Horror movie remakes that I don't like.by robertoiglesias-57722 | created - 22 Oct 2017 | updated - 6 days ago | Public
Some remakes of horror films that I don't like are on this list. These can be remakes that I am not a big fan of yet don't hate or remakes that I hate. There are some spoilers.
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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The spectre of a disfigured man haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
Votes: 86,492 | Gross: $63.08M
I hate the new Freddy Krueger, the teens are boring, and the film makes unnecessary references to the original that suck.
2. Friday the 13th (2009)
R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Votes: 90,410 | Gross: $65.00M
Some teens are awful, Jason Voorhees and his mom's backstory is dumbed down, and there is a bit too much nudity.
I'll be honest though, I enjoy watching this. I just don't like some qualities.
3. Halloween (2007)
R | 109 min | Horror
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
Votes: 103,425 | Gross: $58.27M
While I like the backstory of the new Michael Myers, some characters are awful and annoying. In the Director's Cut, there's a rape scene which is the new start of Michael's escape sequence in the sanitarium.
This is only for the Director's Cut
4. Halloween II (2009)
R | 105 min | Horror
Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Votes: 45,248 | Gross: $33.39M
Some characters are good in this film and this film tells its own story, but other characters aren't developed enough and Laurie is just annoying. In the Director's Cut, Michael Myers says "Die!" which is dumb.
This is only for the Director's Cut
5. Psycho (1998)
R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.
Votes: 43,439 | Gross: $21.46M
The film is a shot by shot remake of the original with almost nothing new and Norman Bates is perverted.
6. Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror
Not related to the previous Leprechain films. Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
1. This is not a prequel, remake, or origin story to the Leprechaun series. 2. The only thing that makes this a Leprechaun film is the title. 3. The characters are really horrible. Especially when Sophie (the "protagonist") suggests fighting the villain instead of running away which she and her friends were running to safety. They go back to the house to fight the villain, but end up killing one of their friends. 4. The villain looks nothing like a Leprechaun and isn't a Leprechaun. 5. A lot of shots in the film look like sh*t.
7. The Omen (2006)
R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller
An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.
Votes: 54,136 | Gross: $54.61M
This is a mostly shot by shot remake with bad acting and writing.
8. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller
A family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.
Votes: 150,470 | Gross: $41.78M
While the 2nd half of the film is its own story, the villains aren't that good and the protagonists aren't great.
I recommend this, but I still prefer the original.
9. The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Votes: 57,840 | Gross: $20.80M
It's its own story, but it's ruined by the bad characters and relies on gore.
10. Carrie (2013)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror
A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Votes: 126,748 | Gross: $35.27M
Some characters are more developed than some characters in the original, but the film isn't unique and copies a lot from the original.
So MGM, when's that Extended Cut coming to Blu ray and DVD? Hmm? Link for that petition here: http://chng.it/5R8tfLwx
11. Children of the Corn (2009 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
While traveling, an unhappy married couple encounter a cult of murderous children who worship an entity called He Who Walks Behind the Rows.
Awful acting, characters, and writing is all I will say.
12. The Last House on the Left (2009)
R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Votes: 80,266 | Gross: $32.75M
Annoying remake with uninteresting characters.
13. Poltergeist (2015)
PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.
Votes: 52,171 | Gross: $47.43M
The family is lame, the action is mostly stupid jump scares, and I could say that any other haunted house film like Insidious are better remakes of the original Poltergeist than the actual remake of Poltergeist.
14. The Amityville Horror (2005)
R | 90 min | Horror
Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.
Votes: 100,209 | Gross: $65.23M
I don't hate this film, but it relies on jump scares and isn't interesting.
15. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.
Votes: 69,649 | Gross: $0.09M
I thought the original wasn't horrible, and to be honest, I don't hate this. I'm just not a big fan of either films with their.. um.. interesting story. The sequels are crap though imo.
16. Carnival of Souls (1998)
R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young girl witnesses the brutal rape and murder of her mother by a circus clown and begins to have nightmares when the carnival comes back to town when she is an adult.
This is a stupid film. It relies on scares rather than a good story.
I can't believe Wes Craven, (A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 3, New Nightmare, Scream series, the original The Hills Have Eyes, Dracula 2000, People Under the Stairs, etc.) was involved with this.
17. Black Christmas (2006)
R | 84 min | Horror
On Christmas Eve, an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.
