I'm so torn.
I'm an admitted horror movie fiend. I watch EVERY horror movie I can, even D list movies, such as "The Ginger Dead Man" and "Monster Dog."
But when people remake classics, I can't help but feel they've set themselves up for failure. I don't care how much more realistic the graphics are. The low-budget nature of the original, the hodge-podge (at the time) cast, the 80s culture infused in every shot, the dwarf medium, the "curse" that took the lives of several cast/crew (second only to "The Omen" curse), ARE what makes the movie special, cool, ridiculous, and classic.
I'll watch it, of course. But leave classics alone. And since people forget, classic horror movies include:
Night of the Living Dead, Fright Night (original), Nightmare on Elm Street series, Friday the 13th series, Halloween, The Omen, The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, Gargoyles, Maximum Overdrive, 28 Days Later, Alien, Sunshine, Dawn of the Dead (original), POLTERGEIST (original), The Howling series, and others.
A prequel? Fine. A sequel? Fine. A loosely based off-shoot? Fine.
But stop with the remakes please.