Top 10 Horror Remakes

Mike / January 19th, 2012

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  • jaxon93

    January 19, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Thx for all the videos you have been putting online even though your busy. It takes a good work ethic to stock up because you are going to be busy.

    • Herlea Florin

      August 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Why he is soo busy?

  • Doogrisa

    January 19, 2012 at 12:18 am

    You having fun Mike? you only have THOUSANDS OF GAMES TO CHOOSE FROM! Kinda like the old Jordan commercials “Everybody wants to be like Mike”

  • bangazang

    January 19, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Awesome stuff, but Spike’s website video player/bandwidth is asscrap

  • samuellozada94

    January 19, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Great vid but im sorry cant agree and call the freddy and jason remake pathetic pieces of garbage. This is coming from a huge old school freddy and jason fan. They were just ok but from from crap.

    • OlaviPössi

      January 19, 2012 at 1:02 am

      @samuellozada94 That’s so true, but I don’t think Freddy vs. Jason is a re-make… Besides i dont think he would say that since he said that the film was entertaining in his last years monster madness.

  • OlaviPössi

    January 19, 2012 at 1:00 am

    that was one of the best top of videos of yours. I agreed with almost anything except i would’ve putten the RZ halloween higher on the list. Oh yeah and the 3D cinemassacre logo was awesome :D

  • MrArkadin

    January 19, 2012 at 1:02 am

    So where are King Kong and Klaus Kinski? O_o

    • ThrowntoReality

      January 19, 2012 at 2:54 am

      @MrArkadin King Kong only has one true horror scene, and that’s the scene when they’re at the bottom of the valley… with the creatures.

  • Staarscommando

    January 19, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Got anything different to say? Bang Hammer!!!!

  • beastwarking

    January 19, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Hey James have you seen the new version of “The Thing?” While not as good as John Carpenter’s, its still has some really suspenseful moments and is just an enjoyable film to watch

  • January 19, 2012 at 2:04 am

    The clips with the young boy and the brain looking creature; does anyone know what movie that’s from?

    • Valaris

      January 19, 2012 at 3:14 am

      @StrongwaterOJ Invaders from Mars (1986).

      • January 19, 2012 at 3:23 am

        @Valaris Thanks, man! You rock!

      • MichaelSeale

        January 19, 2012 at 6:41 am

        @Valaris@StrongwaterOJ I was about to ask this same question! I remember seeing that as a kid, but haven’t been able to find it! Thanks for asking the question, and thanks for the answer.

      • Claude Lilford

        November 2, 2014 at 8:18 am

        A Great film and a great remake, I dare say better then the original.

  • Valaris

    January 19, 2012 at 2:38 am

    James, I would really love to know your thoughts on Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994).

    • Staarscommando

      January 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

      @Valaris Well Im not james, but my thoughts are…Bram stokers: meh. Mary Shelley’s: awful.

    • metalcommand

      January 19, 2012 at 7:10 am

      @Valaris I personally loves Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It’s very true to the novel. Never saw Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.James did say in his Dracula AVGN review that he thought Dracula looked laughable in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

      • JamesAVGN

        January 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

        @metalcommand@Valaris I can’t remember Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein that well. It was a long time ago. I didn’t like it very much. But Bram Stoker’s Dracula I think is okay. It’s beautiful to look at, at least. Besides, it has Fred Fuchs.

      • Valaris

        January 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

        @JamesAVGN

        Thanks for the reply. I must be in the minority in liking Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

        @metalcommand

        I now question myself and don’t know If I could recommend it.

      • metalcommand

        January 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

        @Valaris What do you mean?

      • Big McLargehuge

        January 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        @metalcommand Bram Stoker’s Dracula is very true to the novel in terms of events, but it has a very different tone. The novel is masterpiece of tension building and suspense, where the movie is one huge psychadelic mind fuck, which it does a good job of but wastes all of it’s energy in the first half hour.

        I also didn’t like how they turned Dracula into a tragic figure, with Mina being a reincarnation of a lost love. In the novel, he’s just pure badass evil. Some of the acting really sucked, too.

        Having said all that, I do like the movie. I was really excited about it when it first came out. Just thought I’d offer my 2 cents to the conversation.

  • kkhs

    January 19, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Night of the Living dead was in fact one of the few necessary remakes. The original films fell in to public domain (due to not having a copyright notice), and the remake was done after news about third party remake surfaced. Romero and Savini made the film in order to take advantage of Romero’s own work, before it gets totally ripped off and loses it’s value.

    • DonSkiver

      January 19, 2012 at 7:38 am

      @kkhs This right here. I actually really liked the NotLD remake because it was such a different take on the genre and it did everything well. It wasn’t as groundbreaking as the original, but it got the job done and is a good example of how to do a zombie movie right.

      The Dawn of the Dead remake was also really great imho. It was just great. It’s doesn’t have the poignant social commentary of the original, but you know what? It doesn’t need to because it was a fucking blast to watch.

    • FrankCabanski

      January 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

      @kkhs Do all movies have “it is” value? Is that different from regular value?

  • Snejku

    January 19, 2012 at 3:46 am

    John Carpenter along with Kurt Russel, how can you go wrong :D

  • January 19, 2012 at 5:07 am

    I really thought you would use nosferatu the one with klaus kinski by werner Herzog, that was awesome

  • RedVirtue

    January 19, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Glad to know I’m not the only one that get’s the willies when I watch the grudge, James. And I’m rarely bothered by horror flicks as well. Great video. Now I have to check out those hammer films.

  • Andrew84

    January 19, 2012 at 6:48 am

  • huffy08

    January 19, 2012 at 7:38 am

    You put the Halloween remake on there (which you admit isn’t that good) but not Herzog’s Nosferatu? In some ways the remake is just as good as Murnau’s original, especially Kinski’s brilliant performance that lends so much depth to the film. I know its your own opinion but do you really think that Zombie’s Halloween is better than Nosferatu?

