Worst Horror Movie Remakes:
Remakes are taking over Hollywood and we are fine with it as long as the movies are good, which is hardly the case. The Horror genre is no stranger to this phenomenon as Hollywood is churning out one remake after the other, and that too horrible ones. Is Hollywood really out of original ideas?
#10: Halloween (2007)
The remake of: Halloween (1978)
We all love Michael Myers as he is the incarnation of evil, as depicted in the original but the remake tries to portray a different picture, it tries to transform Michael into an anti-hero and that did not go down well with the fans of the franchise. In a bid to make the character more relatable, they destroyed the icon.
#9: House of Wax (2005)
The remake of House of Wax (1953)
This movie completely relies on mindless shock and gore effect, and by that, we mean that the movie is not ‘scary’ like the original. It works well just like a slasher movie, but not as a horror movie. The fact that Paris Hilton is in the remake should tell you enough about this movie.
#8: Carrie (2013)
The remake of: Carrie (1976)
The makers created a plain remake of the original, there is no extra addition to the original as nothing substantial is added. If you have watched the original then you’ll be bored of the remake as it is exactly the same, but the quality is way down. Even if you disregard the original, the remake is just a time pass movie.
#7: The Omen (2006)
The remake of The Omen (1976)
The Original movie is downright disturbing and evil, whereas the remake is not at all convincing. The original movie is an all-time classic and the remake is an insult to the original and we really did not need a remake. Damien was the highlight of the original movie but in the remake, he hardly has any lines, which is just a shame.
#6: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
The remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
When you are making a movie on an iconic character such as Freddy Krueger, it is obvious that it’s going to be difficult. We all knew before watching the remake that it won’t beat the classic, but we were still expecting a good movie. In the original, there was a lot of creativity involved in the deaths, which is not present in the remake.
#5: Poltergeist (2015)
The remake of Poltergeist (1982)
You will not miss anything special if you miss this movie as it is rushed and weak. Even though the remake takes very little from the original, it fails to leave a mark like the original. There is no winning when it comes to remakes as if you copy it frame by frame or make something completely new, fans will always complain. This movie is full of clichés and it’s a shame as it had a lot of potentials.
#4: Martyrs (2015)
The remake of: Martyrs (2008)
If you have watched the original movie then we are sure that you will never forget it. The level of violence, intensity, and gore in the original was on another level that the remake completely fails to capture. The remake is a heavily watered-down version of the original and it can basically be considered a PG movie compared to the original.
#3: The Fog (2005)
The remake of The Fog (1980)
The Fog completely destroyed the image of the original movie and you’ll realize this in the first 10 minutes itself. Avoid watching this movie at all costs as the movie fails on every single aspect. The acting is horrible, and the script is even more so.
#2: The Wicker Man (2006)
The remake of: The Wicker Man (1973)
This movie is truly a horror movie as when you watch it, we are certain you will go through an existential crisis. Nicholas Cage tried his best but there was very little material to work with. If you are a fan of unintentional comedy then watch this movie as you’ll burst out laughing and the last 30 minutes of this movie is pure comedy gold.
#1: Psycho (1998)
The remake of Psycho (1960)
The original movie by Alfred Hitchcock is a timeless classic and the remake is criminal, as it completely murdered the original. We still cannot understand why this movie was green-lit. When you remake a Hitchcock movie shot for a shot you are bound to fail and that is exactly what happened with this movie.