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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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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Kurt Russell, Keith David, 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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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers
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 Fly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg
The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Jeff Goldblum, ...more

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It is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor
It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied ...more

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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox
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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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez
This film is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a loose ...more

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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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Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
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 Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine
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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Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange
Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and ...more

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The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell
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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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry
Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the 1988 film. A mother (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware ...more
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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel
This film is a 2003 American horror film, and a remake of the 1974 horror film of the same name. It is a reboot of the franchise, marking its fifth installment, and was directed by Marcus Nispel ...more
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Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard
Thirteen Ghosts is a 2001 American horror film directed by Steve Beck. It is a remake of the 1960 film 13 Ghosts by William Castle. It follows the remake of another one of Castle's films, House ...more
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Invasion of the Body Sna... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction thriller directed by Philip Kaufman, and starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy. ...more

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House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush
House on Haunted Hill is a 1999 American horror film, directed by William Malone and starring Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Ali Larter and Jeffrey Combs. It also includes a cameo ...more

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris
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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The Last House on the Le... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Monica Potter
The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, and stars Monica ...more

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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
This film is a 1990 American horror film directed by Tom Savini and starring Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman and Tom Towles. It is a remake of George A. Romero's 1968 horror film of the same name. ...more

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Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Let Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One ...more

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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
The Amityville Horror is a 2005 American horror film directed by Andrew Douglas. It is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name which itself was based on the novel of the same name by Jay ...more
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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
I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film Day of the Woman. It was directed by Steven R. Monroe, and stars Sarah Butler, Chad ...more
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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough
Dracula is a 1958 British horror film. It is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films inspired by the Bram Stoker novel Dracula. It was directed by Terence Fisher, and stars Christopher ...more
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The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman
The Grudge is a 2004 American horror film and the first installment in The Grudge franchise. It is a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. The film was released in North America on ...more

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Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti
Friday the 13th is a 2009 American slasher film written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, and directed by Marcus Nispel. The film is a reboot of the Friday the 13th film series, which began in ...more

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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
Carrie is a 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name, though Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Screen Gems, who produced the ...more