Top Ten Horror Movie Remakes That Improve Upon the Original Movie

Sometimes a horror movie is remade and, SURPRISE, it's not awful. Quite the opposite, in fact. Sometimes they can even be better than the original. These ten horror movie remakes are the best examples of this.

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1The Thing (1982)

A loose remake of 1959's 'The Thing from Another World', and a more faithful adaption of John W. Campbell, Jr. 's novella 'Who Goes There? ', John Carpenter's science-fiction horror masterpiece is arguably one of the greatest horror movies ever made. The practical special effects are amazing to this day and the concept is perfectly executed for film. Forget 'Halloween', this is John Carpenter's crowning achievement. - BKAllmighty

2The Fly (1986)

This one deserves just as much credit as 'The Thing' does. The effects are stunning, the premise is fascinating, and the director (Canada's own David Cronenberg) is at the peak of his profession. - BKAllmighty

3The Ring (2002)
4Let Me In (2010)
5Piranha 3D (2010)
6The Woman in Black (2012)

It's a 2012 theatrical remake of a 1989 television movie. That's not a tough thing to top. However, the movie, in its own right, deserves credit for showcasing some stellar production design, effective pacing, and creative scares. It's also cool to think that Daniel Radcliffe played the same role that Adrian Rawlins (who played Harry Potter's father) played in the original 1989 film. Rawlins would go onto play a secondary character in the ill-fated 2015 sequel 'Angel of Death'. - BKAllmighty

7The Blob (1988)
8The Crazies (2010)
9Dawn of the Dead (2004)
10The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

I am going to get a lot of negative buzz for adding this one, I think. I, personally, think the whole look and feel of this movie topped the original. The design work, the cinematography, all of it was terrific. It's just a bit too bloody for my liking. - BKAllmighty

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1. The Thing (1982)
2. The Fly (1986)
3. The Ring (2002)



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