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The Worst Horror Movie Remakes 

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Updated June 14, 2019 8.4k votes 814 voters 12.5k views 46 items

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

Released: 1998

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

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

Released: 2006

Directed by: Neil LaBute

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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Samuel Bayer

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

Released: 2009

Directed by: Donald P. Borchers

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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Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, Tom Welling

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rupert Wainwright

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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Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nelson McCormick

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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Brianna Brown, Sid Haig, Greg Travis

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jeff Broadstreet

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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Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Moore

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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Released: 2014

Directed by: Sam Raimi, Gil Kenan

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Taylor Cole, Scout Taylor-Compton, Josh Henderson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores, The Butcher Brothers

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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Meagan Good, Ariel Winter, Margaret Cho

Released: 2008

Directed by: Eric Valette

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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Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Ron Perlman

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley

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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Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris

Released: 2007

Directed by: Rob Zombie

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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dee123 added Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

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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Shawnee Smith, Larry Miller, Bobbie Phillips

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ian Kessner, Adam Grossman

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Released: 2006

Directed by: Simon West

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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Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Malin Åkerman

Released: 2007

Directed by: James McTeigue, Oliver Hirschbiegel

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Sophia Bush, Sean Bean, Neal McDonough

Released: 2007

Directed by: Dave Meyers

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David Carradine, Lynn Redgrave, Chad Allen

Released: 1985

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

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Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2006

Directed by: Glen Morgan

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Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Douglas

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Brenda Bakke, Timothy Busfield, Aidan Devine

Directed by: Chris Thomson

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