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May 27

10 Horror Movies That Should Be Remade

skullWhile we might not always be enthusiastic about new horror remakes, there are still some that have yet to be done that might not be such a bad idea to do. In this video I cover ten horror movies that I think would do well in an updated version.

 

 

 

 

10 Horror Movies That Should Be Remade

Sep 25

Carnival of Souls

carnivalofsoulsGenre: Horror
Year: 1998
Country: USA

Director: Adam Grossman
Starring: Bobbie Phillips, Shawnee Smith, Larry Miller, Paul Johansson, Cleavant Derricks

 

 

 

 

Enter at your own risk!

 

Carnival of Souls (1998) - Movie Review

 

Jul 04

Thir13en Ghosts

thir13enghostsGenre: Horror
Year: 2001
Country: USA

Director: Steve Beck
Starring: Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, Shannon Elizabeth, Alec Roberts

 

 

 

 

Terror has multiplied

 

Thir13en Ghosts (2001) - Movie Review

 

Nov 24

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

texaschainsaw2003Genre: Horror
Year: 2003
Country: USA

Director: Marcus Nispel
Starring: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour

 

Inspired by a true story

 

A young group of friends are using their summer to travel down to Texas to attend a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert. On their way they pick up a disturbed hitchhiker that suddenly takes out a gun and shots herself in the head.

They head over to the nearest town to try to find help. On their hunt to find the local authorities they end up at a plantation home where they come become the target of a demented and cannibalistic redneck family that always welcome new fresh meat.

So, apparently in the early 2000’s none other than Michael Bay decided that there was a need for a new production company that should specialize in horror movies. The company was called Platinum Dunes and ten years later it can be called a big success… financially. The company is mostly known for remaking loved horror films of the past, a trend that wasn’t exactly welcomed by the majority of the so-called “hardcore” horror fans.

Oct 24

Poltergeist

PrintGenre: Horror
Year: 2015
Country: USA

Director: Gil Kenan
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements

 

They know what scares you

 

The Bowen family are down on their luck and has to find a big enough home to fit the family of five that they can actually afford. They find a surprisingly nice house and are all excited to move in, but it doesn’t take long before the family figures out why it was so cheap.

The family starts to experience supernatural events that cannot be explained by simple logic. Things go worse when the youngest child of the family, Maddie, is taken by the entities that roams around in their house. The family now has to rely on paranormal researchers to find and bring Maggie back from the other side… but by doing this they also put everyone at risk of being taken as well.

The original Poltergeist is not only a classic horror movie, but also a horror movie that both became a gateway film into the genre for many as it works for both the young and the adult. It had a family that felt real and characters that everyone could identify with and care for. The scares worked and there was something magical about the film (the good old Spielberg magic some might say).

Oct 18

The Hills Have Eyes

hillshaveeyesGenre: Horror
Year: 2006
Country: USA

Director: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw, Emilie de Ravin, Dan Byrd

 

The lucky ones die first

 

Bob and Ethel Carter is taking their family on a road trip from Cleveland, Ohio to San Diego, California to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. When they get to the middle of the New Mexico desert they get their tires punctured and are stuck with only sand and mountains around them.

There is something more than tumbleweed in these mountains though and it doesn’t take long before the Carter family finds out that their tires was punctured on purpose and that an evil community of mutated cannibal freaks live in this area and are after every member of this family, even their newborn baby!

The 2000’s saw a huge amount of horror remakes, either remakes of classic horror movies that horror fans hold dear to their heart or almost scene by scene remakes of popular asian horror films, especially ghost movies from Japan. I guess everyone has heard all the complaints that all of these remakes was unnecessary and very rarely had anything new to offer to the horror crowd.

Jul 01

The Toolbox Murders

toolboxmurdersGenre: Horror
Year: 2004
Country: USA

aka: Hotel Terror

Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Marco Rodriguez, Rance Howard, Juliet Landau

 

Another legacy begins

 

Nell and her boyfriend Steven are the newest tenants at the old building called Lusman Arms. While they try their best to renovate the old apartment, Nell starts to hear strange voices around the building, and also starts to notice that some of the neighbors are becoming missing.

Nell starts to become obsessed with finding out what is going on in this building and the history of it does not make her less concerned. The place has a long line of missing tenants and the man who built the building was heavily into the occult. While trying to find answers, Nell herself becomes a target and might end up being the next one missing…

Toolbox Murders is a remake of a late 70’s slasher film that some might find a bit underrated. Why they decided to remake the film is beyond me since the original film doesn’t have that big of a following and there is hardly any need to use the name of that one to make a new film about a crazy killer in a building.

Dec 22

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

invasion_of_body_snatchersGenre: Sci-Fi / Horror
Year: 1978
Country: USA

Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy

 

Get some sleep

 

Matthew Bennell is working for the Department of Public Health in San Francisco. He spends his days making surprise visits at local restaurants to uncover violations of the health code. One day, his co-worker and dear friend Elizabeth Driscoll asks him for help telling him that she no longer believes that her husband Geoffrey is really her husband anymore, but rather some kind of clone.

It doesn’t take many weird occurrences in the city before Bennell believes that she is right and they seek out help from the psychiatrist Dr. David Kibner and their friend and struggling writer Jack Bellicec. They soon find out that a big plot to clone people and take over society is in effect and they find themselves alone without having anyone to trust.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a remake from a classic 1956 film with the same title. It is based on a novel by Jack Finney and has the reputation of being one of the best remakes of all time. I’ve seen it plenty of times and the older I get, the more I appreciate it. It is definitely a sci-fi classic that needs to be seen and perhaps praised a bit more than what it is today.

Dec 04

Maniac

maniacGenre: Horror
Year: 2012
Country: USA / France

Director: Franck Khalfoun
Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Jan Broberg, Liane Balaban, Megan Duffy

 

I warned you not to go out tonight

 

Frank Zito is a loner, an outsider of society. He runs a mannequin business, but it is really just there for his own needs. He keeps no friends around and spends all of his time alone. That is, when he isn’t outside stalking and preying on young women that he so desperately wants to murder and mutilate.

The original remake, starring the great Joe Spinell is one of my all-time favorite horror films and might also be my favorite portrayal of a serial killer in any movie I’ve seen so far. So when the news of a remake hit the Internet, I can’t say I was very positive. The remake craze of the last 10-15 years has delivered just fancier and flashy new versions of films that were and still are great as they are. However, words did come out saying that this film did in fact have something original to offer and the way it was shot would also make it seem like this was a unique take on the original film, so in the end I decided it couldn’t hurt to give it a chance.

Nov 18

All Cheerleaders Die

allcheerleadersdieGenre: Comedy / Horror
Year: 2013
Country: USA

Director: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Starring: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink

 

Revenge is a bitch

 

Maddy used to be a nerdy and unpopular girl and she spent her time filming other high school students, making own documentaries and video blogs for herself. She particularly disliked the bratty popular crowd that consisted of football players and cheerleaders.

However, when senior year starts she has transformed herself into a hot little chick that wants to become a part of the same crowd that she previously despised. She has her own reason for doing this and it will prove to become a deadly one for them all.

All Cheerleaders Die is a remake of Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertsons first low budget movie effort from back in 2001. After that one, McKee has made a name for himself within the horror genre with brilliant efforts such as May and Sick Girl (from the Masters of Horror TV show). He has also done other notable films that I haven’t seen yet like The Woods and The Woman, before now teaming back up with Sivertson to bring a new version of their first effort back to life with this remake.

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