A terrible horror remake that was slain at every turn is now available on Netflix

A terrible horror remake that was slain at every turn is now available on Netflix ...

If you want a textbook example of how badly things can go wrong on a big budget production, then look no further than The Wolfman in 2010. The remake of the iconic horror property was beset by difficulties at virtually every turn, but it somehow became an Academy Award-winning film.

Mark Romanek was all set to lead the sequel to Universals'' furry favorite, but The Wolfman was left scrambling shortly before production. Joe Johnston was in on very short notice, who was ultimately told to expect him to be in and out in 80 days, which most certainly didn''t happen.

After being dissatisfied with Elfman''s replacement, Danny Elfman was hired to compose the score and was later dismissed from the audience in favor of Paul Haslinger. In the meantime, the studio decided to use the original music less than a month before the release.

That''s without even mentioning delays that saw the Gothic period piece been significantly delayed from November 2008 to February 2010, and the fact that it bombed spectacularly after failing to recoup the enormous $150 million budget (approx twice the original $80 million estimate), and a critical response that might generally be described as tepid at best.

As discussed earlier, Rick Baker received an Oscar for Best Makeup, which was disappointing. This weekend, The Wolfman has become a major hit on Netflix, with FlixPatrol surprisingly outperforming it as one of the most-watched titles on the iTunes global chart.