Love them or hate them, remakes are a part of every Horror Fan's life. So many remakes end up being so bad, that the word itself has become a sort of cinematic vulgarity that makes most of us cringe; honestly, we had to stop ourselves from slapping our computer screen when we read about the upcoming C.U.J.O. remake.
Aside from the worst of them, most Horror Remakes tend to be little more than unnecessary money-grabs that bring nothing new to the table, which leaves them middle of the road efforts at best. Every now and then though, a remake comes along that surprises us by being good, or dare we even say every bit as, or even better than, the original.
Not often, but it happens.
For the first 6 movies in the list:
If you're in the mood for a quality Horror Remake, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For us, The Thing is the best of them, although The Blob will always be one our our favorite Horror flicks ever. Nevertheless, they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the world of Horror Remakes.
For the remaining:
Below are the rest of our "Best of" Horror Remakes, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks.
The last 6 being "Honorable Mentions".
Using IMDb advanced search, filtering only by English language.
Notable entries missing include:
What Maisie Knew (2012)
The Babadook (2014)
Song of the Sea (2014)
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Palo Alto (2013)
The Hunt (2012)
Tamara Drewe (2010)
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)
Last Updated: 26/06/2019