Horror Horror Movie Remakes

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Verna

Rocket Babe
Writer
Personally, having seen most of the titles listed here when they were originally released, I usually have no interest in a remake. To be honest, I see remakes as an attempt by a lazy person with little originality to cash in on the work of the original work's success. There have been a couple I've watched, BSG & ST and enjoyed but as another person said, not near as much as the original.

And I agree about the zombies, I was done with that genre in the mid 60's.
 

Tom

An Old Friend
Cabin Fever (2002) comes to mind when I think of a horror remake which gave nothing to the film.
Cabin Fever (2016) is the exact same film with different actors.
I hated it. Its like watching the same movie.

Most remakes are a ploy to make more money off the same film.
A new generation of viewers allows them to tap that cash cow twice.
Hardly any movie is made and released for art.

Total Recall (1990) was a good movie, making a lot of money.
Total Recall (2016) was also a good movie but with a different story. Just different enough to make it something new. If the new one is watched many people will stand jaded because it is not the original film. When you watch it, the experience is just different enough to keep you interested but personal assumptions get in the way. Had the original never been seen, peopl;e would like the film based on its own merits.

I binge watch my movie sets. When there's a reboot in the series, it can get pretty tedious.
But, if you watch the reboot first, the originals leave something to be desired.
The Fly is like that. The original film is good if that is what you see first but if you watch the reboot first, it's a better film. The original feels 'wanting'.

I have a listing of all my film sets. I select what I will watch from that. Many times I will watch the remakes first. Some of the sets, I will not watch the originals anymore because they 'take away' from the experience. Yet, many of those originals are still good, just old.

The Eye Set
*The Eye (2008)
~ bluray j alba p posey
*The Eye 1 (2002) ~ subs a lee s rujinanon l chou
*The Eye 2 (2004) ~ subs q shu e yuan j pholdee
*The Eye 3 (2005) ~ subs bl chen yk ching nw shuen

I watch the US remake but not the originals. I can easily identify with the remake. I have to read the original.

Here are some sets in which I find the remake is better than the original.

Jumanji Set
*Jumanji 1: Alan Parrish (1995)
r williams k dunst b hunt
*Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)d johnson k gillan k hart j black
*Jumanji 3: The Next Level (2019) ~ bluray d johnson k gillan k hart j black d devito d glover

Amityville Set
*Amityville Horror 1: The House (1979)
j brolin m kidder r steiger
*Amityville Horror 2: The Possession (1982) j olsen b young
*Amityville Horror 3: The Demon (1983) t roberts t harper
*Amityville Horror 4: The Evil Escapes (1989) p duke j wyatt
*Amityville Horror 5: Its About Time (1992) s macht s weatherly
*Amityville Horror 6: New Generation (1993) r partridge
*Amityville Horror 7: Reboot (2005) ~ bluray r reynolds m george
*Amityville Horror 8: The Amityville Murders (2018) j robinson c ricketts
*Amityville Island (2020) d donahue
*Amityville: No Escape (2016) j gomez
*Amityville Playhouse (2015) m lestrat
*Amityville: The Awakening (2017) jj leigh b thorne
*Amityville: The Exorcism (2017) m delorenzo
*Amityville: Vanishing Point (2016)
*The Amityville Asylum (2013) l bane
*The Amityville Curse (1990) k coats
*The Amityville Death House (2015) c hayes
*The Amityville Dollhouse (1996) r thomas
*The Amityville Haunting (2011) ~ bluray ffootage j williams
*The Amityville Horror The True Story (2008) ~ docu r defeo
*The Amityville Legacy (2016) m popejoy
*The Amityville Terror (2016) n tompkins k lyman

Boogeyman Set
*Boogeyman 1: The Mirror (1980)
j carradine s love
*Boogeyman 2: The Shard (1983) s love s hall
*Boogeyman 3: The Closet (2005) ~ bluray reboot b watson l lawless
*Boogeyman 4: The Fear (2007) ~ bluray d savre m cohen
*Boogeyman 5: The College (2008) ~ bluray e cahill c hittinger
*Child Eater (2016) c bliss
*Cucuy: The Boogeyman (2018) b krause
*The Boogeyman (2012) a bailey e mcclintock


Children of the Corn Set
*Children of the Corn 1: Gatlin (1984)
~ bluray l hamilton
*Children of the Corn 2: The Final Sacriface (1992) t knox
*Children of the Corn 3: Urban Harvest (1995) d cerny
*Children of the Corn 4: The Gathering (1996) n watts k black
*Children of the Corn 5: Fields of Terror (1998) s galina
*Children of the Corn 6: Issac's Return (1999) n ramsey
*Children of the Corn 7: Revelation (2001) c mink m ironside
*Children of the Corn 8: [Reboot 1] Row Walker (2009) r gerdisch
*Children of the Corn 9: [Reboot 2] Genesis (2011) ~ bluray jj banicki
*Children of the Corn 10: [Reboot 3] Runaway (2018) m miller s moore

Evil Dead Set
*Evil Dead 1: Cabin of Darkness (1981)
~ bluray b campbell e sandweiss
*Evil Dead 2: Darkness of Insanity (1987) ~ bluray b campbell s berry d hicks
*Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness (1992) ~ bluray b campbell e davidtz m gilbert
*Evil Dead 4: Withdraw Demons (2013) ~ bluray reboot j levy j lucas

Fright Night Set
*Fright Night 1 (1985)
~ bluray c sarandon w ragsdale e mcdowall d fielding
*Fright Night 2 (1988) j carmen w ragsdale r mcdowall t lind
*Fright Night [Reboot] 1 (2011) ~ bluray c farrell a yelchin t collette d tennant i poots c sarandon
*Fright Night [Reboot] 2 (2013) j murray w payne s power s parkinson c waller

