If you’re a lover of horror films then you are aware of how many concepts are not necessarily original ideas and many are remakes. This creates a debate on whether the original concept was the best version or if the updated films desperately needed to happen to erase any problematic ideas that slipped through the cracks.

Back in May, Popternative posted a “Remake vs. Original: 18 Projects to Stream Comparing Remakes and Reboots” article, but since we’re sadly so close to the end of Spooky Season, you’re getting a list of remakes and original films all in the horror genre.

Below are 10 original movies paired with the remakes you can stream.

Carrie (1976)

Who’s in it: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta, William Katt, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, P.J. Soles, Priscilla Pointer

Synopsis: “Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.”

Where to watch: Max

Carrie (2013)

Who’s in it: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Zoë Belkin, Samantha Weinstein, Ansel Elgort, Judy Greer, Karissa Strain, Katie Strain, Alex Russell

Synopsis: “A shy girl, outcast by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.”

Where to watch: Max, The Roku Channel

Child’s Play (1988)

Who’s in it: Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Dinah Manoff, Tommy Swerdlow, Jack Colvin, Neil Giuntoli

Synopsis: “A struggling single mother unknowingly gifts her son a doll imbued with a serial killer’s consciousness.”

Where to watch: Cinemax, Max

Child’s Play (2019)

Who’s in it: Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio, Brian Tyree Henry, Carlease Burke, David James Lewis, Trent Redekop, Ben Daon, Tim Matheson

Synopsis: “A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Prime Video

Halloween (1978)

Who’s in it: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews

Synopsis: “Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Crackle, Plex

Halloween (2007)

Who’s in it: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Daeg Faerch, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Richard Lynch, Danny Trejo, Skyler Gisondo

Synopsis: “After being committed for 15 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.”

Where to watch: Peacock, SYFY Now, The Roku Channel

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Who’s in it: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight, Alf Humphreys, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy, Rob Stein

Synopsis: “A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine’s Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer’s order and people start turning up dead.”

Where to watch: DIRECTV, MGM+, Pluto TV

My Bloody Valentine (2009)

Who’s in it: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue, Edi Gathegi, Tom Atkins, Kevin Tighe, Megan Boone

Synopsis: “Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he’s innocent.”

Where to watch: Plex, Pluto TV, Prime Video, The Roku Channel, Tubi

Pet Sematary (1989)

Who’s in it: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl, Susan Blommaert, Michael Lombard

Synopsis: “After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.”

Where to watch: Max, Paramount+

Pet Sematary (2019)

Who’s in it: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie, Obssa Ahmed, Alyssa Brooke Levine, Maria Herrera

Synopsis: “Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.”

Where to watch: Paramount+

Prom Night (1980)

Who’s in it: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin, Antoinette Bower, Michael Tough, Robert A. Silverman, Pita Oliver, David Mucci, Jeff Wincott, Mary Beth Rubens, George Touliatos

Synopsis: “At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Crackle, Freevee, Peacock, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Tubi

Prom Night (2008)

Who’s in it: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis, Collins Pennie, Kelly Blatz, James Ransone, Brianne Davis, Kellan Lutz, Idris Elba, Jessalyn Gilsig, Johnathon Schaech, Ming-Na Wen

Synopsis: “Donna’s senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Suspiria (1977)

Who’s in it: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Barbara Magnolfi, Eva Axén, Miguel Bosé, Susanna Javicoli, Rudolf Schündler, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Udo Kier

Synopsis: “An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.”

Where to watch: Showtime Anytime, Tubi

Suspiria (2018)

Who’s in it: Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela, Angela Winkler, Mia Goth, Alek Wek, Elena Fokina, Jessica Batut, Vanda Capriolo, Clémentine Houdart, Ingrid Caven, Fabrizia Sacchi, Sylvie Testud, Renée Soutendijk

Synopsis: “A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.”

Where to watch: Freevee, Prime Video

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Who’s in it: Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, John Steadman, Janus Blythe, Peter Locke, Russ Grieve, Virginia Vincent, Dee Wallace, Martin Speer, Brenda Marinoff, James Whitworth, Lance Gordon, Michael Berryman, Cordy Clark

Synopsis: “On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.”

Where to watch: Plex, Tubi, Urban Movie Channel

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Who’s in it: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Bailey Smith, Aaron Stanford, Vinessa Shaw, Robert Joy, Laura Ortiz, Ezra Buzzington, Maisie Camilleri Preziosi, Billy Drago

Synopsis: “A traveling family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.”

Where to watch: Hulu, Starz

The Last House on The Left (1972)

Who’s in it: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Jeramie Rain, Fred J. Lincoln, Marc Sheffler, Richard Towers, Cynthia Carr

Synopsis: “Two teenage girls heading to a rock concert for one’s birthday try to score marijuana in the city, where they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychopathic convicts.”

Where to watch: Crackle, Freevee, Plex, Pluto TV, Tubi

The Last House on The Left (2009)

Who’s in it: Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Riki Lindhome, Martha MacIsaac, Spencer Treat Clark, Michael Bowen, Josh Coxx

Synopsis: “After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Tubi

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Who’s in it: Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan, Jim Siedow, John Larroquette

Synopsis: “Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Freevee, Peacock, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Tubi

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Who’s in it: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Mike Vogel, Erica Leerhsen, Eric Balfour, R. Lee Ermey, Lauren German, David Dorfman, Heather Kafka, Marietta Marich,Kathy Lamkin, John Larroquette, Brad Leland, Terrence Evans

Synopsis: “After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Max


Amber Dover is a multimedia journalist with over a decade writing about pop culture. Cat mom with a deep love of horror, you can follow Amber at @Glambergirlblog on Instagram and Twitter.

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