  • Jonty_Roz

    January 19, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I still think Friday the 13th (2009) should of been on here, that was a fantastic remake, and Jared Pedalecki is a boss actor.

  • KateCooley

    January 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    And this is why I love Monster Madness, this site and James’ work. No spoilers, but #1? Right on the money. BAM!

  • metalcommand

    January 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Well, I do not agree with #1, I think it’s rea- BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM!!!!

  • krewie

    January 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Hey, whats the name of the song in the opening ?

  • JoseyLeeAalto

    January 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I love you James, but first off, you ought to re-examine Herzog’s Nosferatu if you don’t think it belongs on this list over Halloween, The Grudge, or TCM. Secondly, The Grudge is a terrible film. I thought the trailer looked scary so a couple friends and myself saw it in the theater. It’s probably the only movie I regret paying money to see. There was nothing scary about it, and we all cracked up laughing at most of it. Seriously, The Grudge should be shitcanned, and Herzog’s Nosferatu should be Top 5 easily.

  • ZohaibQureshi

    January 19, 2012 at 10:43 am

    i personally think james should have made a real cinemassacre chainsaw prop for the intro and outro instead of CG. I thought james wus against CG when it is done wrong and this chainsaw intro is no exception.

    • JamesAVGN

      January 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      @ZohaibQureshi You realize it’s an internet video, right? Not a major motion picture.

      • Valaris

        January 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

        @JamesAVGN@ZohaibQureshi

        All I could think was, “Oh shit a new logo, awesome!”

    • AquaLeaf

      January 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      @ZohaibQureshi my opinion on James and cg is he isnt againts it but hates when its overused or used in a dumb way

  • RhyanChapman

    January 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

    James is the best

  • Dolly Dagger

    January 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Halloween? The Grudge? TCM? Dawn of the Dead? I really can’t agree with those being in the top horror remakes.

    I would’ve chosen the Friday the 13th remake or My Bloody Valentine 3D over any of those movies–and trust me, neither one of those were masterpieces, but they’re easily better than Halloween: The Rednecks, Rape, and Sheri’s Tits Edition.

    What about Invaders From Mars (which even had clips in the intro)? Shadow of The Vampire? Invasion of The Body Snatchers?

  • JasonHershey

    January 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

    For a second there I thought I was gonna see “Invaders from Mars” on the list, which would have been a billion times better than Halloween or TCM (sorry, I’m one of those guys). Also, I know you love Hammer, but show Amicus some love sometime.

  • NeilHammond

    January 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

    What about the Wolf Man remake? Or the Thing Prequel. Why do you pretend those films don’t exist? They’re awesome

    • metalcommand

      January 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      @NeilHammond The Thing prequel? Never heard of it. The Wolf man remake was a big piece of shit…..

    • AquaLeaf

      January 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      @NeilHammond 1 a prequel isnt a remake its a story about before the original and 2 what is it called?

    • Nuketehbomb

      January 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      @NeilHammond The Thing Prequel was fucking awful.

  • JamesAVGN

    January 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    For some reason, the reply button is not working all of a sudden, but in response to OlaviPössi and samuellozada94:

    I love Freddy Vs Jason! I think he meant the remakes of Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm St.

    • gamez

      January 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      @JamesAVGN Apparently the SOPA bill will be discussed early February. At least that’s the news I got

    • Daveyboy

      January 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      It must be a west coast thing, weird stuff happens out here. @MotherFucker Mike @JamesAVGN

    • metalcommand

      January 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      @MotherFucker Mike@JamesAVGN Could either one of you ban the user ‘suckitupfags’? He’s constantly harrassing people and he has a very disturbing profile picture.

      • DBZMagus

        January 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

        @metalcommand@MotherFucker Mike@JamesAVGN I figure if they want to ban someone, they will. Probably don’t need a Hall Monitor.

      • metalcommand

        January 19, 2012 at 5:12 pm

        @DBZMagus Just informing them, you don’t need to act lik a jackass. Ktnxbye.

  • RhyanChapman

    January 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    James, how you doing? i am just wandering how will sopa affect cinemassacre and you in general? it is quite worrying :/

  • LordMoe

    January 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    how the hell do you leave out the Nosferatu remake

    you could easily argue that it’s superior to the original

  • Delta

    January 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    What abaut Fright Night!?!

  • TommyO'Neil

    January 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    That was great dude! Now I actually want to see remake of The Thing. I also love the new animated Cinemassacre logo you got there. It’s really slick. :D

  • Mako

    January 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    It’s amazing how different our experiences were with The Grudge. I bet if I saw it alone I would be terrified by it, but I saw it in the movie theater and the audience erupted with laughter at one point, because it was so bad. I’m going to have to give this one a second chance with the lights off, completely alone. I loved Ringu!

    • FredrikPersson

      January 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      @Mako laugh at the grudge… thats a new one.Im betting u saw it in a shit country

      • gamez

        January 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm

        @FredrikPersson@Mako And what you cried like a little bitch when you saw it

  • MikaelRoffeRolff

    January 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Great Stuff, enjoyed it as allways. I was wondering, what are your thoughts about the 1999 “The Mummy” remake? I know it isn´t the strongest movie, but for me as a kid (i was about 10 years old when I watched it) it was the best shit ever, and it has left a mark on me ever since. And I am talking about the first one alone, not the sequels, especially not the last one.

  • Maikii

    January 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Halloween… ick… just ick…

    Texas Chainsaw… 1 character can’t save a piece of shit.

    Dawn of the Dead… No.. just NO.

    Everything else I can agree with for the most part.

  • January 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Hammer Horror flicks coming to BR and being restored! Extra Footage!! Hell yeah!!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16629619

  • SeanAshmead

    January 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Where did you get the opening music? Super Castlevania?

  • DBZMagus

    January 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for the content James, I enjoyed this one very much.

