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Top 5 Horror Remakes of the 21st Century!

The concept of a remake is not a new one. In fact, some of the most beloved and classic films in history are remakes. Brian De Palma’s Scarface, John Carpenter’s The Thing and David Cronenberg’s The Fly are great examples of what can be accomplished when a remake is done properly.

However, the popular consensus seems to be that remakes (or “reboots”) are for the most part unnecessary and more often than not, turn out to be terrible, uninspired attempts to cash in on a popular film or franchise. I can fully understand why horror fans would take this stance in particular, as horror movies, in general, seem to get more remakes than any other genre in film.

As horror remakes/reboots/etc. continue to come down the pipeline (most notably with Andy Muschietti’s IT and the upcoming Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich), I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the top 5 horror remakes of the 21st century (so far). These films improved or altered aspects of their originals successfully while paying homage to them in one way or another. This list by no means indicates they are perfect or succeeded in all their attempts completely, but at least they are more than carbon copies of their predecessors.


The Ring (2002)

The film tells the story of Rachel (Naomi Watts), a journalist investigating the death of four teenagers (one of whom is her niece). As she delves into the particular circumstances surrounding their deaths, she uncovers rumors of a videotape that kills its viewers seven days after it has been watched.

Based on Ringu, a Japanese film released in 1998, the film as a whole sticks relatively close to the plot of the original film. What makes the film stand apart from its predecessor is the amped up presence of the villain, Samara. With her pale skin and long black hair covering her face, Samara is able to kill simply by scaring the shit out of her victims. Seeing her crawling out of a TV to this day is one of the most terrifying scenes put on film. Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of The Caribbean, A Cure for Wellness) was able to craft an intense, atmospheric and suspenseful thriller amplified by a star-making performance by Naomi Watts – all while maintaining a PG-13 rating.


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Tobe Hooper’s original film is without a doubt one of the most influential and everlasting horror films of all-time. Hooper was able to capture a sense of fear and terror through the simple idea of what is possible when humans venture into the unknown, creating one of the most iconic villains in history: Leatherface, a one-man wrecking crew with a love for masks made of human flesh, meat hooks and above all else, chainsaws.

Director Marcus Nispel (who would later go on to direct the Friday the 13th reboot in 2009) had a tall order to fill when he took on the task of directing the remake. There is nothing Nispel could have done to outshine the original, so instead, he focused on developing a very dark, gritty and intense film that layered on the violence and gore. It is this approach that makes the remake a worthy companion to the original. In fact, one could argue that Nispel did overly succeed in one particular area: The costume and makeup design of Leatherface. Andrew Bryniarski is very scary looking and his costume only serves to amplify his already hulking 6 foot 5-inch 270-pound frame in the film. Not to mention the film features a very fun performance from resident military guru R. Lee Ermey as Sheriff Hoyt.


Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Before he was known as a flashy comic book director with films like 300 and the upcoming Justice League, Zack Snyder got his first opportunity in the realm of horror. Directing a film based on George A. Romero’s zombie classic, Snyder took the basic concept of the 1978 classic and turned up the intensity.

The film gets into the zombie mayhem early, as Ana (Sarah Polley) awakens one morning only to realize a young girl has become infected with some kind of virus, turning her into a blood-thirsty monster. After seeing her attack her husband and turning into a monster himself, she flees and eventually meets up with other survivors, taking up residence in a local shopping mall. As the film progresses, we meet an array of characters highlighted by Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Jake Weber (Homeland) and Mekhi Phifer (8 Mile).

Snyder incorporates zombies that are fast, effective in numbers and unrelenting in their dismemberment of the living. He never lets the audience get too comfortable. The makeup and gore effects are top notch as well, making for some truly gory kills. The addition of one particular scene involving a chainsaw and another involving the birth of a baby only add to the film as a whole. Having the screenplay written by James Gunn (Slither, Guardians of the Galaxy) is the cherry on top of this zombie treat.


