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23 Best Horror Movie Remakes

Herner Klenthur 111 Comments

Most of us our instant reaction to a horror remake is ‘not again’ but sometimes as horror fans we really just need to pull the stick out.  I have done a few pieces on horror remakes and if there is one thing that we can all likely agree on its the fact that as a rule horror remakes suck.

Hollywood in my view uses horror remakes as an easy cash grab with little effort on story, character or unique and inspiring film making. Why focus on an original horror movie concept when you can throw something old to a new generation of fans and slap a hot chick with great teeth and a dude with muscles in the leading roles?

Younger generations have heard their parents and older siblings rave about movies like Halloween and Friday the 13th but studios also recognize most wont experience the originals, so enter the remake. Horror remakes can be cheap, effective, and profitable movie making without the need to do anything original or think outside the box.

That said there have been some great horror remakes made over the years and as horror fans if we hate on remakes simply because they are remakes we are fools. This is my effort to compile a list of horror movie remakes that raise the bar and are actually well polished and entertaining films that are worth checking.

Please note these films are listed in no order other than the way my brain spit them out.

Evil Dead

I threw the biggest hissy fit imaginable when it was announced that Sam Raimi was remaking Evil Dead. Sure it’s not technically a remake its a ‘prequel story’ that will be built into a whole new franchise of films but I don’t care. For me this movie is still retracing the steps of the original and I was downright irate over it. No Bruce Campbell as Ash? No Sam Raimi in the directors chair? I was beside myself.

But truths are truths and despite all my hate-orade Evil Dead 2013 was exactly what Bruce Cambell told us it would be. It was nothing short of spectacular. Evil Dead is one of the best horror movies I have seen in years and carefully pays homage to the original while blazing its own path with a new and unique story. A must see for horror fans even those of us who hate remakes.

23 Best Horror Movie Remakes

Let Me In

If you were going to list the Best Vampire Films of all time you would need to leave a spot for Let the Right One In the swedish film that Let Me In is based on. The Swedish film is shocking, violent and is wrapped in a truly unique story of teen love.  When Matt Reeves was tapped to direct a remake I was pretty disappointed as usual and when I found out it was literally going to be a scene by scene remake I found myself even more upset.

As much as Let Me In really is pretty much a scene by scene remake it stands out thanks to an outstanding cast led by then unknown Chloe Moretz who has since grown a fan base. Let Me In is not anywhere near as good as the original but it’s still a solid remake that all genre fans should see.

23 Best Horror Movie Remakes

The Crazies:

The Crazies is a remake of the low budget 1973 original stars Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell and is everything a remake should be. This creepy re-imagining of the original contains just enough original concepts and classic tribute material to make it a fantastic film. I am not a fan of remakes and am also definitely not a fan of Timothy Olyphants but have to admit that this film and its team delievered.

23 Best Horror Movie Remakes

Last House on the Left:

The remake of Wes Cravens Last house on the left is violent, sadistic and unnerving and delivers one of the best remake experiences you could hope for. Hollywood is typically afraid of crossing any sort of cultural lines and Last House on the Left is the exception as its easily one of the most violent horror movies to come out of Hollywood in a while. Lots of films are gory but very few are truly disturbing and the Last House on the Left is definitely disturbing and gory.

The first film was edgy controversial and became a cult classic and although the remake doesn’t live up to those standards it is still one of the best horror remakes ever made and is also one of the better horror movies to come out of Hollywood in the last 10 years despite it being a remake.

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The Grudge

Sarah Michelle Gellar is one of my least favourite actresses. I am one of the few who never watched Buffy and for whatever reason she has always irked me. That said The Grudge is one of the few movies I can say creeped me out badly. I watched it with a few friends in a very dark basement and had anything gone bump in the dark I would have gone screaming in acapello out the door.

I am to this day terrified of pale skinned little girls with long black hair. Unlike with Last House on The Left the remake got less than stellar reviews from fans.

23 Best Horror Movie Remakes

The Fly

Remember when Jeff Goldblum was a Hollywood star and made good movies? The Fly is one of those movies. David Cronenbergs remake of the original 1958 film is gruesome well written and poignant. It tells the story of a scientist whose life comes apart as he chases his dream of a teleportation device. Unfortunately as he begins to perfect the technology he not only estranges himself from his love but mutates into a hideous half human half fly creäture with a gruesome outcome.

The Fly is a must see for horror fans and is not only a great remake but a fantastic horror film in general. The remake has an 88% approval rating and nobody has reviewed the original which makes me think not many people are fans of the original.

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Fright Night

Fright Night is another remake that really caught me off guard. I expected it to be horrible mainly because of the casting choices and the team assembled to make the film but boy was I proven wrong. Relative unknown at the time Anton Yelchin stars as Charley Brewster and truly turns in an outstanding performance.

He has since shot to fame with Terminator Salvation and Star Trek. Jerry the vampire is played by Colin Farrel who also delivers a strong performance. Fright Night works because it respects the original but adds just enough of its own flavor to make it a fun twist of vampire movie magic.

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The Ring

The Ring is another one like The Grudge that did a great job of getting under my skin. The concept of a VHS tape infecting people sounds cheesy but it was executed to perfection making it not only terrifying but also a mesmerizing experience.

Well shot with a very artistic feel The Ring has an outstanding cast an incredibly creepy story and is sure to give you the night time willies.

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Funny Games

Funny Games is unique in that the remake came along only 10 years after the original and was directed by the same person Michael Haneke. A scene by scene remake Funny games tells the story of two sadistic brothers who take a family hostage and play a set of gruesome games that leads to a terrifying and grizzly outcome.

Funny Games for me is the JAWS of home invasion movies and features some insane imagery and implied violence that will make you sit up. Funny Games has a spectacular cast and a great director with enough money to make the film really shine. Funny Games will leave its mark on you and is a great film in general.

23 Best Horror Movie Remakes

I Spit on Your Grave:

This 2010 remake from Anchorbay was directed by Stephen Monroe and takes the classic exploitation film and updates it for modern day filmgoers. Easily as brutal as the original this film is the definition of exploitation filmmaking. Once again it works because of good direction and excellent casting with Sarah Butler taking on the role that Camille Keaton played in the original. This story of a novelist who goes into the backwoods and goes from victim to victimizer is definitely an excellent example of a well thought out remake.

