Best Remake of the decade (2009 edition)

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, Mar 30, 2009.

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Best of the recent remakes

  1. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

    34.2%
  2. The Ring (2002)

    9.2%
  3. The Last House on the Left (2009)

    6.6%
  4. I Am Legend (2007)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

    21.1%
  6. The Uninvited (2009)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The Invasion (2007)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Funny Games U.S. (2007)

    1.3%
  9. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

    10.5%
  10. Quarantine (2008)

    1.3%
  11. Friday the 13th (2009)

    1.3%
  12. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

    3.9%
  13. Halloween (2007)

    3.9%
  14. The Amityville Horror (2005)

    1.3%
  15. The Grudge (2004)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. The Hitcher (2007)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. House of Wax (2005)

    2.6%
  18. Dark Water (2005)

    1.3%
  19. Mirrors (2008)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Other (Specify)

    1.3%
  1. j tea

    j tea New Member

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    i thought the ring was great and better than its asian predecessor. i cant say that for any of the other us j-horror remakes though.
     
  2. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    my top 5 are
    1.dawn of the dead
    2.friday the 13th
    3.texas chainsaw massacre
    4.my bloody valentine 3D
    5.hills have eyes
     
  3. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    dawn of the dead, the ring, and MBV3D

    but i also have a love for black christmas
     
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  4. Harry Warden

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    My Bloody Valentine (2009) is my favorite remake, followed by Dawn of the Dead and The Ring.

    I Am Legend is by far the worst.
     
  5. Harry Warden

    Harry Warden Well-Known Member

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    I also thought the remake of When A Stranger Calls was very well done. The house was so damn creepy. I could never have a house with automatic, motion sensitive lights and own animals, like the black cat in the movie. The babysitter could see the lights going on and off. Christ, how would you ever know if it was an intruder or the fucking cat. :lol:
     
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    I'll never get the attraction to that horrid DOTD remake. It's just a stripped down, mtv edited, action movie version of the original without the political subtext that takes too many pages from 28 Days Later's book.

    For me I'd go with

    Friday the 13th- it was just more Voorhees fun. they didn't mess with the formula.

    Toolbox Murders- Hooper reinvented it completely and made a completely enjoyable little film.

    House of Wax- took a 50's movie concept and turned it into a gritty 70's slasher.

    When a Stranger Calls- I tore the trailer for this a new asshole when it came out. It looked like the worst movie of the decade. I finally went to see it the last show, thursday night before it left the theater. What we got was a beautifully shot simple little film that did a lot with shadows and lighting. plus we all know that the 1st 15 minutes of the original is the best part and they just made a movie out of that concept. much classier movie than i expected.

    I don't think I could name 2 more. 'MBV' was fun the first time but boring as hell a 2nd time around and 'Hills' was good but completely forgotten by the time i got to my car.
     
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  7. indrid13

    indrid13 Well-Known Member

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    The Ring, was a lot better then the original. Then Dawn of the Dead and Hills have Eyes.
     
  8. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    yeah i liked that one too, it is very creepy at parts.
     
  9. Matt89

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    Definitely Dawn of the Dead.

    ~Matt
     
  10. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    1.) Dawn Of The Dead
    2.) Friday the 13th (Jared Padalecki)
    3.) My Bloody Valentine (Jensen Ackles)
    4.) House of Wax (Again, Jared Padalecki)
    5.) Halloween
     
  11. spawningblue

    spawningblue Deadite

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    Wow nice to see a thread without people bitching about remakes. Seems to me a lot of them are liked quite a bit. I prefer original ideas as much as the next guy, but I'm not going to hate a movie just because it's a remake either.
     
  12. spawningblue

    spawningblue Deadite

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    I haven't seen Black Christmas yet. I have been wanting to for a while now, but unfortunately the uncut version never came to Canada other then through Blockbuster. I just recently picked it up new for $3 though so I'm excited to see it.

    I have heard mixed things about it. Some people say its has a really good Christmas time atmosphere, and some good kills. The other half I have heard from said it was horrible. I think a lot of people were just surprised that it was nothing like the original in tone and the fact that you know who the killer is. personally I can accept, so hopefully I'll like it.

    I enjoyed Toolbox Murders as well. I picked it up not knowing much about it, other then the fact that Tobe Hooper directed it and was surprised to find it quite good. I haven't seen the original, so I have no clue how it compares to that film, but for a slasher film it was decent.

    I liked House of Wax a lot too! It takes awhile to get going, including getting past that horrible camp out scene with the video camera, but once it gets starts it never stops. Some great kills, and a cool looking killer.
     
  13. Bobbywoodhogan

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    Totally agree on DOTD, F13th, House of Wax and When a Stranger Calls mate
     
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    1. Quarantine. Can't believe no one else has voted for this yet. Its awesome.
    2. Dawn of the Dead.
    3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
    4. The Ring.
    5. The Hills Have Eyes.

    Most of the time remakes suck, but there have been some actual good ones in the past decade.
     
  15. What can I say? I had to go with Halloween even though that would be considered blasphemy by most.
     
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    Dawn for sure. It took all the best Romero bits (well most) and filled in a few gaps.
     
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    f.ramses sociopath

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    Despite the fact that I complain about remakes so much (maybe not here but they do piss me off with their pointlessness so I often find myself bitching about them when talking about movies with friends and one comes up...) I actually had a hard time deciding. I was initially going to go with Dawn of the Dead but then I started thinking about Halloween and The Ring. I enjoyed both a lot more than the originals, which I thought were grossly overrated, and decided to go with the one that I thought was more of an improvement over the original than the other, Halloween.
    Of course, I've only seen 6 of the movies listed as I'll often not bother giving most remakes a chance so this isn't a very educated opinion...
     
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    I went for Halloween cuz I was so syched about seeing and I actually really liked it......and now we have a sequel on the way too :D
     
  19. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    The Last House on the Left is the one I enjoyed most. It improved on the story and it had style that was engagin and not distracting. It was exploitation on a Hollywood scale, and very well-acted all around. Not as shocking as the original, but I really dug it.
     
  20. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    The Hills Have Eyes
     

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