  • BillDurkin

    January 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    BANG HAMMER! I love hammer films!

  • Nuketehbomb

    January 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Really? All the Hammer films are in the #1 spo-AGH, GET THAT HAMMER AWAY FROM ME!!! *BANG*

  • FredrikPersson

    January 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    though wich one in the list is the scariest?It sure aint the hammer flicks :3

  • MartinTollberg

    January 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    This is one of your best top tens you ever done. Halloween was a great remake that should stand out. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre wasn’t as good as Halloween. It will agree that the Sheriff should’ve got more praise in the movie. He was one of my favorite horror villains of all time. I kinda remember The Blob I need to get that for my collection. The Thing was the scariest sci fi horror movie I ever seen. Dawn of the Dead was one of my personal favorite remakes. Night of the Living Dead totally does justice to the original movie. I really wish I could see those Hammer movies. I know some may question why you have three movies in one spot. I think it’s your list you can do whatever you want period.

  • GrahamFinch

    January 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    The page won’t load for me.

    Is anyone else having this problem?

    • BriahnaDoidge

      January 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      @GrahamFinch works for me, try a different browser. i’m using Google Chrome

  • Cold Prophecy

    January 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I thought for sure that The Thing would have been the #1 remake, but now that I see what you did with Hammer, I actually found myself chuckling and agreeing. I always thought of them as remakes myself and wondered why nobody ever talked about them as being exactly that when debates pop up about how remakes should never be made, etc.Anyhow, great stuff as always James. Thanks!

  • razorath92

    January 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    No fucking Dracula (1992)? That movie was better than any other Dracula film.

  • BheemaDaCashman

    January 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I know what you mean with The Grudge. I watch a lot of horror movies too, the majority come from the 1930′s but I’ve seen a lot of 80′s stuff too. Anyways, timeline aside, I’ve seen a lot of horror movies. I almost never get bothered by them. Oddly enough, when I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey, it was one of the scariest things I’ve seen PERIOD. Stanley Kubrick must have one fucked up mind. And that is the single reason why I’m holding off on The Shining until I’m a few years older – and I’m 16.Your picks were pretty unexpected. Halloween, The Grudge, Night of the Living Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre all unexpected instant hits. It’s like you threw surprises at our face like Robin Hood shooting Dildos up our asses with no mercy! But hey, I love different opinions…but not Dildos up my ass.Holy Shit…I saw The Fly when I was in Elementary School. WHAT THE FUCK?!?! I remember all those images too. It’s a great movie, I really need to watch it again.Fucking yes! Hammer!Great list, but I gotta ask. Where are King Kong and Nosferatu: The Vampyre? They were on the image; and they are two legendary films. I don’t think taking off Halloween and The Grudge would have been that hard to put those two fantastic films on there somewhere.

    • Big McLargehuge

      January 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      @BheemaDaCashman The Shining is awesome. Check it out.

  • BrianCunningham

    January 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    James, get off of Zombie’s cock. His 2 Halloween movies are fucking awful and ARE NOT better than most of the sequels. The only sequel they are even close to being better than is Resurrection. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and H20 are all light years ahead of the fucking AWFUL Zombieween movies.

    • TRhamy

      January 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      @BrianCunningham he said were pretty good, not better

      • BrianCunningham

        January 20, 2012 at 6:23 am

        @TRhamy No he said it was better than most of the sequels.

    • metalcommand

      January 20, 2012 at 12:28 am

      @BrianCunningham Because you think this, doesn’t it is a fact. This is James’ top 10, not yours. You can disagree, but the way you portrait it you’re saying he’s just plain wrong.

      • BrianCunningham

        January 20, 2012 at 6:24 am

        @metalcommand James is in the minority. Just about any hardcore horror fan will tell you RZ’s Halloween blows. Opinions can be wrong, like when that one jackass gave Toy Story 3 a negative review, come on.

      • metalcommand

        January 20, 2012 at 10:22 am

        @BrianCunningham I for one think that the Halloween remake wasn’t bad. Sure, it wasn’t as good as the original….but it was a nice new take on Michael Myers.

      • EliJeannineDirkx

        January 20, 2012 at 10:25 am

        @BrianCunningham If you don’t like his opinion on it, get off the Internet.

      • BrianCunningham

        January 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        @EliJeannineDirkx That seems like the logical thing to do, doesn’t it? Moron.

    • bugsysboy21

      January 21, 2012 at 4:21 am

      @BrianCunningham dude calm your crap, its james’s list and we come on here to just see what he thinks and enjoy another video from him, not to debate to him about his own frigging list. idiot.

  • muzackattack

    January 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    the remake of the thing is the best its a master peice its better than the hammer films

  • christburner

    January 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    i swear to god james, right before you said R. Lee Ermey, i exclaimed “FUCKIN R. LEE ERMEY!!!!!” this count down made my night. fuckin hammer!

  • Jp3885

    January 20, 2012 at 12:17 am

    The ring was way better than most of the remakes mentioned it should be on this list definitely in my top 5.

  • johnnydcj

    January 20, 2012 at 12:36 am

    great list just where is last house on the left????????????????

    • metalcommand

      January 20, 2012 at 12:54 am

      @johnnydcj You mean the newest remake? That movie was aweful. I stopped it after a rape scene that lasted for like 5 minutes. I honestly don’t know why people would even like that movie……

      • johnnydcj

        January 20, 2012 at 12:59 am

        Like any list is open to discussion besides the rape scene it has been the only horror or thriller movie in a long that has kept me on edge of my seat never saw original so cant say anything comparing them all i know is when the daughter shows up n the psychos r there yeah it got good =)

      • metalcommand

        January 20, 2012 at 1:10 am

        @johnnydcj Well, I guess you’re right…but any movie with such a long during rape scene just wanna make me vomit. It’s unneccesary and it feels humiliating. It’s the same like that movie where a chick takes revenge on some dudes that raped her….with the rape scene lasting like 15(!) minutes. It’s absurd.

