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

35 Metascore

The spectre of a disfigured man haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy

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

34 Metascore

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker

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

47 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

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

35 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie

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

47 Metascore

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

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.

Director: Zach Lipovsky | Stars: Dylan Postl, Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar, Melissa Roxburgh

Votes: 4,488

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

43 Metascore

An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, David Thewlis

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

52 Metascore

A family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd, Emilie de Ravin

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

32 Metascore

A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

Director: Martin Weisz | Stars: Daniella Alonso, Jacob Vargas, Michael Bailey Smith, Cécile Breccia

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

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

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.

Director: Donald P. Borchers | Stars: David Anders, Kandyse McClure, Daniel Newman, Preston Bailey

Votes: 5,281

Awful acting, characters, and writing is all I will say.

12. The Last House on the Left (2009)

R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

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.

Director: Dennis Iliadis | Stars: Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Bowen

Votes: 80,266 | Gross: $32.75M

Annoying remake with uninteresting characters.

13. Poltergeist (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

47 Metascore

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino

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

33 Metascore

Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

Director: Andrew Douglas | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett, Jesse James

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

27 Metascore

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese

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.

Director: Adam Grossman | Stars: Bobbie Phillips, Shawnee Smith, Larry Miller, Paul Johansson

Votes: 1,950

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

22 Metascore

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.

Director: Glen Morgan | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy

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

35 Metascore

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Cameron Boyce

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

24 Metascore

Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Ana Claudia Talancón, Ray Wise

Votes: 29,781 | Gross: $26.88M

This film is dumb, stupid, and pointless.

20. Prom Night (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

17 Metascore

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.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis

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

27 Metascore

During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

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

47 Metascore

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 »

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope

Votes: 12,689

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

36 Metascore

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.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski, Kate Beahan

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

41 Metascore

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.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Brian Van Holt

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

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

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

24 Metascore

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush

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

42 Metascore

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.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor

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

32 Metascore

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!

Director: Jeff Broadstreet | Stars: Brianna Brown, Joshua DesRoches, Sid Haig, Greg Travis

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.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, Michael Welch, AnnaLynne McCord

Votes: 19,673

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

28 Metascore

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.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher

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.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

Votes: 48,313 | Gross: $22.01M

32. The Hitcher (2007)

R | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

28 Metascore

A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.

Director: Dave Meyers | Stars: Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Neal McDonough

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

14 Metascore

While visiting their getaway cabin, five friends succumb to a flesh-eating disease.

Director: Travis Zariwny | Stars: Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario, Samuel Davis, Nadine Crocker

Votes: 8,126

Ugly beat for beat remake.

34. The Wolfman (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

43 Metascore

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Simon Merrells

Votes: 98,812 | Gross: $61.98M

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.

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Stars: Taylor Cole, Josh Henderson, Scout Taylor-Compton, Joe Egender

Votes: 3,550

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

27 Metascore

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.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis

Votes: 33,402 | Gross: $29.51M

37. Fright Night (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

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.

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