Top 6 Horror Movie Remakes Worth Watching!

Posted: September 26, 2013 in Our Top 10's
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Ok so I know this isn’t exactly as Top 10 but hey I really only can think of these 6 movies quick enough to get this article out so deal! Anyway, I feel that these days Hollywood has a huge problem trying to make the remakes of horror movies really work… don’t get me wrong the promotion from all these movies are always stellar which get’s major hype but then more times than not the movie ends up being a massive box-office success but a giant flop to horror lovers like ourselves, right?! Well I tried to come up with a small little list for you guys right now and I am in the process of making another list over more modern remakes like within the last say may 3-4 years compared to some of these being kinda old right now! Well here’s the list below, enjoy and let me know your thoughts below guys!! Thanks!

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Starring Jessica Biel this remake of Tobe Hooper’s classic original is a violent and modern take on the classic. The original film was released in 1974 and is a must have film for fans of the cult classics. In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre a group of friends passing through a small town are stalked and hunted down by a deformed killer with a chainsaw and his diabolical family. I like to bag on Jessica Biel and the fact she is never my first choice as an actress but her obvious good looks and her emotionally stunted acting worked effectively in this film.

14 Best Horror Remakes Worth Watching.

The Hills Have Eyes:

The remake in 2006 which was directed by Alexander Aja was an absolutely fantastic and brutal film with equal parts suspense and terrifying violence to make it one of the better remakes to sprout out of the Hollywood machine. What made this movie work is an unknown cast and an incredibly talented up and coming director. Over the years Alexander Aja’s name has been brought up to direct many films including a remake of Hellraiser and the brutal French film Martyrs.

14 Best Horror Remakes Worth Watching.

The Thing:

Released in 1982 this remake of the 1951 classic works for all the obvious reason. A talented director in John Carpenter an outstanding cast including Kurt Russell and some of the best practical special effects ever applied to film. They did not just remake a film for the sake of remaking it they took a classic tale of sci-fi terror and brought it up to modern standards while adding their own twist to it. This film much like the remake of night of the Living Dead has gotten a real workout in my DVD player having watched it no less than 50 times over the years.

14 Best Horror Remakes Worth Watching.

Rob Zombies Halloween:

Rob Zombie has quite a reputation and has more than once come out in the press to bag on remakes and the directors that make them. So needless to say there was some irony to his remaking Halloween which is another staple of the genre. Rob Zombie however proved that a talented director can take a classic make it his own and deliver a unique experience that new and old fans alike can appreciate. The real shame here is that Rob made a sequel to his remake in the form of 2009’s Halloween 2 which is not just one of the worst sequels / remakes but one of the worst horror movies I have seen in ages.

14 Best Horror Remakes Worth Watching.

The Hitcher

Admittedly this one was a risk putting it on here but I love this movie a lot which will probably get me some backlash from you guys. The only reason it really ends up here is because of the fantastic performance that Sean Bean turned in as The Hitcher. Questionably as entertaining as the original it at least is an entertaining stab at a 1986 classic.

14 Best Horror Remakes Worth Watching.

My Bloody Valentine 3D

I am not a fan of 3D and feel it is a complete gimmick. That said I was truly shocked to see how well this film held up and how much I enjoyed it. It did not exactly track new ground but it was definitely a violent and sadistic tribute to the original and one that was well worth seeing. You can never go wrong with more violent films of terror that revolve around one of our favourite commercialized holidays Valentines day.

14 Best Horror Remakes Worth Watching.

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Comments
  1. MishaBurnett says:

    I would suggest the often overlooked “Thir13en Ghosts” as one of my favorite horror movie remakes.

  2. John Carpenter’s The Thing is not just an incredible film, genuinely scary & suspenseful, with a sharp, witty script, superb special effects that still hold up three decades later, and a very atmospheric soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. It is also a much more faithful adaptation of the original source material, the 1938 novella “Who Goes There?” written by science fiction pioneer John W. Campbell.

    Oh, yeah, and it also has one of the all time greatest horror movie moments: “You gotta be fucking kidding!”

    Definitely one of my all time favorite movies.

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