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    Default 15 worst horror movie remakes



    15. Psycho (1998)

    So basically Gus Van Sant pitched the studio a shot-for-shot remake with one addition scene - Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn) masturbating while staring at a naked Marion Crane (Anne Heche) through a hole in the wall? Are you kidding me? I don't believe that remaking a film puts a damper on the original - but this is a case where Vince Vaughn's man puddy will be on my mind when I see Hitchcock's classic.



    14. Omen (2006)

    Another shot-for-shot waste of film and my time. Furthermore, what was the point of showing the plane hitting the Twin Towers? Seriously. If there is a sign of the apocalypse, it's the fact that movies like this are made.



    13. Hitcher (2007)

    I wouldn't quite say this was terrible, and I'm not sure it deserves to be on the worst list, but truly it was useless. It was the same film at Eric Red's original, only missing heart and symbolism. The editing and score placement was pretty laughable - Nine Inch Nails never sounded so terrible on the big screen.



    12. Black Christmas (2006)

    A lot of you guys really dug this film but what I saw was a jumbled mess of reshoots. Sure it's uber violent, but that's it. There's no holiday treat here, just warm milk and soggy cookies.



    11. 13 Ghosts (2001)

    Dark Castle begins their reputation for making terrible films with beautiful set design. Beyond the amazing mansion and make-up FX work, the film is loaded with bad dialogue, hammy characters and not a single real scare.



    10. Sisters (2008)

    God awful set design, acting, story and direction, this remake of the near-perfect DePalma film deserves to be burned alive, or stabbed 80 times by twin sisters.



    9. Grudge/Grudge 2

    I think possibly the highest grossing of all of the remakes (or at least close), THE GRUDGE is shockingly awful. The film is completely incoherent and unnecessarily obscure. It tries too hard to be creepy, slow-paced and contained only it comes off as cheap, oddly "showy" (bad FX work) and just damn confusing. With THE GRUDGE 2, it's the same ol song and dance (Aerosmith start rocking). Even worse than the first.



    8. One Missed Call (2008)

    I am still in shock at how terrible this film was. Easily the worst Japanese remake since THE RING TWO and DARK WATER. I'd say it was a "missed opportunity," (pun intended) as the original carried great potential. I think my favorite part was the "inhaler" scare, which had me laughing for ten minutes.



    7. Halloween (2007)

    Sorry Rob, I love HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and DEVIL'S REJECTS, but this remake was a definite miss. I think Rob's attempt to create something original, give nods and include sequences from the original became a jumbled mess. I think Rob was on the right track with the first half and should have run it to the goal. The film also lacked any suspense and became a long, boring film filled with "loud sound scares". I guess you can't win 'em all?



    6. Wicker Man (2006)

    If you haven't seen this clip yet, hurry on and check it out. What you'll see are some of the classic moments from one of the worst films ever made. I cannot believe that Nicolas Cage didn't have a stink when Neil LaBute directed him to scream at a woman to get off a bike with a gun pointed at her. WICKER MAN is an atrocity that even Warner Bros. had to be ashamed to be releasing.



    5. Pulse (2006)

    Visually the movie was missing one of the most important things from the original, a good representation of "isolation" and "apocalyptic". The world is coming to an end, the streets are empty and people are nowhere to be seen, so why did it just seem like they were walking through the alleys of NY late at night? There should have been dozens of abandoned cars, looted stores, paper everywhere and so on. The set design was horrendous and tremendously hurt the emotional content of the film. In the end what hit theaters was a cheap shot-on-the-lot rip-off of a terrifying original.



    4. The Ring 2 (2005)

    Good God what the hell happened here? Besides a hilariously bad deer attack sequence, all of the actors looked as if they were deer themselves - staring into headlights. Naomi Watts - one of the greats of our time - looked like she had NO CLUE on what was going on. This has to be one of the biggest fumbles in the history of sequels. If a third film ever comes out I pray to the Gods of horror that it doesn't suck this bad.