      • Big McLargehuge

        January 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

        @metalcommand@johnnydcj I Spit on Your Grave. The original one. the chick gets raped in several times over the course of 40 minutes. That movie was pretty disturbing.

      • metalcommand

        January 20, 2012 at 10:21 am

        @Big McLargehuge@johnnydcj yeah, that’s the movie. My girlfriend walked away angry when we watched it, because she couldn’t stand it.

  • MrBrrumpkins

    January 20, 2012 at 12:37 am

    funny how a lot of people say, how come this is not here or this one. most of us can not fathom the movie genius of James. Plus, it is his list anyway, so what.

  • kaneda_bjf

    January 20, 2012 at 12:45 am

    The Thing: Yes, definitely one of the greatest remakes in history – horror or otherwise. Dawn of the Dead: Not so much. To just flagrantly disregard the original, yet utilise its name is unforgivable. I’m surprised you didn’t have Invaders From Mars, despite showing it at the beginning. A great remake of a B-Grade classic.

  • liseu772

    January 20, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Can anyone tell what is name of background music in the beginning?

  • Strazdas

    January 20, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Halloween remake? seriusly? i saw very few movies that were worse thna it. Thanks to this the Rob Zombie has dropped from great to awful.

    I did love the Texas Chainsaw massacre remake as well, goof choice there.

    Great choices that the thing and the fly got there. i would like to point out that there is the thing, a prequel to the remake. they did use CGI there, but thats because the test audience saw the animatronic version and hated it. people dont like old effects anymore it seems.

    personally, i find hammer films to be average.

  • January 20, 2012 at 7:58 am

    The only one (of the ones I’ve seen, which is about half) that I don’t agree with is The Fly. I thought Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis were absolutely terrible, and that most of the special effects were designed simply to gross you out rather than add to the story.

  • 19Szabolcs91

    January 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I’d definitely put The Ring over The Grudge and the Texac Chainsaw Massacre remake. In fact I1d even put the Nightmare remake before TCM, but whatever, it’s you list, James.

  • DanielAmaral

    January 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Interesting that you used the Dante’s Inferno Soundtrack for #1.

    Specifically, Adgt Vpaah Zong. Now I’m wondering if you played the game.

  • Knawie

    January 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I had no idea that Patricia Tallman was in Night of the living dead (1990).

    I only knew her from Babylon5, perhaps my favourite series ever!

    • Big McLargehuge

      January 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

      @Knawie She also played the witch in Army of Darkness.

      “You shall never obtain the necrinomicon! We shall feast upon you souls!!”

  • FredrikPersson

    January 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Id put the grudge before lots of others in the list. but thats me, cant help it, love grudge.

  • fightgenie

    January 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    C’mon what about the Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

  • ElectricGamer

    January 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    James, what do you think of the upcoming Evil Dead remake slatted for 2013.

    I’m cautiously optomistic, but an Evil dead film without Ash just seems wrong, but I suppose it would be just as bad if they tried to replace Bruce Cambell.

    I’m glad that they’re focusing more on horror wich will set it apart from Evil Dead 2 and Army Of Darkness.

  • HJB

    January 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    BANG! HAMMER!

  • HJB

    January 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    BANG! HAMMER!

  • JaysonGeronca

    January 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I wish Hammer is still active today patent anything horror that needs a re-make.

    Hey guys! For more movie review, Check out G-Jays Productions @ http://g-jays.blogspot.com

  • StephenJones

    January 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    The Werner Herzog “Nosferatu” remake would’ve probably been my number one. It’s my all time favorite vampire film.

  • BreanStilz

    January 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Dawn of the Dead was an awful remake. The characters are all unlikable and most are breathtakingly stupid solely for the sake of plot advancement. The makers couldn’t create suspense with good writing or creative situations, so they just make the zombies faster and lift ideas from Italian zombie shlock, like zombie fetuses. I like to make the zombies go even faster by fast forwarding through that sacrilegious sack of shit movie.

    • Big McLargehuge

      January 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      @BreanStilz Even though I like the movie, I have to agree with you. I’m less a fan of the modern fast moving/malevolent Zombie than I am the slow moving/instinctive Romero style Zombie. At least Walking Dead zombies are more traditional, for the most part.

  • BreanStilz

    January 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    No mention of Fright Night? That was a spectacular remake.Also saying The Thing’s special effects are almost too much for the movie is akin to saying The Mona Lisa is too masterful of a painting for its own good. Ridiculous!

    • BrianCunningham

      January 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      @BreanStilz Fright Night was pretty lame.

      • BIGBOSS

        January 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

        @BrianCunningham@BreanStilz It wasn’t “awful” or anything, it was mostly just O.K. What made me laugh were the horrible CGI FX. Like when the vampire woman stepped in the sun… god that was awful. Still a decent movie though.

      • BreanStilz

        January 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

        @BrianCunningham No way. It was entertaining and the characters were all awesomely done. David Tennant was the cherry on top of a great remake.

  • skullking

    January 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    What is the film that is shown at 1:40? Something with a kid, and a brain looking creature, and he runs into a round door? Crazy looking puppets!

    Great list James. I haven’t seen most of these films, but the Thing and fly remakes are really good. And the Grudge scarred the shit out of me. I’m glad to hear that a true horror far was also scared by this.

    • BreanStilz

      January 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      @skullking Invaders from Mars. Great remake.

  • BIGBOSS

    January 21, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Nice list. Not what I would’ve chosen for #1, but the last thing I need is to get hit by a giant hammer… again. My vote goes to JC’s “The Thing”. I’m also not that much of a hater towards the remake of “Dawn of the Dead”, than again I saw it BEFORE the original and after I saw the original, and the remake was never the same for me. I think the “fast zombies” trend should’ve just ended with 28 days later. IO liked that movie a lot, but that’s a Europeans take on zombies, not an American’s if you ask me.

