The horror genre is pretty against remakes and reboots and it’s not difficult to understand why. When we get absolutely horrible remakes that miss the point and charm of the original, we end up with silly drivel that is poorly constructed, terribly acted, and basically feels like a slap in the face to us fans.
However, there are some truly amazing remakes and reboots that show us that the creators really understand what we want. Take a look at films like The Fly, The Thing, Evil Dead, and Let Me In. These are prime examples that remakes and reboots can be done with respect and reverence.
So let’s brainstorm some films that could use that kind of treatment, that kind of love. I’ve got a few suggestions to kickstart this conversation and then I want you to leave a recommendation in the comments!