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(HitFix)   10 horror movie remakes that got it right including....Dark Water. Really   (hitfix.com) divider line 136
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2013-03-21 07:39:56 AM  
the remake of The Grudge is terrible. I've also seen Dark Water, but damn if I remember anything about it.
 
2013-03-21 07:39:58 AM  
Is that the one where Nicole Kidman is trapped on the boat?
 
2013-03-21 07:40:26 AM  
Fail 1: Slideshow
Fail 2: Roughly half the movies listed. Texas Chainsaw Massacre with Jessica Biel??? Really?
 
2013-03-21 07:42:15 AM  
Whatever, Dark Water didn't even have any pirates!
 
2013-03-21 07:46:08 AM  

foo monkey: Is that the one where Nicole Kidman is trapped on the boat?


THAT was a good movie!!!
 
2013-03-21 07:46:50 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: the remake of The Grudge is terrible. I've also seen Dark Water, but damn if I remember anything about it.


Beware high rise water towers.

And shiatty movies. But that's just like, my opinion man.
 
2013-03-21 07:47:18 AM  

foo monkey: Is that the one where Nicole Kidman is trapped on the boat?


No, that's "Dead Calm" which is a pretty good thriller.
 
2013-03-21 07:48:45 AM  

buntz: foo monkey: Is that the one where Nicole Kidman is trapped on the boat?

THAT was a good movie!!!


But not as good as the original.
 
2013-03-21 07:52:22 AM  
I found the Dawn of the Dead remake to be largely forgettable, but I must say that I felt the opening sequence was very well done (in an action movie sense).  After the female lead reaches the mall, the film heads downhill for me.
 
2013-03-21 07:53:08 AM  
Did it right.
www.gossiprocks.com
/hot hot hot
 
2013-03-21 07:53:46 AM  
I want to see the Evil Dead remake but I think I'll probably just end up throwing up
 
2013-03-21 08:01:04 AM  

Lyonid: I found the Dawn of the Dead remake to be largely forgettable, but I must say that I felt the opening sequence was very well done (in an action movie sense).  After the female lead reaches the mall, the film heads downhill for me.


It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

i1171.photobucket.com

*apple crunch*
 
2013-03-21 08:01:06 AM  
They should remake Prometheus.

That version last year didn't make a lick of sense....
 
2013-03-21 08:05:06 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

[i1171.photobucket.com image 290x226]

*apple crunch*


She has an absolutely wonderful vagina, just simply wonderful. A delight.
 
2013-03-21 08:08:04 AM  
Came for "The Thing,"  Staying to toss my J&B and ice into the Chess computer.
 
2013-03-21 08:10:10 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.


It kills me that the whole zombies "brains" thing comes from Return of the Living Dead but if you asked the average person who says "braaaaaaiiiinnns" when talking about zombies why they say that, chances are they never even SAW Return of the Living Dead!

/dogs can't look up
 
2013-03-21 08:10:29 AM  
I thought the Dawn of the Dead remake was really good and Sarah Polly was adorable. It barely qualified as a remake though. The only similarities with the original was it was zombies in a mall. The characters and story were completely different.

Let Me In was well received.
 
2013-03-21 08:15:03 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

[i1171.photobucket.com image 290x226]

*apple crunch*

She has an absolutely wonderful vagina, just simply wonderful. A delight.



It's a prosthetic. A Barbiedollesque blank covering. They had to make her wear one to get the "R" rating instead of "NC-17". They talk about it on the DVD commentary.


Unless you know her from more than her movies in which case : pics or it didn't happen.
 
2013-03-21 08:17:00 AM  

buntz: StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

It kills me that the whole zombies "brains" thing comes from Return of the Living Dead but if you asked the average person who says "braaaaaaiiiinnns" when talking about zombies why they say that, chances are they never even SAW Return of the Living Dead!

/dogs can't look up




Dead accurate statement.

/send more cops
 
2013-03-21 08:17:17 AM  
Isn't that picture of Donald Sutherland that's shown for Invasion of the Body Snatchers really from the movie Don't Look Know?
 
2013-03-21 08:23:00 AM  
Dark Water? Really? Having seen both, I'd say the remake is a perfectly good family drama, but that's all it is. It's basically a neutered, sanitized version with the bargain at the end spelled out in giant letters to make sure absolutely everybody got it.

