Which horror film do you hope never gets remade?

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With the most recent announcement of Hammer Films remaking The Abominable Snowman, and plenty more on the horizon, it’s actually hard to believe that there are any horror films left to be remade. Poltergeist, Hellraiser and The Mummy are just a fraction of the horror films recently announced to get the remake treatment. For the longest time I dreaded the day that we would ever see a remake of Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist because in my opinion it’s one of the most perfect horror movies ever made. It still holds up quite well today and remains one of the very best haunted house movies the genre has ever seen, so why would we need a remake? Well, as you guys know, a Poltergeist remake is most definitely happening, and it will be at the hands of director Gil Kenan. 

Now that Poltergeist is on the chopping block, the next horror film that I’ve always feared would get remade is Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. Here’s one that we have yet to see a remake to, and thankfully so. Jaws not only changed the horror genre forever, but it created what we know of today as the summer blockbuster. It’s one of those films that will stand the test of time and forever keep people out of the ocean. It’s a brilliant film and one that I hope never sees a remake. I think the reason we haven’t seen a remake of Jaws yet is simply because no director has the balls to try and reinvent such a classic. It’s Hollywood though, so nothing is truly safe.

So that’s my question for you guys today:

Which horror film do you hope never gets remade?

I like this question because it’s one you really have to think about. What horror films are left? Not many, but there are certainly a few still standing. Sound off in the comments below and let me know!

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25 thoughts on “Which horror film do you hope never gets remade?

  1. Well, it used to be Carrie, but that’s shot to shit now.

    I’m not sure Black Swan qualifies as horror but I hope I won’t live to see the day when it’s remade. It’s my favorite movie.

    Another one which they shouldn’t go near is Alien. It’s a masterpiece.

    1. Black Swan most certainly qualifies as horror. That’s such a fantastic film. Alien is one that I thought of as well. I can’t imagine that one getting remade. Great choice.

    1. I’m with you there. The third one ruined the series for me as well. I think it’s safe to say we are a ways away from seeing someone remake Scream. I hope so anyways.

      1. There are mumblings of a fifth film, but right now it looks like we’ll be seeing the TV series which will be on MTV before the film. It’s going to be terrible…

  2. I agree, I hope Jaws never gets remade. I love it so much, and it’s so well done, it’s one of those films that would not benefit from a different vision. I also hope to never see The Shining being remade, or They Live.

      1. Yeah, theres now talk of a Saw 8. But then last year there was the Lionsgate folks saying they will reboot it one day. And James Wan/Leigh Whannell have said they arent finished with the franchise yet…….Im happy if it continues in the same world, but all the remake talk already is terrifying 🙂

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