5 Horror Films From the 70s That Need to Be Remade

5 Horror Films From the 70s That Need to Be Remade ...

The 1970s were a fantastic decade for horror. It began to develop further away from the campy monster and alien films of the 1950s and 60s. While many films of that style were released in the 1970s, films from this decade had a distinct darker and harder edge to them. Films like Alien, Halloween, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are still in use today.

Throughout the years, dozens of films from the 70s have been updated and reimagined, but some great ones have remained unreimagined. The beginning of the 1970s was 52 years ago, and there are many films that could benefit from a remake.

Don't Look Now, a 1973 film, has been considered a masterpiece in the years since it was released. It's a groundbreaking film with exceptional performances by Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as grieving parents who were sent to Italy in the wake of their young daughter's death. Along the way, the two's lives unravel in a haunting spiral of foreboding as Sutherland is tormented by visions of his daughter in her red coat around the city.

Don't Look Now, a classic film, might be remade. There are still unrewritten concepts, most notably the use of a female little person as something terrifying. There are also countless ways in which the advancement of filmmaking might benefit a remake.

In the Car, a driverless vehicle with no doors appears and begins to terrorize James Brolin and the rest of his small town indiscriminately, from cyclists to the school marching band. It becomes clear that the car is some kind of demonic entity when it is unable to enter the hallowed ground, and it explicitly targets Brolin's girlfriend when she insults it.

The Car has a great premise and a creepy antagonist in the car, however, it has a serious pacing issue with large swathes of inaction that don't add to the tension. If remade, it might be possible to create a truly terrifying movie experience.

Saul Bass, the award-winning graphic designer, has directed and directed Phase IV of an astonishingly intelligent ant colony that has taken over an Arizona town. The population is evacuated and a team of scientists is sent to investigate the phenomenon, but the bugs fight back and learn to protect themselves from chemical attacks.

The advancement of visual effects in film might aid in remaking the film. The ants may be able to be integrated more effectively into the human world, and the world of the ants might be made more complex. The technology featured in the film that the human scientists are using may also benefit from an upgrade.

Magic is a puppet nightmare film starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, and Burgess Meredith. Corky returns from a hiatus with a combination magician and ventriloquist act; however, as the film progresses, Corky becomes more unhinged, channeling his inner rage through his dummy Fats. Soon, Corky begins to kill anyone around him.

A remake of Magic might entice a whole new audience for the film, and Blumhouse is willing to adapt the script for the 2020s.

Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle star in David Cronenberg's meditation on divorce. Nola's severe mental illness is at play as well, as is a backdrop of bizarre kidlike murders, which arise when one of the creatures is discovered and an autopsy discovers strange anatomy.

The only reason for a remake of The Brood is to enhance the appearance of the brood themselves. By today's standards, they aren't particularly scary, and they have a very inexpensive appearance. The rest of the film remains a frightening dissection of anger and relationships.