Best Top Horror Movie Remakes List

Best Top Horror Movie Remakes List

With so many bad horror movie remakes, we decided to make a top horror movie remakes list. Most horror remakes are pretty terrible, but there are those select few that we would like to highlight here as great stabs at continuing the franchise with a good remake. Famous directors who continued the stories or even reimagined the stories in the remake include Zack Snyder, David Cronenberg, Alexandre Aja, Francis Ford Coppola, Fede Alvarez, Rob Zombie, and Matt Reeves. This list includes over 30 movies, so there is quite a few that every horror/sci-fi fan should find desirable and a few that may not appeal to you specifically. Enjoy the movies list and tell us if we missed one of your favorites.


Best Horror Movie Remakes

  1. 1). The Blob (1988)

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    The Blob (1988)

    Official Synopsis: Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in…

    Tagline: Man is no longer the supreme being on this planet.

    Cast: Bill Moseley, Beau Billingslea, Frank Collison, Rick Avery, Jeffrey DeMunn, Noble Craig, Robert Hammond, Billy Beck, Jamison Newlander, Jack Nance,…

  2. 2). Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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    Dawn of the Dead (2004)

    Official Synopsis: Ana goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood,…

    Tagline: When the undead rise, civilization will fall.

    Cast: Tom Savini, Matt Frewer, Ken Foree, Boyd Banks, Kevin Zegers, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Kim Poirier, Michael Kelly, Lindy Booth,…

  3. 3). The Fly (1986)

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    The Fly (1986)

    Official Synopsis: Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against…

    Tagline: Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong.

    Cast: David Cronenberg, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Michael Copeman, Leslie Carlson, Joy Boushel, George Chuvalo, Carol Lazare, Shawn Hewitt

  4. 4). The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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    The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

    Official Synopsis: While celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple are caravanning through the desert with their 3 children, son in law and their baby granddaughter. While the rest of the family agrees there are plenty of…

    Tagline: Life is shorter than you think.

    Cast: Greg Nicotero, Ted Levine, Robert Joy, Billy Drago, Ezra Buzzington, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Bailey Smith, Laura Ortiz, Tom Bower, Vinessa…

  5. 5). The Ring (2002)

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    The Ring (2002)

    Official Synopsis: Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers (including her niece). There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. If…

    Tagline: Before you die, you see... the ring.

    Cast: Brian Cox, Joe Chrest, Keith Campbell, Vincent Hogarth, Daveigh Chase, Adam Brody, David Dorfman, Jane Alexander, Chuck Hicks, Sasha Barrese,…

  6. 6). The Thing (2011)

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    The Thing (2011)

    Official Synopsis: Paleontologist Kate Lloyd is invited by Dr. Sandor Halvorson to join his team who have found something extraordinary. Deep below the Arctic ice, they have found an alien spacecraft that has been there for perhaps…

    Tagline: It's not human. Yet.

    Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jonathan Walker, Michael Brown, Eric Christian Olsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Kristofer Hivju, Jørgen Langhelle,…

  7. 7). The Amityville Horror (2005)

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    The Amityville Horror (2005)

    Official Synopsis: In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children move into an elegant Long Island house. What they don't know is that the house was the site of a horrific mass murder…

    Tagline: What happened over the next 28 days has never been explained.

    Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jesse James, Melissa George, Ryan Kross, Rachel Nichols, Philip Baker Hall, Jimmy…

  8. 8). Black Christmas (2006)

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    Black Christmas (2006)

    Official Synopsis: In the 70's, the boy Billy is born with yellow skin due to a liver disease and his dysfunctional mother rejects him. Later he witnesses his mother and her lover killing his beloved father and…

    Tagline: This holiday season, the slay ride begins.

    Cast: Michael Adamthwaite, Crystal Lowe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Karin Konoval, Ron Selmour, Jerry Wasserman, Aaron Pearl, Jill Teed, Kristen Cloke, Christian…

  9. 9). Body Snatchers (1993)

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    Body Snatchers (1993)

    Official Synopsis: Family moves to military base for the summer, but the soldiers are behaving even more strangely than usual. Is it a toxic spill as suggested or is it something more sinister?

