Monday, September 2, 2019

The Worst Remakes of Classic Horror Films- 59 Days To Halloween

Psycho (1998)
A shot-for-shot remake that seems pointless given the films big-budget, stellar cast, and Gus Van Sant directing. The remake of Psycho does not add anything new or groundbreaking to the original film and only serves as a reminder of how brilliant the original movie was four decades prior.

Prom Night (2008)
The remake of Prom Night pretty much ignored the revenge-driven plot and instead opened with the villain stalking the main girl. There is little blood, and with a PG13 rating this abysmal remake should have left off the Prom Night name altogether.

The Wicker Man (2006)
Widely considered to be so bad people find it entertaining, the remake of The Wicker Man was supposed to be a serious horror movie. It's just ridiculous with Nicolas Cage being best remembered for the scene involving a cage of bees being tied to his head.

The Haunting (1999)
What made the original 1963 film The Haunting scary was that you don't see the ghosts, only the setting, and sounds of the old house that give the film a sense of dread. The remake relied too much on CGI instead of the old school tactics that made the original one of the scariest movies of its day.

The Hitcher (2007)
Actor Sean Bean was cast to play the villain in this slick and overdone remake that fails to live up the 1986 thriller. The original Hitcher movie featured Rutger Hauer in the villain role and was an intense thriller that still makes most of us think twice about picking up hitchhikers.

Carnival of Souls (1998)
This remake of the 1962 groundbreaking thriller bears little in common and instead focuses more on dead clowns. The original Herk Harvey film was a surreal dream-like movie that made it one of the most original ghost stories of its day; the remake is just awful in comparison.

April Fools Day (2008)
Although it was released on a video as a remake of the 1986 cult classic, April Fools Day bears little to no similarity to the original film. Instead, the movie is a revenge-driven film that has more in common with I Know What You Did Last Summer with a much more annoying cast.

One Missed Call (2008)
Of the many remakes of popular Japanese films, One Missed Call is considered by critics and horror movie fans to be one of the worst movies ever made. It is best to avoid and instead seek out Takashi Miike's outstanding original.

The Fog (2005)
Although the original 1980 film The Fog was not as well known as John Carpenter's other films, it did have a great cast and scary premise. The 2005 remake fails to live up the glory with a mediocre cast of actors, silly scares, and no Jamie Lee Curtis.

Cabin Fever (2016)
Eli Roth's 2002 film Cabin Fever is a bloody and gory take on the "cabin in the woods" movies that were popular in the 1980s. The remake tried to make the gore more intense but instead, the film suffers from poor casting and lacks the dark humor of the original.

Poltergeist (2015)
Riding on the success of The Conjuring and Insidious, the remake of Tobe Hooper's 1982 classic Poltergeist seemed like a pointless cash grab. The 2015 remake lacked the stellar cast, groundbreaking FX and breakout moments that the late Heather O'Rourke was best known for in her short life. 

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