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Frankenstein

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is actually the first Frankenstein movie I saw and to this day it is still my favourite. Of course Monster Squad is a close second J . The film starred Robert DeNiro, Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter and is more love story then terror piece but it has enough of both that in the end you will find the film tragic, creepy and it will tug at your heart-strings.

This film is easily as good as the original black and white Frankenstein combining fantastic storytelling with a top-notch cast and visual fx that continue to hold up. If you have not yet seen Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein you need to just so you can experience true empathy for a murderous monster that is out for revenge over love lost.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The film made almost $80million at the box office and is a prime example that shows that horror remakes make alot of money. Rated R the film had a budget of just under $10million and combined some good writing with a good cast and some great moments of absolute carnage. Although it does not contain the same magic the original does that should not be held against the film. It is a remake and although it tells the story well it can never live up to the original.

Obviously one of the major draws for the male demographic was Jessica Biel and of course for horror fans in general the over the top gore and out right carnage in this R rated remake.

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Hills Have Eyes

I was very wary about the remake for Hills Have Eyes but surprisingly I was quite impressed with the outcome. This R rated remake definitely knew how to please the most discerning horror fans with outstanding FX a story that was well written and a cast of outstanding actors. Made for around $15million this R rated Mutan Festival went on to make over $40million at the box office and generated alot of buzz with fans.

This is one remake that I felt was far superior to the original with top-notch FX, great kills and a budget that was reflected in the film. The sequel which came shortly after although insanely violent and at times quite interesting for me was not near as good as the remake or the original film.

23 Best Horror Movie Remakes

Dawn of the Dead

I am a massive fan of George Romero and Dawn of the Dead. Although Diary of the Dead and Land of the Dead have let me down Dawn of the Dead is one of his best films and is a defining film for the zombie genre. When the remake came along I was very wary but when it finally arrived I was completely blown away. Although not a true remake in my eyes the film was terrifying, action packed and simply put .. mind-blowing. Lots of action, a cast of new and interesting characters and some of the best zombies I have seen in a movie in a while.

The film differs so much from the original it’s hardly fair to compare it but without question Dawn of the Dead is one remake which is well worth watching and gave a whole new generation of fans a respect and admiration for zombie movies and George Romero. The fact it starred Ving Rhames an all around bad ass and Sarah Polley who I have a huge crush on was an added bonus.

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Night of the Living Dead

The remake of Night of the Living Dead is one of my favorite zombie films and in fact.. may be my favorite of them all. The fact that Tom Savini directed the project is an interesting note. Tom Savini did an outstanding job on this film and proved that he is much more than just a talented FX man and actor.

He has serious skills behind the camera and with George Romeros help he managed to modernize a classic while still staying true to it. Night of the Living Dead (1990) is a MUST see for any fans of horror.

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The Thing

The Thing is a classic and one of the greatest sci-fi horror films ever made. Hands down. The remake of the film which starred Kurt Russell is easily one of my all time favorite films and one I have watched more times than I can count.

The Thing is terrifying with great acting, a top notch story and visual fx that will impress even the most finicky horror fans. Really there is nothing I can say about ‘The Thing’ other then if you have not seen it you must!

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Rob Zombies Halloween

There were a lot of things that bothered me about Rob Zombies Halloween but there were also a lot of things I liked. I liked how Rob took the time to tell the background of the character and give us an in-depth look at the character bringing a new creepy look to a terrifying classic killer. HALLOWEEN was dark, gritty, violent and the definition of what a good horror remake, or re-envisioning can be.

Much like Dawn of the Dead it brought a lot of new things and also brought some of the old to make a remake that is tops on my lists for must see horror. The fact the movie made almost $60million speaks for itself.

23 Best Horror Movie Remakes

The Blob Remake

I love the Blob remake for a variety of reasons. Well shot with a perfect cast its the definition of a campy good time. By no means scary to me this action sci-fi tale of a blob that wants to eat all of humanity is both fun and entertaining and very much deserving to be in any horror collectors collection.

Think of it as a more friendly version of The Thing. Admittedly as much as this movie did not scare me at all the thought of a massive blob eating people is pretty damn scary. A fun factoid worth noting is another Blob Remake is in the Works

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House of Wax Remake

I have to admit right up front I avoided this film like the plague since the directors chose to pull a stunt move by casting Paris Hilton. I hate Paris Hilton and casting her is basically saying to me ‘please do not buy my movie it’s not a serious movie’. That said unlike Repo The Genetic Opera I actually though Paris Hilton did a pretty good job in this film.

It was both creepy and fun and the scene where Paris Hilton bites the big one resulted in cheers and hollers of happiness from the audience when i first saw it. Both gory and entertaining I have to confess that I did enjoy this remake. I bet not many of you did. Or did you?

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The Toolbox Murders Remake

I am going to go out on a major limb here and say that I think the remake was better than the original. I enjoyed Toolbox Murders immensely. It was dark, creepy and all around just plain fun. This creepy film redefined the words ‘holy crap its time to move’.

When a mutated killer decides the best kinda tenant is one that is a mutilated and left for dead it’s probably time to move out. Although they do not have another remake of this one planned there is talk of a sequel to Toolbox Murders which will most likely ruin everything like so many unneccessary sequels do.

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Judge Dredd 3D

I hated the new trend of 3D movies with a passion until Judge Dredd 3D arrived. This movie redefined what a 3D movie can be. This remake of the b-movie classic starring Sly Stallone is over the top, violent, gritty and visually spectacular.

Dredd 3D is a dark and brooding story that has some of the most impressive 3D I have ever seen. Rather then using 3D to fling gimmicky projectiles at the screen Dredd 3D draws its viewers in and uses the effects to better tell the story and pull us right into the brutal street wars of Dredd. I expected very little from DREDD and boy was I wrong! A truly amazing experience!

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Silent Night

Silent Night is a not so scary tale of a serial killer who dresses up as Santa Claus and delivers candy canes and pain for Christmas. In Silent Night Santa Claus brings new meaning to have you been naught or have you been nice?

