One of my favorite horror films ever is Black Christmas (1974). It's the perfect slasher film. It's scary. It's uncompromising. It's sordid. It's eerie. It leaves you with a horrible feeling in the pit of your stomach. It features some great acting, too! There are some powerhouse talents in it, including Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, and Andrea Martin.
But did you know that the film has been remade? It's been remade twice, as a matter of fact. The first remake, which was released in 2006, was so ridiculous. Not even Martin, who showed up in a glorified cameo in the role of a sorority house mother, could save it.
It was remade again in 2019 — this one bore few similarities to the films that came before it. One wondered why this one even had the same name, but there you have it.
Suffice it to say that the original Black Christmas is untouchable. But it is not the only film out there that should never have been remade. Far from it.
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor CrescendoX asked the online community,
"What movie is so perfect that if it would remade, it would be a crime against humanity?"
"Misery. I could totally see a remake of Misery that used the way social media creates parasocial relationships so prevalently."
But let's not. I mean, who could ever replace Kathy Bates? She won an Oscar for the role!
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
I've seen the animation they've done for some of these new "live action meets cartoons" things.. The work the art/animation team put into Who Framed Roger Rabbit is STILL to this day putting them to shame."
A good choice. It was a pretty groundbreaking film and it's still influencing filmmakers to this day. That cast!
"It would be impossible to remake that perfect movie. The cast, story, and practical effects are wonderful. A remake would be full of CGI and a BS script."
Don't you dare suggest this! Don't you dare give those horrible Hollywood execs any ideas!
"Spaceballs. I don't want any other version."
But think about the merchandising!
Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money
"Jaws. I read somewhere that Spielberg won't let it be remade."
If someone did someday remake it, I would highly suggest they remove a lot of the unnecessary subplots that are in the book!
Did we really need that affair?
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
"The Silence of the Lambs. Remakes should only be attempted when you are sure that it can outclass the original but Silence of the Lambs cannot be outclassed."
Two Oscar-winning performances. It doesn't get any better than Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. The film is a masterclass — the Criterion edition is especially beautiful.
Stand by Me (1986)
"Stand by Me. It would be an insult to River Phoenix and many others to remake that."
This film is so highly regarded that a remake just seems foolish. Why even bother attempting one? Go and read the novella instead.
Back to the Future (1985)
"Back to the Future. Please please please PLEASE don't ruin it with a remake."
As long as Robert Zemeckis doesn't kick the bucket we're safe!
Uncle Buck (1989)
"Uncle Buck. Don't you dare touch it."
Without John Candy that would be like trying to remake the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in a Denny's with only ketchup and mustard. Just a tragic, ill-conceived imitation.
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
"My Cousin Vinny. Joe Pesci's performance is perfect."
Hey, don't forget Marisa Tomei! She stole the show. And she won an Oscar for the role!
The list of movies that should not be touched is endless and you no doubt have your opinions.
Which movies should be left the hell alone? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
I haven't been on a dating app since pre-Covid.
And just the thought of it gives me a stomach ache.
I have no time for nonsense.
State your business or go.
Yeah... I've been destined to die single.Let's go back to meeting in person.
Redditor LuckyC1723wanted to hear what the immediate big turn offs when dating online.
"When it comes to dating apps, what is an automatic 'pass' for you?"
I hold a great disdain for the darting apps in general. But this should be good.
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"Single word replies to everything with no effort to make conversation. If you weren't interested, why TF did you match."
"A profile that's just a list of demands. 'Don't be this, don't do this, spend money on me, do this, do that, etc.'"
"Same. I want to learn about you. I'm supposed to be seeing if I'm interested in you by reading this thing. That said, I'm expected to make my profile about me so you can decide if you're interested in me."
"Anyone who has a list of rules about me pisses me off. One because it's obvious you're crazy demanding. Two, it signals you have no personality of your own to talk about. Three, you can't follow simple instructions! It's ok to include some stuff about what you look for in a partner but 'demands a no-go.'
