10 Most Disappointing Horror Movie Remakes

"Sometimes, original is better."

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Horror as a whole really has a thing for hurling out remakes of classic movies at the moment. Whether its big name brands like Halloween or cult offerings like Pet Sematary, the industry has got a boner for digging up our past and slapping a shiny new cover on it, even if the source material stands up perfectly well on its own.

No matter how much you liked the original, nothing is safe from the relentless remaking. And often, they turn out to be half-arsed phone-ins for making bank off of famous names rather than from any place of passion for the movie, leaving even the most lenient of fans disappointed in the process. There's the rare excellent remake like The Thing or The Fly, but those are few and far between.

Taking a look at the horror remakes that put the flat into flatlining then, these are the movies that had the potential to really be something special - the films that could offer up a modern reimagining of a great idea, or be an original hot take we'd never seen before.

Instead, they were just a bit sh*t.

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