The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

The late Wes Craven had a knack for finding new and disturbing ways to terrify audiences. It’s only fitting that the man who would eventually be responsible for creating Freddy Krueger would first tell the tale of cannibalistic mountain dwellers who stalk and terrorize an all-American family.

Craven’s original Hills Have Eyes was described by many critics in 1977 as brutal and disgusting, and it originally received the X-rating due to its violent content. The film still holds up by modern standards because it relied on genuine performances from the likes of Michael Berryman and James Whitworth and still lives within the realm of possibility to a certain extent within our society today.

French director Alexandre Aja (High Tension) was given the opportunity to helm the remake under the guidance of Wes Craven himself, who acted as a producer on the remake. Aja decided to take the basic concept of Craven’s original 1977 film and incorporate the devastation that nuclear testing could have on the human body through some of the most excellent prosthetic and makeup effects ever put on film. Aja focused his film on making the audience care deeply about his all-American family with the purpose of devastating them with every disturbing kill throughout (of which there are many).

Aja pulls no punches and brings the brutality and gore front and center, and he definitely succeeds in making the audience squirm; there is no better example of this than with what can only be described as “the rape scene,” which continues to be the fabric of nightmares for anyone who views the film. Incorporating “Buffalo Bill” himself, Ted Levine, into the film only enhances the viewing of this brutal remake.


Evil Dead (2013)

Sam Raimi will forever be cemented within the realm of the horror genre thanks to a little film he made in 1981 called The Evil Dead, which itself was actually a feature-length remake of his own short film Within the Woods. Raimi is responsible for introducing the world to one of my favorite sarcastic antiheroes: Ashley J. Williams aka Ash, of course played by Bruce Campbell.

The original film has a much more serious tone than its two sequels and uses practical effects almost exclusively. The film is a shining example of low-budget filmmaking, resulting in a fun, gory possession film that has earned a cult following in the decades since its original release.

Given the continued success of the franchise, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell decided to produce a “reboot” of their original film in 2013 in place of the heavily demanded Evil Dead 4 that fans have been clamoring for even to this day, tapping first time Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez to helm the project.

Like many remakes, Alvarez took the basic structure of Raimi’s original and tweaked it to reflect modern times in a sense. The film does not feature any of the original characters and focuses on a new lead protagonist named Mia, who is forced into going to a remote cabin in the woods to help detox from a nasty drug habit. However, as the film progresses, things do not go as planned and the skies turn red with blood (literally).

Alvarez’s film is very serious in tone and the film brings an intensity that is unrelenting at times. The reliance on practical effects and makeup add to the realistic tone the film is going for, resulting in some truly horrific gore effects. The film succeeds in taking what made the original so memorable and enhancing it through a standout performance by Jane Levy and more blood than we’ve seen in a mainstream film in years (Alvarez used over 50,000 gallons of fake blood for a single scene!).



COMMENTS

124 Comments
  • Dave Galloway

    Come on Brent. It is not Sarah Polley’s daughter who is infected, it is the next door neighbors child. Have you even watched the movie?

    • Creepshow

      IMDb got it wrong too. Coincidence?

    • Creepshow

      Google got it wrong too. Coincidence?

    • John Squires

      Very easy mix-up. We fixed the error. We’re not perfect!

  • Darkknight2149

    “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003) was the one thing that Platinum Dunes did very well. Easily the best “Chainsaw” film since the 1974 original IMO. It’s a shame that “The Beginning” didn’t live up to it.

    • darklordofgorgoroth

      Part 2 from 1986 is better than the remake for it’s sheer splatter-comedy craziness. Otherwise, I agree.

      • Darkknight2149

        “Part 2” was pretty good as well, especially with Bill Moseley and Jim Siedow stealing every scene they were in (in a good way).

