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The Thing (1982)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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Best Horror Remake

Old 10-01-08, 10:49 PM
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Best Horror Remake

Which one of these do you think is the best horror remake of all-time?
Old 10-01-08, 11:26 PM
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The Thing, no question. A masterpiece. Followed closely by The Fly, then Invasion of the Body Snatchers ('78) and Dawn of the Dead.
Old 10-01-08, 11:28 PM
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Dracula ('31), Frankenstein ('31), and Hosue of Wax ('53).
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The Thing wins easily but i'm also a fan of Night of the Living Dead from 1990
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My vote goes to Cronenberg
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The Fly. Keep in mind, however, that I have yet to see The Thing. I own it on HD-DVD but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

The Ring is a solid remake but the original far outmatches it IMHO.
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I would say Dawn of the Dead. Its now one of my favorite moves ever
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It's really close between The Fly and The Thing, but I ended up going with The Thing by a small margin.
Old 10-02-08, 12:20 AM
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Texas Chainsaw Masacre
Old 10-02-08, 01:28 AM
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The Thing is the best movie from your list but it would fall into the SciFi category as apposed to the Horror. In fact it would appear that more than half of the movies you listed fall into the SciFi category. I thought this was about horror remakes?

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Old 10-02-08, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by SterlingBen View Post
The Thing is the best movie from your list but it would fall into the SciFi category as apposed to the Horror. In fact it would appear that more than half of the movies you listed fall into the SciFi category. I thought this was about horror remakes?
Huh? Those are all horror films. They may be combinations of sci-fi and horror, but they all definitely have elements of horror in them.
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Although The Fly and The Thing are overall better movies, The Hills Have Eyes remake is the best, given "remake" as the only criteria used.
Old 10-02-08, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by SterlingBen View Post
The Thing is the best movie from your list but it would fall into the SciFi category as apposed to the Horror. In fact it would appear that more than half of the movies you listed fall into the SciFi category. I thought this was about horror remakes?
I've always thought of sci fi as more of a setting or theme than a true standalone genre. Every sci fi movie/show fits into another genre. Alien = sci fi horror, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy = sci fi comedy, I Robot = sci fi action, Star Trek = sci fi adventure, AI = sci fi drama, etc.
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I definitely agree with The Thing and The Fly. I also thought it would be worth pointing out the remake of Nosferatu.
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I actually immensily enjoyed Abel Ferrara's 1993 take on Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

the remake of The Blob is also equally very entertaining.
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Though, The Thing is classic and my favorite version of IotBS is the '78 version. Hands down, before I even opened the thread I knew my vote was going to The Fly. It's an incredible film.

Dawn remake is OK, but clumsy and not even close to equaling the original, IMHO.

The Blob remake is awesome!
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Dawn of the Dead.
They remade a movie I think sucks into a really good zombie flick.
Old 10-02-08, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Maxflier View Post
Dawn of the Dead.
They remade a movie I think sucks into a really good zombie flick.
the remake is definately a tighter film, I thought the original lagged in the middle, but some many of the original's best gore moments are missing, not that they should have replicated the first film verbatum, but aside the baby sequence, and the chainsaws at the end, there aren't really any standout gore moments like the first had, the exploding head, helicopter zombie, the zombie kids, machette to the head, screwdriver to the ear, etc. etc. etc.
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I voted for "The Fly" as I don't consider "The Thing" to be a remake as much as a film that is truer to the original story.
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Originally Posted by DRG View Post
I've always thought of sci fi as more of a setting or theme than a true standalone genre. Every sci fi movie/show fits into another genre. Alien = sci fi horror, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy = sci fi comedy, I Robot = sci fi action, Star Trek = sci fi adventure, AI = sci fi drama, etc.
So Jason X is sci-fi/horror?
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haven't we had this one already?
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The Thing, always.

The Fly is a phenomenal film, though, and I would rank it right up there with The Thing.
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers - the remake improves on the original's sense of paranoia and brilliantly utilizes the burgeoning self-help/ New Age vibe of it's San Francisco setting.
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