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8 Scary Movies You Probably Didn't Know Were Remakes


Looking for a good scare? Horror movies have enraptured fans for generations, giving viewers a dose of heart-pounding entertainment. While you may have the urge to shield your eyes, jump out of your seat, or double-check your door is locked, scary movies continue to be a popular genre. 

So, while you celebrate this spooky Halloween season, you may be more inclined to watch your favorite horror flicks. Though, you may be surprised to learn that some of these best-loved films are remakes. 

We rounded up a list of eight scary movies you probably didn't know were remakes. 

Check out these classic scary movies you didn't know about that sparked remakes:

1. 'The Ringu' (1998)

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In 2002, U.S. horror movie fans were introduced to an evil little girl named Samara ... and her cursed video tape. You know, the one that after you watch it, the viewer gets a phone call informing that person that he/she is going to die in seven days. However, this well-dwelling creature was not the first. This popular film was based on the 1998 Japanese film Ringu, which followed a similar plot line. 

Overall, no matter what version this demonic child appears in, she still haunts our nightmares.