Horror Movies and TV The Worst Horror Movie Remakes  

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List Rules Horror 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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The Wicker Man Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski The Wicker Man is a 2006 American horror thriller film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage. The film primarily is a remake of the 1973 British cult classic The Wicker ...more

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Psycho Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn Psycho is a 1998 American horror film produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Pictures, a remake of the 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Both films are adapted from Robert ...more

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer and written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer as a remake of Wes Craven's 1984 film of the same name, which ...more

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Children of the Corn Kandyse McClure, Isabelle Fuhrman, Billy Unger Children of the Corn is a 2009 made-for-television supernatural horror film directed, written and produced by Donald P. Borchers and based on the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen ...more

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The Fog Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, Tom Welling The Fog is a 2005 horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Tom Welling, Selma Blair and Maggie Grace. It is a remake of John Carpenter's 1980 film of the same name and was produced ...more

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Night of the Living Dead 3D Brianna Brown, Sid Haig, Greg Travis Night of the Living Dead 3D or Night of the Living DE3D is a 2006 horror film made in 3D. It is the second remake of the 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead. The first was released in ...more

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Prom Night Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer Prom Night is a 2008 American slasher film from Screen Gems directed by Nelson McCormick. The film is primarily a remake of the 1980 Canadian slasher film of the same name which starred scream ...more

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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
CraigAlarm added Poltergeist Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by ...more

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Carnival of Souls Shawnee Smith, Larry Miller, Bobbie Phillips Carnival of Souls is a 1998 horror film, a remake of Herk Harvey's 1962 horror film of the same name, although it has very little in common with the story of the original. It stars Bobbie ...more

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April Fool's Day 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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The Omen Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow The Omen is a 2006 remake of Richard Donner's The Omen. Directed by John Moore and written by David Seltzer, the film stars Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, and Mia Farrow. It was released ...more

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The Island of Dr. Moreau Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Ron Perlman The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1996 American science fiction horror film, the third major film adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, about a scientist who attempts to ...more

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One Missed Call Meagan Good, Ariel Winter, Margaret Cho One Missed Call is a 2008 American supernatural horror film and remake of Takashi Miike's 2003 Japanese film One Missed Call, which itself was based on the Yasushi Akimoto novel Chakushin Ari. ...more

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The Bad Seed David Carradine, Lynn Redgrave, Chad Allen The Bad Seed in a 1985 film directed by Paul Wendkos for ABC Television. It is based on the 1954 novel by William March and is a remake of the 1956 movie directed by Mervyn LeRoy.

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dee123 added House of Wax Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki House of Wax is a 2005 American-Australian horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Chad Michael Murray, Elisha Cuthbert, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams, ...more

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dee123 added When a Stranger Calls Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson When a Stranger Calls is a 2006 American horror thriller film directed by Simon West and written by Jake Wade Wall. The film stars Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy and Clark Gregg. ...more

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The Shining The Shining is a three-part television miniseries based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mick Garris from King's teleplay, the series was first aired in 1997.

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The Hitcher Sophia Bush, Sean Bean, Neal McDonough The Hitcher is a 2007 horror thriller film starring Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, and Zachary Knighton. It is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name starring Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, ...more

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The Invasion Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Malin Åkerman The Invasion is a 2007 science fiction thriller film starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, with additional scenes written by The Wachowskis and directed by ...more

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Octane Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Mischa Barton Octane is a 2003 thriller film directed by Marcus Adams and starring Madeleine Stowe, Mischa Barton and Norman Reedus. The film follows a divorced mother and her teenage daughter on a late-night ...more

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Trucks Brenda Bakke, Timothy Busfield, Aidan Devine Trucks is a 1997 Canadian and American television Horror film directed by Chris Thomson. It is based on Stephen King's short story "Trucks", which also serves as the source material ...more

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Please Don't Eat My Mother Rene Bond, Carl Monson, Ric Lutze Please Don't Eat My Mother is a 1973 exploitation film directed by Carl J. Monson. It is an adult-themed parody of Roger Corman's The Little Shop of Horrors.

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Black Christmas Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Black Christmas is a 2006 Canadian-American slasher film written and directed by Glen Morgan and starring Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Hudson, Lacey ...more

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Cabin Fever (2016) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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Halloween 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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Village of the Damned Kirstie Alley, Mark Hamill, Christopher Reeve John Carpenter's Village of the Damned is a 1995 science fiction-horror film directed by John Carpenter. It is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name which is based on the novel The Midwich ...more

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The Amityville Horror 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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Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey Willard is a 2003 horror film loosely based on the novel Ratman's Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert and a remake of the 1971 film Willard. It was not billed as a remake by the producers, but as a ...more

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Teenage Caveman Andrew Keegan, Tara Subkoff, Paul Hipp Teenage Caveman is a 2002 film directed by controversial filmmaker Larry Clark. It was made as part of a series of low-budget made-for-television movies loosely inspired by b-movies that Samuel ...more

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The Haunting Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson The Haunting is a 1999 remake of the 1963 horror film of the same name. Both films are based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, published in 1959. The Haunting was ...more

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, John Cleese Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a 1994 American horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Robert De Niro and Branagh. The picture was produced on a budget of $45 million and is ...more

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Cole Hersey added Carrie 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

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The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving The Wolfman is a 2010 American horror film directed by Joe Johnston. It is a remake of the 1941 film of the same name, and tells the story of Lawrence Talbot who returns to his eerie English ...more

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Chaos Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe, Wesley Snipes Chaos is a 2005 Canadian-British thriller film directed by Tony Giglio, and starring Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe and Wesley Snipes. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States ...more

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dee123 added Friday the 13th 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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The Happiness of the Katakuris Naoto Takenaka, Tetsurō Tamba, Keiko Matsuzaka The Happiness of the Katakuris is a 2001 film directed by Takashi Miike, with screenplay by Kikumi Yamagishi. It is loosely based on the South Korean film The Quiet Family. The film is a surreal ...more

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Annabel Simpson added Pet Sematary Two Edward Furlong, Clancy Brown, Anthony Edwards Pet Sematary Two is a 1992 horror film directed by Mary Lambert. The screenplay was written by Richard Outten. It is the sequel to the 1989 film Pet Sematary. The film stars Edward Furlong, ...more

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House on Haunted Hill 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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Fright Night Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette Fright Night is a 2011 American 3D comedy horror film directed by Craig Gillespie. A remake of Tom Holland's 1985 film of the same name, the film was adapted by Marti Noxon. The film premiered ...more

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dee123 added I Spit on Your Grave Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American rape and 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 ...more

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dee123 added My Bloody Valentine 3D Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Megan Boone Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only ...more

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Mirrors Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart Mirrors is a 2008 supernatural horror film directed by Alexandre Aja, and stars Kiefer Sutherland. The film was first titled Into the Mirror, but the name was later changed to Mirrors. Filming ...more

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princ3ss.13 added It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter It is a 1990 psychological horror/drama miniseries based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. The story revolves around an inter-dimensional predatory life-form, which has the ability to ...more

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Evil Dead Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez Evil Dead is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a ...more

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Thirteen Ghosts 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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