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The Best Horror Movie Remakes

Updated March 8, 2020 41.1k votes 3.6k voters 91.8k views69 items

List RulesHorror 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
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    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

    This film is a 2004 American horror film directed by Zack Snyder in his feature film... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    The Fly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Fly

    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    It is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    It

    Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård

    Released2017

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    The Ring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette

    Released2002

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

    Released1992

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Hills Have Eyes

    Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw

    Released2006

    Directed byAlexandre Aja

    The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film The... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Evil Dead

    Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas

    Released2013

    Directed byFede Alvarez

    This film is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Cape Fear

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Crazies

    Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant

    Released2010

    Directed byBreck Eisner

    The Crazies is a 2010 American horror film directed by Breck Eisner, with a screenplay by... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    House on Haunted Hill

    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen

    Released1999

    Directed byWilliam Malone

    House on Haunted Hill is a 1999 American horror film, directed by William Malone and starring... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey

    Released2003

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1978

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

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    Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Night of the Living Dead

    Tony Todd, Bill Moseley

    Released1990

    Directed byTom Savini

    This film is a 1990 American horror film directed by Tom Savini and starring Tony Todd,... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Child's Play

    Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza

    Released2019

    Directed byLars Klevberg

    Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Halloween

    Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo

    Released2007

    Directed byRob Zombie

    Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Thirteen Ghosts

    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub

    Released2001

    Directed bySteve Beck

    Thirteen Ghosts is a 2001 American horror film directed by Steve Beck. It is a remake of the... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Let Me In

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins

    Released2010

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    Let Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Last House on the Left

    Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul

    Released2009

    Directed byDennis Iliadis

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    I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    I Spit on Your Grave

    Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard

    Released2010

    Directed bySteven R. Monroe

    I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    Dracula is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    Dracula

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    Released1958

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    Dracula is a 1958 British horror film. It is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Grudge

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland

    Released2004

    Directed byTakashi Shimizu

    The Grudge is a 2004 American horror film and the first installment in The Grudge franchise.... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Mummy

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    Released1959

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    The Mummy is a 1959 British horror film, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Christopher... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Haunting

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson

    Released1999

    Directed byJan de Bont

    The Haunting is a 1999 remake of the 1963 horror film of the same name. Both films are based... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Amityville Horror

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Douglas

    The Amityville Horror is a 2005 American horror film directed by Andrew Douglas. It is a... moreamazon_watch buy button
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