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The Horror Remake That Reddit Agrees Is The Absolute Worst

Remakes are a staple of the movie industry, and the horror genre is no exception to the rule. It seems like every successful franchise has at least one remake in its catalog, whether favored by fans or ignored by those who are loyal to the originals. Many horror remakes like 2010's "Let Me In," the 1978 version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," and 2017's "It" earned overwhelmingly positive reviews, proving that remakes can be just as fear-inducing as their predecessors. Yet there are some perfect horror movies that fans agree don't ever need to be remade. 

Unfortunately, there are plenty of horror remakes that don't do quite as well as hoped. Whether due to bad acting, scripts that veer too far from the source material, or over-the-top special effects, there are a multitude of reasons a remake can go wrong. Looper conducted a survey of 379 horror movie fans and asked them which popular horror movie remake is the worst of them all — and the results are clear.

Fans agree that A Nightmare on Elm Street missed the mark

Out of 379 voters, an overwhelming majority agreed that 2010's "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is the worst horror remake on the list. 181 people voted for the underwhelming slasher remake — Reddit user u/RoyalBatwing noted that they thought the remake was simply unnecessary, lacking the creativity that made the original so entertaining. Another user named u/mikeysjam agreed that the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake was boring, and u/cranediver5657 simply wrote that it was "terrible."

There were some users that didn't quite agree with the negative opinions of "A Nightmare on Elm Street," like u/Amanda_Krueger who wrote "I don't get all the hate for the NOES remake! I actually liked what they did with it." Nevertheless, their opinion was in the minority, since almost half of all of the voters felt it didn't live up to the original. There were, however, other horror remakes that fans also didn't love.

Other horror remakes that didn't quite impress

Following "A Nightmare on Elm Street" for the worst remake was 2019's "Child's Play," with 93 votes. While many users commented that they hadn't bothered to watch the newest take on the "Chucky" franchise, there has been quite a bit of backlash on one detail that fans couldn't get over — the odd look of the Chucky doll.

After "Child's Play" was Rob Zombie's "Halloween" which earned 53 votes — with user u/house-of-great noting "Anything Rob Zombie is usually going to win my vote for worst." Next was 2009's "Friday The 13th" with 38 votes. Reddit user u/BrickMcSlab noted "I'm not totally condemning it, but it really brought nothing to the franchise. My biggest complaint was the victims weren't overly interesting and in most cases annoying enough to where you wanted them to die" — a harsh, yet valid criticism. And finally, 2003's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" earned 14 votes. One of the top comments on the Reddit thread spoke highly of the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake, saying that it's "Widely regarded as one of the best!"

Love them or hate them, reboots likely aren't going anywhere any time soon. Here's hoping the future of horror movie remakes is all killer.