One of my very favorite topics of film-related conversation would have to be that of the infamous "horror remake." Could be a J-horror re-imaganing, a revisit with truly classic material, or a quick-buck PG-13 junkpile that shames the name of its predecessor. (Heck, I posted a similar article last March, and I even went as far as to bang out a master list of horror remakes at my very own website!) Well, apparently the movie geeks over at Premiere.com are also big time horror nerds as well, because they've just posted their list of the 15 Best Horror Remakes.

OK, having just perused their 15 choices, I gotta say: I know it's got to be hard coming up with 15 really good horror remakes, but jeeeeez. Just lower it to a Top 10 and get The Fog, The Amityville Horror and 13 Ghosts OUTTA there. And ... am I on crack or did the Premiere squad neglect to mention Cronenberg's The Fly AND Carpenter's The Thing??? I mean, good job on throwing some love towards The Blob, Dark Water and the 1978 version of Body Snatchers, but come on! You guys omitted the two best horror remakes ever made!!!

(I'll include their full list after the jump, just to incite some discussion, but definitely check out the Premiere article before you dive in, you crazy gorehounds, you.)

15. The Amityville Horror (2005)
14. The Blob (1988)
13. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
12. Dark Water (2005)
11. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
10. The Fog (2005)
9. Frankenstein (1994)
8. Godzilla (1998)
7. The Grudge (2004)
6. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
5. King Kong (2005)
4. The Omen (2006)
3. Psycho (1998)
2. The Ring (2002)
1. 13 Ghosts (2001)

(I can only assume that these picks don't go in any particular order, but I still can't get over those two omissions. I mean ... huh? And where does one acquire an application to write for Premiere.com?) ;-)

(OK, one final comment: They're saying that the remakes of The Fog and The Omen are better than the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Wow.)