My dude!!! It's not my top horror remake (because there is such stiff competition), but I'm so happy to see MBV3D getting some love. It gets lost in the shuffle of horror discussion and I thought it was a very fun movie that actually paid homage to the source material and sought to continue the story rather than retread familiar ground.
Haha, what? This movie isn't even that good and has nothing even to the first ED movie, not to mention ED2 - which pretty much already is a remake of the first ED - and AoD... And there are many way better horror remakes than this unoriginal piece of a movie :
The Thing (1982),
Dawn of the Dead (no better than the original, but as a standalone movie is way better than ED remake)
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers,
The Hills Have Eyes
You know, outside of The Thing, The Hills Have Eyes is probably "most improved" considering how fantastic the remake is versus the original's total mediocrity. The remake goes places, Aja is a fucking king.
Shit, Piranha too for that matter. Underrated creature feature classic.
I think The Ring (US, 2002) is one of the best horror remakes. It builds on the original because the imagery is a lot more creepy and intense and it has a much higher quality of cinematography and filmmaking. It's a shame that both its sequels were utter shite, while the Japanese Ring 2 is actually really good and much more scary than its predecessor.
Agreed. I loved the grime and grit of the original, but the remake makes up for that with its uncompromising perspective. While most "first person/POV" movies tend to be action flicks aping the imagery of video games, Maniac uses the perspective to bring us uncomfortably close to the protagonist. Maniac's storytelling has an unsettling inescapable immediacy; the violence trades the original's excess for a sense of gross raw snuff-film brutality, horrifically enhanced thanks to the intimate view. I think it has some of the most uncomfortable violence I've seen since that scene in Zodiac.
Nah. It was alright. You just had Cabin in the Woods kinda take the piss a few years before, and the first 2/3 of the remake was almost laughably rote when you look at it in that context. Would have been interesting to see them connect it with the series, but the remake is only above adequate in a vacuum where you don't have the original, the sequel/remake we already got, and CITW pre-emptively bulldozing the genre/conceit
Oh I like the Evil Dead Remake because of that. Just wouldn't say it's the best remake. I was more thinking of all those other super lame horror remakes that really offer nothing. Texas Chainsaw, Friday 13th etc.