Friday, September 2, 2011

Top 4 Remakes!

I'm usually not a fan of remakes; HOWEVER...occasionally, there are those remakes that have a special place in my heart! So, I decided just to do the top 4 because I usually do top 5 or 10--spice things up a bit. Plus I don't know what it is but I like the number 4. AnyWAY! This was a bit difficult for me but here goes!

4.   Dawn of the Dead
It does die down at some certain point...but still enjoyable.

3.   The Last House on the Left
I honestly, have no complaints about this movie. I thought it was full of gore, horror, disgust & more. Though there are some parts that are overwhelming.

2.   Mother's Day
It was a great update to the original. I was unsure about seeing it at first but fully enjoyed it.

1.    I Spit on Your Grave
This to me is what a remake SHOULD be. It's just an updated version of the old. The main girl, Sarah Butler, did a phenominonal job!

I'd love to hear everyone else's so, what's your favorite remakes?


  1. Totally agree with your list. Dawn Of The Dead and Last House On The Left are solid remakes. I Spit On Your Grave was decent too.

  2. The only one I haven't seen so far is the remake of I Spit On Your Grave. The others are really good.

  3. I actually don't know about The Last House on the Left. What's that movie about?

    I'm trying to think of a good remake, and can't. I pretty much always prefer the original! If one comes to my mind later, I'll leave you another comment. :)

  4. I think when it comes to remakes, a lot depends on whether you have an emotional attachment to the original. It's just like cover versions of songs - younger audiences can make them a hit without necessarily even knowing that they aren't original.

    I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't seen any of these movies - remake or original. I know, I know... bad, Little Gothic Horrors, bad!!!

  5. I just watched the remake of The Last House on the Left and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I also love Dawn of the Dead too. I'm not sure what my favorite remake is. It's probably Dawn of the Dead, but I also love The Thing and Dark Water.

  6. I agree with some parts being overwhelming in The Last House On The Left. Even though the original Dawn of the Dead is one of my favorite zombie movies I still enjoyed the remake.

  7. @Ty great minds think alike!

    @Ghostwound whenever you do check it out, I think you may like it as well.

    @Justine The Lat House on the Left was an updated version from the original with a twist to it. The movie is about a young lady and her friend was attacked by these crazed men and one woman, I think. One of the girls who is nearly killed by them somehow makes it back to her family vacation house. The parents shelter the crazed people but then find out they attacked their daughter and decides to get revenge!

    @LGH That is true about remakes, it isn't as often that I do find some that I like. But when I do, it's gold! Lol, you aren't bad! People just have different taste.

    @Theri The Thing & Dark Water were good ones.

    @Jenny It's one of my favorite zombie movies too! :P

  8. I'm surprised that out of the remakes listed, Carpenter's The Thing didn't place. You should give it at least a shout or some credit for taking a classic sci-fi/horror film and updating with a greater emphasis on the original novella. Great splatter effects, nerve wracking suspense. Really should get an honorable mention.

  9. Nice list! As a fan of the original "Dawn of the Dead" I went into the remake expecting not to like it. Was very happily surprised by it. I have to admit that I haven't seen a couple of these. They're now on "the list"!

    I know it's more science-fiction than straight-up horror, but I have to agree that I was surprised to not see John Carpenter's "The Thing" on the list (perhaps that would have been no. 5?).

  10. Oh, and I should also mention that (while also on the sci-fi side more than straight horror) David Cronenberg's remake of "The Fly" was pretty cool too!


  11. @Bambino If I would have put The Thing on my list, I wouldn't be honest. I'm not saying it's a bad remake, it's not one of my top 4...maybe if it was top 10, sure.

    @Glen The Fly was quite awesome, like I said it was a difficult post for me to do but I got THROUGH it.

  12. The Last House on the Left is no doubt my favorite remake ever. After that is Cronenberg's AMAZING remake of The Fly, they're neck in neck really - even though they are completely different!

    The I Spit remake went in exactly the same direction that I thought it was going to, which is why it didn't work for me. It was too elaborate, too slick, and had no emotion.

  13. The "I Spit on Your Grave" was BRUTAL! :) It was about 100 times better than the original which was a typical '70s sexploitation crapfest where you don't really get to see anything.

    I have no great attachment to movies from a certain era. If they are remade better than the originals then I'll happily ditch the original in favour of the modern version. Unfortunately, most remakes don't improve on anything.

    I don't think that "Last House on the Left" added anything new but Cromartie from 'The Sarah Connor Chronicles" was in it so I enjoyed it even though he wasn't as good as David Hess.

    "Dawn of the Dead" I absolutely agree with as being much better than the original. All those blue faces and crappy music throw me right out of the original now.

  14. Of all the modern remakes, I agree that these four are among the very bestestestest! I LOVED mothers day and DOTD, and enjoyed the other two quite a damn but as well. Other than DOTD , these were all better than the originals

  15. Not a bad list, Dawn of the Dead was good and I enjoyed Last House on the Left. I watched the new Nightmare on Elm street recently and thought it was miles better than I expected. Have you seen it?

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  16. Did you catch the Mother's Day remake at a film festival? As far as I know it still hasnt been released to theatres in the US. I LOVED the original and I am dying to see the remake. I loved the other three remakes as well. I spit on your grave was brutal. Possibly more so than anything else I've ever seen.