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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, Apr 2, 2007.
What's your vote on the worst of the recent remakes?
I haven't seen Chaos, but that's not going to change so I am voting anyway. It was a toss-up between Psycho and 2001 Maniacs, but I went with 2001 Maniacs because it is my duty to call that movie out for being straight up garbage.
The Haunting is also bad enough to make The Fog remake look good, which is no easy task.
Oh hell, The Haunting (1999) for SURE. I haven't seen 2001 Maniacs though so perhaps I am "missing out"... :nervous:
I also haven't seen the Psycho remake. I've purposely avoided it. The Haunting remake really hurt me deeply though so I don't regret my vote. :lol:
PSYCHO still has to be the poop standard for me. At least the others attempted to change things up a little bit, even if they did so in a stupid manner. The PSYCHO remake just has no reason to exist whatsoever.
Happy to say that other than a few minutes of Carrie, and a passing second or two of Psycho when I accidentally stopped on it while channel surfing, I have seen NONE of these movies.
And I plan to keep it that way, as at least half a dozen of those titles (original versions, naturally) rank among my all-time favorites.
I've done a good job avoiding these crappy remakes so I guess I'm not really qualified to vote. The only one I've seen is The Wicker Man because it just looked so damn silly and I needed a laugh.
I cannot decide between The Haunting or Psycho. I actually liked The Amityville Horror :nervous: .
I'll go with Psycho because Anne Heche was bad, bad, bad. And because I am still unsure as to why it was remade.
I didn't see 4 on the list (Wicker Man, Black Christmas, Chaos & Carnival Of Souls), but I thought I'd vote anyway! The Fog!!!
As far as USELESS, POINTLESS remakes go, The Omen & Psycho were COMPLETELY unnecassary as they were nearly shot by shot identical (moreso with Psycho).
The Wicker Man for me. A few fleeting moments made me laugh, but unlike everyone else here I would in no way regard this as "SO BAD, SO GOOD." Not counting Jesus Camp, I cannot think of a dvd rental that infuriated me so intensely!
The Amityville Horror was a very close second. I actually paid money to see that in a theatre! :fuck:
Other. Texas Chainsaw Massacre was not listed. :eek2:
I voted The Fog, but Wicker Man was close second.
I removed it last second cause there wasn't room for an "other" so one had to go.
Well, there you go then.
I haven't seen a lot of these for obvious reasons, but I went with The Amityville Horror because they totally mangled the story to update it for a "modern" generation (ex. turning Jody from a demon pig in the original to a creepy little girl in the remake). The original film, while good, was no classic, but aside from seeing Ryan Reynolds' buff body nearly naked several times, the remake had nothing going for it. I really, really hated it--and I saw it for free because I bought the Amityville boxed set. Imagine how much more I would have despised that film had I actually paid to see it!
The Wicker Man does not belong on this list because Nicholas Cage in a bear suit beats all. The rest of the film is boring, but so what? All I need to see is Cage's bear kick and I'm happy, so it kind of balances out.
Psycho just f**king pointless. I liked when a stranger calls, thought it was better than its predecessor, Amityville Horror was better also and I loved the TCm remake. house of Wax was fun, great to see Paris get killed
I had a very hard time choosing because
1) I have seen only about half of it
2) there are several candidates
but I went for the Carnival Of Souls remake, since it absolutely has nothing to do with the original and is one of the worst movies of all time on its own. some others (like House Of Wax) were passable in a braindead kind of way.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for sure.
Yeah, put Texas Chainsaw Massacre back up there. Watching that remake made me want to kick a dog.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake for me!
I've actually come to love the Black Christmas remake and I've always had a soft spot for The Haunting remake (come on, the cinematography and sets are gorgeous and Goldsmith's score is brilliant!)
Haven't seen most of the others (or their respective predecessors) so I can't judge them. Am I alone in thinking that by judging a remake based on its remakedness, you have to have seen the original as well? Otherwise you can only judge it as a stand-alone film. Or that's my opinion anyway. I can't say I feel Thirteen Ghosts is a bad remake, cos I haven't seen the original. But it's a terrible movie in its own right.
And is Chaos a remake? A rip off, for sure, but a remake? And Carrie/The Rage is "officially" a sequel, yes? Or am I just nitpicking?