We've had an abundance of horror remakes come out over the years. Some were great, some were decent, but some were just terrible. I made a list, that in my opinion, were 5 of the worst horror remakes. Now these are not in any particular order.
Starting off with the most recent one, Poltergeist. This film didn't really have any real moments of terror. I thought the characters were pretty dull. There wasn't much character development to get the audience to care about or connect with the family. The special effects were a little over done, simplicity works better.
As a fan of the Friday the 13th films, I had high hopes for this remake. Unfortunately, my hopes were shot down. Jason Voorhees is famous for his amazing death scenes, but in this film they seemed toned down. Nudity seemed to be a big focus for the film. I know the older films had nudity, but it was usually just a quick scene. Hopefully, the next film is better.
We all know the Leprechaun films were not really that scary, some were just hilarious. However, Warwick Davis was amazing as that little green trickster. The old films tried to put in leprechaun folklore, such as his clothes, magic, and gold. They just added a bit of horror into that. The remake did none of that! The film seemed more like a bad creature feature. A group of friends get chased and killed by a so called "leprechaun", that is lured to them with a gold watch. As a monster movie this film would be okay, but making it as a Leprechaun remake doesn't.
The original Black Christmas was an amazing film. It allowed the audience to see through the killer's eyes throughout the film. The ending was great, don't worry no spoilers. The new film really took a wrong turn in it's plot. Having it's killer born with yellow skin, dealing with an incestuous pregnancy, and going insane. The original worked best because the audience knew nothing about the killer. I'm not sure which was worse, the acting or the storyline.
Alfred Hitchcock is one of the best directors, hands down! Trying to remake one of his best films would be a difficult task for anyone. However, the show Bates Motel proves that it's not impossible, giving an original idea to the story of Norman Bates. This remake didn't even try to come up with anything original, instead they copied Hitchcock's film frame by frame. If I wanted to see the film Psycho I would watch the original, not some updated version.