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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
CraigAlarm added 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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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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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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Cabin Fever (2016) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Horror Movie Remakes
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Mischa Barton
Pulse is a 2006 American horror film written by Wes Craven and Ray Wright, and directed by Jim Sonzero. It is a remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 Japanese horror film Kairo. The film stars ...more
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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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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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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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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 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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Annabel Simpson added 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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dee123 added 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