The filmmaker Steven C Miller clearly knew he was remaking a classic Christmas horror movie and just went with it. the film stars genre legend  Malcolm McDowell which gives it immediate credibility with horror fans but it also has a polished production and great script to go with it.

Silent Night works because its fun without being campy and its violent without being gratuitous. It’s a modern-day tribute to drive in theater movies and happens to be a solid remake. Honestly can you go wrong with a killer Santa with a penchant for flame throwers? I think not.

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My Bloody Valentine 3-D Remake

My Bloody Valentine got rave reviews from horror fans but despite that I still could not bring myself to see it since for me 3D at the time was nothing but a headache inducing gimmick I could not tolerate. Judge Dredd changed that for me recently with its mind blowing 3D special effects.

When My Bloody Valentine 3D came out on DVD I picked up a copy, watched it in 2D and much to my surprised enjoyed the experience quite a bit. Clearly the 3D was the driving factor for the film and it wont win any awards but My Bloody Valentine 3D is a fun waste of 90 minutes and if your a fan of the original you will definitely appreciate the remake.

23 Best Horror Movie Remakes

I think as horror fans the biggest thing we need to remember is that just because somebody remakes the classics doesnt mean we need to instantly judge them. The fact we enjoy a remake doesnt make the original any less important or significant to the genre.

I love the classics and I hate most of the remakes that have been pumped out over the years but that does not change the fact that some are worth remakes. Which on the list do you agree with? Did we miss any?

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      1. Kimmo May 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

        Nice list but the House of Wax shouldn’t be on the list for two reasons. 1 It’s shit. 2 The 1953 version is also a remake from 1933 movie Mystery of the Wax Museum. So you could put the 1953 version in the list because it is easily superior.

      2. TheFran May 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

        Nice list, nice to see someone who can also appreciate House of Wax if you can manage to look past the obvious errors.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

          I expected complete CRAP going into this movie since all of its promotion kept talking about how ‘Paris Hilton is in it you want to see our movie’. Paris Hilton was actually not horrible and her death was epic. I still remember the cheer that went up in the audience when she ‘ate it’ ( yes play on words )

      3. Caffeinated Joe (@Wings1295) May 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

        I agree with most of this, including House of Wax and My Bloody Valentine 3D, love them both. But I would pull out Zombie’s Halloween and replace it with the Friday the 13th remake.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm

          I hated the F13 remake although Julianne Guill was smoking hot in it : ) Thanks for commenting!

        • tim June 17, 2013 at 1:19 am

          Yeah, I agree with Herner. The remake of FT13th was utter crap. The original was superior in every way.

        • Houligan August 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm

          Actually, Friday the 13 wasn’t a remake. It was a re-imagining in modern times. The original had a female killer (Jason’s mother) and Jason was just a drowned little boy. I actually thought it was great. I am just glad Elm St. wasn’t added to the list…

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur August 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

          NOES Remake was horrendous will never make any of my lists. As for F13 you are correct its a re-imagining which to me is the same as a remake :)

        • draperyfalls925 September 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm

          Actually it was not a complete reimagining. It briefly told the story of Jason’s mother. This film covered the first 3 films as to film occurrences such as Jason acquiring the mask. I actually liked it. But halloween was also great despite it’s goofy sequel.

      4. Tiago May 28, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        First of all, I don’t get remakes of movies that were just released, and most of them are made just because americans are too lazy to read subtitles. So I despise remakes of asian movies and european movies, like the grudge, the ring, let me in… Those are garbage, all the originals are better, and there is no point in remaking a good movie of your own time period.
        I would include Friday the 13th, The Prophecy, Amytiville. They all did a fine a job of re-telling a story to a different generation.

        • Ash
          Ash May 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm

          Blasphemy! – the ring remake is superb. One of my all time favourite horror films. Apart from the obvious comparisons, the remake has a different feel to it than the Asian original. I like both for different reasons but the remake was better. It scared the crap out of me and not many horror films can achieve that. Horror is very subjective so not everyone would have flat the same, but despite that it was well paced, executed, acted…etc… It was superb! And that black and white tape, chills! “7 DAYS!” :-O

        • Ash
          Ash May 28, 2013 at 6:43 pm

          No Herner, you and I are in total agreement. I was reading the comments section and replied to tiago who said the ring remake was garbage and then went on to give praise to the F13 remake. It’s a funny old world lol :)

        • Andrew September 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm

          The Prophecy was a remake? Can’t say I’ve ever heard that before.

        • Aaron October 28, 2013 at 10:31 pm

          @Tiago

          You’re certainly not alone in your opinion. But at the same time, I’m very glad not everyone thinks like you.

          Perhaps you don’t see a point, but many of us do. And it has nothing to do with being “too lazy” as you so insultingly suggest.

          I do somewhat understand your contempt for those “too lazy” to actually read. Probably because I am an avid reader, myself. So I have no overwhelming love for the willfully illiterate. However, I still vehemently oppose your opinion.

          Subtitles can be distracting. Maybe this is partly my “ADD” talking. But when there is a lot of dialogue, it can be distracting to try to read the movie, and watch it at the same time. If I can’t even get to see some of the action, or the acting because I’m too busy reading the dialogue, the experience becomes inferior to both reading a book, and watching a film in my native language.

          For example, while I’ve seen both, I greatly preferred the “dubbed” version of “High Tension” to the subtitled version.

          That being said, even “dubbing” a film poses a minor distraction problem. When i start to feel like I’m watching a 1970′s Kung Fu film, I am being pulled out of the film experience.

          A good film is completely hypnotic. It reels you in so hard you forget about the outside world for a while. But when I have to focus on reading the dialogue, or the actors are mouthing words I’m not actually hearing, it can be enough to pull me right out of that pleasant little trance. Might as well just ask me to imagine the special effects, and the sets while you’re at it.

          In fact, in some cases, I think that would distract me less than subbing or dubbing.

          And let’s not even get into cultural differences…..

          So yeah…. you’re certainly not alone. I know tons of “purists” who would look down their nose at people like myself, who would rather be entertained, in my shallow american way, than being one of the Uber elite horror connoisseur hipsters who think its total blasphemy to watch “The Ring” because there’s a perfectly good, allegedly superior version already in existence.

