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The Worst Horror Movie Remakes

Updated June 14, 2019 8.2k votes 821 voters 12.6k views46 items

List RulesHorror movie reboots or remakes, including other languages and international versions. No sequels.

A list of the Worst Horror Movie Remakes. Are you wondering which horror movie remakes made the bottom of the list? Are you a fan of bad horror movie remakes and want to compare notes? Browse through this list of the worst horror movie remakes to see which horror movie remakes were voted the worst. With the worst horror movie remakes listed at the top, see for yourself if you agree with the voting. You can vote for the horror movies that you think are the worst remakes as well to see them get ranked higher on the list. You can also add a horror movie remake that you think should make the list of worst horror movie remakes.

Some horror movie remakes really make improvements on an older horror movie, but, let’s face it: Some horror movie remakes simply can’t compare to the well-loved oldies but goodies. To see which ones you should take a chance on, check this list and see if a particular horror movie remake made the list of worst horror movie remakes.

Go ahead and pick out several horror movies from the list, find the older version and the remake, and watch both together to decide if you agree with the voting or not. At the very least, you will be in for a night of scary frights with the horror movies you choose.
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    Psycho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Psycho

    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 Wicker Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Wicker Man

    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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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    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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    Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Children of the Corn

    Kandyse McClure, Isabelle Fuhrman

    Released2009

    Directed byDonald P. Borchers

    Children of the Corn is a 2009 made-for-television supernatural horror film directed, written... more on Wikipedia

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    Night of the Living Dead 3D is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Night of the Living Dead 3D

    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 Fog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Fog

    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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    Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Poltergeist

    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
  • 8
    Prom Night is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Prom Night

    Idris Elba, Brittany Snow

    Released2008

    Directed byNelson McCormick

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    One Missed Call is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    One Missed Call

    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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    The Omen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Omen

    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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    Cabin Fever (2016) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Cabin Fever (2016)

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    The Bad Seed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Bad Seed

    David Carradine, Lynn Redgrave

    Released1985

    Directed byPaul Wendkos

    The Bad Seed in a 1985 film directed by Paul Wendkos for ABC Television. It is based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
    The Shining is a three-part television miniseries based on Stephen King's novel of the same... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    When a Stranger Calls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    When a Stranger Calls

    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 Invasion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Invasion

    Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig

    Released2007

    Directed byJames McTeigue, Oliver Hirschbiegel

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    The Hitcher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Hitcher

    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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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst 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... more on Wikipedia
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    House of Wax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    House of Wax

    Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2005

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

    House of Wax is a 2005 American-Australian horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Wolfman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    The Wolfman

    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2010

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    The Wolfman is a 2010 American horror film directed by Joe Johnston. It is a remake of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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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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    Black Christmas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Black Christmas

    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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    Carrie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Carrie

    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 Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Dawn Of The Dead - Remake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1994

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a 1994 American horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst 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... more on Wikipedia

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