"Talk too much about who they want and not enough about who they are."
"Yes! 100% agree. You don't have to declare what you're looking for in detail, you decide that yourself by who you like or reply to or whatever. The purpose of your profile should be to describe yourself."
"Well tbh I don’t talk about who I am in my profile because I don’t like someone telling me they’re funny or witty or loyal either. Those are things you prove. Show me your character traits and show me your humor. Don’t tell me about them."
Cuz your so special?
"People who behave like they're too good for you. Instant no."
"It looks like setting expectations to me. Lots of people would probably be disappointed or angry if the messages stop or are sporadic, so it's only polite to let them know."
"People don't owe you shaping their daily lives around consistently messaging you. The expectation that they do reeks of insecurity."
"There are people who do truly feel and act as if they're 'better than you' in that way. I just wanted to point out that most of the time it's just a disclaimer."
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"Don't be boring."
"Basically saying 'got noting interesting to offer so I will need you to be the interesting one and do the heavy lifting in this relationship.'"
I'm about to give up. The memories are flooding back.
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“'I’m actually 20, I don't know why it says 24. lol.'”
"Or something to that effect."
"'If you can't handle me at my worst.....' swipe left..."
"It particularly sucks because in some way, the quote is true. People will not always be at their best. Sometimes their worst will come out even if it is only 2% of the time only for their partner to leave and say they want nothing to do with it (obviously excluding abusive behaviors) because they want you to be 100% happy, cheerful and joyful at all times."
Oh Girl Please
"Calling themselves an 'alpha."
"If you have to TELL PEOPLE you're an alpha... you're not an alpha. Self-identified alphas are just men with weak egos and no real personality trying to prop themselves up with things they think make them attractive."
"'Alpha male' concept is also BS."
"A blank profile that doesn't say anything about them. Like an IG or snapchat handle... that's it. And then you go to their IG and it's private and their bio is something like 'Not here often follow me on snapchat' and you go to their snapchat and it's like 'Not here often. Subscribe to my only fans' then you go to their onlyfans and... it goes on and on and on."
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"Those serial killer pics. You know, when you’re sitting and staring down at the camera and for some reason you’re sitting in the car or a basement, not smiling and you took like five pics in a row and uploaded all of them."
And on top of this we have to worry about monkeypox? Forget it.
Do you have things that make you instantly want to swipe left? Let us know in the comments.
So much of this world makes no sense.
Don't you agree?
Why do some laws even exist?
How can doing good deeds land one in jail?
Yet actual criminals walk free.
Ah... The yin and yang of it all.
Redditormonsterhunter128 wanted to discuss what the things we see as sort of the Robinhood method.
"What is something ethical but illegal?"
I feel like a lot of these rules are only going to apply to the lowly of us. The rich will be able to do all of these. Let's see...
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"Paying off kids school lunch debt."
"I remember there being a school district with some kids who weren't allowed to graduate cuz of their school lunch debt so a local millionaire offered the district the money to pay off their debt. They refused it."
"Apparently American pharmacists subsidizing insulin for their regulars. I remember reading about one who bought a month’s supply for a customer and she ended up fired and charged with like black market drug dealing."
"Technically, your job isn't to mess with the prices of the life-saving drugs, even if they're manufactured and inflated to 2000% of the cost of production. You're just supposed to give the people whatever prescription they need at whatever price the company says its worth. It's awful."
"Feeding the homeless. You can get fined in my city."
"How do they define 'homeless?' Also, it's not like operating a charity soup kitchen is illegal, you just need to follow the same food safety rules and permitting requirements as any restaurant. The main complaint was people violating certain food safety laws and handing out discarded stuff. The idea being you can't use homeless destitute people to discard of food waste for free."
"Dumpster diving behind grocery stores."
