Cellphone-driven horror movies always proved to be a big hit among audiences looking for their next fright fix. Unfortunately this time the scares didn’t quite go as well as planned. The rehashed film based on the 2004 Japanese film by director Chakushin Ari is FAR superior.
The film was ripped apart by critics and viewers alike and has been pinned as the worst J-horror redo ever made. Our advice? Just miss that call, please.
We will begin by saying that this film got a pathetic 3% on Rotten Tomatoes. While the original itself was barely impressive, it actually completely towers this film. Why remake an already bad film? We will never know.
Perhaps they thought some more modern lighting and 2000's Chris Klein would do well as a remake. They were poorly mistaken. We should forget about this confusing and aggressive waste of a film altogether.
Prom Night (2008)
While the Jaime Lee Curtis original seems a little dated these days, it still totally trumps this sell-out of a remake starring Brittany Snow. No one has anything on the amazing original 80s scream queen.
We would take the outdated disco ball and puffy pink dresses over Brittany Snow in that predictable slasher film any day. What a completely unnecessary remake.
Guess Who (2005)
The classic film originally called "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" was a breakthrough comedy-drama filled with political commentary on racial dynamics. It starred the legendary Sidney Poitier, Katherine Hepburn, and Spencer Tracy.
The 2005 remake turned the film into a boring slapstick rom-com that seemed to tiptoe around the very subject matter it attempted to portray.
Get Carter (2000)
No one can compete with the coolness of Michael Caine in the original British crime drama "Get Carter." Unfortunately not even Sylvester Stallone. His tough-guy persona brought a different flavor to the remake.
He may be able to look good in a suit and holding a gun, but he just cannot achieve the emotional richness of the masterful Caine and his London gangster persona.