A Time of Remakes

by NarniaIsAwesome | created - 5 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public

The 1950's and 60's were something of a "golden age" of B-movies - even the biggest theatrical ventures were full of claymation and sock puppets. But in the generation of revisiting older films, which of these classic "cheesy" horror flicks do you think would be the best modern remake? Just remove the campiness and picture the creatures in CGI. Note: This list excludes "Godzilla" or "King Kong" and any of its sequels/spin-offs, since those are being brought back currently. Please discuss here.

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1. The Giant Claw (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum, Louis Merrill

Votes: 2,811

Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture.

2. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry, Frank Puglia

Votes: 5,778

The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.

3. The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community and a heroic teenager attempts to destroy the creature.

Director: Ray Kellogg | Stars: Don Sullivan, Fred Graham, Lisa Simone, Shug Fisher

Votes: 3,205

A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community and a heroic teenager attempts to destroy the creature.

4. The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur that threatens London.

Directors: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié | Stars: Gene Evans, André Morell, Leigh Madison, John Turner

Votes: 1,973

Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur that threatens London.

5. It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Ian Keith

Votes: 4,405

A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.

6. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 6,163 | Gross: $5.00M

A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

7. The War of the Gargantuas (1966)

G | 92 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara, Nobuo Nakamura

Votes: 1,973

An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside.

8. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Approved | 93 min | Horror

In 18th Century Spain, an adopted boy becomes a werewolf and terrorizes the inhabitants of his town.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Catherine Feller

Votes: 4,676

In 18th Century Spain, an adopted boy becomes a werewolf and terrorizes the inhabitants of his town.

9. Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter, Christopher Rhodes

Votes: 2,798

Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

10. Reptilicus (1961)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.

Directors: Poul Bang, Sidney W. Pink | Stars: Bent Mejding, Asbjørn Andersen, Povl Wøldike, Ann Smyrner

Votes: 3,296

After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.

11. Dogora (1964)

83 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Earth is attacked by a giant jellyfish monster from outer space that, for some reason, has a sweet tooth for diamonds.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Yôko Fujiyama, Hiroshi Koizumi, Nobuo Nakamura

Votes: 524

The Earth is attacked by a giant jellyfish monster from outer space that, for some reason, has a sweet tooth for diamonds.

12. The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Operation Deep Freeze, a scientific expedition to Antarctica discovers unusual tree specimens. When specimens are shipped out for further study, the trees are accidentally introduced to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael A. Hoey, Jon Hall, Arthur C. Pierce | Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Anthony Eisley, Billy Gray, Bobby Van

Votes: 522

Operation Deep Freeze, a scientific expedition to Antarctica discovers unusual tree specimens. When specimens are shipped out for further study, the trees are accidentally introduced to a south seas Navy base, soon revealing themselves to be killer, acid-secreting monsters that live by night.

13. Godzilla vs. Wolfman

Unrated | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Announced

Godzilla vs. Wolfman consists of a werewolf appearing in Japan, which becomes irradiated and grows to enormous size. This giant Wolfman encounters Godzilla in the countryside, and the two monsters battle.

Director: Shizuo Nakajima

Godzilla vs. Wolfman consists of a werewolf appearing in Japan, which becomes irradiated and grows to enormous size. This giant Wolfman encounters Godzilla in the countryside, and the two monsters battle.

14. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Votes: 2,462

Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one? This film is actually from the early 70's, but I have chosen to add it to my list.



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