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By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | October 1, 2008 |


I’ve seen Angel Heart once, and I was probably 15 at the time. I have only the vaguest recollection of what the movie was about — a detective and the devil are in cahoots and DeNiro is the devil? — except that, at one point, Lisa Bonet — known only to me as Denise Huxtable at the time — had sex with a rooster. Am I remembering that correctly? She had sex with a goddamn rooster? Don’t ask me why she did this, but “The Cosby Show” was never the same after that. Nor was Kentucky Fried Chicken.

I bring this up, of course, because Hollywood wants to remake Angel Heart, recognizing that there aren’t enough movies for that prized rooster-sex demographic. No cast or director have been put in place yet, but I’m sure that PETA is prepping a protest somewhere.

Looking through the iMDB user comments, it seems that my vague recollections don’t do the movie justice, as one commenter writes, “I was stunned at what this film did to me. An absolutely brilliant display of psychological horror. Alan Parker made the scariest film of the eighties, maybe the scariest film of the second half of the century with this picture. The hell with “Psycho”, “Angel Heart” is where it’s at if you want horror.” In fact, the lion’s share of the comments review the movie favorably (and it has an overall 7.2 user rating), all of which suggests that Hollywood should probably leave well enough alone. Which, of course, means that they won’t. So, bring on the roosters.

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They're Remaking that Rooster Sex Movie

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