Horror Remake Candidates?

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  1. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Hollywood is goin' apeshit with horror remakes. So, why not join in on the fun? Are there any horror remakes that you wouldn't mind seeing? Here's a few candidates that can be updated or improved on.

    1. I Was A Teenage Werewolf- Give it an 80's setting and make it a balls out horror flick with just a sprinkle of gallows humor. (ROTLD, AAWIL) No beer can biting, basketball dunking werewolf in this one. This werewolf wants to rip off your face and molest cheerleaders. :D The cast should be a mix of old school horror and new. Cast: ? as the Teenage Werewolf, Jordan Ladd as the potential love interest, Jeffrey Combs as the evil hypnotist, John Vernon or that asshole from The Breakfast Club as the principal, Cerina Vincent, Katharine Isabelle, and Paris Hilton as the slutty cheerleaders, Caroline Munro as the sexpot teacher, David A. Hess as the abusive gym coach, Dick Miller as the janitor, etc. Hell, throw in a cameo from 80's mainstay, Eddie Deezen. The soundtrack can be a mix of 80's new wave/heavy metal/pop with a little synthesizer action from Rick Wakeman. Greg Cannom or Steve Johnson can handle the werewolf effects. No CGI werewolf if possible. It can end with a bloody rampage at a roller boogie rink.

    2. I Was A Teenage Frankenstein- Why not? There's potential...

    3. It Conquered the World- Corman's "classic" was remade unofficially before. Why not another go at it? I'm a sucker for alien possession flicks. I loved those mind controlling bat things from the original.

    4. Fiend Without a Face- CGI brain creatures, anyone? ;)

    5. Creature From the Black Lagoon- I wouldn't mind seeing a remake of this Jack Arnold classic. Carpenter was once attached to it. He needs a hit badly.
     
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  2. Mattster

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    I think remakes work best when you take a mediocre movie and turn it into something great. Changes in tone and plot points usually make the movie enjoyable for me. That's one reason why I'm looking forward to The Stepford Wives.

    The only movie I can think of that I'd like to remake as a horror film is Labyrinth.
     
  3. hell ya!

    hell ya! ~Go ahead, make my day~

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  4. I don't just wanna see but I wanna make a remake of The Screaming Skull....

    ...or I Bury the Living
     
  5. wizzer

    wizzer get outta here ewe

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    night of the comet with stupider up to date teens and more zombie smashin'!

    and i also think hitcher would be a good remake.
     
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    --Fiend Without a Face- CGI brain creatures, anyone?--

    Good God no, how sad would that be?!?!?

    Remaking Halloween would be a disaster too I reckon.
     
  7. BloodMan

    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    These aren't horror, but...
    Valley Of Gwangi would be damn fun to see!
    The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad as well.

    But horror... maybe It's Alive :)
     
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    That looks absolutely horrendous. It looks like a parody of the original.
     
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    SOLD!!! :D
     
  10. Mattster

    Mattster Guest

    Exactly.
     
  11. joltaddict

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    Remaking a classic horror flick into a comedy is sacreligous.

    And Bette Midler? Nuff said.
     
  12. puddytay

    puddytay Guest

    movies shouldnt be remade
     
  13. sumo8675309

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    maybe
    kill bill vol 1&2
    texas chinsaw massacre remake - a remake of a remake
    terminator 3
    house of the dead
     
  14. Hellbilly

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    They could remake Mountaintop Motel Massacre :)
     
  15. nailzer

    nailzer Guest

    How about remaking Hellraiser into a musical?
     
  16. Nos4ah2

    Nos4ah2 Guest

    One Dark Night?

    Night of the Creeps?
     
  17. Revoltor

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    They should remake Leprechaun. Except this time, make it a good movie.
     
  18. I was giving this some thought the other day. One movie that can be remade so that American audiences can grasp is is Demons. Though, it'll probably be toned down. The concept of the movie is basic enough so that it can be remade.

    Or how about a whole new intro to Jason in a re-introduction of Friday The 13th. Not neccessarily a remake, more of a "start over from scratch". just an idea.
     
  19. Dr. Satan

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    THE THING and THE BLOB!
     
  20. wgdavis

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    <rant>
    What is it with all the remakes? Is there not ONE original idea left in Hollywood? Would it be that hard to pick up Clive Barker's "Books of Blood" and expand a short story to 1.5 hours? Some of the best original horror was written in the mid 80's until the early 90's, but only a few were made into horror, and even fewer were good. Please leave the originals alone. Recycle some ideas if you must, but don't remake a flick just because you own the rights to the script.
    </rant>
     

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