          (And that is sort of how the attitude comes across sometimes. e.g., pretentious and vaguely condescending.)

        • Tiago July 29, 2014 at 2:45 am

          I fell really sorry for you never being able to enjoy Bermgan or Truffaut. They make Hitchcock and Orson Welles look like children.

      5. Syn May 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm

        I wouldn’t call Dredd a remake mainly because it source is a comic book plus it is a completely different story from the Sly varient.

        Also how many times will they remake a Taxas Chainsaw Massacre?

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 28, 2013 at 6:08 pm

          I cant argue with you on your logic :)

        • Devon Olson May 28, 2013 at 10:12 pm

          I wouldn’t call Dredd a horror movie!

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm

          I’m going to replace it with a solid choice listed by another reader the crazies

      6. parfenov May 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm

        How about MANIAC???

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm

          Have not seen it so it cant make my list unfortunately… yet :)

        • Iain August 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

          Good call, it’s the 2nd best remake I’ve seen the last few years.

        • TC September 28, 2013 at 10:22 pm

          HELL YES MANIAC!!! One of the best horror films of last year and one of the best performances of Elijah Wood’s career. I cant believe the person who made this list put MY BLOODY VALENTINE and RZ’s HALLOWEEN.. Both of these films are utter crap and a direct slap in the face to the originals.. I must say tho this is one of the better lists Ive seen on this site

      7. Terry Shannon May 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm

        I would replace Judge Dress/Dress with Manhunter/Red Dragon. It fits the genre better.

        • Robbie H. January 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

          Yes Maniac was an amazing film, didn’t really like the original. Elijah Wood was amazing and I watched it in total horror. The opening scene was awesome and so creepy totally putting me on edge for the entire film.

      8. Terry Shannon May 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm

        Bloody autocorrect. Dredd.

      9. Ravenous May 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm

        Kenneth Branagh’s Frankenstein over James Whale’s? No way, want to see a good Frankenstein remake? Check out the 1973 TV miniseries Frankenstein: The True Story. Very elaborate production with a great cast and SFX on an epic scale, it runs over 3 hours.

      10. Tiago May 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm

        Ash, the plot of the original Ring (Ringu) was so much better. The plot was so much darker and the conclusion leaves you wondering, when in the remake they had to make things clear for americans. There is no reason for that movie to exist other than the fact that americans are stucked in their own culture, can’t dig anything else. thats what I think.
        If you argue that the Grudge is better than the original, I can see the point, but when it cames to ring, the original is so much creepier.
        And I do love friday the 13th the remake, I dont get why people hate that movie. I think it is a very nice presentation of parts 2 to 4.

        • Ash
          Ash June 2, 2013 at 10:20 am

          I can’t knock the original Ring because it has its merits too. Its a great creepy horror film. I feel like they are different movies which highlights the point that the remake was a good idea. Gore verbinski is a very accomplished and versatile director. A point I think Herner made about the remake, it was artistic at times which I appreciate – especially enjoyed th bit in he log cabin where she watches the tape for th first time – and I could go on and give many examples. I liked the end of he movie too. Not only was there a ***SPOILER ALERT*** false ending before the real one, but the real conclusion was terrifying. More so because I takes you by surprise in what is the comfort of a daytime scene. Daytime = safe time no? :P I appreciate your moments as always fella, and the original is you preference, but you are way off base with the ring remake being garbage. It’s not only worthy for this list of Herner’s, it OWNS the list yo :)

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur June 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm

          Excellent point on daytime = safe time. A common theme in horror movies that when broken is even more terrifying. There must be an editorial in that topic.

        • Tiago June 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm

          thats is my opinion. I don’t like that movie. I don’t like remakes made for cultural adaptation, like the ring, let the right one in, the girl with the dragon tatoo, and so on…
          Those movies were all remade because the original is great. So just watch the original, you get to see a good movie, and learn about other culture, and a different way to make movies as well. But american market dont work that way, and the movie can make more money as an american remake. that’s ok. but not for ME.
          About the ending, the original one is almost the same, but in that movie it does not show the kid making the copy, and it insinuates that the mom will show the tape to her father, so you have to show to someone close. It is not just plant the seed of evil, like the remake, you have to get your hands dirty on the original. I think thats better.
          Thanks for the response Ash.

        • Ash
          Ash June 2, 2013 at 6:32 pm

          @tiago – a good debate tiago. You make valid points which I agree with to some degree – the thing remake for example. But I would add that if the remake feels different and a different movie is made, regardless of the audience I.e Americans, then the movie is worth a dam which is exactly what Herner’s list was all about. I watch the foreign originals and enjoy the cultural differences in film making too. Often the remake is not a good film but the ring was a real exception in my eyes. We will have to agree to disagree. Cheers tiago.

          @herner, I’ll take that challenge, I’ll do the editorial. I have a couple in mind already. Great idea. I’m on it :)

      11. Flay Otters (@ckbuttermann) May 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm

        Great list overall – nice to highlight some positives in an-often disliked area of the genre’. Glad to see the Fly, Blob, Evil Dead, Thing and Silent Night (especially considering the three female leads and Mr. McDowell). I give House of Wax a pass because one of the ‘sound’ effects used (the snips) still haunts me to this day if I think about it.
        Fright Night was a mixed bag for me, fun at parts but overwraught with CG in the final act.
        Where do you stand on Invasion Of The Body Snatchers and The Crazies?

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm

          Damn you just hit on two I should have included on the list :) Part 2 ?

        • snowkatt August 19, 2013 at 9:26 am

          i was about to ask where the two bodysnatchers ( 78 and 93 ) were as well

          what about friday the 13th remake ? it certainly was not worse then some of the other friday entries

          the nightmare on elmstreet remake is abysmal though
          i just dont buy healey as freddie

      12. Flay Otters (@ckbuttermann) May 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm

        Probably a good idea! I figure with enough reader suggestions/thoughts it’d be cool to have a second list that are more ‘controversial’ – I mean, there have to be people who liked the Wolfman remake and/or House On Haunted Hill and would be interesting to see why (on earth).