    Tagline: The Invasion Continues

    Cast: R. Lee Ermey, Forest Whitaker, Meg Tilly, Christine Elise, Phil Neilson, Billy Wirth, Thurman L. Combs, Sylvia Small, Adrian Unveragh,…

  10. 10). Carrie (Remake) (2013)

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    Carrie (Remake) (2013)

    Official Synopsis: The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie…

    Tagline: You will know her name

    Cast: Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Chris Britton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kim Roberts, Peter Hewitt, Michelle Nolden, Barry Shabaka…

  11. 11). The Crazies (2010)

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    The Crazies (2010)

    Official Synopsis: As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band…

    Tagline: Fear Thy Neighbor

    Cast: Glenn Morshower, Justin Welborn, E. Roger Mitchell, Larry Cedar, Michael Koske, Radha Mitchell, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Danielle Panabaker, Chris Carnel, Joe…

  12. 12). Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

    Official Synopsis: This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is…

    Tagline: Beware

    Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ele Bardha, Michael Laren, Richard E. Grant,…

  13. 13). Evil Dead Remake (2013)

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    Evil Dead Remake (2013)

    Official Synopsis: Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession…

    Tagline: The most terrifying film you will ever experience.

    Cast: Bruce Campbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jim McLarty, Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Rupert Degas, Bob Dorian, Ellen Sandweiss, Elizabeth…

  14. 14). The Grudge (2004)

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    The Grudge (2004)

    Official Synopsis: Karen Davis, an American Nurse, moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing…

    Tagline: It never forgives. It never forgets.

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Bill Pullman, Clea DuVall, Takashi Matsuyama, William Mapother, Takako Fuji, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Yoshiyuki Morishita, KaDee Strickland, Grace…

  15. 15). Halloween (2007)

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    Halloween (2007)

    Official Synopsis: The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet... but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, a ten year old boy called Michael Myers brutally kills his step father, his elder…

    Tagline: Evil Has A Destiny

    Cast: Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo, Bill Moseley, Dee Wallace, Udo Kier, Danielle Harris, Daniel Roebuck, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Kristina…

  16. 16). House of Wax (2005)

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    House of Wax (2005)

    Official Synopsis: Six friends are on their way to a football game. They decide to camp out for the night and continue driving the next day. The next day the friends find that they're having car troubles,…

    Tagline: Gejagt. Ermordet. Zur Schau gestellt. (Hunted.Murdered.Displayed.)

    Cast: Jon Abrahams, Damon Herriman, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Robert Ri'chard, Andy Anderson, Emma Lung, Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian…

  17. 17). I Spit on Your Grave (2010) (2010)

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    I Spit on Your Grave (2010) (2010)

    Official Synopsis: Writer Jennifer Hills (Butler) takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in the small town attracts the attention of a…

    Tagline: It's Date Night

    Cast: Tracey Walter, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Sarah Butler, Saxon Sharbino, Daniel Franzese, Chad Lindberg, Mollie Milligan, Amber Dawn…

  18. 18). The Last House on the Left (2009)

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    The Last House on the Left (2009)

    Official Synopsis: After kidnapping and torturing two innocent teenage girls, a group of people seek refuge in the home of the parents of one of the victimized girls. When the parents find out what happened to their…

    Tagline: If bad people hurt someone you love, how far would you go to hurt them back?

    Cast: Tony Goldwyn, Spencer Treat Clark, Michael Bowen, Monica Potter, Josh Coxx, Riki Lindhome, Sara Paxton, Garret Dillahunt, Aaron Paul, Martha…

  19. 19). Let Me In (2010)

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    Let Me In (2010)

    Official Synopsis: In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the twelve year-old Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates; at home, Owen dreams of avenging himself against the trio of…

    Tagline: Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.

    Cast: Elias Koteas, Richard Jenkins, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Dylan Kenin, Dylan Minnette, Jon McGarrah, Sasha Barrese,…

  20. 20). Maniac (2012)

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    Maniac (2012)

    Official Synopsis: Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young…

    Tagline: I warned you not to go out tonight

    Cast: Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Brittani Cox, Jan Broberg, Megan Duffy, Mike McCarty, Steffinnie Phrommany, Sammi Rotibi, Alex Diaz, Rochelle Rudolph,…

  21. 21). Mother's Day (2010)

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    Mother's Day (2010)

    Official Synopsis: Three brothers on the run from the law head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Mother ingeniously orchestrates her sons' escape, teaching the house's new owners and…

    Tagline: DON'T Misbehave

    Cast: Frank Grillo, Lloyd Kaufman, J. LaRose, Shawn Ashmore, Jaime King, Alexa PenaVega, A.J. Cook, Andrew Bryniarski, Lyriq Bent, Tony Nappo,…

  22. 22). My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

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    My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

    Official Synopsis: In the mining town of Harmony, a drilling accident is caused by the son of the owner, Tom Hanniger. The mine collapses, burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive, but…

    Tagline: On January 16, Get Your Heart Broken.

