what is the best or worst remake ?

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  1. steve_p

    steve_p New Member

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    I think one of the better remakes is House on Haunted Hill. the worst would be I think I would have to say the Haunting.
     
  2. Mortis

    Mortis GARBAGE DAY!

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    You can't leave out NotLD 1990.
     
  3. Cujo108

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    The elite 5 greatest remakes of all time are:

    THE THING
    THE FLY
    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
    THE BLOB
    THE RING

    The 2 I absolutely despise:

    PSYCHO
    THE HAUNTING
     
  4. Wolf Man

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    I agree with Cujo's list, except that I would probably replace The Blob with NOTLD '90. The Blob was a decent enough movie, but not good enough for the top 5, IMHO.

    Psycho '98 was without a doubt the single worst remake I have ever seen. When you fuck with Alfred Hitchcock, you're fucking with the wrong cock!
     
  5. hell ya!

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    THE THING
    HORROR OF DRACULA
    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (78 version)
    NOTLD:90
    CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
     
  6. Jamm

    Jamm J'aime les cadavres

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    All I can do is agree with all of you so far on what you think is the best and worst.
     
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    Agreed on Cujo's list.

    One of the worst remakes: Carnival Of Souls.
     
  8. blairmonster

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    Not a horror movie, but the absolute worst remake I've ever seen is "The Truth About Charlie". This also gets my vote for one of the worst movies I've ever seen, as I saw this piece of garbage BEFORE I saw "Charade", and still hated it! Not even the hot-as-fuck Thandie Newton could save this jumbled mess of a movie. Jonathan Demme...what happened?!?!
     
  9. RyanPC

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    I loved Night of the Living Dead 1990... it has to be my all-time favorite remake.

    Also, I would say that Psycho is the worst I have seen, although I still like it. I haven't seen that many remakes but it is the worst of the ones I have seen.
     
  10. onebyone

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    Are we hating on Psycho 98? If so, I want in on it. That movie is hands down the worst remake ever. I can't even bear to see some of the actors from that movie, as it just reminds me of that horrid movie experience. :fuck:
     
  11. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    I was thinking about this, I'm less inclined to call The Thing, etc "remakes" because they were adapted from the same source, the book. I would be happier to consider them "adaptations". On the other hand, while Psycho (98) was also based off of a book, it was a direct handling of the original film material. Same goes with Nosferatu...

    Here we go, best remake:

    Nosferatu (Herzog)

    Worst:

    Psycho (98)
     
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    I love THE BLOB remake, it's a great update of a 50's Horror classic. Chuck Russell did a great job with this one, and I love Shawnee Smith as the heroine.
     
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    best: The Thing
    worst: that remake of Carrie on tv
     
  14. moogong

    moogong Arte Suave

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    Best: NOTLD '90, Blob 89

    Worst: Carnival of Souls
     
  15. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Best remake: Psycho

    Worst: The Thing
     
  16. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    ...the other way around of course:p.
     
  17. RyanPC

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    Yes, I would have to say that NOTLD 1990 and House on Haunted Hill are my two favorite remakes! :D
     
  18. The best is The Thing hands down IMO. Others are night of the living dead 1990,The Fly,House on Haunted Hill,and 13 Ghosts.
     
  19. RyanPC

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    Oh and The Thing was great too! :D
     
  20. DVD-fanatic-9

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    I've skipped a lot of remakes due to the trailers sucking so bad and the natural issue of popular / mainstream filmmaking being impacted by factors like market research and audience testing, etc. Because I know the millennium in horror is the result of studios only making the movies they think audiences will buy tickets to rather than what really made horror, which are films the actual filmmakers made themselves. Based on ideas they had themselves. About serious issues and with the presence of mind to challenge audience comfort and their ideas on the world around them. Etc.

    But, in my masochistic curiosity, I've definitely seen enough shitters to unfortunately be able to speak with a great deal of personal experience on the topic.

    The Fog is the worst to-date. Though I made it all the way through that and didn't even bother with 1998's Carnival of Souls after maybe 4 minutes. I might have just not been in the mood.

    The non-sucking millennial remake comes directly from the original film not being as strong or as important to the genre: The Crazies and When a Stranger Calls are the best I've seen, though Romero's original is still a superior film as a whole. (Hey, I was in that remake's corner for so long... it just couldn't come to grips with the material and Romero was a master of cultural / social commentary in the 70's.)
     
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