Mike / January 19th, 2012
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.
August 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Why he is soo busy?
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”
January 19, 2012 at 12:36 am
Awesome stuff, but Spike’s website video player/bandwidth is asscrap
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.
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.
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 😀
So where are King Kong and Klaus Kinski? O_o
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.
January 19, 2012 at 1:54 am
Got anything different to say? Bang Hammer!!!!
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?
January 19, 2012 at 3:14 am
@StrongwaterOJ Invaders from Mars (1986).
January 19, 2012 at 3:23 am
@Valaris Thanks, man! You rock!
January 19, 2012 at 6:41 am
@[email protected] 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.
November 2, 2014 at 8:18 am
A Great film and a great remake, I dare say better then the original.
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).
January 19, 2012 at 7:00 am
@Valaris Well Im not james, but my thoughts are…Bram stokers: meh. Mary Shelley’s: awful.
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.
January 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm
@[email protected] 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.
January 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm
Thanks for the reply. I must be in the minority in liking Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
I now question myself and don’t know If I could recommend it.
January 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm
@Valaris What do you mean?
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.
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.
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.
January 19, 2012 at 11:54 am
@kkhs Do all movies have “it is” value? Is that different from regular value?
January 19, 2012 at 3:46 am
John Carpenter along with Kurt Russel, how can you go wrong 😀
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
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.
January 19, 2012 at 6:48 am
what a good list ! http://www.youtube.com/user/denderfurger?feature=mhee
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?
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.
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!
January 19, 2012 at 9:04 am
Well, I do not agree with #1, I think it’s rea- BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM!!!!
January 19, 2012 at 9:43 am
Hey, whats the name of the song in the opening ?
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.
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.
January 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm
@ZohaibQureshi You realize it’s an internet video, right? Not a major motion picture.
January 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm
All I could think was, “Oh shit a new logo, awesome!”
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
January 19, 2012 at 10:54 am
James is the best
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?
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.
What about the Wolf Man remake? Or the Thing Prequel. Why do you pretend those films don’t exist? They’re awesome
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…..
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?
January 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm
@NeilHammond The Thing Prequel was fucking awful.
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.
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
It must be a west coast thing, weird stuff happens out here. @MotherFucker Mike @JamesAVGN
January 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm
@MotherFucker [email protected] Could either one of you ban the user ‘suckitupfags’? He’s constantly harrassing people and he has a very disturbing profile picture.
January 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm
@[email protected] [email protected] I figure if they want to ban someone, they will. Probably don’t need a Hall Monitor.
January 19, 2012 at 5:12 pm
@DBZMagus Just informing them, you don’t need to act lik a jackass. Ktnxbye.
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 :/
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
January 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm
What abaut Fright Night!?!
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. 😀
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!
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
January 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm
@[email protected] And what you cried like a little bitch when you saw it
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.
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
January 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm
Where did you get the opening music? Super Castlevania?
January 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm
Thanks for the content James, I enjoyed this one very much.
January 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm
BANG HAMMER! I love hammer films!
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*
January 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm
though wich one in the list is the scariest?It sure aint the hammer flicks :3
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.
January 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm
The page won’t load for me.
Is anyone else having this problem?
January 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm
@GrahamFinch works for me, try a different browser. i’m using Google Chrome
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!
January 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm
No fucking Dracula (1992)? That movie was better than any other Dracula film.
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.
January 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm
@BheemaDaCashman The Shining is awesome. Check it out.
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.
January 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm
@BrianCunningham he said were pretty good, not better
January 20, 2012 at 6:23 am
@TRhamy No he said it was better than most of the sequels.
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.
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.
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.
January 20, 2012 at 10:25 am
@BrianCunningham If you don’t like his opinion on it, get off the Internet.
January 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm
@EliJeannineDirkx That seems like the logical thing to do, doesn’t it? Moron.
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.
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
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!
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.
January 20, 2012 at 12:36 am
great list just where is last house on the left????????????????
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……
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 =)
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.
January 20, 2012 at 9:05 am
@[email protected] 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.
January 20, 2012 at 10:21 am
@Big [email protected] yeah, that’s the movie. My girlfriend walked away angry when we watched it, because she couldn’t stand it.
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.
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.
January 20, 2012 at 3:49 am
Can anyone tell what is name of background music in the beginning?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!”
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.
January 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm
C’mon what about the Invasion of the Body Snatchers?
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.
January 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm
January 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm
I wish Hammer is still active today patent anything horror that needs a re-make.
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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.
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.
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.
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!