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm

          House on Huanted hill was an ok remake, Wolfman I am not sure if I liked or disliked at this point.

      13. A-Hans May 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

        I would have put The Crazies remake on the list.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm

          a clear oversight on my part I agree its an outstanding remake and will make a list soon :)

      14. Tiago almeida May 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm

        Herner, i would like to see you try it in portuguese. Yeah, cause we dont speak spanish. Lol

      15. Sam Hain May 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm

        Dredd was good remake, but it is not a horror movie.

      16. Vasquez May 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        I really liked the I Spit In Your Grave remake. Good improvement on the original in the same way that The Hills Have Eyes was. Good performance by Sarah Butler and suitably brutal revenge kills. I would put it into TLHOYL’s place.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm

          You have hit on another solid remake that could have made my list.

      17. Ron May 29, 2013 at 5:17 am

        I recently watched the remake of Mothers Day. While Ive yet to see the original (and based on the trailer, Im not in too big a hurry), the remake was, in my opinion, awesome!

      18. MIke New May 29, 2013 at 7:52 am

        F13 and NOES weren’t terrible, but they weren’t good. I have watched them both at least three times each. Plantinum Dunes didn’t have the right resources to make it good. Also, they are too busy trying to target high school audiences. If Lionsgate were to make one of these films, they would be much better since they are notorious for making horror films. Regardless, they are remakes and you will always have your haters since they have trouble adapting to change.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur May 29, 2013 at 1:12 pm

          F13 I did not mind but the Nightmare on Elm Street remake was so bad I literally wanted to gouge my eyes out. I never made it through once and I tried 3 times.

      19. Mike New May 29, 2013 at 8:07 am

        I thought Crazies and Mother’s day were really good remakes. Other remakes likeThirteen ghosts, body snatchers, when a stranger calls, black christmas, Prom night, Bram Stroker’s Dracula, Pirahna, The amityville horror, the omen, I am legend, April Fool’s day, and mirrors were the best of films but I thought they were better than the remakes.

        • Ash
          Ash June 2, 2013 at 10:25 am

          April fools day was remade? What year? I did not know this…

      20. kXnPunk May 29, 2013 at 1:25 pm

        I agree with Vasquez, I Spit On Your Grave is to me much more fantastic than the original. And House Of Wax wasn’t bad at all. Elisha Cuthbert was great. Other ones that aren’t mentioned are Shutter and The Messengers which freaked me out. Great list BTW, thank you. :)

      21. bigevilworldwide May 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm

        My bloody Valentine 3-D and Silent Night are NOT remakes they are sequels…Both studios were pretty clear that neither were remakes but sequels to the originals…That’s why they were also referenced in the films

      22. Anon May 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm

        My two cents, Let me in was not one of the “best” remakes it was awful compared to the original. Everyone is entitled to their opinion though..

      23. LarSiN May 29, 2013 at 11:54 pm

        Good list, though I’d add –

        Maniac
        Invasion of the Body Snatchers
        Piranha
        2001 Maniacs

        I also enjoyed Black Christmas, Body Snatchers & The Amityville Horror much more than I thought I would.

        As stated, Dredd is NOT a remake in any way, merely another adaptation of the comic books. But it was awesome.

        MBV3D on the other hand was (IMO) amateurish with terrible writing and an overused, cliched ending. So many (unintentionally) laugh out loud moments too. My favourite – “Oh, you mean my WIFE ?! Who I have a CHILD with ?! Who I share a BED with ?! Who I have SEX with ?!”. I burst out laughing in the theater.

      24. C.L. Ferrer May 30, 2013 at 1:42 am

        Cool list! Dredd 3D was way better than I thought it would be. Even though it wasn’t your typical horror film, it’s dark, gritty and violent just like the comic series. Because of the British origin of the series, I think that was the reason it didn’t do well in the box office (even though it got good reviews). The general movie audience isn’t too familiar with character. Hope they make another.

      25. Jenn June 2, 2013 at 12:56 am

        The Hills Have Eyes remake has my favorite practical effect/CGI moment ever – the dude puts the shotgun to his mouth and blows his head off. The CGI transition from actor to practical dummy head was so damn seamless that my jaw was on my chest for a good minute because it looked so freakin’ real.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur June 2, 2013 at 3:51 pm

          The hills have eyes was fabulous thanks to a talented team and an excellent director

      26. jksums June 3, 2013 at 5:04 am

        Gotta disagree with fright night. Found it rather boring. the original wasn’t exactly a master piece, But it was fun for a B movie vamp horror. For all the Polish the remake received, it still felt cheap, corny, and horribly paced. it had a few entertaining moments, But too few and far between to be considered a fun, entertaining, or enjoyable horror film.

      27. Matthew Le June 8, 2013 at 9:14 am

        How about Quarantine, Mirrors, The Uninvited, Piranha 3d, House on Haunted Hills ? These movies are pretty good.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur June 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm

          I would agree on Piranha 3D great remake!

        • idleprimate October 6, 2013 at 1:03 am

          Is pirahna 3d really a remake? It’s a creature feature about fish but that’s kind of where the comparison ends. Piranhas aren’t really a genre like zombies or sharks but it didn’t feel like a remake. And certainly there was no built in love for the “original” like most in this list

      28. Lazron June 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

        Quarantine was HORRIBLE. It was basically a shot for shot remake of “REC” with worse actors and effects. If you saw “REC” first, Quarantine was a piece of shit.

      29. tim June 17, 2013 at 1:34 am

        I actually thought the 2003 version of Texas Chainsaw was better than the original. I like how it stayed mostly faithful to the original while at the same time added elements that made it scarier than the original. The sound FX and music were much better at creating suspense, Leatherface had a much more frightening look, the violence was upped, etc. The only thing I would have changed was not casting Jessica Biel. I have nothing against Jessica Biel but most horror movies have no name actors in them and casting Jessica Biel was distracting becasue she was well known.

