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There is exactly one example of "super classic unremakeable horror movie gets remade and succeeds" and that's Suspiria, which some people still don't like. (The Thing does not count.) No matter how much more acceptable doing something with a story like Possession will be today, I don't see why they should bother. Hell, just rip it off! That's what genre filmmakers have done since the beginning of cinema history. 

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Were there any remakes that were successful financially but not critically or aesthetically? 

I quote this from wiki about Rob zombies Halloween. 
 

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With its $58 million box office gross, Halloween was the second highest-grossing film among the recent slasher remakes, taken over by A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) with $63 million. However, it is third in the list which consists of When a Stranger Calls (2006) at $47.8 million, Black Christmas (2006) at $16.3 million, Prom Night (2008) at $43.8 million, My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) with $51.4 million, and Friday the 13th (2009) leading the group with $60 million.[50] Halloween is also ranked eleventh overall when comparing it to all of the horror remakes,[51] as well as eighth place for all slasher films in general, in unadjusted dollars.[52]

 

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14 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:

There is exactly one example of "super classic unremakeable horror movie gets remade and succeeds" and that's Suspiria, which some people still don't like. (The Thing does not count.) No matter how much more acceptable doing something with a story like Possession will be today, I don't see why they should bother. Hell, just rip it off! That's what genre filmmakers have done since the beginning of cinema history. 

The Elm Street remake would have been incredible if they’d stuck with the story thread that had the adults killing Freddy mistakenly out of hysteria, thus making Freddy’s revenge on their kids justified.  That would’ve been a fun, interesting twist on the original.

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7 hours ago, Technico Support said:

The Elm Street remake would have been incredible if they’d stuck with the story thread that had the adults killing Freddy mistakenly out of hysteria, thus making Freddy’s revenge on their kids justified.  That would’ve been a fun, interesting twist on the original.

When I saw it in theaters, I really liked the Elm Street remake. Jackie Earle Haley was good as Freddy. Very different portrayal but a cool take on him. Watching it again recently, it didn't really sit so it for me. 

 

I forgot to cancel Shudder, AGAIN, so I decided to finally use it. "Phantom of the Mall" was my choice tonight and I'm not sure if I wasted my time or not. CMT had a Pauly Shore marathon on the other day and I watched enough to be annoyed so I was so happy to see him in this. 

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Watched The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) in the cinema yesterday for the 50th Anniversary. For years I've felt it's the best horror film ever made. I still feel that way. The story, the family are believable based on Ed Gein, Leatherface is iconic. The horror the characters go through and we in turn. The intensity. The way the film uses sounds. My Dad on the other hand hated it saying it's shit and not stood the rest of time. Rare disagreement with Dad on films. What's the greatest horror movie of all time to you?

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My top ten best horror films ever:

10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

9. Shaun of the Dead (2004).

8. Dawn of the Dead (1978).

7. Let the Right One In (2008).

6. Scream (1996).

5. Night of the Living Dead (1968).

4. The Exorcist (1973).

3. Psycho (1960).

2. Halloween (1978).

1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

Honourable mentions to Jaws (1975), What We Do in the Shadows (2014) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

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I have the original Halloween at my number one, with Texas Chainsaw at number 2. After that, I have a hard time ranking. House of the Devil would likely be in there somewhere (although I haven't watched it since college so maybe my feelings have changed). If the list is Favorite instead of Best, things will get a lot more silly from that point. 

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Wife and baby out of town so me and the Derp watched SMILE.  Yeah, scary stuff.  A little serious, but largely got what they were going for.  I liked the scary guy reveal at the end.  I guess worth the wait.  I remember watching the short a long time ago and thought that was pretty awesome.  Scary enough that I'm probably not going to watch horror again. 

 

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Heretic

Hugh Grant, Sophie Thatcher, and Chloe East

It's an A24 horror movie so you know what you are getting... or maybe you don't

Directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (65, Haunt)

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Oh like there isn’t a large segment of the horror population that wants to fuck Dracula

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On 7/1/2024 at 5:46 AM, RIPPA said:

Oh like there isn’t a large segment of the horror population that wants to fuck Dracula

I guess I'll just have to watch The Vourdulak for my non-Anne Rice vampires.

How come nobody's ever done a Necroscope movie? There's a whole mythology there to mine, and those books were all over in the '90s.

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19 hours ago, odessasteps said:

I mean, isn’t the whole Dracula thing built around hot carnal action for repressed Victorian women? If anything, Count Orlock is the outlier.

Which is why it's jarring to have Orlok as a pretty boy. That fucker is supposed to be the definition verminous version of Dracula, not the other way around. 

I will forever love Coppola's Dracula. Him actually doing it for money (and spending a LOT of the studio's in the process) is extra funny. And yeah... to say that movie is horny is an understatement. (God, to have been the casting director looking through profiles for the Romanian gals they found to be Dracula's brides. LUCKY.)

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I don't know that I've seen it since i reviewed it and the two things I remember most are Keannu's accent and The Eyes. 

I probably remember more about the movie based on the Simpsons Halloween episode. 

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