[31 Days of Halloween] Day 20: Favorite Reboot

The Thing. Who doesn’t love a burly faced Kurt Russell battling alien clones of his colleagues and friends? Also, with a score from Ennio Morricone, you really cannot go wrong with this movie. It’s perfect. – Rachael Hauschild

It probably doesn’t count because remake and reboot aren’t the same thing but I’m picking The Fly anyway. Great movie, amazing visual effects, really creepy. One man’s descent into madness as a result of his own mistake. Love it. – Mike Vlaz

I am someone who has absolutely no problem with remakes or reboots, and I actually really enjoy a lot of them. One of the most successful ones to me is 2009’s The Last House on the Left. It was a big job to tackle the remake of a Wes Craven classic, but the writers and especially director Dennis Iliadis knew what elements to take from the original story and how to show them to truly make an impact. The resulting film is just as, if not more, brutal than the 1972 film, yet it is handled with far more gravitas and emotion that hits me in the heart every time. – Michele Eggen

I really enjoy the remake of Friday the 13th. It had its flaws, sure, but I think Derek Mears was an amazing Jason. He's honestly terrifying, his body language and presence is so ominous, and there are some good, gnarly kills here. I think this movie did a great job of bringing the franchise into the 2000s, and I like to put it on from time to time just to watch for those 'hero shots' like Jason on the edge of the roof of the cabin or when he hurls the axe at the running guy. – Amanda Rebholz