      30. John July 16, 2013 at 6:43 am

        UGH, some of these AREN’T TRUE remakes! like for example The Thing which was NOT a “remake” of The Thing from Another World and i HATE IT when it’s called a remake, it was so different than the “original” as they have little in common other than alien and snow. Sure Carpenter did threw in a few homages to the Hawks film like circle of men, the opening title card and those are just it. They share a name but everything like the location (one in the north pole and the other in the south), the characters and their backgrounds, the ways to kill the monster (one by electricity and one by fire), the discovery of the alien, the discovery/origin of the ship, the nature/methods of the alien (one is a vampire vegetable humanoid frankenstein monster who can reproduce itself/suck blood but it didn’t imitate anyone where the other is a parasitic organism that could imitate lifeforms by cell structure) etc. are worlds apart from each other. They are 2 separate and completely different adaptations of John W. Campbell’s 1938 novella “Who Goes There”, the 1951 film was a throughly sanitized bastardization that was NOTHING like the book it was suppose to be based on, i mean it’s a very good film but in reality it’s one of the worst book to film adaptations of all time. Carpenter’s film is a standalone film that is an EXCELLENT and faithful re-adaptation of the source material as it was not a remake but a re-adaptation like John Carpenter said when the studio wanted to remake the earlier film as Carpenter declined not to remake one of his childhood fave movies as he is a bigger fan of the short story as he stated many times in interviews that his movie is not a remake but a re-adaptation of the same source material that was previously adapted on film and it is it’s own film. I agree with him as it actually stayed true to the novel where the other DID NOT.

        There’s a huge difference between remakes and re-adaptations, remakes refer ONLY to original screenplays/original films not based on source material.

        TRUE remakes:
        The Blob.
        Night of the Living Dead.
        The Ring.
        Grudge.
        Dawn of the Dead.
        Hills Have Eyes.
        Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
        The Ring.
        My Bloody Valentine.
        Maniac.
        Fright Night.
        Funny Games.
        Crazies.
        Last House on The Left.
        Toolbox Murders.
        Silent Night.

        All remakes based on original films/screenplays that aren’t based on source material.

        Re-adaptations:
        The Thing.
        The Fly.
        Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
        Frankenstein films.
        Dracula films.
        Let Me In.

        All films based on the same source material but not the same film as before nor based on the first films’s screenplays as all are based on novels, comics and novellas.

        John Carpenter’s film remains THE definitive adaptation of Campbell’s story.

        Now the more you know.

        • Deadpoolio August 4, 2013 at 9:12 pm

          IF you hate that The Thing isn’t a remake, then you should totally hate the fact that My Bloody Valentine is also NOT a remake. It is a Sequel to My Bloody Valentine, considering they specifically reference the first film A LOT, and go on about how the “killer” is the son of the original killer……The same thing also happens with The 2011 Thing which is a prequel yet people keep calling it a remake

      31. kristie July 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

        I’m coming in a little late here,but gotta say- where’s Quarantine? Quarantine is a remake of REC. Both are great films, but I think REC is just a little better. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. It is spanish dubbed english- definitely worth checking out.

        • Lazron July 20, 2013 at 9:40 pm

          Sorry, but “Quarantine” was garbage. A soulless re-shoot of the incredible “REC”. Poorly acted (with a much more irritating lead actress) and a complete waste of time (since you could just watch the original instead).

        • Ryze October 11, 2013 at 7:13 pm

          I agree with Lazron. Quarantine was just badly made all around. Rec is so much better and also half an hour shorter (lol) but the original by far superior.

      32. Deadpoolio August 4, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        My Bloody Valentine 3D was NOT a remake it was a sequel to the original, it ever references the 1st film frequently

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur August 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

          I am guilty of calling all movies based off original concepts remakes. You are 100% correct in what you are saying.

      33. Erin V August 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm

        You have the original movie picture for Funny Games and not the remake.

      34. Last Road Reviews August 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        Really no Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur August 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

          Good call I think we can easily make this a list of 24 and include that one.

      35. Jennacide August 5, 2013 at 6:34 am

        Great list… though I would definitely add “Maniac”… seriously good remake

      36. LittleKrystalHorrorMovieGirl September 1, 2013 at 11:55 pm

        The Grudge is as creepy as hell! Good idea for putting it on the list. :)

      37. Timmaaaay September 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        Being a 70′s kid, I must say that the slasher movies left a mind altering imprint on me. I’ll never forget catching a ride to the theatre and waiting outside for the next showing of Halloween…hearing all the screaming from the movie-goers inside the theatre, then having to walk 4 miles home after the movie in darkness. Friday 13th didn’t bother me near as bad, but made you think twice about having sex in a deserted public area or taking a stroll in the woods…
        There was an new “virgin-like” eerie-ness to the original Halloween that can’t exactly be duplicated since that period in time. Since that period I guess we have become desensitized, not to say that we can’t have the shi-bootzki scared out of us again. But the original shock value of that movie-era can’t be duplicated in remakes, nor can I explain it unless you lived it….Same goes for movies like Jaws, Star Wars… which now seem hokey & corny…. Im sure generations past would site Wizard of OZ or King Kong…
        It’s kinda like loosing your virginity, that original feeling lost forever…
        The new-er generation type horror films are certainly scary but they,(movie creators) seem to be running out of ideas, so they return to the oldies… The only “newer generation” movie that I can relate to ever touching that “nerve” or feeling of eerie-shock or horror-awe was when I saw The 6th Sense for the very first time, which is an old movie in today’s terms…. Anyone else understand this post??

      38. Felix Vasquez Jr. September 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm

        Dredd is NOT a remake. And I disagree with most of the list.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur September 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

          You are 100% right. its a solid argument of just because a film has the original source material does not make it a remake. That said you trashed our list so now why not share your choices?

