Me: You know, I watched “Manos: The Hands Of Fate” the other night, and I don’t think it’s as bad as everyone says.
Susan: … Really.
Me: Yeah, really! I mean, yeah, the pacing is pretty bad —
Susan: And the acting, and the sound, and the cinematography…
Me: And the directing, yes. But other than that —
Susan: The writing?
Me: Okay, not the writing itself, no, that’s terrible. But the basic premise —
Susan: The plot?
Me: Yes, the plot. The essential concept of the film. That’s actually pretty cool. This family goes on vacation, takes a wrong turn in the desert, and they wind up somewhere that normally isn’t there. It’s off sideways, and most people can’t find even if they are looking for it.
Susan: I don’t remember that.
Me: Yes! Everyone says that road doesn’t go anywhere. So where did this family end up? It’s like some otherwhere. And there’s a creepy caretaker, and a Master who’s always with us but “not dead as you know it”, and then the Master returns, and the family runs away into the desert but they come back… it’s actually a pretty cool idea.
Susan: Huh. So maybe they should remake that.
Me: Yes, they should! Only bad movies should have remakes, and only until a good movie is the result. They should never remake a good movie, because there is no need to — there is already a good movie with that concept. That’s how we got “The Maltese Falcon”.
Susan: So what do you think about the new Ghostbusters?