At any given time, there are no less than two dozen horror movie remakes in various stages of development, and if you think the remake train ends here, you haven't been watching too many Hollywood movies lately. But as for now, here's a rundown of what you can expect over the next couple of years.
American Psycho: In December 2011, Lionsgate announced that it was developing a remake of the cult fave serial killer movie. Noble Jones, was been tapped to write and make his feature film directorial debut on a "micro-budget" remake of American Psycho
An American Werewolf in London: In June 2009, it was announced that Dimension Films was developing a remake of the classic 1981 werewolf tale, although at the time, no writers, director or stars had been decided.
Angel Heart: In September 2008, the remake rights to the supernatural noir mystery were acquired by producers Michael De Luca, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta, but no further progress has been reported.
Anguish: Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures announced in February 2009 that it will remake this 1987 English-language Spanish film with a unique movie-within-a-movie concept about a killer stalking moviegoers watching a horror movie.
Art of the Devil: At the end of April 2008, Cerenzie-Peters Productions (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead) bought the remake rights to this hit franchise from Thailand. Although each of the three entries thus far has featured a differennt storyline, the remake will focus on the second film's plot about a teacher who exacts gruesome supernatural revenge on students who expose her infidelity and kill her lover. Expect a 2010 release.
At the End of the Spectra: It was reported in August 2007 that Nicole Kidman was on board to star in this remake of the Colombian film Al Final del Espectro, about an agoraphobic woman who isolates herself in her new apartment, only to discover that it might be haunted. Looking at Kidman's schedule, it probably won't hit screens until at least 2011, but you can catch the original movie on HBO.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: In March 2008, it was announced that the creators of askaninja.com were writing a script for this remake of the low-budget 1978 horror-comedy, but no further movement has been reported.
Battle Royale: The remake of this cult fave from Japan about unsuspecting students dropped off on a deserted island and forced to compete in a "killer takes all" game was postponed indefinitely after the Virginia Tech tragedy.
The Birds: Platinum Dunes, the Michael Bay-led production company responsible for remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror plus the upcoming Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, is in pre-production on a big-budget redo of the Hitchcock classic. It was originally slated to star Naomi Watts, with Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) in talks to direct for a summer 2009 release, but now it's been pushed back to 2011, and Campbell has left the project.
The Blob: After remaking Halloween in 2007, director Rob Zombie announced in August 2009 that he was turning his attention redoing the 1958 monster movie The Blob. No word on a date, but 2011 seems likely.
Bride of Frankenstein: Following the announcements of remakes of classic Universal monster movies The Wolf Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bride of Frankenstein was tapped for a remake in June 2009. Neil Burger was in talks at the time to both write and direct.
The Brood: A remake of this David Cronenberg killer kid film was announced in December 2009, with Breck Eisner (The Crazies) attached to direct. He has since dropped out, but the project is moving forward with a 2011 release planned.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In May 2009, it was reported that a "relaunch" of the vampire comedy was being considered, but the project remains in its earliest stages.
Carrie: In May 2011, a remake of Brian DePalma's 1976 adaptation of the Stephen King novel was announced by MGM/Screen Gems, with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa attached to direct. In March 2012, Chloe Moretz signed on to star in the titular role. A month later, Julianne Moore was offered the role of Carrie's mother, and a release date of March 15, 2013 was set.
Child's Play: This project hasn't emerged from the early stages of development for several years, but if and when this landmark killer doll pic does get remade, it will come from the same people who started it -- namely, writer Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner -- something that can't be said about most other remakes.
Children of the Corn: As a made-for-TV remake of the 1984 Stephen King adaptation was preparing to air on SyFy in September 2009, a theatrical remake was announced by Dimension Films. No release date has been set, but Ehren Kruger (Scream 3, The Ring) has been tapped to write the script.
Chopping Mall: In November 2011, director Robert Hall (Laid to Rest) purchased the remakes rights to this 1986 killer robot film, with plans to start filming in the spring of 2012.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon: This remake was originally scheduled to debut in late 2008, before the remake of another Universal classic, The Wolfman, hits screens in 2009, but it appears to have been delayed by the writers' strike and is now scheduled tentatively for 2011. Creature was to be directed by Breck Eisner, but he dropped out, and commercial director Carl Rinsch has been rumored to take his place. Bill Paxton reportedly was to be featured but may have dropped out due to the delay.
The Crow: In 2010, Mark Wahlberg was reportedly in talks to star in a remake of the 1994 supernatural comic book adaptation The Crow. In 2011, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) signed on to direct, and Bradley Cooper later was cast in the lead. In August 2011, Cooper left, however, and Fresnadillo left in October. In January 2012, F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) got on board to direct, but a star has yet to be named.
The Day of the Triffids: In September 2010, plans for a 3-D version of the 1962 killer plant film was announced by producer Michael Preger. The next month, Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures jumped on board to produce, with Raimi reportedly eager to direct.