        This is my ranking:
        7. The Next Generation – really bad
        6. Texas Chainsaw 3D – mediocre
        5. Texas Chainsaw III – compromised vision
        4. The Beginning – boring, but with some redeeming qualities (such as the gore and dinner scene)
        3. Part 2 – A fun ride
        2. The remake – Surprisingly good, and respectful to the original while doing something different
        1. The original – A masterpiece

  • J Jett

    great list! i’d add:

    PIRANHA 3D
    THE CRAZIES
    LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
    HOUSE OF WAX
    F13 reboot/remake to the list.

    • I shamelessly love the new House of Wax.

      • J Jett

        definitely! 🙂

    • Jesse Hammer

      Yes, to The Crazies! The best in the real remake sense that it wasn’t much of a film to begin with but was massively improved by redoing it.

    • Mr. Dry

      Same with The Crazies, Piranha and House of Wax here.

    • lonestarr357

      Not sure about Last House. It was certainly well-made, but not really something one would look at as entertainment.

  • Ian Jones

    wow! I agree with all of those.

  • Elizabeth

    House On Haunted Hill will probably always be my favorite remake, out of sheer fun-ness (funnosity?)

    • scream4ever

      Both the original and the remake are fantastic!

      • Elizabeth

        Yeah, I’m a huge Castle fan.

  • My Bloody Valentine was pretty fun.

    • J Jett

      i meant to add MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D to my list! i just re-watched that movie 2 days ago! it has a pretty decent chase scene (which unfortunately is scarce these days in horror movies/slashers).

      • Simon Allen

        Any movie that throws somebody’s lower jaw into the audience gets my vote !

  • Josh Evans

    Loved the Dawn of the Dead remake but thought the Evil Dead effort was utter rubbish.

    • MODOK

      I really liked the Evil Dead remake/reboot. I went into it fully expecting to hate it, but it won me over. Fede Alvarez is an excellent director, as further evidenced by Don’t Breathe. That one had a pretty humdrum premise, but he was able to make it memorable through his taut direction.

    • david

      I completely agree. To this day the Dawn of the Dead remake is one of my favorite zombie movies. I also never understood all the fuss about the Evil Dead remake. I thought the movie was average at best.

      • qwef

        Well first of people like different things.

        Second of all if you are a fan of horror and you thought the Evil Dead remake was rubish , then you probably expected for it to not be a horror movie but something else instead.

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      The Evil Dead remake is everything Evil Dead should be without just being some shallow carbon copy of the original. I stand by thinking you just aren’t an Evil Dead fan or get the series if you say any different.

      • Josh Evans

        I love Evil Dead 2 and enjoy the first. Can’t stand the third or remake. You don’t get to decide what makes a fan though. XD

  • Michael Hill

    You all need to forget the original Texas chainsaw exists. It is utter crap. THE REMAKE BURIED IT. THE 2003 VERSION IS EVERYTHING THE RUBBISH ORIGINAL WANTED TO BE.

    • James

      I agree. F13 (2009) was good too.

  • The PIRANHA remake is missing on this list. And the MANIAC redux surprisingly was actually pretty decent.

    • sliceanddice

      true and true

  • The movies on my top about the best remakes of this century are:

    1- Evil Dead
    2- Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    3- The Hills Have Eyes
    4- House of Wax
    5- Piranha 3D
    6- Dawn of the Dead
    7- The Last House on the Left

    • david

      I had totally forgotten about The Last House on the Left remake. That movie had some really disturbing scenes, but it was great.

  • Cody Briscoe

    RZ’s Halloween should be on here instead of TCM or Evil Dead.

  • sliceanddice

    Surprised not see the crazies or let me in on here.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Always liked the TCM remake. It’s the best of the bunch, IMO. And it’s trailer is fantastic. I still watch that to this day from time to time.

    • scream4ever

      Oh absolutely, especially the beginning with The Song of the Siren.

