Ah, remakes. The mere mention of that word often sends horror fans running for the hills, as there’s nothing we hate quite as much as our favorite classics being messed with.
Well, there’s nothing most of us hate quite as much as that, at least.
The fact of the matter is that there are just as many good remakes as there are bad ones, the same way that there are just as many bad original horror movies as there are good original ones. It’s for this reason that it’s fairly ridiculous to write off all remakes simply because they’re based on movies from the past, as doing so excludes gems like The Fly and The Thing from the Top 10 lists that they most definitely belong high atop.
But what about remakes that have come out much more recently than those two shining examples of how good a remake can be, in the right hands? That’s what we’re here to discuss today on Shock, as a sort of follow-up to my recent piece on the 10 best horror sequels of the past decade.
As always, keep in mind that these choices merely represent my personal favorites, so if you disagree, drop the hate and let’s have a healthy discussion in the comments section!Onto the list, in no particular order…