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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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: Bloodline (2018)

      Directed by Pearry Reginald Teo, Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Hèctor Hernández Vicens

      Movie Overview | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

      Cast: Johnathon Schaech, Atanas Srebrev, Mark Rhino Smith, Bashar Rahal, Rachel O'Meara, Luke Cousins, Jeff Gum, Cristina Serafini, Debbie Sherman, Lillian…
      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.

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  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.

    • The Howling (2017)

      Directed by Steven M. Smith

      Movie Overview | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: This story begins 30 years ago, in a remote English village. Then, many believed the odd tales they had heard of a millionaire scientist and socialite named Rathbone, who often performed ungodly animal experiments, but mysteriously disappeared one day from his mansion house. But the village locals version of the Rathbone legend took his oddities quite a bit further. They were quite sure that his experimenting included humans, in addition to the local fauna. So no-one was upset or too curious when he went missing, even after rumours that one of his human subjects had got loose, killed him, and escaped. Now, a group of teenagers, decide to go looking for clues about the lore, or even about the crazed scientist himself. Then one night out in the woods, beyond the village - what they encounter, captured on video.

      Cast: Hans Hernke, Elizabeth Saint, Jon-Paul Gates, Meriam Kaxuxwena, Mat Holt, Vanessa Hider, Sarah Rose Denton, Zane Casablanca, Carla Shinall, Wendy…
      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)

      Directed by Andrés Muschietti, Andy Muschietti

      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.

      Cast: Javier Botet, Steven Williams, Megan Charpentier, Neil Crone, Stephen Bogaert, Isabelle Nélisse, Isabelle Nélisse, Edie Inksetter, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton,…
      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.