8 Terrible Horror Movie Remakes We’re Still Angry About
Remakes and reboots are a touchy subject for horror movie fans. Sometimes we hold onto our precious classic films and refuse to even acknowledge the fact that a filmmaker plans to retell the story that they grew up with as a child.
Sometimes a remake could be done right, for example David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’ is viewed as superior to the original. Most of the time though they suck!
So let’s take a look back at some of the worst of the last decade and a half. This may seem like beating a dead horse but till this day these movies can still make genre enthusiast upset whenever they happen upon them last night on cable.
8. Evil Dead (2013)
Why not start with the horror remake that’s probably the freshest on all of our minds. The reboot of the Sam Raimi/Bruce Campell classic Evil Dead; the story of course follows a bunch of young folks who screw around with some evil book, awaken some demons and lose a few limbs.
The newer one has its moments. The main character withdrawing from a drug addiction was a nice touch to add to the ‘is this really happening’ effect.
Though, when you really think about, 10 years from now what will you find yourself wanting to watch, this stylized film or the gritty and FUNNY Raimi trilogy? Thought so…
7. Psycho (1998)
A frame-by-frame. Shot-by-shot remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic? Who exactly was asking for this? Not I said the cat; this movie should go into history as the most unnecessary remake of all time and the thought of it makes my blood boil. I feel like I shouldn’t waste any more breath on it, for health reasons.