    Cast: John W. Iwanonkiw, Marc Macaulay, Tom Atkins, Todd Farmer, Jeffrey Jones, Bingo O'Malley, Kerr Smith, Edi Gathegi, Betsy Rue, Chris…

  23. 23). My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

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    My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

    Official Synopsis: In the mining town of Harmony, a drilling accident is caused by the son of the owner, Tom Hanniger. The mine collapses, burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive, but…

    Tagline: On January 16, Get Your Heart Broken.

    Cast: John W. Iwanonkiw, Marc Macaulay, Tom Atkins, Todd Farmer, Jeffrey Jones, Bingo O'Malley, Kerr Smith, Edi Gathegi, Betsy Rue, Chris…

  24. 24). Piranha 3D (2010)

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    Piranha 3D (2010)

    Official Synopsis: Lake Victoria's annual Spring party by 50,000 young revelers is about to turn into a feeding frenzy with prehistoric hunger-pains. With knee-trembler's above the waves and tremors below, released from their dormant sleep, thousands upon…

    Tagline: This Summer 3D Shows Its Teeth

    Cast: Greg Nicotero, Eli Roth, Bonnie Morgan, Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Dina Meyer, John Stewart, Jerry O'Connell, Paul Scheer, Richard Dreyfuss,…

  25. 25). Silent Night (2012)

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    Silent Night (2012)

    Official Synopsis: The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

    Tagline: He Knows Who's Been Naughty

    Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Lisa Marie, Donal Logue, Jaime King, John B. Lowe, Brendan Fehr, Cortney Palm, Ellen Wong, Ali Tataryn, Jessica…

Good Movies Worth Mentioning

  1. 26). The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

    Official Synopsis: Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five youths pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who shoots herself in their van. Shaken by the suicide, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even…

    Tagline: Inspired by a True Story

  2. 27). Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

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    Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

    Official Synopsis: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter…

    Tagline: Terror has multiplied.

  3. 28). The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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    The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

    Official Synopsis: 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark…

  4. 29). We Are What We Are (2013)

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    We Are What We Are (2013)

    Official Synopsis: A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs…

    Tagline: Blood is the strongest bond.

  5. 30). Fright Night (2011)

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    Fright Night (2011)

    Official Synopsis: A remake of the 1985 original, teenager Charley Brewster (Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him,…

    Tagline: You can't run from evil when it lives next door.

  6. 31). House on Haunted Hill (1999)

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    Official Synopsis: When an eccentric millionaire offer a group of opposites $1,000,000 to spend the night in a so called "Haunted House" with a murderous past, they figure it is a quick way to get quick money…

    Tagline: Evil Loves To Party.

  7. 32). The Omen (2006)

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    Official Synopsis: When the Vatican observatory priest sees the appearance of a comet, the Church is sure that it confirms the eve of the Armageddon. Meanwhile, the USA President's godson Robert Thorn is informed in the maternity…

    Tagline: His Day Will Come

  8. 33). Quarantine (2008)

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    Official Synopsis: A television reporter and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles fire crew. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers…

    Tagline: On March 11 2008, the government sealed off an apartment complex in Los Angeles. The residents were never seen again. No details. No witnesses. No evidence. Until now.

  9. 34). The Silent House (2011)

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    Official Synopsis: This movie is about Sarah as she and her dad go to their lakeside retreat to pack things up inside because it is being sold. While there, her uncle also helps get the place up…

  10. 35). Straw Dogs (2011)

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    Official Synopsis: Screenwriter David Sumner travels with his wife Amy in his Jaguar to her homeland Blackwater, in the Mississippi. Amy's father has passed away and David intends to write his screenplay about Stalingrad in the house.…

    Tagline: Everyone Has a Breaking Point