  • BIGBOSS

    January 21, 2012 at 12:54 am

    AND ANOTHER THING… I would’ve liked to see “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978) on that list as well. It was a good movie and experiment using new uses of Cinematography that helped start the “Modern art film generation” which began with such films as “Eraserhead”, “Taxi Driver”, and “Raging Bull” (All inspired by legends Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick who began the “Art films” of the 50′s, 60′s, and early 70′s). Those, eventually, lead to similar modern day “Artsye” film styles such as “Big Fish”, “300″, “Kill Bill”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”, “The Dark Knight”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Inception”, “The Matrix”, and finally “Tree of Life”… among many others… God I love movies…

    • Corleone74

      January 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      @BIGBOSS Yeah why no Invasion James?

  • GrindKing

    January 21, 2012 at 3:05 am

    love these vids great job ;D

  • AlKusanagi

    January 21, 2012 at 4:45 am

    I agree with a lot of your choices. The 90 Night of the Living Dead remake is still a favorite of mine. However I feel that including the Price version of House of Wax is a cop out since it’s the one most people would view as the “original classic.”

    Also, how do you feel about the first “The Mummy?” Yeah, it’s more of an action adventure with monsters, but I thought the first in the series was good fun.

    • BIGBOSS

      January 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      @AlKusanagi The one with Brendan Fraser? Yeah, I liked that movie too. While I wouldn’t really call it a horror film, it’s a good “Indiana Jones” esqu action movie, (Probably the closest successor TO “Indiana Jones” outside of the “Pirates” movies). It had good action, likable characters, pretty good special FX, and a decent story. It’s not AS good as the original (Not even close) but it is an enjoyable as hell movie.

  • JoshDauwalter

    January 21, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I would have put The Hills Have Eyes on here. That was a pretty damn good remake.

  • JoshDauwalter

    January 21, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I would have put The Hills Have Eyes on there instead of Dawn of the Dead. I didn’t hate Dawn of the Dead, but I didn’t really like it either, while The Hills Have Eyes was a damn good remake I thought.

    • BIGBOSS

      January 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      @JoshDauwalter The Hills Have Eyes was more of a “meh” for me personally. While I don’t hate the remake, I honestly don’t find it that interesting. I mean sure it’s gorier, and slightly more f’d up than the original, but I honestly could care less… now that I think about it, I don’t really even like the original all that much either… guess I’m just being bias.

  • JashinSlayer

    January 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Great video James!

    Though I feel like The Ring was a LOT scarier than the Grudge, the Grudge didn’t even bother me.

    • JJJMMM1

      January 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      @JashinSlayer

      I definitely agree. For me, The Ring was a genuinely scary movie and that’s really rare.

      The Grudge on the other hand made made me sleep. Literally. I had to watch it in two parts because I fell asleep in the middle. As a movie, it’s a mess. A lot of characters are introduced and then discarded within two minutes. Not much is explained to the audience. It is really, really bad storytelling with no depth.

    • FredrikPersson

      January 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      @JashinSlayer total opposite for me. Grudge pwns The Ring

    • BIGBOSS

      January 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      @JashinSlayer The only thing “The Ring” actually did that frightened me 9And only a little) was seeing the fucked up faces… that’s it. It had kind of a cool twist at the end, but that wasn’t enough to get me frightened by it. “The Grudge” on the other hand… *Shutters*, now THAT kept me on my toes. I guess it’s just a matter of opinion though.

      • JashinSlayer

        January 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

        @BIGBOSS What bothered me about The Ring was the suspense. I knew nothing about the Japanese version of the plot going into it, just those freaky commercials. The fear of the unknown and my own mind boggling to figure out wtf could be going on is what hooked me in and spooked me out. I feel thats what makes a truely frightening movie… is suspense and fear of the unknown. It turns your own mind against you.

  • CyrilWindlovver

    January 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I’d say, Friday the 13th and Fright Night are awesome remakes too. And I like Texas Chainsaw Massacre of 2003 much more than original.

    • BIGBOSS

      January 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      @CyrilWindlovver Both the “Friday the 13th” and “Fright Night” remakes are O.K, but in terms of what I’d rather watch, the originals are FAR superior. I could also think of other remakes I would put way higher than them in terms of quality and overall “good movie” entertainment. They’re two remakes that are best for limited watches.

    • leguioner

      January 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      @CyrilWindlovver fright nights is one of the best collin farrel stole the show

  • LordMoe

    January 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    the best remake is easily Nosferatu

    • BIGBOSS

      January 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      @LordMoe Debateable, but it is a really good movie true, and probably should have been on the list over “Dawn of the Dead” or “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”.

      • aduck123

        January 22, 2012 at 12:35 am

        @BIGBOSS@LordMoe Dawn of the dead was a fantastic re make and deserves to be on the list

  • PatEffinMucha

    January 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Whoa whoa whoa, time out for Twix here. You show Nosferatu in the preview and you DON’T include it in the Top 10? I love your stuff, James, but you dropped the ball on this one. It’s ok, I can’t stay mad at you, I’ll keep coming back for more.

  • leguioner

    January 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    why you not include fright nights it so awesome it makes me want to watch all clasic horror movies

  • sc2fighting

    January 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I think that Halloween remake is incredibly lazy. Why is Michael Myers crazy? Because his Dad doesn’t love him. Then the two stupid guys at the hospital who try to rape a girl in Michael’s room. Why? Well Michael has to break out eventually, so I dunno, get two idiots to do something stupid! Like all remakes it was completely unnecessary, the original is way more effective in every single way. All that back story they provide does nothing for it. The line from Loomis in the first movie is all you ever need to know about the killer. Instead we get this boring childhood that can be summed up with that Loomis line. Saves a good 40 minutes. Who cares why he went crazy? It makes him much more mysterious and frightening to not know anything about him.