Votes: 23,211 | Gross: $16.24M
Billy's character is ruined by the overwhelming backstory. Not only that. but the characters absolutely suck. Just when you think the movie will finally end, another fight scene goes on for about 10 minutes! And then the trailer had false advertising which could have been in the film.
18. Mirrors (I) (2008)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery
An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Votes: 97,865 | Gross: $30.69M
Like a lot of horror movies, this one relies on gore and scares instead of a good story.
19. One Missed Call (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery
Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Votes: 29,781 | Gross: $26.88M
This film is dumb, stupid, and pointless.
20. Prom Night (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery
Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.
Votes: 32,222 | Gross: $43.87M
This film is dumb and unnecessary. End of discussion.
21. When a Stranger Calls (2006)
PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.
Votes: 40,618 | Gross: $47.86M
As usual, the story and the characters suck.
22. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high ... See full summary »
Who asked for a remake of this film? It's basically the original dumbed down into this lazy film.
23. The Wicker Man (2006)
PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Votes: 61,088 | Gross: $23.64M
Mediocre but complicated story, combined with terrible acting (Nicholas Cage, you suck in this film) just makes this bad and very laughable.
24. House of Wax (2005)
R | 108 min | Horror
A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Votes: 109,195 | Gross: $32.06M
The teens aren't completely terrible, but they aren't that good. I only liked Carly and Wade.
I hated the villains because they are weak and dumb as f*ck. The part where I lost respect for this film was when Wade was tortured. Vincent injured him, knocked him out, healed his wounds (Vincent is very stupid), and sprayed wax on him while he was still alive! He should have killed him then turned him into wax. Vincent is a dumbass.
Also, they killed Wade first. Wh- why? Why kill off a more likable character? Is it to make the others seem more likable?
25. Piranha 3D (2010)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.
Votes: 82,215 | Gross: $25.00M
I don't hate this, but I find this film to be dumb. Entertainingly stupid though.
26. Piranha 3DD (2012)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror
After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.
Votes: 37,623 | Gross: $0.38M
I found this film to be annoying and stupid. I hated it more than Piranha II: The Spawning. That's really saying something.
27. The Haunting (1999)
PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.
Votes: 67,540 | Gross: $91.41M
Too many cliches, bad CGI, and bad acting.
28. Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
R | 80 min | Horror
Both an homage to and a re-imagining of the original 1968 film, this update follows a group of survivors trapped in a farmhouse battling a siege of undead zombies....in 3D!
Votes: 3,253 | Gross: $0.22M
Solve this equation: The original film being copied and dumbed down + awful characters and story + terrible 3D effects
Answer: This film
29. Day of the Dead (2008 Video)
R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.
Instead of trying to connect to Dawn of the Dead (2004), this film starts from scratch instead of somewhat picking up after the previous film. The characters are annoying and the effects are awful. Also this film is called Day of the Dead, yet most of the action takes place at night!
30. House on Haunted Hill (1999)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Votes: 50,977 | Gross: $40.85M
31. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.
Votes: 48,313 | Gross: $22.01M
32. The Hitcher (2007)
R | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.
Votes: 38,919 | Gross: $16.47M
This film is just a copy of the original mixed with elements from its direct to video sequel, only it rushes itself too much and adds in Nine Inch Nails music (wtf).
33. Cabin Fever (2016)
R | 99 min | Horror
While visiting their getaway cabin, five friends succumb to a flesh-eating disease.
Ugly beat for beat remake.
35. April Fool's Day (2008 Video)
Unrated | 91 min | Horror
A year after an April Fool's Day prank which resulted in the death of one of their set, a group of friends find themselves targeted by someone who is out for revenge.
The characters are very very terrible, the story is bad, the score sucks, and the film is depressing instead of fun and scary. Also, this is a 91 minute film, but the party in the beginning that sets up this film takes up 22 minutes of this film.
36. The Fog (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Horror
A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, as its inhabitants try to learn their town's dark secret in order to stop it.
Votes: 33,402 | Gross: $29.51M
37. Fright Night (2011)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror
After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.
Votes: 95,320 | Gross: $18.30M
The characters are dumbed down and underdeveloped, the effects are horrible, and the story is just the original with less content. I honestly don't know why people like this film.
38. My Bloody Valentine (2009)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.
Votes: 51,406 | Gross: $51.55M
The characters are horrible, the CGI effects are worse, and the twist still is annoying. I don't understand why people like this one either.