Leave Them Alone! Most Upsetting Movie Remakes


No one can deny that inspiration and so-called “muses” are common among the film industry. Simply put, they come with the territory. There is a very fine line, though, between inspiration and botching classic movies. These are the movies that couldn’t perceive that infamous fine line.

1. Carrie

In honor of its recent release, the 2013 remake of this film was the inspiration for this topic. While high expectations were set on the horror cult classic, the film fell short in almost every way.

The 1976 version of “Carrie,” which starred Sissy Spacek in the title role, has horrified audiences of all ages for almost four decades.

The pig’s blood scene at the prom is nothing short of infamous, and the movie has made numerous lists of critically acclaimed films, including AFI’s “100 Years…100 Thrills.”

Perhaps one of the key trademarks of a good horror film, the original “Carrie” was both scary and funny, which is why audiences have embraced it for so long.

The “Carrie” remake starred Chloe Grace Moretz as the girl with the telekinetic powers and Julianne Moore as her mother (in all respects, a very promising duo). While the graphics and design of the movie were above average, it didn’t quite capture the pure isolation and raw pain of the original.

Most critics noted that Kimberly Pierce, the director of the remake, didn’t really do enough to separate her version of the story from the original, which made it feel like an unnecessary film. On the plus side, Moretz got very positive notices, and the film itself won the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Horror Movie.

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  • Joe Cogan

    Hard to believe the atrocious Nicholas Cage version of “The Wicker Man” didn’t make the cut.

  • AJ75

    They remade “Fame”? Who knew? Or cared?

  • chclttrffls

    Rollerball remake…..complete turdfest!!!

  • Guest

    Where’s Red Dawn? That one took the “Worst Remake of All Time” title away from Psycho.

  • Nostrastevius

    Where is Arthur? Really thought it would be number 1

  • mikjos

    They left out the worst one of all, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. The original was one of only three sci fi movies from the 50s that were really good (actually standing as all time great Sci Fi movies). The remake was absolutely THE most ridiculous piece of crap and completely ruined the original meaning and message of the original.