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The Best Horror Movie Remakes 

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List Rules Horror film reboots or remakes, including other languages & international versions. No sequels.

A list of the best horror movie remakes. Are you looking for newer versions of an old horror movie favorite? Browse through this list of the best horror movie remakes to see if a more recent and exciting version of an old favorite horror movie is available to watch. Ranked in order of most popular horror movie remake to least popular, you can easily see which horror movie remakes are considered the best. If your favorite horror movie remake is on the bottom of the list, you can vote for it to get it raised to the top. Then, everyone else can enjoy watching a great horror movie remake based on your voting.

If you don’t see a particularly good horror movie remake listed here, go ahead and add it to the list. You can also copy and paste from this list to make your own favorite list of horror movie remakes. An old-time favorite horror movie is “The Haunting” from the ‘60s. But the newer version with Owen Wilson gives this oldie an exciting twist, and is well worth watching.

So go ahead and browse through the list of horror movie remakes. You may spot a modern version of an old favorite horror movie that you didn’t know existed. Pick out a few new ones, and watch the old version and the remake all in the same night to compare the two versions of horror movies!
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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

Released: 2004

Directed by: Zack Snyder

This film is a 2004 American horror film directed by Zack Snyder in his feature film directorial debut. A remake of George A. Romero's 1978 film of the same name, it is written by James Gunn and ...more

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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

Released: 1982

Directed by: John Carpenter

The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a ...more

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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Cronenberg

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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

Released: 2002

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, which was based on the novel Ring ...more

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The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

Released: 2006

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. Written by filmmaking partners Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur of the ...more

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
willyboymcoy added Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

Released: 2013

Directed by: Fede Alvarez

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Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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Released: 1992

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Count Dracula (Gary Oldman), a ...more

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The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

Released: 2010

Directed by: Breck Eisner

The Crazies is a 2010 American horror film directed by Breck Eisner, with a screenplay by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright. The film is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name by George A. Romero, ...more

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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

Released: 2003

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

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It is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
onechicagofire added It Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor

Released: 2017

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

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Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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Released: 1991

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris

Released: 2007

Directed by: Rob Zombie

Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The film is a remake/reimagining of the 1978 horror film of the same name; it is a reboot of the ...more

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House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

Released: 1999

Directed by: William Malone

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Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steve Beck

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Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Released: 2010

Directed by: Matt Reeves

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The Last House on the Le... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Monica Potter

Released: 2009

Directed by: Dennis Iliadis

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Invasion of the Body Sna... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1978

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

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Night of the Living Dead... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman

Released: 1990

Directed by: Tom Savini

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The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Takashi Shimizu

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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Douglas

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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steven R. Monroe

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Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lars Klevberg

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Released: 2011

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

Released: 2013

Directed by: Kimberly Peirce

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