    I watched it yesterday and I’m sorry I did. Kind of jealous you liked it, I wanted to, I liked Devil’s Rejects a lot.

    • MykeJv2

      January 22, 2012 at 3:16 am

      @sc2fighting I liked Devil’s Rejects. Not, a fan of Halloween remake. Neither is Welshy, but I would watch the perspective with Mike Dodd on TGWTG site to see their opinions.

    • Corleone74

      January 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      @sc2fighting Thank You!!!

  • nonato9621

    January 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    i didn’t have any fears or nothing could have scared me , before i saw the grudge . i was 9 when i watched that movie…

  • JaysonGeronca

    January 22, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Night of the Living Dead is my favorite horror flick of all time, I havent seen the sequel remake but I’m lookin forward to it.

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  • fratzenjeballer

    January 22, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I am glad you didnt pick Werner Herzog’s “Nosferatu the Vampyre” corse this Movie sucks in all fields (even with the brilliant Klaus Kinski in it).

    • LordMoe

      January 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      @fratzenjeballer enlighten us as to how this movie “sucks in all fields”

  • Corleone74

    January 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Great list. Except Halloween. And The Fly should have been number one (better than the original). But everything else was awesome. Do a worst remake list next time.

  • pooper12

    January 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    i always thought of the grudge as a comedy, like when she gets a phone call and its just the kid going “UUUUUUUUUGGGgggggHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” comedy gold!

  • TheZaius

    January 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Have there been no Godzilla remakes?

    Anyway, EXCELLENT list. If there was room, I’d add the made-for-TV version of The Shining, which I thought was pretty good (for a TV movie, anyway).

  • marvin12345

    January 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    great video, enjoyed it a lot! BUT not putting Werner Herzog’s “Nosferatu” (starring Klaus Kinski) in that list is a shame, especially cause the texas chainsaw massacre was included (i have to tell you once again that this movie sucked big time). You already showed a scene of Nosferatu in the beginning, so why not put it into the list? Or is it supposed to be an example of a BAD remake? If so you gotta be kidding!

  • AdamSterczala

    January 23, 2012 at 12:59 am

    I think you missed the real reason so many fans hated the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake…well, I can’t speak for them all but i can speak for many. For one thing they demystified the villain half way through and did something unprecidented in the TCM series and unmasked Leatherface on screen. LAME. Later have a hysterical girl take off Leatherfaces arm with a cleaver in what, four? Five random swipes? Great. So let’s kill any possibility to make a sequel to this remake and instead opt for an underappreciated prequel to the remake. Gooood. And yes, I said the prequel was underappreciated. Yeah the prequel wasn’t great and it borrowed heavily from the original films story and yes, the “origin story” of Leatherface was pretty crap and YES I’m well aware that they felt some insatiable need to try to put in little explanations for crap in the remake but as a stand alone movie, if you forget that it was a prequel, it’s still a better film IMO.

  • Mansondevil33

    January 23, 2012 at 7:41 am

    OMFG I have been waiting for this Top 10! Although, I would have put Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and King Kong on the list.

  • MaxHlat

    January 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    i have to say this is my favorite of your reviews (other than infra-man) because you really gave the new movies a chance, i was starting to think you were bitter to any remake thats, not the Thing or the hammer films, and even though those were still towards the end i am really glad you said “it doesn’t have to be better, just good” which is what everyone should look in a remake or sequel

  • DocArroganto

    January 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I really enjoyed the video, but I was a little disappointed that Halloween was there instead of the Departed (It’s a remake of a movie called: “Infernal Affairs.”)Anyways it was a great review.

    • StevenChapman

      January 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

      @DocArroganto it’s for horror remakes and the departed isn’t a horror movie

  • MaxHlat

    January 24, 2012 at 8:13 am

    (SPOILER FOR #1)

    I have to say this is my favorite of your reviews (next to inframan) because you really took time to give the new movies a chance. i can always tell that in your other reviews of newer movies you deep down really arent pleased with them but right when you said “they don’t have to be better, just good,” i knew this was going to be a good list.

    good luck on the movie

    • MaxHlat

      January 24, 2012 at 8:14 am

      **disregard that spoiler warning**

  • JaysonGeronca

    January 24, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I hope there’s a decent Godzilla remake coming up. I don’t mind if Japan or Hollywood makes it!

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  • TasosSaroglou

    January 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    The thing is my top favorite from all of them,though i have never see the original i will wach it to honnor one of the greatest horror films i have wached! Hammer movies now its a whole diferent story james,in atmposphare,beautiness,scenery and ofcourse decates to admire.

  • eddsworld

    January 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    lol, Notre Dame is pronounced like “No-treh Dahm”

    Not “Doter Daym”

  • JamesConlon

    January 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

    i was really hoping for a king kong review. sigh. looks like ill have to keep waiting

  • BenjaminOstermeier

    January 27, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I don’t have much else to add other than I loved this little top ten list. It’s always interesting to hear your opinions.

  • BenjaminOstermeier

    January 27, 2012 at 2:07 am

    OH! I forgot to mention something. I LOVE that new 3D animated Cinemassacre logo. It’s awesome and badass!

  • gamera55

    January 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Wheres Nosferatu at? The werner herzog version was amazing

  • HughTague

    January 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I’ll never understand the appeal of the horror films, those low-budget abominations were an offense to the source material. I’ve seen independant movies with more taste.

  • MRCAB

    January 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is such a classic film! I started to watch the remake but couldn’t get past those opening scenes. I’ll give it another shot though.

  • punchabunch

    January 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    @EatenSoler

  • punchabunch

    January 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    @EatenSoler

    Yeah I know, how dare he disagree with you! That dastardly James Rolfe is committing the crime of *gasp* Having an opinion!

  • StevenChapman

    February 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

    @EatenSoler opinions are like assholes everyone has one and james is entitled to his just because you don’t agree with his doesn’t mean you have the right to belittle him because he likes hammer horror films so grow up.

