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Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For  

Christopher Shultz
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List Rules Vote up the most unnecessary reboots.

Horror movie remakes are as old as cinema itself, and they're not always a bad thing. After all, John Carpenter's The Thing - considered by fans as one of the scariest horror films of all time - was an update of the 1951 Howard Hawks film The Thing From Another World. Certain movies lend themselves retellings with fresh perspectives, as was the case with The Thing, as well as The Fly (the 1986 David Cronenberg remake of the 1958 original), Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (the 1978 remake of the 1956 original), and even Night Of The Living Dead (Tom Savini's 1990 version is a surprisingly solid update of the 1968 George Romero original).

But then there are the horror reboots that, for all intents and purposes, never needed to be made. Occasionally the results are better than expected - Rob Zombie's Halloween ranks favorably among specific sects of the horror community - but regardless of the film's merits, most horror fans can agree there simply wasn't a need to remake the classic movie in question. And while some of the following unnecessary horror remakes are decent films, others rank among the worst movies ever made

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The Last House on the Le... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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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Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones
Quarantine is a 2008 American science fiction horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Dania Ramirez, ...more
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Martyrs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble, Kate Burton
Martyrs is a 2015 American horror film directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz, and a remake of Pascal Laugier's 2008 film. A woman (Troian Bellisario) and her childhood friend (Bailey Noble) seek ...more
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April Fool's Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
Taylor Cole, Scout Taylor-Compton, Josh Henderson
April Fool's Day is a 2008 American horror film, which is a direct-to-DVD remake of the 1986 film of the same name. It is directed by The Butcher Brothers, also known as Mitchell Altieri and ...more
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Ritual is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
Tim Curry, Jennifer Grey, Erick Avari
Tales from the Crypt Presents: Ritual is the third and final film spin-off from the HBO television series Tales from the Crypt, the first being Demon Knight and the second being Bordello of ...more
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Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
Chloƫ 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 Vanishing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland
The Vanishing is a 1993 thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland and Nancy Travis. It is an American remake of a 1988 Franco-Dutch film also called The Vanishing, and also directed by ...more
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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
jacksnackfan added 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