      Come to think of it, all of these on the list had excellent trailers. I especially loved the one for Dawn of the Dead:

  • lonestarr357

    My fave ’00s horror remakes: Willard, Fright Night and (in a purely guilty pleasure way) Sorority Row and Thir13en Ghosts.

  • Brey Compton Arriaga

    I think Halloween (2007), The Crazies (2010) and Let Me In (2010) and Piranha (2010) (I know it wasn’t a good remake, IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE REMAKE, horror, blood, fun, that’s what u needed for that movie and u got it, besides good performances) are great remakes too, they should be in this list, thought it’s a top 5, if u make a top 10 I think u should consider them too! 😀

    • david

      I hear you Brey. I thought The Crazies and Let Me In were excellent. I actually liked Let Me In more than Let The Right One In.

    • Cure4Humanity

      I liked all those you listed except for Halloween. I can’t stand any of Zombies work with the exception of The Devil’s Rejects.

    • diapers

      Piranha, yes yes YES.

  • RJ MacReady

    Great list. Love all of those remakes, especially Dawn of the Dead.

  • Creepshow

    I’m a big fan of the Apple Cider and Fashion Theater ads below. They are classics, and should never be remade.

    • Simon Allen

      I’ve heard a rumour the Platinum Dunes has the rights .

  • Cure4Humanity

    I may be alone here but I enjoyed the Amityville, Fright Night, and 13 Ghosts remakes as well. Granted, 13 Ghosts doesn’t really hold up particularly well.

    • Judge Satchmo

      I’m actually with you on The Amityville Horror remake. It is not a great movie, but neither is the original.

    • Brey Compton Arriaga

      Totally, except for Fright Night, haven’t seen the remake yet but I will! 😉

  • Golic

    The Grudge and Funny Games should’ve been included IMO.

  • david

    I’ll probably get tons of crap for this, but I also enjoyed the Night Of The Demos remake. I think that most horror fans hated the movie, but what’s there not to like about a gory horror movie with hot chicks in slutty Halloween costumes? Not to mention that we get to see Diora Baird topless. 🙂

    • diapers

      Hmm, I remember nearly nothing about the remake, but think I’ll give it another go, as I enjoy all the aspects you mentioned, hehe.

  • llcc1103

    TCM remake doesn’t even shine the shoe of the Original. It has its moments , but the hot sunny day hot terror that the original manifested is second to none. Leatherface in the remake was only scary when he had her boyfriends face on. The other mask looked like it was trying to be scary on purpose.

    • Simon Allen

      Scary on purpose ? As opposed to something in a horror movie being scary by accident ?

      • llcc1103

        no. Take a clown for example. What is scarier? A normal clown face, or a clown face that is manipulated to look “evil”? A normal clown face. The original leatherface wore normal rotted dried human face. The remake mask had a mean look to it.

        • Simon Allen

          On that basis …..Ronald Mcdonald is scary and the evil clown from Poltergeist isn’t ?

          • llcc1103

            they are both scary. Neither are forced to look scary.

  • qwef

    Evil Dead , right at the top , where it should be!

    Fucking masterpiece

  • DBZEROGRAVITY

    This is literally the same list I would have chosen

  • diapers

    Man, I’d put Maniac WAAAAAY up at the top of this list. Such a cool remake, so different from the original so brutal. Meanwhile, I was just watching Madman (Marz) the other day, and I’d love to see a remake of that little gem.

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      The Maniac remake was rather interesting. Thought the way they decided to go about that film was gonna throw me off, but it actually made it a rather neat little experience.

      • diapers

        Yeah, when I heard it was going to be first person I initially wrote it off, but then they released a couple of longish clips (one of them being the first five minutes I think) and that made all the difference. It became for me one of those rare horror flicks that made me super uncomfortable… super effective.

  • DarkBree

    Great list, all these remakes are really good and some are better than the original in my opinion.

    But my list is:
    The Ring
    Evil Dead
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    The Grudge
    House of Wax
    Piranha
    Friday the 13th

    • Scott Garcia

      F13 was great. Derek Mears was an awesome Jason.