    • OlDirtyVinceDm

      February 2, 2012 at 9:14 am

      @StevenChapman @EatenSoler He said ” It’s not the opinion that I object to ” everything you just said was out of context

      • StevenChapman

        February 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

        @OlDirtyVinceDm @StevenChapman @EatenSoler he can say that but he was criticizing jame’s list for having hammer films on it you what i just can’t be fucked arguing with you james’s opinion is he likes hammer films and when the dude says your half baked list he is making fun of jame’s opinion on the movies he loves. If he says it’s not the opinion i object to he needs to explain why he thinks jame’s love of hammer movies is stupid. So butt out of a conversation you’re not involved in!.

      • StevenChapman

        February 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

        @OlDirtyVinceDm @EatenSoler butt out of a conservation you’re not involved in he needs to give a reason why he says james list is stupid and not give some stupid links to imdb scores which most of those scores are good compared to horror movies coming out today

  • Nintendonerd88

    February 1, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    You realize what this makes you seem like, right? It makes you sound like a rude imbecile, trying to shoot down someone’s dream, and, not only that, flat out insult them. The world needs good people, with good opinions. If you don’t like them, fine. Good for you. But if you don’t like them, guess what! We don’t care. So don’t tell us that we like bad films. If you didn’t like horror, or hammer horror, I really doubt you’d still be watching James’ videos.

  • Lanlost

    February 2, 2012 at 9:26 am

    “;alert(‘XSS’);//

  • Net_Lex

    February 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I have yet to see the Hammer remake of the Wolf-man, but on that subject, awesome call on the #1 pick.

  • aduck123

    February 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    What about the newer Thing remake because i thought that was awesome

    • Japanese horror lover

      February 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

      @aduck123 It wasnt a remake it was a prequel to the 1982

  • markfilmjunkie

    February 11, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    will you review the texas chainsaw massacre remake

  • Erwinator

    February 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    It’s going worse and worse with re-makes. They can be good imo , but I want tosee something new . New fresh ideas(or add something new in the movie) in stead of using the same scenes but with different actors. (in the worst re-make case )

    I saw today Trolljegern , an awesome Norwegian movie made in 2010. Searched it on IMDB and I saw that Hollywoodwill re-make this for 2014 :( Also there will be a new ‘The Birds’ , Poltergeist ,Maniac, Suspiria and so on :(

  • Lothar12

    March 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    TCM’s remake kept the meat hook scene,  but with a naked guy instead of the girl.  He was really muscular-  basically kinda soft core gay porn-ish.  He ends up begging his girlfriend (Jessica Biel) to finish him off,  while he’s still on the hook.  She ends up stabbing him to death with a pocket knife.   That was a great horror scene.
     
    In The Blob remake,  the blob kills children,  graphically.  That’s just wrong in many ways.

  • daffo2010

    March 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    whats the name of the soundtrack in the beginning of this video ? 

  • Sirkrozz

    March 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I can’t watch the SPike.tv link, it says it’s unavailable for my location. What the fuck.

  • AlexPain

    March 26, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Oh dear lord, this video is not available in my country…what a piece of shit!

  • jutuomin

    March 31, 2012 at 9:18 am

    “This movie is unavailable from my location.” And it’s from January.. Will it ever be available?

  • John_Acey

    April 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

    mm, why can’t some1 mount these to youtube already? ..what’s taking so long? >_< I WANNA SEE THIS,.. very seriously.

  • MrHJona

    April 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Hey WTF is this “Sorry, this video is unavaible from your location” bullshit.

  • GamingandMetal

    April 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

    @ aduck123 that was a prequel to the 1980s remake

  • Tekkenfan

    April 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Good lord James just review the 2005 house of wax remake

  • Tekkenfan

    April 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    remakes remakes there everywhere the crazies,day of the dead,psycho,the thing 2011,and a remake of child’s play coming 2013 and a remake of the blob directed by rob zombie.

  • luni

    April 24, 2012 at 7:14 am

    oooh right… thats another example for a bullshit episode.

    why the hell this is limited to specific locations… like it matteres if the advertisement works or shit.
    you seriously fackign with your european fans..
    thats like dvd area codes

  • angeluz665

    May 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    spike.com has a “not available in your area” bullshit going on, can this be (and all other newer videos) be uploaded in an alternative site?

  • Elvenking

    May 13, 2012 at 3:19 am

    James…plain and simple response here…I LOVE the way that you review movies. Just the way your voice sounds and the way it flows..i really connect…don’t ever stop that casual feel…its really..really cool. That is epic…you sound real and i just think they are the best reviews ever.

  • Elvenking

    May 13, 2012 at 3:24 am

    “…that creepy contortionist girl coming down the stairs…my god….”

    Man…I nearly pissed myself in that moment..it’s so trrue..LMAO

  • chriswhetsell

    May 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Your horror movie reviews are sweet. I really dig Monster Madness. Those reviews got me through living in Korea!

  • apoc001

    May 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    What? No love for Fright Night? I thought it was a wonderful movie, with lovable characters, good action sequences, and its own unique plot twists which weren’t present in the original. A great remake, in my opinion.

  • coleboswell

    May 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    The ring wasnt even scary, i sat there with bordem when i watched it!

  • drdogface

    June 7, 2012 at 4:17 am

    why won’t it fucking work!!!!!!!

  • Wendell Parker

    June 16, 2012 at 6:51 am

    This video isn’t working, the ad plays and then it shows message saying it crashed. This video isn’t on Youtube so THERE’S NO WAY TO WATCH IT!!!

  • Wendell Parker

    June 16, 2012 at 7:01 am

    My mistake, you can watch this video on Spike.com. Yeah, I know I’m a dunce.

