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.

The Top Ten Horror Movie Remakes That Improve Upon the Original Movie

1 The Thing (1982)

The literal best horror film. - Snackfan

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

2 The 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

3 The Ring (2002)
4 Let Me In (2010)
5 Piranha 3D (2010)
6 The 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

7 The Blob (1988)
8 The Crazies (2010)
9 It (2017)

Of all the movies on the list, this movie is way better than the original. The restrictions of being t.v. sapped the life out of the first one.

I wouldn't say that, they are both completely different movies one is very serious while the other is more light hearted - germshep24

10 Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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11 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

It is hard to beat a classic and although it isn't as good as the original this one is great and closest to getting back to the spirit of the original more than any of the sequels - germshep24

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

I love this movie I can honestly say this movie is good as the original and I love jessica biel in this movie she is very likable. - ebookerboss24

12 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
13 Friday The 13th (2009)

Though it didn't revolutionize the Franchise it did a lot more to make Jason scary again and was an improvement from the original - germshep24

14 Scarface (1983)
15 Carrie (2013)
16 A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
17 Psycho (1998)
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