ’92 Dracula always looked pretty lame to me as well.


    • tokyo5 January 24, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

      I thought the 1994 Frankenstein movie followed Mary Shelly’s novel closely.
      I liked it.

      On the other hand though, the Dracula movie from 1992 also followed Bram Stoker’s novel…but I didn’t like that movie much.


  4. Sir Pent January 20, 2010 at 2:15 am #

    I haven’t seen the original monster movies since I was very young. (Yes, I was allowed to watch horror and monster movies as a child…it only slightly scarred me for life.)

    I remember not caring for either of the remakes of Dracula or Frankenstein. I thought both were somewhat bloated.


    • tokyo5 January 21, 2010 at 12:50 am #

      I used to watch old black-and-white horror movie when I was a kid too.

      As I said above, I was disappointed with the ’90s “Dracula” remake too (but I don’t like most of Francis Ford Coppola (or even Sophia Coppola) movies)…
      but I can’t believe you didn’t like the ’90s “Frankenstein” with Robert DeNiro!


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