#5) The Hills Have Eyes (2006): The tag line of this remake says it all ‘The lucky ones die first’. This brutal retelling of Wes Cravens classic horror tale is directed by Alexandre Aja who directed Haute Tension ( High Tension ). I absolutely loved this film for its great story telling, brutality and polished characters. The film draws you in, rips out your throat and then sets your brain on fire. It contains all the elements that make a remake great and in this case I am going to commit sacriledge and say this remake is better than the original which has never been a favourite film of mine.
#4) Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978: Directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Donald Sutherland this remake of the classic scifi-hororr tale is set in San Francisco as a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. The concept has been remade many times under many names, including the not so hot Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig feature film The Invasion. This is one of those scifi films that holds up to the tests of time and to this day is still a great film that fans young and old can appreciate. Easily one of the 5 must see Sci-fi horror films of all time.
#3) The Fly (1986): I saw this film when I was quite young and it still to this day leaves its mark on me. Although I have seen much more disgusting and disturbing films since The Fly, the concept of a scientist accidentally turning himself into a human fly and watching that transformation will remain with me forever. Starring Jeff Goldblum in one of his best performances it is another sci-fi horror film that everyone should have in their collection and a very deserving film to be on this list of top horror remakes.
#2) Dawn of the Dead (2004) : George Romero is an icon and anyone who disrespects him will face the wrath of countless fans including this one. Zach Snyder’s remake of his classic 1978 zombie film of the same name is one of my all time favourite remakes because of how it was executed. Zach took the elements of the original and added his own ‘sauce’ into the mix ( wow that sounds bad ) making a truly terrifying retelling of one of the greatest zombie films of all times. Rarely do I love a remake so much. I have seen the original Romero film at least 30 times and Zach Snyder’s remake almost as many. This is a must see for horror fans and a film that I really hope Snyder revisits for a sequel.
#1) The Thing (1982). I have said it many times but I actually never saw this film until about 10 years ago when my very good friend Rene who at one time wrote for this site under the nickname MacReady insisted I see it. This film which stars Kurt Russell is about a science station that comes under assault by ‘a thing’ from space. The film is stark, violent and gruesome and features some of the best visual effects of its time that hold up to even modern standards. I can not think of a film more deserving to be voted the #1 Horror remake of all time. You all clearly have very good taste as I also consider The Thing the greatest sci-fi horror film of all time.
So there you have it the Top 10 Horror Movie Remakes of all time based off the votes of you the readers. Leave some comments and of course feel free to go rate your favourite horror movies. It is incredibly easy and fast to vote using your site account, Facebook or Twitter login and by voting you help us compile the You Decided Top Horror Films list and also enables us to give you great reccomendations for other films you should check out.
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