Top 10 Worst Horror Movie Remakes

Do you remember the chill running down your spine when you first watched a horror classic? The suspense, the masterfully crafted tension, the bone-chilling horror of it all? Now, do you also remember the sinking feeling of disappointment when a beloved classic was remade and didn't quite measure up to its predecessor? Yes, we've all been there. That's why we're here, right now, to delve into the very heart of cinematic dread - the worst horror movie remakes.

We're talking about those chilling classics that were picked up by ambitious directors who decided to give them a contemporary twist, but ended up creating something that fans of the genre would rather forget. Whether it's an iconic villain who got a modern makeover that missed the mark, or a plotline that got so twisted it was barely recognizable, these remakes had horror fans screaming for all the wrong reasons.
The Top Ten
1 The Wicker Man (2006)

It not only shows shoddy acting, but it also features Nicholas Cage yelling at every one of the residents of the island for no good reason. Important plot points and themes that made the original worth watching were not included, and misogyny was promoted as acceptable throughout the whole damn farce of a movie as Nicky Cage punches various females and, at one point, steals a woman's bicycle from her at gunpoint!

It's horrendous, but it's pretty funny.

2 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

It was an insult to the original 1984 classic. It sacrificed character development, plot, suspense growth, and tension building for attention deficit editing, jump scares, shoddy writing, and toothless scares. (Seriously, does anyone want to tell me what a car crash that happened in this ADHD-riddled remake has to do with Fred Krueger?)

The guy who played Freddy looked like a monkey. Robert looked so much better. Freddy was HIS character!

And what's Carrie doing on here? I thought that was a good movie.

3 Psycho (1998)

Why does this movie exist? It's just the same thing, but with technicolor! These remakes should go to Hell where they belong!

Vince Vaughn was Norman Bates? Nicholas Cage would have been a better choice!

4 Halloween (2007)

Jump on the bandwagon. Meyers was only supposed to be in this movie. Check his tattoo out. It will tell a lot about a plot in Haddonfield. Plus, hasn't anyone wondered how Meyers learned to drive? He adhered respectfully to all traffic speeds and came to a full stop at stop signs!

5 Friday the 13th (2009)

Didn't feel like a Friday the 13th film. Jason was too tall, and the Tom Cruise-looking guy didn't die fast enough. All that mess about Jason having underground tunnels was a bunch of crap! Kane Hodder could have done a better movie blindfolded!

No words can say how much this sucked.

6 Children of the Corn (2009)
7 The Fog (2005)

This remake lost everything that made the original such a classic and just added so much unnecessary rubbish. The overuse of CGI was distracting and lame. What made the original so scary was what you DIDN'T see. This just throws everything in your face and makes it silly.

8 Carrie (2013)

Chloe tried her best with Carrie, but the surrounding characters didn't sell their characters well to elevate her attempt, so she appears to be just a troubled teen instead of a bullied, troubled teen, and that lack of bullying completely took away from what the book had done and the original. This movie focuses too much on the telekinesis, trying to make Carrie look cool instead of misunderstood, and taking away from the horror story.

They turned Carrie into a Supernatural YA-type movie, which is a huge sin.

9 The Thing (2011)
10 The Haunting (1999)

This movie was awful in every way.

The Contenders
11 The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

I'm a huge fan of the original Hills Have Eyes (1977), but I didn't like this one. The acting was trash. Plus, they changed the storyline a little bit and ignored a few important facts.

The saving grace is the tough-as-nails people.

12 Please Don't Eat My Mother (1973)
13 One Missed Call (2008)
14 Prom Night (2008)
15 April Fool's Day (2008)
16 Halloween II (2009)

Too loud to be good, if only the movie had ended in the hospital scene.

What was the point of making a sequel to a remake?

17 Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
18 Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)

The 1990 version was the best. At least for me, but this useless remake sucked.

19 Black Christmas (2006)

Both versions were horrible! Anyway, 95 percent of remakes are bad. Why do filmmakers keep making them?

20 The Wolfman (2010)
21 House of Wax (2005)
22 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

The original was a horror masterpiece. It didn't even need a remake.

23 It (2017)
24 The Hitcher (2007)

I liked this film, but then I watched the original one and changed my mind.

25 Mirrors (2008)
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