The rest of the list:

Texas Chainsaw thingie: Never seen any of these.
The Ring: The original was crude but effective, despite the cheap "inverse" effects. The remake was slick, shallow, and utterly awful.
Body Snatchers. I would have voted for this if it wasn't for a certain other movie.
Hills have Eyes: Haven't seen either.
The Grudge: The original TV-straight-to-video version -- "Ju-On" -- was great. IMO the japanese movie remake was OK, but nothing more. Ditto the Buffy version.
The Fly: I liked the remake, but never saw the original.
Don't be afraid of the dark: Meh to the remake. Never saw the original.
Dawn of the Dead: The opening scene was awesome. The rest was "just another zombie movie." Never saw the original. Also, seen enough zombies for a while.
The Thing: Got my vote. The original (1951) was only so-so. Carpenter's remake was something special. It didn't impress me that much when I first saw it, but it's aged well. (the recent "prequel / remake" was a big fat nothing, IMO)
 
2013-03-21 08:24:19 AM  
Half the list teh suck and I suspect The Thing is only on there is some stretch attempt to give it credibility.
 
2013-03-21 08:25:31 AM  

One Bad Apple: Tat'dGreaser: StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

[i1171.photobucket.com image 290x226]

*apple crunch*

She has an absolutely wonderful vagina, just simply wonderful. A delight.


It's a prosthetic. A Barbiedollesque blank covering. They had to make her wear one to get the "R" rating instead of "NC-17". They talk about it on the DVD commentary.


Unless you know her from more than her movies in which case : pics or it didn't happen.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-21 08:28:04 AM  
No Psycho remake?  For shame.
 
2013-03-21 08:28:50 AM  

One Bad Apple: It's a prosthetic. A Barbiedollesque blank covering. They had to make her wear one to get the "R" rating instead of "NC-17". They talk about it on the DVD commentary.


Unless you know her from more than her movies in which case : pics or it didn't happen.


Well thank you for ruining Xmas
 
2013-03-21 08:29:24 AM  
So where is Psycho (1998)? It was a shot for shot remake except it added a scene of Vince Vaghn beating off whilst watching Anne Heche in the shower, which I thought was a much needed element that Alfred Hitchcock just dropped the ball on in the original. Plus there was an excellent view of Anne Heche's asshole. Alfred Hitchcock. Farking hack.
 
2013-03-21 08:36:15 AM  

Mugato: Anne Heche's asshole


That, that right there doomed that movie to be forgotten to the sands of time
 
2013-03-21 08:41:14 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Did it right.
[www.gossiprocks.com image 800x500]
/hot hot hot



This. Patricia Tallman and Tony Todd were a great pairing for that film.
 
2013-03-21 08:48:24 AM  
I'm really not a horror fan.  Mostly because I find so little of it scary.  I saw Dark Water.  Did not realize it was supposed to be horror.
 
2013-03-21 08:52:56 AM  

Trollin4Colon: Fail 1: Slideshow
Fail 2: Roughly half the movies listed. Texas Chainsaw Massacre with Jessica Biel??? Really?


Here you go, friend.
 
2013-03-21 09:01:59 AM  

Uncle Tractor: Don't be afraid of the dark: Meh to the remake. Never saw the original.


The scariest thing ever, on TV.

/Besides minor celeb trainwrecks
 
2013-03-21 09:03:00 AM  

One Bad Apple: Tat'dGreaser: StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

[i1171.photobucket.com image 290x226]

*apple crunch*

She has an absolutely wonderful vagina, just simply wonderful. A delight.


It's a prosthetic. A Barbiedollesque blank covering. They had to make her wear one to get the "R" rating instead of "NC-17". They talk about it on the DVD commentary.



Which I find strange, since Return of the Living Dead was released in 1985, but the NC-17 rating wasn't instituted until 1990.
 
2013-03-21 09:04:48 AM  

Lee's_Austin: No Psycho remake?  For shame.


There was never a remake
 
2013-03-21 09:05:12 AM  
Dark Water was pretty good at the whole atmosphere building part that a lot of horror movies neglect, but the story didn't seem to have any coherency. I thought it was pretty awful.
 
2013-03-21 09:06:45 AM  

Mugato: Let Me In was well received.


I love both versions of that movie.

for a second I thought they were trying to say the newest "the thing" was good.  talk about meh.

/MEW was the only good thing about that film.  Hope she gets more leading roles.
//not the pokemon
///I would want to catch her though
 
2013-03-21 09:07:21 AM  
Also, I really like the American version of the Strangers
 
2013-03-21 09:10:12 AM  

thecpt: for a second I thought they were trying to say the newest "the thing" was good. talk about meh.