Haunted Hill Set
*House on Haunted Hill (1959)
v price c ohmart r long
*House on Haunted Hill (1999) ~ bluray g rush f janssen j combs
*Return to the House on Haunted Hill (2007) al potts j combs a righetti

Night of the Demons Set
*Night of the Demon aka Curse of the Demon (1957) d andrews p cummings
*Night of the Demon (1983) e dow
*Night of the Demons 1 (1988) ~ bluray c podewell a alexis h havins
*Night of the Demons 2 (1994) c harris d heames
*Night of the Demons 3 (1997) l day a kinkade
*Night of the Demons Reboot (2009) ~ bluray e furlong s elizabeth d baird

Poltergeist Set
*Poltergeist 1: They're Here (1982)
~ bluray j williams h orourke ct nelson
*Poltergeist 2: The Other Side (1986) ~ bluray j williams h orourke ct nelson
*Poltergeist 3: Apartment Complex (1988) ~ bluray h orourke t skerritt n allen
*Poltergeist: Remake (2015) ~ extend bluray s rockwell r dewitt k clements j harris
 

Tom

An Old Friend
There's a remake of Candyman coming soon.
Ghostbusters Afterlife, Halloween Kills this year then Halloween Ends is scheduled for next year.
Resident Evil Racoon City this year
Scream in 2022
 
There's a remake of Candyman coming soon.
Ghostbusters Afterlife, Halloween Kills this year then Halloween Ends is scheduled for next year.
Resident Evil Racoon City this year
Scream in 2022
I remembered watching one of the Candyman movies, where an interracial affair instigated all of the chaos.
 

screenersam

This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!
Night of the Demons Set
*Night of the Demon aka Curse of the Demon (1957) d andrews p cummings
*Night of the Demon (1983) e dow
*Night of the Demons 1 (1988) ~ bluray c podewell a alexis h havins
*Night of the Demons 2 (1994) c harris d heames
*Night of the Demons 3 (1997) l day a kinkade
*Night of the Demons Reboot (2009) ~ bluray e furlong s elizabeth d baird
Pretty sure the 1957 'Night of the Demon' had nothing to do with the other ones.
really good movie by the way. black/white, atmospheric, great characters.
memorable quote: "You can learn a lot from children. They believe in things in the dark until we tell them it's not so. Maybe we've been fooling them."
 
Pretty sure the 1957 'Night of the Demon' had nothing to do with the other ones.
really good movie by the way. black/white, atmospheric, great characters.
memorable quote: "You can learn a lot from children. They believe in things in the dark until we tell them it's not so. Maybe we've been fooling them."
Now that sounds intriguing.
 

Jethro

Moderator
Staff member
I remembered watching one of the Candyman movies, where an interracial affair instigated all of the chaos.

There were original 3 movies in the series, that naturally get worse :)

From an original story by Clive Barker.

Am not expecting much from the remake to be honest.

Scary news folks .... rumours that "The Exorcist" is getting a remake, seriously someone needs to nuke Boredwood.
 

Tom

An Old Friend
Pretty sure the 1957 'Night of the Demon' had nothing to do with the other ones.
really good movie by the way. black/white, atmospheric, great characters.
memorable quote: "You can learn a lot from children. They believe in things in the dark until we tell them it's not so. Maybe we've been fooling them."
That was an excerpt from my own movie set in which I grouped it with the others because of the similar title.
The 1983 movie is also a stand alone.
The sets are foldered.
The Folder NAME is Night of the Demons Set
The titles are the movies which appear in that folder.
 

Tom

An Old Friend
someone needs to nuke Boredwood
Can I second that?

I don't mind a remake here and there but why remake a movie that stands on its own?
The Exorcist is iconic horror.

What's next, a remake of Star Wars?

Hey, lets remake 2001 and call it 2101!
 
There were original 3 movies in the series, that naturally get worse :)

From an original story by Clive Barker.

Am not expecting much from the remake to be honest.

Scary news folks .... rumours that "The Exorcist" is getting a remake, seriously someone needs to nuke Boredwood.
The one with the interracial affair had instigated all of that violent mess.
 

Tom

An Old Friend
You can find some of the planned remakes at upcoming horror movies.
Blade is being remade, supposedly as part of the MCU?

They're making a Pet Semetary prequel, like there's a need for it?

Slumber Party Massacre
Night of the Living Dead 2
Hellraiser
Blacula
The Toxic Avenger
Christine
Firestarter
The Blob
Paranormal Activity
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Jeepers Creepers: Reborn
Sputnik
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Train to Busan
Cube
Cloverfield
Van Helsing
Spawn
The People Under The Stairs
Children of the Corn
Urban Legend
The Thing
The Wolfman
Dracula
Salem's Lot
Nosferatu
Anaconda
The Dunwich Horror
The Howling
Alice, Sweet Alice
Witchboard
Night of the Comet
 

Tom

An Old Friend

American Psycho

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An American Werewolf in London

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Angel Heart

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Arachnophobia

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C.U.J.O.

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Cold Prey

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Deadly Friend

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Housebound

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Lifeforce

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Little Shop of Horrors

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See No Evil

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Jethro

Moderator
Staff member
Good news on The Exorcist, Studio has confirmed not a remake but a three movie sequel series. Given the hit rate of the franchise to date, 1 of those movies might be worth watching.

For anyone Downunder, if wanting to dial in there's a Region 1 release of all five movies in the one box set that is worth a look, due to extras etc.
 
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