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Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For

Updated March 8, 2020 27.1k votes 2.2k voters 28.3k views33 items

List RulesVote 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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    Psycho (1998) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Psycho (1998)

    Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1998

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    Psycho is a 1998 American horror film produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal... more on Wikipedia
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    The Mummy (2017) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    The Mummy (2017)

    Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella

    Directed byAlex Kurtzman

    The Mummy is a 2017 American action-adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman. It is a... more on Wikipedia
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    A Nightmare On Elm Street (201 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton

    Released2010

    Directed bySamuel Bayer

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer and written... more on Wikipedia
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    Poltergeist (2015) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Poltergeist (2015)

    Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris

    Released2014

    Directed bySam Raimi, Gil Kenan

    Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan... more on Wikipedia
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    Flatliners (2017) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Flatliners (2017)

    Ellen Page, Diego Luna

    Directed byNiels Arden Oplev

    Flatliners is a 2017 science fiction psychological horror film directed by Niels Arden Oplev...
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    Carrie (2013) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Carrie (2013)

    Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2013

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

    Carrie is a 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen... more on Wikipedia
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    Cabin Fever (2016) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Cabin Fever (2016)

    Samuel Davis, Gage Golightly

    Released2016

    Directed byTravis Zariwny

    Cabin Fever is a 2016 American horror film directed by Travis Zariwny, and a remake of Eli... more on Wikipedia
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    The Wicker Man (2006) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    The Wicker Man (2006)

    Nicolas Cage, James Franco

    Released2006

    Directed byNeil LaBute

    The Wicker Man is a 2006 American horror thriller film written and directed by Neil LaBute and... more on Wikipedia
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    Night Of The Living Dead 3D (2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Night Of The Living Dead 3D (2006)

    Brianna Brown, Sid Haig

    Released2006

    Directed byJeff Broadstreet

    Night of the Living Dead 3D or Night of the Living DE3D is a 2006 horror film made in 3D. It... more on Wikipedia
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    The Omen (2006) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    The Omen (2006)

    Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Moore

    The Omen is a 2006 remake of Richard Donner's The Omen. Directed by John Moore and written by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Amityville Horror (2005) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    The Amityville Horror (2005)

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Friday the 13th

    Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker

    Released2009

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

    Friday the 13th is a 2009 American slasher film written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Fog (2005) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    The Fog (2005)

    Maggie Grace, Selma Blair

    Released2005

    Directed byRupert Wainwright

    The Fog is a 2005 horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Tom Welling, Selma... more on Wikipedia
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    Prom Night (2008) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Prom Night (2008)

    Idris Elba, Brittany Snow

    Released2008

    Directed byNelson McCormick

    Prom Night is a 2008 American slasher film from Screen Gems directed by Nelson McCormick. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Halloween (2007) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Halloween (2007)

    Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo

    Released2007

    Directed byRob Zombie

    Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The... more on Wikipedia
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    One Missed Call (2008) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    One Missed Call (2008)

    Meagan Good, Ariel Winter

    Released2008

    Directed byEric Valette

    One Missed Call is a 2008 American supernatural horror film and remake of Takashi Miike's 2003... more on Wikipedia
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    Dracula Untold (2014) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Dracula Untold (2014)

    Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance

    Released2014

    Directed byGary Shore, Andy Cockrum

    Dracula Untold is a 2014 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Gary Shore in... more on Wikipedia
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    When A Stranger Calls (2006) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    When A Stranger Calls (2006)

    Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy

    Released2006

    Directed bySimon West

    When a Stranger Calls is a 2006 American horror thriller film directed by Simon West and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Thing (2011) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    The Thing (2011)

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthijs van Heijningen, Jr.

    The Thing is a 2011 science fiction horror film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and... more on Wikipedia
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    Black Christmas (2006) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Black Christmas (2006)

    Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert

    Released2006

    Directed byGlen Morgan

    Black Christmas is a 2006 Canadian-American slasher film written and directed by Glen Morgan... more on Wikipedia
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    The Haunting (1999) is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    The Haunting (1999)

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Pet Sematary

    Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

    Released2019

    Directed byKevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

    Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis... more on Wikipedia
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    The Hitcher (2007) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    The Hitcher (2007)

    Sophia Bush, Sean Bean

    Released2007

    Directed byDave Meyers

    The Hitcher is a 2007 horror thriller film starring Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, and Zachary... more on Wikipedia
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    Pulse (2006) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    Pulse (2006)

    Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder

    Released2006

    Directed byJim Sonzero

    Pulse is a 2006 American horror film directed by Jim Sonzero, it is a remake of the Japanese... more on Wikipedia
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    The Last House On The Left (20 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Horror Movie Reboots No One Ever Asked For
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    The Last House On The Left (2009)

    Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul

    Released2009

    Directed byDennis Iliadis

    The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by... more on Wikipedia
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