      39. th13thwolfman September 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

        This is what i do not get. i do not understand how anyone can say the Remake of I spit on your grave is as brutal as that of the original. I highly disagree, i feel the original had more to the rapes of Jennifer than the remake. The othe rthing I hated about the remake was the fact that the cops were in on the rape. Where as in the prior film the reason the 4 monnkeys goes back out to the house is because the cops are not doing anything about the supossed to be dead body. It gave it suspense to it. Just feel the original has more to that the crap remake.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur September 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

          I agree. That said its still a good horror remake :)

      40. Andrew September 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm

        I do agree with the idea that “Americans are lazy, so let’s remake this so they don’t have to read” is infuriating, but that shouldn’t take away from how awesome Let Me In was. I do my best to watch remakes as separate movies. I was prepared to hate the remake Dawn of the Dead, simply because of how much I loved the original. After watching it, I loved it for its own sake. I have the same feeling about most of the movies on this list (I’ve seen 20/23), but if a remake is done right it should be judged on its own merits. If anything, one of my all time favorites (and probably one of the first horror movies I ever watched) is the Night of the Living Dead remake. I love the original, but the remake is my favorite of the two films. The same can be said of The Blob remake.

        Also, I think that My Bloody Valentine 3-D is, technically, a sequel. Just going off the plot of the two films, it plays like a sequel.

        Also also, Paris Hilton gets offed in Nine Lives and an episode of Supernatural. Both films and that episode should have won Oscars.

      41. David Flack ( wolfie) September 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm

        fair enough article. the only ones i don’t think are that good are the remakes of The Crazies, The grudge and The Toolbox Murders, and to a certain extent Funny Games but most of them mentioned here are decent. I consider the remake of “texas Chainsaw Massacre” to be better than the over rated but still important original.

        • Lazron September 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm

          Have you seen the original Crazies ? I like it, but the remake is better in every way, trust me.

          The TCM remake is better than the F13, ANOES, MBV, etc remakes, but I can’t say it’s better than the classic original.

      42. Movie Mike September 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        the crazies was ok, the grudge was ok, the tcm remake was a disgrace to the original, fright was another slap in the face to the original, my bloody valentine was crap, let me in bored me to death

      43. idleprimate October 6, 2013 at 1:30 am

        I was pleasantly surprised at how good the fright night remake was. And its one of my sacred cows so I was frothing over a remake.

        I watched both back to back recently and was struck by the lack of creativity or even care though that went into the effects. In the originals the practical effects are grotesque and hold your attention in morbid fascination–think evil’s death scene. Even the sounds are chilling. In the remake the effects seemed perfunctory and off the shelf. It was really glaring.

        Something I like about watching remakes is what is culturally different. Like how are stories different with todays cellphones and intrrnet. Or looking at the evolution of the depiction of the teenagers. Seventies horrors right up to elm street in 84 show teens as fairly homogenous in dress and behaviour even if there are nerds and jocks, and they behave unselfconsciously. Through the later80′s and 90′s regular teens are replaced with more outlandish teens (think metalheads perhaps due to rhe crossover in fanbase)or teens that seem too sophisticated. In the last decade teens are usually uubiquitously cynical, ironic and given to hip references and quips.

        When there’s a good 20-30 years between film and remakes there’s so much stuff to look at. How were small towns portrayed? How were parents portrayed? When does it go in and out of fashion to show kids smoking pot or cigs and what’s the spin on whether its bad or normal. I could go on but this is entering TL/DR.

        ps the elm street remake was exceptionally bad. So bad its hard to pinpoint all the ways.

      44. idleprimate October 6, 2013 at 3:21 am

        I’m probably the only one but the remake of don’t be afraid of the dark blew me away. Such a great little movie that went under the radar. A good horror movie for youths too

      45. Ryze October 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm

        Since there are two Jamie King entries on this list ( and I am a huge fan) I can’t believe you forgot Mother’s Day. Definitely one of the best remakes ever made. Or Night of the Demons is super campy fun (both of them) And I will say I don’t agree with Last House on the Left, the Hills Have Eyes and My Bloody Valentine. And on the subject of Asian horror remakes, they just got lazy. The Ring – Awesome. The Grudge – Creepily Awesome. Shutter – crap. Pulse – CRAP! I am kind of dreading the day but also excited if they remake Audition. That movie was just WAY too long but with great casting, could be amazing. Although The Uninvited is pretty decent as compared to other remakes.

      46. Robbie H. January 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

        A good list, I would have mentioned Friday The 13th although nowhere near as good as the original, it’s still a good film with some great moments. I personally would’ve given it a new spin and left out the hockey mask. Although the hockey mask is Jasons trademark, i film him much more terrifying in the headwrap at the start of the film. I hated the very opening scene with a badly cast Mrs. Voorhees and the line ‘Kill for Mother’ and would have loved for this remake to be more like the ‘Texas Chainsaw’ remake as it had the same director but this would’ve been worthy to have made the list.

      47. matt January 28, 2014 at 11:57 am

        After reading all the comments below, I see s lot of the people are haters of certain films. And to that I say; I dare you to make a better film, and until you do….shut your cake holes. Movies are like art: subjective.
        Adds to this list would be Black Christmas, Prom Night (not great, but not bad), Pirhanna and April fools Day.

        • Tiago January 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

          Movies are not like art. They are art in fact. And there is an objectivity on every form of art. You don’t see that you contradict yourself? If art is subjective, so why can’t people hate it?

        • Robbie H. January 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

          The Black Christmas remake was absolutely horrendous. The original is still one of the most frightening films ever made, the remake was laughably corny. Prom Night was just lame.

        • Robbie H. January 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

          I also would’ve given Mirrors a mention. Alexandre Aja is awesome.

      48. Jennacide January 29, 2014 at 3:18 am

        What about Maniac??? It’s not only a great remake… it’s one of the best horror movies I’ve seen in years!

      49. Jennacide January 29, 2014 at 3:21 am

        Haha I just realized I already commented on this article months ago and said pretty much the exact same thing lolol

      50. Robbie H. January 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

        I don’t think Funny Games is worth mentioning on any type of list except maybe ‘most disappointing and retarded scene’. I would maybe replace that with either The Wolfman, Piranha or Dracula.

      51. jamie February 11, 2014 at 6:28 am

        Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 was a master piece of writing the way he connected the mess they made out of all them Halloweens and made it in to one movie with a back story and how Laurie Strode was his sister and why he wanted to kill all his family members was just a piece of unbelievable writing and the acting in the movie was so much better than anything I seen in a horror flick in the last 30 years and people have the nerve to critique it??? it should be praised not put down true Halloween fans I know deep down inside that he did one hell of a job putting that together. I still remember walking out of the theater my jaw on the ground thinking it was impossible for anybody to link all that mess together they did in all the Halloweens but he accomplished it somehow and surpassed everything I imagined it could be and to be honest I’m not a huge Rob Zombie fan I didn’t care for much of his other movies but what he did with Halloween was like nothing nobody else could have done guaranteed. he put together an absolute masterpiece in my opinion.