  • LordMoe

    September 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    still missing Nosferatu (1979). it’s more on the artsy side, yeah, but it’s a beautiful film

  • lotusclown

    September 13, 2012 at 3:33 am

    @Wendell- and if u wanna get rid of the stupid ass commercials before the vid download adblocker plus, its free!

  • AndyTheRoo

    September 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Overall a great list, but I have to be that guy and point out the remake of Invasion Of the Body Snatchers from 1978, which is awesome.

  • jordanvela17

    December 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Hey James what did you think of the prequel of the Thing?

  • WillWill

    January 21, 2013 at 2:28 am

    James, I luv ya…

    You’re 1 man, and can’t possibly satiate the need I have from your creative mind.

    I’ve been coming to this site for many years, but this time I was forwarded thru Zergnet… disappointing. Perhaps it’s revenue for you, so thumbs up for that.

    Regardless, I understand the movie is priority, and sucking up time. Mike’s taking up some of the slack, and even he’s matured into an entertaining and informative dude…

    I wish, however, you’d do your re-shoots (or whatever needs to be done), and hire a professional editor, and just focus on your online AVGN eps… I think you need to re-establish a fanbase to hype up the movie…

    In closing, the better the AVGN online show is – just before movie premiere, the better the “hype”, and the credulity of it all. Just a thought from a man who digs ya’…

    Cheers!

  • January 22, 2013 at 3:14 am

    I would add the “Let the Right One In”‘s remake “Let Me In” onto this list. I enjoyed the original more, but the remake was a magnificent motion picture in its own right.

    Unless we count it as a Hammer film, even though it wasn’t from the classic Hammer Horror period.

  • oldschool

    June 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I know I need to make my own fucking list, but no The Hills Have Eyes?

  • Brandon Wassmer

    June 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    This is a pretty awsome list u got here.

  • Billy Staton

    July 1, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for another great video. Man, I gotta watch some of these!

  • July 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Great top 10, but I really missed Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht.

  • August 6, 2013 at 1:05 am

    >.< King kong is so much better than halloween

  • Michael Fetterman

    August 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    So James what do you think of the most recent remake of The Thing.

  • August 13, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Wow! I agree with many of your choices here, although I would’ve exchanged Texas Chainsaw with ‘The Hills Have Eyes’. Texas Chainsaw (2003) was just a fun watchable horror remake, but nothing special and certainly no masterpiece. It was just way too predictable and Hollywood’sk. Also I like Zombies Halloween II better than the first one, since he totally made it his own while still being a remake. The first one was just a remake for the sake of updating color and sound.

  • BladeRunner

    August 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    so awesome he had Hammer Horror as number one, the Hammer films happen to be some of my favorite horror films of all time. Also The Thing & The Fly are my two favorite horror remakes of all time, great list.

  • September 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Excellent piece, and i couldn’t agree more with the Hammer Films, some of the best cinematic movie history that we have to date. If you ever have a honorable mention segment i would add “Cat People” I know some have forgotten such a good remake along with the greatness of the original.

  • avgnfan370

    October 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

    But, The Ring isn’t a remake of The Grudge. It’s a remake of the Japanese film Ringu.

  • Bludman2

    October 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    If you think the American Grudge was scary you should see the Japanese version.

  • October 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’m amazed so many people in the comments have a problem with Halloween and Dawn of the dead being on the list, they were both brilliant re-imaginings. Both directors really them there own which I admire. In many ways I feel the Dawn of the Dead 2004 surpassed the original.

  • dean dean

    October 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    anyone know what movie is shown from 1.39-1.43 ?

  • Herlea Florin

    August 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Halloween,The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,The Grudge are my favorite remakes

  • Jacob Dyer

    September 18, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    What music is it I want to hear it just to enjoy it?

  • edlitz36

    October 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I’m glad you gave your reasons for all your selections but most of these films are still total crap (except for the top 4 picks). You coulda picked “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978), “Nosferatu” (1979), “King Kong” (2005), “The Ring” (2002), “Dracula” (1992) or “Fright Night” (2011). Also, I know you made this video in 2012, but “Evil Dead” (2013) is also really good.

  • fcabanski

    October 23, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Rob Zombie’s Halloween was crap.

  • Adrian Petersson

    October 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Nosferatu should be in black and white.

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

    @EatenSoler you take thisWAAAAAAYYYY too seriously big boy

  • jose mfc

    February 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    @EatenSoler

  • jose mfc

    February 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    @EatenSoler

    EatenSoler.

    Check this other list of scores for hammer movies in IMdb :

    The Curse of Frankenstein 7.1/10

    Revenge of frankeinstein 6.8/10

    Horror of Dracula 7.5/10

    The Brides of Dracula 6.8/10

    The Mummy 6.8/10

    The curse of the Werewolf 6.8/10

    Granted that none is on the top 50 IMDB horror list but they have some pretty honourable average ratings that put them way above the middle of the road comparing with more recent and “modern” horror movies.

    I´m assuming that you only presented the rating of hammer movies that you have watched and all are from the worst period of hammer studios (late 60′s and 70′s).

    I strongly sugest you if you don’t have any serious prejudice against “old” and “bygone eras” horror movies you should try and watch some of the movies that made hammer studios a legendary production company of cult horror movies (for example try some of the hammer studio movies already reviewed by james in monster madness). After seeing them maybe you might have a new perspective and opinion in the creativity and importance of hammer studios in reinventing the classic universal monster movies and to the horror genre in general in the late 50′s and early 60′s.

    Also i’m just curious,how many horror movies did BLF and merchant-ivory have produced ? because mostly of james movie reviews on cinemassacre are about horror,syfy,fantasy and action movies(but who knows he might surprise us someday with a review of passage to india or the remains of the day among others). :)

  • Saniflo

    February 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    @EatenSoler Lol. cool dude.

  • Saniflo

    February 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    @EatenSoler Lol. You’re really kewl.

  • mbp

    March 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

     @EatenSoler obviously you do

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