It’s beginning to look like Halloween and we all know that’s the season of the ghouls and goblins. Let’s take a look back at my, “Top 6 Horror Flick Picks and Their Remakes” list…
6. Amityville Horror.
As creepy as the original was the modern remake of this cult classic starring Ryan Reynolds surpassed the expectations of even some of the harshest critics. All while introducing a whole new generation to it’s madness. Quick Plot: When a family moves into a new house with a horrifying past a haunted fathers sanity is compromised along with the lives of his young family.
5. Friday the 13th.
The cult icon Jason Voorhees has tormented Crystal Lake, Manhattan, and Space! But the reboot of this classic horror staple has something of its own to prove…Jason can still kill with the best of them!
Quick Plot: When a group of youths find themselves alone in the notoriously deadly woods surrounding Crystal Lake only one thing can ruin their trip…dying at the hands of a mad man!
4. Last House on the Left.
The original 1972 Wes Craven nightmare was great but the remake of this classic horror flick is awesome! The nightmare’s of a teen culminate into the sweetest revenge a father can have with a microwave!
Quick Plot: When convicted killer runs into a doctor, his wife, and daughter who are on vacation on the lake. Things spin out of control and the sadistic killer kidnaps the daughter and her friend. While trying to escape unforeseen problems lead the killer right to her unknowing mother and father. But, when they do find out what’s happened to their daughter they set out to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.
3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The original low budget, grainy film about a power tool wielding killer named “Leatherface” and his cannibalistic family was an instant classic. But, much like a lot of old things, this “Chainsaw” staple has gotten a face lift! The main characters are there, the plot remains similar, but everything else about this new version is sure to make it part of any real horror movie collection!
Quick Plot: A group of twenty something’s are passing through Texas when they run into the family from hell. Led by a crazy sheriff and a deformed killer the family sets out to teach the kids a lesson while preparing them for dinner!
2. Nightmare on Elm Street.
Metal claws screech along an iron hand rail while a fire in the furnace blast out heat. Don’t got to sleep or else Freddy Krueger’s coming for your soul to keep! It’s been a while since we’ve been on Elm Street but due out early next year is a new take on this nightmarish tale.
Quick Plot: After child serial killer Fred Krueger’s caught by a mob of enraged parents he’s burned alive! Presumed dead he returns to torment the children of those who murder him. He has a new trick though. He’s gonna kill them in their sleep.
The Legendary Michael Myers has killed and been killed along with every cop and babysitter in sight. His criminally insane ways have been reinvented by non-other than Rob Zombie himself! The reboot on this one might actually even top the originals.
Quick Plot: As a child Michael Myers was tormented and so he tormented back. Starting with animals that quickly lead to family members and babysitters. Mike grew up in a mental hospital until one day he escaped. Now, on the anniversary of his killings, Halloween, he returns to deliver some murderous treats.
Have fun and be sure to scare someone!