        • Robbie Higgins February 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

          I absolutely agree, i saw it first on DVD, as soon as it finished, I started watching it all over again. I think alongside Texas Chainsaw 2003, it’s the absolute best horror remake ever.

        • LarSiN February 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm

          Please tell me this is a joke

        • LarSiN February 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm

          I’m not sure what’s more shocking, somebody calling the Halloween movies terrible, but calling the remake a “masterpiece”, or somebody else calling the TCM & Halloween remakes the “best horror movies ever”.

          I need a drink

        • Robbie Higgins February 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm

          I believe i said horror remakes.

        • LarSiN February 11, 2014 at 2:48 pm

          Well, that’s slightly better then, but also means you thought Halloween/TCM were better than -

          The Thing
          The Fly
          Maniac
          Dawn of the Dead
          Invasion of the Body Snatchers
          The Blob
          The Ring
          Piranha
          The Crazies
          The Hills Have Eyes

          Which is fine, personal opinion and all (but better than The Thing though ?). I’m more shocked at the other guys post, where he basically said the original Halloween sucks & the remake is flawless. WTF ??

        • Tiago February 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm

          I think it is very good observation. The writing is amazing. Now, Carpenter fanboys will want to kill themselves, but I have to say that Halloween 2 the remake is also a masterpiece in writing. I can’t understand why people trash that movie. It has many things from the floppy Halloween sequels incorporated in one good screenplay. The visuals are insanely good. Really, Halloween so called fans should re watch the whole series, and maybe then, they could understand what Rob tried to do there.

        • Robbie Higgins February 12, 2014 at 8:38 am

          Those too are all great remakes, i agree but in my opinion the TCM and Halloween remakes are standout movies. The Grudge is also up there with them. But The Blob? Come on man!

        • LarSiN February 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

          Dude ! The 80′s Blob remake is AWESOME ! The effects are gross/amazing, great pace, much better than the original. Give it another shot, it’s a lot of fun.

        • Robbie Higgins February 12, 2014 at 8:45 am

          10 Bram Stokers Dracula
          9 The Hills Have Eyes
          8 Shutter
          7 Mirrors
          6 Friday The 13th
          5 Maniac
          4 The Ring
          3 The Grudge
          2 Halloween
          1 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

        • LarSiN February 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

          Bram Stoker’s Dracula isn’t a remake of the original Dracula movie though, it’s an adaptation of Bram Stokers book

      52. NemoFinder March 26, 2014 at 1:46 am

        Give me Let Me In over the original. Much more interesting themes and subplots for me.

      53. Rhiannon H. April 20, 2014 at 9:48 pm

        Ugh! “Dawn of the Dead”, “The Ring”, “The Grudge”, “Halloween”, “My Bloody Valentine”, and “Night of the Living Dead” were AWFUL remakes/reimagining films!

        I hated Rob Zombie’s remake because it was trying to make you “feel” for a cold blooded psychotic killer who was mute. Why do I need to know how he got that way!?!?!? I don’t! Its scarier if he has no reason other than a NEED to kill! Same thing with Jason Voorhees! Anyway, it was poorly executed and do you realize as a trivia stand point that there is literally a pumpkin in almost every scene in the movie! almost 55 pumpkins were counted lol… Zombie should stick to his bread and butter like “Devils Rejects” style or “House of 1,000 Corpses” are some top notch superb horror! I love those movies and that’s style which translates well from script to screen, especially when he gets great actors.

        “My Bloody Valentine” was bad because it was strictly made for 3D, so all those blood gushing gags, the killing scenes, etc.. were designed for wearing 3D glasses. I watched it in 2D, like I do with ALL horror movies. So this made it hard to enjoy the movie.

        “The Ring” and “The Grudge” came out around the same time and so did a lot of other movies with similar themes. This didn’t help. Most of those remakes are not scary, they are just all ADD in their story telling. I actually was bored with most of these type of films. The originals are praised for a reason by most in the horror industry.

        Don’t even get me STARTED on why remaking “Dawn of the Dead”, in my eyes and most who LOVE and bow to the original. Not a bad movie, but it’s almost sacrilegious remaking this film. Why? Read this: “Now that’s he’s become a one-man zombie factory (with steeply diminishing returns), it’s hard to remember that George Romero was, at first, dubious about the idea of making a sequel to his 1969 game-changer ‘Night of the Living Dead’. But with his most personal project (and, perhaps, his masterpiece), ‘Martin’ (see No. 87), failing miserably at the box office, Romero decided to bite the bullet – and reinvigorated his career in the process. Though ‘Night’ changed the face of horror, this is the film he’ll be remembered for: the wildest, most deliriously exciting zombie flick of them all, and the movie which pretty much defines the concept of socially aware, politically astute horror cinema. Its influence has been felt in every zombie film since (and even on TV in ‘The Walking Dead’), and it remains a near-flawless piece of fist-pumping ultraviolence. TH” http://www.timeout.com/london/film/the-100-best-horror-films-the-list?pageNumber=10

        You don’t mess with the one that started it all: “Night of the Living Dead”, which is why I’m pissed at Tom Savini till this day for remaking that classic. i know so many people who do SFX makeup or work in horror, including myself, who don’t like that remake. It’s right there with the “Psycho” remake.

      54. Andrè M. Pietroschek June 28, 2014 at 4:49 am

        Thanks! Just made me wonder: Wasn’t the remake of “The Thing” actually telling about the Norwegian crew which, at their end, brought the doggy to the bunch with Kurt Russel? Rhetorical Question.

        • LarSiN June 28, 2014 at 5:15 am

          Yes, which is why it was a prequel, not a remake

      55. Ronnie Angel July 29, 2014 at 8:34 am

        Cape Fear? That would have been number one on my list

      56. Quasimodem August 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm

        *Grisly, not “grizzly.” The latter is a bear.