Evil Dead, It and the 15 greatest horror movie remakes of all-time

Photo: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3.. Courtesy Starz
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6. The Ring (2002)

What other movie instilled fear into the masses over the existence of unmarked videotapes? The Ring, released in 2002, was a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror movie. To be fair, I haven’t seen the original movie, but I do think the 2002 version is a fantastic horror movie on its own merit.

The Ring proved you don’t need copious amounts of bloodshed (not that there is anything wrong with gore, but it’s a common misconception that more gore equals more terror) to be downright chilling. Gore Verbinski, the film’s director, created a palpable sense of dread with disturbing visuals alone.

The videotape itself has been reproduced in real life by diehard fans of the film. Luckily no one has received a real anonymous call warning them they only have seven days to live, that we know of.

The Ring’s other strengths include its lead actress, Naomi Watts, who delivers an intense and moving performance as a desperate mother trying to save her child at all costs, and acclaimed composer, Hans Zimmer, created the score for the movie, aiding in its haunting atmosphere.

This was a rare remake in which all the right elements came together to create an excellent film and managed to defend its very existence by delivering a horror movie that stays with you long after the credits roll.