I totally get it but also keep in mind most grocery stores sell bleach and as far as I know if there is a leaking bottle they have to throw it out and if they do that they probably open it and drain it in the dumpster. There are other reasons as well such as sharp objects and so on."
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"Apparently sleeping it off in your car is still considered operating while intoxicated."
"Change my mind: The car should actually have to be in motion, or at least the ignition on, before it's considered DWI/OWI."
The world really has ludicrous rules.
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"Taking food that was going to be thrown away, especially as an employee."
"The employee reasoning is because there was always 'accidental' food at the end of the night. That being said typicaly good restaurants will give their employees a meal for their shift."
"Putting money in other people's parking meters which are about to expire."
"Similarly. In many states (including mine, Oregon), it's illegal to park in prohibited spots even if they're unmarked. Think that through for a second."
"You could park somewhere that is totally legal looking. Nothing saying you shouldn't park there. Nothing saying it's a protected spot (like a carpool spot or one reserved for on-call doctors or something) and it'd still be illegal, even if you had no way of knowing."
"Pirating media no longer available for sale."
"Combine that with the fact that the cracked versions of some games work better/are less likely to mess up your computer because the developer used drm like SuckuROM, sometimes for the consumer, it’s better to get the pirated version anyways."
"Pirating college textbooks. Half the time you don’t need them, and when you do, they’re often marked up 500% against what they’re worth. Downloading free digital copies may be illegal, but you bet your a** college kids share those links."
"Adding onto this, pirating any piece of media that has been abandoned or otherwise no longer obtainable through legal means. A lot of software is probably going to be lost forever because the companies behind them simply don’t care enough after a certain point."
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"Children selling lemonade without a license."
"I've seen videos of grown adults calling the cops on kids selling lemonade, it's pathetic. Those adults should get charged for wasting time and resources."
This list is ridiculous. I say feed the homeless and let the kids sell lemonade!!
Do you have similar experiences to share? Let us know in the comments below.
We all have an opinion on how things should be done, as well as little ticks get on our nerves, if not outright make our skin crawl.
When someone doesn't agree with this opinion or exhibits the exact behavior which makes us tick, it's usually easy enough to let bygones be bygones, and get over it.
Of course, there are extreme exceptions to this, and sometimes we simply find ourselves unable to accept someone else's different opinion, and will not tolerate when people do certain things.
No matter how petty others may find it.
"What is the smallest, pettiest hill you'll still die on?"
I Will ALWAYS Dispute That Charge!
"Bank of America charged me $2 for a miscellaneous charge, in 1997. I called to ask what it was for because there was no reason."
"The lady on the phone said, well, I can't tell you because it is miscellaneous."
"I asked her to then please reverse it and she refused."
"I pulled all three of my accounts from them and moved them to a credit union and ever since, full stop refuse to have a damn thing with that company."- Handbag_Lady
Let People Off First!
"That you need to let people off the f*cking subway before you get on."
"My guy, you will get on - let me off first!"- croix_v
"It’s common courtesy to wait for someone to come off the elevator before entering."- mkittyxoxoCommuting Hasan Minhaj GIF by Patriot ActGiphy
Give People Space!
"Back the f*ck up at cash registers."
"You don't need to be spelunking in my a** before the cashier even hands me my receipt."
"Afterwards, maybe we can talk about making something happen."
"But while at the register I want my personal space."- Geistwhite
Push It Out!
"Before placing a ziploc bag in the refrigerator or freezer, squeeze the air out of the bag."
"I don't know why my wife doesn't, and one day I'll have to make a choice."- johnbacosta
Keep The Aisles Clear!
"It is possible to look at something on a grocery store shelf without blocking the whole aisle."
"Looking at you, shoppers in a certain Aldi this afternoon."- treecatksdreams worth more than money shopping GIFGiphy
Be Mindful Of Others!
"Scrolling through TikTok/Reels/whatever with your volume up in public or semi-public places.'
"Transit, waiting room, restaurant."- technocraft
Everyone Gets Their Special Day!