  • Johnny

    Perfect!

  • AphroditeBoy

    Good list. Just missing The Crazies.

    • David Andrew Baros

      Definitely!! As a matter of fact, THE CRAZIES is much better than the original.

  • Corby Daniel

    I agree about The Hills Have Eyes. That’s as far as I’m willing to go with this article. The TCM remake is, in my opinion, one of the worst remakes I’ve ever endured.

    • JoeInTheBox

      I don’t get the love for the TCM remake either. I think TCM: The Beginning is a way better movie and more appropriate as a remake. TCM(2003) doesn’t even have a proper dinner scene.

  • David Andrew Baros

    A G R E E D ! Great remakes.

  • Rohan

    What about Friday the 13th? It’s a really fun remake that greatly respects the original series.

    • Hugh Manatey

      LOL. That’s bottom of the barrel in terms of horror remakes. Something’s wrong when the horrible sequels in that franchise are more entertaining than that boring, uninspired remake.

      • Rohan

        Well that’s your opinion. I found it to be stupid fun, like Part 4, or Part 6. Everyone in the movie had a lot of personality, and they all did a pretty great job, including a hulking badass and terrifying Derek Mears as Jason. If you don’t agree on that, at least admit that the machete through the floor kill was pretty terrifying.

        • Evan3

          Maybe you should give the remakes in this list a spin to get some context at what actually constitutes a good remake. That said, the new F13 did give us one of the greatest slasher sex scenes of all time. Thank you Julianna Guill!

          • Rohan

            Ok I just watched the Hills Have Eyes remake and the original back to back (original first) and I have to say the remake its pretty damn good….
            because its the exact same fucking movie. The only difference is that they replaced the little bitch Pluto with Jason Voorhees who after an extended fight with Doug gets brutally murdered. Also two new mutants are introduced and then subsequently murdered by Doug and Beast within a 10 second period. The terrifying Mars is replaced with Gary Busey with a hair lip and Gandalf the grey comes out of nowhere and gets blown up in a trailer. Overall a more visceral and action heavy experience which is appreciated, but the cannibals characters suffer from it.

          • Evan3

            First, thanks for taking the suggestion! Second, I think the added visceral nature and far superior fx really helps the movie function overall, though I agree the cannibal characterizations suffer in the remake for a more brutal experience. In that way, THHE is a lot like the Evil Dead remake in that it sacrificed all personality and distinctiveness to make a more compact, action-oriented story. So your critique is well-stated.

          • Rohan

            Agreed. Same exact situation.

      • Chance LeBoeuf

        Exactly what the hell do you people want out of Friday the 13th? Fans claim to just want to see Jason wrecking havoc in his usual ways, and the remake does exactly that for better or worse and people still aren’t satisfied.

        Think it’s time to realize that Friday the 13th was just never as good as you think it is. If that series has to continue, it wouldn’t hurt from reinventing itself a bit at this point.

        • Hugh Manatey

          You sound triggered. F13 is an overrated franchise with maybe one or two good sequels,and “good” is used loosely. The remake/reboot is not one of those. It’s an empty, charm-less music video style reimagining of a bland movie from a franchise that should just be put out to pasture. I’m actually glad about the legal upset F13 is going through right now because it might force the producers to do something fresh with the series.

    • Scott Garcia

      The F13 remake was awesome on so many levels. Derek Mears played a brutal Jason and they emulated so much from the originals. Though it may not be in the top five, its damn awesome!

    • scream4ever

      I have never understood the hatred the remake seems to receive. It’s everything 80’s slasher films were about. Seeing it in theaters was an incredibly fun experience! It’s a damn shame that a sequel was never made.

      • JoeInTheBox

        While I agree, I think the one area where it loses me, is that the kills aren’t really creative. Probably the most boring, standard kills of the series. Everything else I love. Especially the expanding of the mythology(weed farm, underground tunnels, etc).