    3. The Fog (2005)

    Sony Screen Gems' remake of John Carpenter's classic THE FOG is especially bad. I'll leave you with this... the movie ends with two ghosts kissing and everything ends happily ever after. PG-13 fun.



    2. Dark Water (2005)

    Walt Disney Pictures releasing a horror film? Disguising it as a Touchstone Picture? Either way, what hit theaters was an hour and half long drama about a woman, a child and a whole lot of water. Horrendous on every aspect this remake owes me my money back, my time back and a few (now) dead brain cells back.



    1. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

    Yes, even WORSE than DARK WATER and THE FOG is Sony Screen Gems' babysitter stalker film, which features more fake scares that an old woman getting on an escalator. We have cats, birds and even ice machines all creating chaos, and then the killer comes. Whoopee. A fight on the stairs being the only highlight, why wasn't this on the Hallmark Channel?

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    The worst remake was Psycho. Hands down. When A Stranger Calls was stupid, but not as bad as Psycho starring Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn.

    And I kind of liked the 13 Ghosts remake, once I looked at it as a comedy since it was so bad.

    The Omen remake wasn't that bad either, but it couldn't touch the original, which still freaks me out.

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    i am the worlds biggest scary movie puss, and i watched Wicker man. it was just stupid.
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    I remember I watched "When a Stranger Calls" late at night in a packed theater. It was a fun watch because the crowd was really into it and losing their minds screaming.
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    I liked 13 Ghosts; I love all the old horror movies where you can actually see the strings holding the props in the air. I was also a big fan of American Pop on AMC or was it TMC... I can't remember.

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    I love the original Wicker Man and refuse to watch the remake- from what I saw in those clips that can only be a good thing!! The bees, my eyes!!

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    Agree with psycho, WTF was he thinking?

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    I admit that I love cheesy stupid horror movies, I love the mindless entertainment, just great movies to watch late at night and even laugh at. But even at that, I hated the remake of Psycho, it was just so terrible, in my mind it should have been number one on this list. I didn't mind When a Stranger Calls at all, sure its not a brilliant masterpiece, but it kept me entertained enough.
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    How The Wicker Man missed out on the #1 spot is beyond me. That film was so terrible, it's the best unintentional comedy I've ever seen.

    Just wait a couple of years - the upcoming remakes of The Birds and Rosemary's Baby will surely make an appearance on the list. It's inevitable.
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    Well, I just saw night of the living dead..in 3d. Do I need to say anything else?

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    havent seen most of these remakes and dont want to ,idk why they try to make remakes, i cant think of any that are actually better and texas chainsaw massacre remake should be on this list

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    I liked Halloween. I liked how they showed what fucked him up from day one.

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    The Ring 2 had Naomi Watts screaming the immortal line right at the climax: "I'M NOT YOUR FUCKING MOMMY!"

    Terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondette View Post
    I love the original Wicker Man and refuse to watch the remake- from what I saw in those clips that can only be a good thing!! The bees, my eyes!!
    Good call, stay away, stay FAR away. The original was great in it's B-movie Scottish orgy style...the remake made me want to beat up the director in a dark alley.

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    How The Wicker Man missed out on the #1 spot is beyond me. That film was so terrible, it's the best unintentional comedy I've ever seen.
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    13 Ghosts was appalling! I was really quite shocked at how bad this was. All it was was Shannan Elizabeth being dragged down the hall with her boobs poking out of her vest like those overdramatic pictures of women in pornography magazines.

    Psycho I won't comment on because it is bad, but it's exactly the same as the original, so by saying this is bad is saying the original is, which it isn't. This one thought turned me off Vince Vaughn forever. *tries to block out squishing noises*

    Wicker Man angered me. Nicholas Cage is such a bad actor. His over-the-top manly screaming at the end was enough to make me press the eject button... of my mind. Ooh, pies!

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