By EW Staff
Updated August 12, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

So what’s the big difference between ABC’s Lost, where malevolent forces run rampant on a spooky beach, and director Rupert Wainwright’s low-budget remake of John Carpenter’s 1980 frightfest, where, uh, malevolent forces run rampant on a spooky beach? ”Shower scenes with Tom Welling,” jokes Maggie Grace, who stars in both. What isn’t different is dealing with high expectations from hardcore fans. ”John Carpenter is a genius, but in the original there were a lot of unanswered story questions we try to answer a little more,” says Grace of tinkering with the genre classic. ”We’ve had some developments in technology since 1980, and I think we’re a bit better equipped now. He had, like, two fog machines.”

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