At least the Saw producers are going back farther than 1986 for their remake fodder. According to Variety, Twisted has made a deal to remake four of the dusty old RKO chillers. Which ones? These ones: I Walked With a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise, 1945), Bedlam (Mark Robson, 1946) and a mystery title ... as yet unchosen! Creeeeepyyyy! Producer Mark Burg sums it up rather succinctly: "We've thought a long time about how to update these classic titles to make them commercial ... If these films go well, we hope it leads to more."
Plus hey, since the movies exist already, you barely need half a screenwriter! Still, let's give the Twisted boys a little credit. They could easily coast by on the Saw series alone, but they're trying to branch out into new territory. (Well, if making four horror remakes really counts as "new territory.") It's got to be better than the alternative: Twisted also produced the quick-vanishing Dead Silence and the still-shelved Catacombs.