I don't know why everyone rails on that one. It wasn't a remake, it was a prequel. And in this day and age when we are retreading every farking thing under the son, it stands pretty much alone as a decently done homage to John's version. It's slow build, decent effects, and never feels like an inside joke. Hell, had the 85 version never been made the 2011 would have been up there as one of the best horror movies in a long time.
 
2013-03-21 09:13:56 AM  

thecpt: Also, I really like the American version of the Strangers


I hated that movie
 
2013-03-21 09:14:56 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: thecpt: for a second I thought they were trying to say the newest "the thing" was good. talk about meh.

I don't know why everyone rails on that one. It wasn't a remake, it was a prequel. And in this day and age when we are retreading every farking thing under the son, it stands pretty much alone as a decently done homage to John's version. It's slow build, decent effects, and never feels like an inside joke. Hell, had the 85 version never been made the 2011 would have been up there as one of the best horror movies in a long time.


well that's the thing, it followed nearly the exact same plot and progression.  It never felt like it "added" to the horror or like it even tried to put a different spin on it.  I still enjoyed it, but I wanted something that was going to be slightly different.  The only added element was the language barrier, which wasn't much really.
 
2013-03-21 09:15:51 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: thecpt: Also, I really like the American version of the Strangers

I hated that movie


you hate like everything though.

I thought it was a nice, slow suspense with horrifying consequences.
 
2013-03-21 09:19:49 AM  

thecpt: you hate like everything though.

I thought it was a nice, slow suspense with horrifying consequences.


No I just hate things you like, even though I have no idea who you are

I don't like realistic horror movies that could be solved if someone just had a gun handy
 
2013-03-21 09:21:58 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: I don't like realistic horror movies that could be solved if someone just had a gun handy


What about thrillers like Breakdown with Kurt Russel, that to me was a great thriller with some horror elements.
 
2013-03-21 09:22:39 AM  

wheresourfish: One Bad Apple: Tat'dGreaser: StoPPeRmobile: It's like someone idea of a Romero flick that only knows "Return of the Living Dead" and doesn't get the good parts.

[i1171.photobucket.com image 290x226]

*apple crunch*

She has an absolutely wonderful vagina, just simply wonderful. A delight.


It's a prosthetic. A Barbiedollesque blank covering. They had to make her wear one to get the "R" rating instead of "NC-17". They talk about it on the DVD commentary.


Which I find strange, since Return of the Living Dead was released in 1985, but the NC-17 rating wasn't instituted until 1990.




I guess it wouldn't have recieved a mpaa rating. Which would have made it x rated. Then no sales.

IDIOTS!
 
2013-03-21 09:23:35 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: What about thrillers like Breakdown with Kurt Russel, that to me was a great thriller with some horror elements.


Never seen it
 
2013-03-21 09:25:35 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: I don't like realistic horror movies that could be solved if someone just had a gun handy


they found a gun, it didn't end well  :(

/yeah, we seem to have the most polar opposite tastes ever
 
2013-03-21 09:25:48 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: Never seen it


Netflix has it on the stream, highly recommend it.
 
2013-03-21 09:26:54 AM  

thecpt: they found a gun, it didn't end well  :(

/yeah, we seem to have the most polar opposite tastes ever


Cause they were stupid!!! There were so many chances to kill the bad guys it was ridiculous. They got bested by a bunch of idiots in masks. COME ON
 
2013-03-21 09:27:31 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Netflix has it on the stream, highly recommend it.


I finally joined the 2000's and got Netflix, so I will do so
 
2013-03-21 09:42:04 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: Cause they were stupid!!! There were so many chances to kill the bad guys it was ridiculous. They got bested by a bunch of idiots in masks. COME ON


Granted they were psychopaths and they weren't sure what they were capable of.  They could of sat in that room all day camping that door with the gun, but the sickos would've lit the cabin on fire.  I'm not sure of the number of times they could've killed them, but I don't think it was a high number.

/you like horror where the pretense is that there can't be a gun?  or the use of one is most likely detrimental?  I like the descent
 
2013-03-21 09:47:43 AM  

thecpt: well that's the thing, it followed nearly the exact same plot and progression. It never felt like it "added" to the horror or like it even tried to put a different spin on it. I still enjoyed it, but I wanted something that was going to be slightly different. The only added element was the language barrier, which wasn't much really.


I guess I had a different take on it, I thought it added enough back scatter to stand on its own. And of course it would take a similar arc, its the thing. It imitates and tries to infiltrate, I'd be a little pissed if it did something dramatically different.
 
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