ByMike's Horror Den, writer at
I am an avid movie watcher. I love all genres of movies, old and new, big blockbusters and straight to dvd. However, horror films are my fav
Mike's Horror Den

For a long time now Hollywood seems to be having a hard time coming up with original ideas. Thus, leading to the enormous quantity of continuing remakes. A lot of these remakes are such a waste of time, but there are some that actually surprise us. These are 5 horror remakes that I feel were well done.

The original Last House on the Left was an amazing film. It was very terrifying and disturbing. Those same factors were portrayed in it's remake. The viciousness of these parents is so disturbing, yet understandable. You find yourself cheering for the parents as they take revenge on their daughter's attackers.

Movies were people are lost or miles from help are so horrifying. The feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere, with no way of calling for help, is so frightening. In this remake they deranged people living in the hills were so disturbing. They had no remorse or conscious stopping them. The family in the film has to fight to survive cannibals that are hunting them.

The original Dawn of the Dead is one of my favorite zombie movies. When I saw the trailer for the remake I was actually optimistic. They had incorporated the running zombies, similar to those in 28 Days Later. The cast was great, it had very intense moments, and great comedic scenes.

First word that comes to mind when thinking of this remake would be blood! The amount of blood in this film was incredible. The remake took more of the gore and horror from the original, but took out the comedy. This film is not for the squimesh. The girl Mia is very terrifying after becoming possessed.

Now I know people might have a problem that I'm including this film. However, I really liked Rob Zombie's Halloween remake. To see Michael slowly become the killer we all know was great. Using Taylor Mane was a great casting choice. He brought back that terrifying presence that had been missing since Halloween 5. Michael seemed to get shorter and thinner, but Zombie brought back his intimidating look. I loved the cast. Malcolm McDowell was great as Loomis, Scout was a perfect choice for Laurie, Danielle Harris was a great throwback, and of course Brad Dourif as the sheriff. Of course this film is nowhere near as good as the original but it is a well done remake. Just don't get me started on the second film.


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