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Worst Horror & Science Fiction & Fantasy Movie Remakes

  • Oct 8, 2009
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They just keep right on a comin'!
The Wicker Man
I refuse to even speak about what was done to the memory of this classic film. Die, Nic Cage, die!
Planet of the Apes
Did anyone believe Tim Burton could screw it up on such a monumental level?!
Day the Earth Stood Still
I don't have the words. I just do not have the words. =(
Okay, it's not as bad as I thought it would be, but compared to the other 2 remakes it's abysmal.
I Am Legend
This flick is tricky. It deludes you think it's good because it has this great performance by Will Smith, but aside from that it's just full of lousy CGI and plot holes. Watch THE LAST MAN ON EARTH instead.
This one had everybody drooling in anticipation because of a brilliant TV ad campaign, and then the flick just sat there like a stinking pile of dog shit.
Carnival of Souls
Why I ask you, why would anyone be associated with something like this even as a distributor, let alone someone like Wes Craven?
The Omega Man (1971)
Sorry all you people who liked this one, but it's just silly.
Poster of the film.
Well, Rick Baker was good.
King Kong
I know what you're all thinking, but honestly this film was a bloated mess. Did Jackson fix that in the Director's cut? Nope. He added 20 odd minutes more!
The Time Machine
If you're going to remake something do it because you can improve the story, not just because you can dazzle us with bullshit special effects.
War of the Worlds
I liked about 10 minutes near the end of this flick when Cruise was in the alien ship. Apart from that it was a monumental waste of time and money. Why not take what's spent on trash like this and divide it up among film makers like Maurice Devereaux, Jet Eller, etc. so we can have twenty films that are worth watching instead of one that just lies there and stinks up the theater?

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October 26, 2010
You got it right, King Kong, also I like "I am Legend" because of Will's performance.
October 27, 2010
His performance was the only thing I liked about the flick too. He was great in it.
October 26, 2010
GREAT list, there are actually some on here that I like.
October 26, 2010
Other than maybe the new KING KONG, I can't guess which. Please tell.
October 27, 2009
Not really sure that I would include either "The Time Machine" or "King Kong" in here since I consider them part of the fantasy genre, but still cool list.
October 27, 2009
Are we going to get into that argument again? If something is trying to kill you it's horror, KONG is horror. Besides look at my title more closely. =)
October 27, 2009
Speaking of time machine!
October 27, 2009
Presto chango!
October 28, 2009
The comedic stylings of Mrs. Change-aroo!
October 29, 2009
ah ah ah! You did it too!
October 29, 2009
October 29, 2009
How could you have forgotten our little discussion about John Lennon being a member of the Plastic Ono Band. I still maintain he wasn't since the billing always read John Lennon AND the Plastic Ono Band.
October 29, 2009
I hate the new reply system--we can't correct spelling or typos anymore!
October 29, 2009
Yeah, but the name of the band is irrelevant. It was also Bob Marley & the Wailers, even after the Wailers left and Bob was the only one. There was also Derek & the Dominoes, and that was just Clapton and Allman. So you can't go by just the name. Anyhow, Lennon put out almost all of his music with Yoko Ono, so they qualify.
October 29, 2009
Never get involved in a land war in Asia or an argument over semantics with the Count.
October 29, 2009
(regarding your comment two comments ago) Yes we can. Just click on the "show text editor" and you can do all that and more.
(response to most recent comment)
Or go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line. LOL!
October 29, 2009
Yep, that's the correct reference!
October 29, 2009
Where is the show text editor on a reply comment?
October 29, 2009
Right above the area where you type the text.
October 29, 2009
There it is under actions.
October 29, 2009
Oh, you wanted to know how to edit something you already had typed. Oops, misunderstood. I thought you wanted to know how to spellcheck what you were working on at the time, not in retrospect. My bad.
October 29, 2009
Yeah, that's why I wasn't following. We were talking about 2 different things.
October 30, 2009
I tend to do that when it comes to discussing tech issues on-line. Not very helpful in the end I guess. Sorry.
October 30, 2009
I think that sort of thing happens every day to eerybody. Sometimes I think it's a miracle that ANYTHING ever gets accomplished in this world since no one ever really completely knows/understands what anyone else means. Philosophically.
October 30, 2009
There you go again, I'm talking about our shared technical ineptitude and you're talking about philosophical misunderstandings. LOL!
October 30, 2009
In the end it's all the same thing. =)
October 10, 2009
at everyone's suggestion; I skipped WICKER MAN. Looks like I made the right decision. I haven't seen the original STEPFORD WIVES but even so, I thought that one with Kidman was horrible. TIME MACHINE was so disappointing and your # 10 pick started out strong then fell to the usual trappings. I'm a bit surprised that you included Peter Jackson's KING KONG here, Karen, I know it wasn't the best but I'm just surprised.
October 11, 2009
Jackson's KONG was a disappointment. It was bloated, at times too much like a video game (dinosaur stampede I'm talking about you), and at times just plain corny--Kong's skating date in Central Park or where ever that was was hokey. For the talent involved and the money it cost, it was bad. But I own a copy anyhow.
October 13, 2009
not really a big fan of lists yet; I need to come up with something creative and avoid the usual 'best', worst, favorites and stuff.
October 13, 2009
KONG took a long time getting where it was going. Come on Woop. One little list wouldn't kill ya.
October 14, 2009
Actually I have one planned. I just have to ask the Lunch staff if it is ok. Yep, it is that kind of list! Very different, I was inspired...
October 15, 2009
Oooohhh. It must be very different indeed if you have to ask permission!
October 08, 2009
I actually thought I AM LEGEND was okay, but completely missed the point of the book... and the creative differences in what everyone working on it wanted really showed.  I'll take the Vincent Price film any day of the week.  But I Am Legend definitely had big problems.  I have a review somewhere of it that sort of talks about it.

The Invasion was one of those movies that was so bad I found it absolutely hilarious!  I can't wait until I get a chance to really post a review on that.  I have lots of weird and funny pictures and comments for that... because I took the movie about as seriously as my ex took our relationship. 

Lastly, I kicked my own ass and robbed myself of seven bucks for that remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.  Lousy Sean kid deserved it!
October 09, 2009
Smith was good, but I AM LEGEND just sucked. There were so many plot holes that it was beyond embarassing, plus it DOES miss the whole point of the book. Why not just make a similar movie and call it something else? At that point it doesn't make any difference anymore.
October 09, 2009
Yeah... it REALLY missed the point of the book... so much so you wonder if they actually read it... or even knew it WAS a book before reading it.  And if they did my guess is that they just looked at it and said, "Dude, that title is AWESOME!" And then used it.
October 09, 2009
October 30, 2009
That part reflected the era pretty well though what with Vietnam and all.
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