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Hollywood directors seem to be sneaking into our homes in the night time, snatching away our favourite books and destroying them by regurgitating slapdash adaptations on the big screen. Everything from science-fiction favourites to timeless graphic novels have been snapped up by the jaws of some horrible, dollar-eyed monster and squeezed into an hour and a half of such terrible cinema that it would make anyone spit out their popcorn. Not even our most beloved childhood stories are safe anymore. We thought we'd venture through these awful remakes to bring you the worst offenders.

Warning: contains spoilers

10) Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Lemony Snicket's novels were packed with dark humour and dry wit that tickled younger audiences. Following the story of the three Baudelaire orphans, the story spans over 13 books as their distant cousin Count Olaf brings about countless tragedies in an attempt to claim ownership to their inheritance. »

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