Horror remakes are a tricky business. Generally speaking, they carry a negative connotation with them because, more often than not, if a studio sees fit to remake a film it means the film has a following and is beloved by many. And so, in many ways, attempting to cash in on that love or recreate what made the original film such a classic is a bit of a fool's errand.
But sometimes, the filmmakers behind these remakes pull off a miracle. Sometimes, they're able to craft a film that is either on par with or surpasses the original. With the trailers for upcoming horror remakes/reimaginings of both Suspiria and Halloween hitting the web this week, it's a good time to remember that horror remakes can actually work. Both Suspiria and Halloween have some incredibly high expectations to live up to, but so too did a great many of the these, so nothing is out of the question.
From monsters to zombies, and from vampires to the deranged madmen behind and in front of the camera, these are the horror remakes that have blown away expectations.