20 Upcoming Horror Remakes - Part 2

11. Pet Sematary (1989)

It seems like Stephen King has become hot property again in Hollywood, with remakes of It, Carrie and The Stand on the way. A franchise is being built around his Dark Tower series, and Pet Sematary is getting a makeover. Screenwriter Matt Greenberg (1408) has turned a draft in to Paramount who are looking for a high-level director for the project. All I can say is, it won't be the same without Fred Gwynne.

12. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

John Johnson and Darkstone Entertainment were set to start filming this remake on the 25th of March in Virginia. Widely hailed as the worst movie ever, Ed Wood's masterpiece will make a very interesting remake indeed. I loved the original and I'm definitely not looking forward to this remake at all.

13. Shocker (1989)

Rumors of a remake of Wes Craven's Shocker and The People Under the Stairs have been around for a few years now. But it's starting to look like we may not see them any time soon. This is what Wes has to say

"You know, I think there was a little [period] where we were kind of doing remakes - [though] the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' remake was made by totally different people - but part of that was just the result of discovering that we owned those projects again after 30 years," said Craven. "But definitely by the end of the second 'Hills Have Eyes' film remake, I felt like, you know, I'm spending too much of my time and energy doing this, and I need to get back to directing. And so...I wrote 'My Soul to Take' and then signed up for ['Scream 4']."

14. Hellraiser (1987)

What, no more sequels? Thank fuck for that! This is apparently going to be more of a reboot than a remake. I've personally had more than enough Hellraiser to last a lifetime with the first two films being the only ones I actually enjoyed. For more details here's a link:    http://www.movieweb.com/news/hellraiser-remake-wont-be-retelling-clive-barkers-story

15. Suspiria (1977)

Dario Argento's classic film (and embarrassingly the only film of his that I've seen so far) is being remade. David Gordon Green has a new script written and wants to make it his next film. The good news is that the script is said to be very faithful to the original, and the remake will even be using the original score by Italian band Goblin.

16. Total Recall (1990)

Yeah I know it isn't a horror film, but this is my list and my blog, so fuck you. While this remake will not be starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, there are a few big names in it. Colin Farrel, Kate Beckinsale, Ethan Hawke & Bill Nighy. Apparently it will be sticking closer to the original novel, and will in fact skip the entire trip to Mars which will be interesting. Scheduled for release August 3 2012.

17. Motel Hell (1980)

All of the info I've found on this is fairly old, but apparently MGM has sold the rights to Twisted Pictures and they are planning to make it into a franchise... (sigh)

18. Re-Animator (1985)

Reportedly a 3D remake, this will be brought to you courtesy of producer Ray Haboush and Brian Yuzna, director of the Re-Animator sequels and producer of the first entry. The question of when this remake will come around is still not clear though, with Brian Yuzna being busy with other projects at the moment.

19. Poltergeist (1982)

IMDb has listed Production company MGM, as well as writers Scott Derrickson and Stiles White. Tobe Hooper's original film grossed over $122 million worldwide and earned Oscar nominations for it's effects. This is another prefect example of a movie which just doesn't need to be remade.

20. Another Stephen King adaptation being remade. Even after the terrible sequel and the horrible made-for-TV version, MGM and Screen Gems are teaming up to remake this classic film. My first impression is that this is a very bad idea, especially since I can think of nobody else who would be convincing in the role of Carrie. I have a feeling this is really going to suck. Big time.

UPDATE: Ok, now i know this is going to suck....   http://www.nerve.com/news/movies/stephen-king-wants-lindsay-lohan-to-play-carrie-in-upcoming-remake

I was considering continuing this list but I really can't be bothered at the moment. So here is a quick list of even more horror remakes.

An American Werewolf in London
Battle Royale
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
Hell Night
Maximum Overdrive
Rosemary's Baby
The Blob
The Fly
The Crow
The Howling
The Toxic Avenger
The Stand

And plenty more...

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