1978’s Coma is a great story, based on bestselling author Robin Cook’s novel, and spearheaded by Michael Chrichton. Litter Box favorite Michael Douglas plays a minor leading man, and there’s tension throughout the film. The above shot is the centerpiece of this creepy tale of purposely putting people into comas to milk insurance money (or organ harvesting, or something). Thereby being a huge draw for anti-healthcare crowds and moviegoers who’d like to see bodies dangling mysteriously by wires.
I think if Hollywood wants to remake older films, this (along with previously opined Starman) should be one of them. Here, see for yourself with the entire movie online:
Here’s the Money Sequence, complete with a convincingly comatose Tom Selleck.
It has potential to be a really creepy update on a theme not touched on much anymore.
She didn’t like the word coma. It had a sinister, stealthy sound. Wasn’t it Latin for “sleep of death?”
-Stephen King (The Dead Zone)
Hmm, come to think of it, The Dead Zone… remake?