    • darklordofgorgoroth

      Friday the 13th 2009 is Friday the 13th part 12. It starts with a reshot of the ending of part 1 and moves on to a campfire tale scene that aknowledges what came before. It’s literally a straight up sequel. Also, the writers have went on record repeatedly stating this fact, it was only marketed as a reboot because who’d want to go to the theaters and watch part 12??

      • MadCows

        Me. 😛

  • Scott Garcia

    Isnt The Ring more like an american version, rather than a remake?

    • Hugh Manatey

      If you’ve seen the original (well, technically it’s *NOT* the original as the theatrical Japanese Ring was not the first film adaptation of the novel in Japan), you’d know that the U.S. version is heavily a shot-for-shot of that 1998 version just with localizations.

      • Scott Garcia

        I havent seen it, but still the same I would think. Its made for an american audience. It wasnt remade for the same crowd 20 yrs later, etc.
        Just my oppinion.

        • Hugh Manatey

          Well, The Ring is not based on the novel by Koji Suzuki. It’s based on Ringu, the popular 1998 film adaptation. You can tell because in the novel, the protagonist is a man. They changed the protag to a woman for the 1998 movie, which is the most well known version in Japan. Even the Korean remake followed suit. The U.S. Ring is basically Ringu with white actors (both leads are non-American) and set in an American city. They localized it, which is common for remakes to do. Very few things in the American Ring differentiates it from Ringu story wise. Rings is a completely unique movie as its mythos has nothing to do with the novel’s ideas. If you haven’t seen Ringu, though, anything you say really has no weight in this argument.

          • Chance LeBoeuf

            I’d say there’s enough of a difference to make me actually confident to say The Ring is still the better film. And this is coming from a very avid foreign horror movie fan who won’t really give that to any other remake. Ringu gets a little too scatterbrain at times. The Ring is more refined, without taking away the spirit of the story.

  • James

    I do believe Nispel should direct another horror like he did with TCM and F13- maybe a new Halloween or Saw film? I could see Saw working for him, as he get gory there but also build suspense like he did with TCM 2003.

    • darklordofgorgoroth

      There’s another Saw film coming later this year

    • Hack Snyder

      “maybe a new Halloween”
      No no no no no no no no no no no NO! Nispel’s Halloween would probably be very similar to what Rob Zombie did and I HATED Zombie’s Halloween. Halloween wasn’t meant to be a dumb gorefest. I want someone to take the franchise back to its roots and focus more on atmosphere than gore. I’m praying that David Gordon Green delivers what I’ve been wanting.

  • Horrible Day

    You completely forgot the impeccable Cabin Fever remake that came not a moment too soon

  • discochic

    TCM, THE STRANGERS (yes, it is a remake – no matter what people say – of THEM), MY BLOODY VALENTINE, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

  • Matt Miller

    Great list. Those must be the ones I’d chosen too. Dawn of the Dead, TCM and The hills have eyes remakes are also among my favorites horror movies. I also enjoyed The grudge, Piranha and Maniac.

  • Shane o mac

    My bloody Valentine and house of wax was pretty good

    • mazie beth

      yeah, pretty good movies to sleep through. in fact, I can use a catnap now.

  • JoeInTheBox

    The Ring, is 95% a good movie, and possibly even better than Ringu. However, crucially, Samara just is not scary. Sadako is infinitely more haunting. The static effect on Samara was even laughable.

  • fasa96

    I loved Evil Dead! I thought it was a great remake.

  • Carl Chrystan

    F**k you ‘Wicker Man’ haters!!

  • Igor

    I love the texas chainsaw massacre of 2003, and my favorite horror movie as well as the beginning of 2006!!

