Top Horror Film Remakes We Are Excited to Watch in 2016-2017

Top Horror Film Remakes We Are Excited to Watch in 2016-2017

Here are some of the most promising horror movie remakes coming out in 2016-2017. Most films are still in early development with very little information attached but the promise of improving or there we say it, reinventing the original films. Upcoming Stephen King film top the charts here as they are films that had the most influence on me growing up. Films include creature features, werewolves, scary clowns, zombies, witches, and many other forms of supernatural intrigue. Would have loved to see a new Nightmare on Elm Street film here but maybe in the future.

Top Horror Movie Reboots Coming Soon

  1. Don’t Look Now

    • Don’t Look Now (1973) Remake

    • Extremely early news with very little details. There is no release date nor stars attached to this project, but it is just a matter of time. This film will be a remake of the Nicolas Roeg classic film Don’t Look Now (1973).

  2. The Birds

    • The Birds (1963) Remake

    • Alfred Hitchcock directed the original The Birds film which is a classic horror movie. It is shocking that someone had not made a remake sooner. Diederik van Rooijen was set to direct last with Naomi Watts also attached to star at a previous time. Platinum Dunes with Michael Bay and Brad Fuller were also attached to produce.

    • The Birds

  3. Creature From the Black Lagoon

    • Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Remake

    • Actress Scarlett Johansson was in talks to take the lead. Jeff Pinkner, the writer of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), was in talks to write the script. Universal Pictures is trying to bring their monster world to life, and we all know they would like to bring back this classic character.

    • Creature from the Black Lagoon

  4. The Craft

    • The Craft (1996) Remake

    • An updated version of The Craft (1996) from Sony Pictures where this generation of youth will see sexy witches in high school. The original became a cult classic, and I have high hopes for this film being a success.

    • The Craft

  5. The Orphanage

    • The Orphanage (2007) Remake

    • Guillermo del Toro produced the original supernatural film, and it had some scary scenes. New Line Cinema had this remake film booked previously with Amy Adams set as the star, but that did not happen the first time around.

    • The Orphanage

  6. Videodrome

    • Videodrome (1983) Remake

    • David Cronenberg delivered something that was beyond memorable to most horror fans. Ehren Kruger, the writer of Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) was set to write the script, and that is a little concerning to me.

    • Videodrome

  7. Day of the Dead (2017)

    • Day of the Dead (1985) Remake

    • Day of the Dead (2017) is a remake based on the George A. Romero film, Day of the Dead (1985) which was in many cases the worst in the zombie films by Romero. That being said, the remake is said to stay very close to the original story found in the original film where a zombie tries to remember its humanity under the careful eyes of a scientist. The pacing of the original film was extremely slow, and I hope that is the first thing improved if nothing else.

    • Day of the Dead (2017)

      Synopsis: A group of survivalists seek shelter from a world overrun with zombies.
      Cast: Johnathon Schaech, Atanas Srebrev, Rachel O'Meara, Mark Rhino Smith, Jeff Gum, Luke Cousins, Ulyana Chan, Marcus Vanco, Nick Loeb, Lorina Kamburova
      Directors: Hèctor Hernández Vicens
      Genres: Horror
  8. Cujo: Canine Unit Joint Operations (2017)

    • Cujo (1983) Remake

    • Cujo: Canine Unit Joint Operations (2017), along with a different movie title will also stray extremely left from the Stephen King source material with some militarized animal(s). This film is said to take on a "Jurrasic World vibe" whatever that means. That plot sounds very alarming, but I am willing to wait and see what develops from that idea.

    • Cujo: Canine Unit Joint Operations (2017)

      AKA(s): Canine Unit Joint Operations, Cujo
      Synopsis: C.U.J.O.- Canine Unit Joint Operations.
      Cast: DJ Perry
      Directors: Lang Elliott
      Genres: Horror
  9. Howling (2017)

    • The Howling (1981) Remake

    • Joe Dante‘s The Howling is a huge cult favorite among the werewolf movie fans and seeing a remake done right is just what The Howling franchise needs/needed.

    • Howling (2017)

      Synopsis: A local myth will be discovered to be true by a group of teenagers on a night out on remote farmland. Is there a bloodthirsty creature that has been wandering the land?
      Cast: Hans Hernke, Elizabeth Saint, Tony Fadil, Tiffany-Ellen Robinson, Maria Austin, Eirik Knutsvik, Jeremy Hill, Clive Jackson, Paul Durs, John Davies
      Directors: Steven M. Smith
      Genres: Horror
  10. Stephen King’s It (2017)

    • It (1990) Remake

    • New Line Cinema has the release date for It (2017) set for September 8, 2017. Andres Muschietti is the director of another 2-part film similar to the way the original TV mini-series was released which makes sense with how the book is also laid out. Bill Skarsgard will star as Pennywise the Clown; a scary clown role made popular by the iconic performance delivered by Tim Curry.

    • It (2017)

      Synopsis: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
      Cast: Javier Botet, Steven Williams, Megan Charpentier, Stephen Bogaert, Edie Inksetter, Geoffrey Pounsett, Wyatt Oleff, Will Poulter, Nicholas Hamilton, Jeremy Ray Taylor
      Directors: Andrés Muschietti
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama

Worth Mentioning

  1. Friday the 13th (2017)

    • Breck Eisner is set to direct the film, but the film seems to have so many issues surrounding it, so I did not add it to the list above, but it deserves to be mentioned. Friday the 13th (2017) is a remake of Sean S. Cunningham‘s Friday the 13th (1980) that will take on a modern feel. Touching the surface, the film was set to be shot in POV style with that being squashed. With many elements being revealed then changed quickly, not sure how this movie will turn out but "the powers that be" are trying hard to make it work for excited horror fans.

    • Friday the 13th (2017)

      Synopsis: The return of the legendary mass murderer Jason Voorhees in the new Friday the 13th.
      Directors: Breck Eisner, David Bruckner
      Genres: Horror

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