"I hill I will die on."
"When a kid has a birthday, only HE gets to blow out the candles!"
"It INFURIATES me to my very soul when I see other kids try to blow them out."
"The only thing worse is when adults LET THEM."- Drew__Mast
Fill It If You Kill It.
"Danny needs to replenish the fridge downstairs."
"You take a soda pop, YOU REPLENISH."- hiro111
Don't Call Me on Vacation!
"When I have time approved off from work and something goes wrong, no it is not my responsibility to log back on and take care of it."- ironwheatiezSeason 7 Ocean GIF by Curb Your EnthusiasmGiphy
We all have something which will get on our nerves till the bitter end.
All we can do is take a deep breath, and hope for change.
And maybe make sure we don't find ourselves doing that very thing to others...
One of the surest ways to not overeat is to only eat when hungry.
We're all guilty of falling prey to a snack attack.
They call to us.
But are we actually hungry or just in need of an activity?
Redditor Saibotnl1 wanted to know what menu items give the illusion of hunger.
"What's your 'not hungry but mouth is bored' snack?"
Pretzels and brownies. I'll eat them forever.
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"Potato chips. Trying to make healthy choices so sometimes I pick almonds."
"So expensive but so good. Preferably shelled if watching TV as taking the shells off becomes a good hand distraction."
"After the post the other day showing the bug in the pistachio I’ve had a hard time thinking about all the funny (pistachio) nuts I’ve tasted in my life."
"Cheez-its. It's a problem."
"Ah yes, nothing like snacking on those during a movie, realizing you ate almost the whole box, are completely and utterly dehydrated for the rest of the night no matter how much water you drink before bed, have a hard time sleeping because of it, and then wake up feeling like shit the next day."
"Corn nuts, they are so crunchy it's like eating zesty aquarium gravel."
"I ate corn nuts for a whole month for lunch back in elementary school and one day ended up cracking my back tooth and choking on the corn nut that did it all. Haven’t eaten corn nuts since."
"I came here to say this and was so pleased to see it’s the top comment. It’s the best road trip snack ever."
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"Along the same vein I'm pretty addicted to sunflower nut butter, don't even want it on anything but a spoon and I'm off to flavor town. It's so good."
Sunflower seeds are annoying. I don't get them. Yuck.
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"My daughter has an abundance of cherry tomatoes so she puts them in a paper bowl in the kitchen for everyone. I find myself snacking on these constantly. Forget lunch & dinner, i am full on cherry tomatoes and some celery sticks."
"Four saltines with either cheese or peanut butter on them. (not those little packages of orange crackers, I just make them myself)."
"Peanut butter and apples on saltines is my go-to I've been throwing up for a few days and need calories option. Cheese and apples if I'm feeling much better."
"Saltines with cream cheese. Sounds weird but it’s bomb."
"My daughter was severely anemic and chewed ice all day, every day. When we ask the hematologist about this they said yes it is due to being anemic. He said there are people that will chew gravel or even sheet rock."
"Same. I'm anemic and go the crushed ice all day. I have a pop top Yeti just for ice."
"Cereal. I love munching on both dry cereal and a regular bowl with milk! I find that nowadays I gravitate towards more 'grown up' cereals like Honey Bunches of Oats, Cheerios, Mini-Wheats. And I love Grape Nuts! Only with milk and sugar though. However I will always love Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles and Captain Crunch (all versions)!"
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"I like cheesy popcorn but can't buy cause I'll eat the whole damn container in one sitting."
A Nice Boost
"Edamame, entertainment for your mouth and your hands... Pop pop pop... Perfect little protein boost. You can salt them for an electrolyte assist, or add gochujang/sriracha if you need a slight sugar kick. Regular hot sauce or chilli garlic sauce is great if you're just looking for extra spice without the refined sugar. This ad has been paid for by Big Soybean."
Now I'm starving. Or is my mouth bored?
What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.