  • Igor

    These remakes are also very good
    House of Wax
    Piranha
    Friday the 13
    The Last House on the Left
    Sorority Row
    The Hitcher
    House on Haunted Hill
    Fright Night

    • drew

      lol

    • Biscoito18

      I agree with House of Wax, Piranha 3D and Sorority Row. I like House on Haunted Hill but I’ve never watched the original.

      • Thomas DeWitt

        The original House on Haunted Hill is a fun watch, Vincent Price is great

    • Frank Gambino

      The hitcher? Whoa. That is one shitty movie.

    • Reece Catlin

      loved the hitcher.

  • Simon Allen

    Finally it’s great to see some love for the TCM remake …..I like it better than the original (ok so stone me to death).
    Evil Dead is an empty soulless gore fest with the practical effects being it’s only good point .
    My Bloody Valentine is a huge heap of fun along with the underrated Sorority Row .
    Now how about a list of the biggest stinkers…..I will open with The Fog and Nightmare on Elm Street .

    • Hack Snyder

      “Evil Dead is an empty soulless gore fest with the practical effects being it’s only good point .”
      That’s exactly how I feel about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. I agree that the My Bloody Valentine remake is good though.

      • Simon Allen

        Its always nice to be quoted 🙂 .

        • Hack Snyder

          🙂

  • disqus_uPh3WDxbQy

    Awesome list. I loved all these, with Dawn of the Dead actually being my favorite movie ever.

  • ShadowInc

    I couldn’t get into THE EVIL DEAD remake. It wasn’t bad per say, it was just an empty experience for me.

  • ShadowInc

    It’s amazing how a lot of people have s l o w l y come around to appreciating the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake. I remember being one of the few people who really enjoyed it when it initially came out. An awful lot of folks seemed to shit on it just because it wasn’t Romero.

    • david

      The Dawn of The Dead remake was awesome. I would say that it was either Dawn of The Dead or 28 Days Later that was directly responsible for our current zombie craze. Some people would say that it was all thanks to The Walking Dead, but I give the credit to either 28 Days Later, or to Dawn of The Dead.

      • Colonel Ives

        who are these people saying the walking dead is responsible for modern zombies???? it is for sure 28 days and dotd. and where’s my 28 months later?!?!

    • qwef

      Thats exactly what happens with remakes though, if you go and read most early reviews they are just full of fanboys complaining for no other reason other than it being a remake. Once time passes and more and more people see it, people who don’t have a bias, good movies will actually get their credit. Happened with Dawn of the Dead , happened with Evil Dead , will happen with many more.

      And its mostly sad

  • Biscoito18

    The Hills Have Eyes and Dawn of the Dead are amazing! Two of my favorites horror movies when I was teenager.

  • pumkinheadfan VHS Forever!

    Cool! Glad to see That I picked all these to see in the theater at the time! I’d add Piranha 3D(one of the few films I’ve ever seen in 3D and worth it) and Friday the 13th (it was OK I used that free ticket voucher in “His Name Was Jason” doc and seen it opening night) to the list.

  • Bruce Wayne

    And whats up with Maniac (2012)? I liked it way more than the original. Its great.

  • Hack Snyder

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Seriously? I don’t get why so many horror fans defend that pile of shit, most of the plot rehashed the original film so you can’t argue it was fresh and it replaced all of the raw realism and tension of the original film with unoriginal gore.

    Here are a few horror remakes that I would argue are better than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake: Fright Night, The Crazies, My Bloody Valentine, Piranha, Friday the 13th. And I don’t even like the Friday the 13th remake.

  • Jeff

    The Crazies? We Are What We Are? Last House on The Left? Maniac? Let Me In? Even Pirhana or My Bloody Valentine 3Ds. Remakes that improved on or changed/remade the original. Some of your suggestions are fine but TCM? I’m not at all for Michael Bay being involved with horror.

    This list should have just been called The Most Popular/Well-Known Remakes of the 21st Century.

  • Reece Catlin

    I’m not dead against remakes, some are better than the original and some originals just need updating.

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