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!
Have you ever tasted something that everyone kept swearing by?
You get all excited, so you taste it, and when you do... you wish you were dead.
No. You wish they were dead first.
There are many foods where the buzz is all hype and facade.
One Redditorwanted everyone to share which menu items are not as loved as we have been led to believe.
"What food do you swear people only pretend to like?"
I am very up front about my food dislikes. And I'm always looking to cross things off the list. So give me more...
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"Cat food. I mean come on, my cat can't like eating that every day. I think she's just being polite."
"My mom made stuffed cabbage once. I kinda like stuffed cabbage now but I didn't like cabbage anything as a kid. She left it cooking while we went out somewhere. When we came back the cabbage smell whacked us in the nose and I said I think the dog pooped on the carpet. She believed me for a second before realizing it was cabbage stank."
"Chitterlings. My mom-in-law made some at my house, and it smelled like a grown man crapped all over my home and walls."
"My family was from plantation fields in the Carolinas. Some still stayed but my grandparents went to NY. Relatives from the south mail buckets of that stuff lmao. I mean good stuff too like cracklins and vegetables as well but man… freakin' buckets of chilttlins so yea if you know you know."
"Hákarl. I can’t imagine someone coming in from a long day of work and tucking into a plate of fishy smelling, ammonia flavored chewy shark chunks that make you smell like a bait camp for the rest of the evening. It seems like survival food - you will stay alive if you eat it, but it’s not appealing… to me. If you’re Icelandic - please help me understand why this is a thing."
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"Once upon a time I swore that salted licorice was the most vile thing ever to have graced our fair planet. However about a year ago my wife made me try some and much to my surprise, I liked it!."
Who can even pretend to like these things?
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"Fondant on like wedding cakes."
"Ever since I saw various 'weird eats' shows, I have had trying lutefisk as one of my bucket list items. (Yes, I am weird, I'll admit.) I have a friend from Minnesota who, for some reason, refuses to help me on this item."
"It's just really bland fish with slightly worse texture than normal. Nothing special about it. It's not gross or funky tasting, just really plain and unexciting."
"There's an emotional reaction to foods (and other sensations) that develops over time. Eventually, it gets to the point that the food--regardless of what's disgusting about it--makes you feel something enjoyable and pleasant."
"If I'd never eaten Bleu Cheese before, I'd be disgusted by it now. But, I unknowingly had some when I was 4 or 5 at a family Christmas party in a cheeseball. When I eat Bleu Cheese these days, it reminds me of warm happy Christmases of decades long ago."
"My roomie be eating squid out a can."
"I like fried calamari the best. Had a can of squid that was ok. Added it to ramen. Tried another can of squid that included the ink. Kind of grossed me out but reminded me of sardines in tomato sauce (The ink was mixed with tomato sauce). Managed to eat it all on some ramen but won't be getting the ink one again."
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"Gold leaf -need I say more?"
"It has no real taste- it’s there so that you can feel rich and entitled."
Well I'm no longer hungry.
What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comment below.
It's always odd to hear about people who idolize the Joker and Harley Quinn. Isn't it very apparent that those two are in an abusive and codependent relationship?
You'd think so, but if you spend a little time on online message boards or looking at any memes, you'd see a host of representations of Joker and Harley Quinn as "relationship goals" when they should be anything but.
Clearly the people who read those comics misunderstood the assignment, and they are not alone.
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor WhereDemonsDwell asked the online community,
"Which fictional characters are idolized by people who missed the entire point of their story?"
"Walter White. You're not supposed to root for the murderous, ruthless, self-centred, ego maniac drug lord by the end of the series. People do."
People tried to turn his wife into the villain. If anything, she was the only character in the series to stand up to him consistently and people hated it.
"Tom from 500 Days of Summer."
"Really liked the character and could associate myself with him in my younger self but he's living in his fantasies more than understanding his reality."
This is the kind of movie that hits different when you're in your early 20s compared to any other time.
Bonnie and Clyde
"Not fictional characters, but Bonnie and Clyde. Cool if you wanna have an adventure with your ride or die, just don't kill 13 people while doing it."
People loved and adored them because they saw them as heroes taking on the banks that caused the Great Depression. No one really knew how terrible they actually were except the cops who were hunting them down.
When they were killed, their bodies were towed through the streets of a town and people crowded around crying and sobbing like two movie stars had been killed, then started ripping their clothes trying to get souvenirs.
The movie from the 1960s did not help.
"Tony Soprano. I don’t get how people could look up to him, when the whole show is about how he hates his life."
Because the show deliberately tries to trick you. David Chase constantly pulls you between sympathizing with Tony's very real, very human problems (most of the therapy scenes, the ducks, etc.) and smacking you in the face for even considering that he might be a good guy.
"Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye. He wasn’t being refreshingly rebellious, he was crying out for help. He was probably mentally ill, and definitely emotionally scarred by his brother’s death and the unhealthy way his parents handled that tragedy."
I think the brilliance of that book is depending on your stage of life you can take something very different each time.
The Joker and Harley Quinn
"Joker & Harley are still idolized as an example of crazy passionate love despite it being clearly established as an abusive relationship. It’s a shame the movies had to cut out most of the really bad Joker abuse because then maybe the point will be driven home."
See? What did I tell you? People acted like they were Gomez and Morticia which is... so not the case.
"Vito Corleone. Everybody knows Michael is a monster but he’s only his father without the “family man” charm. Both of them are ruthless murderers."
And the story is a tragedy. You'd think people would have learned something...
"Scarface. So many wannabe gangstas and rappers with Scarface shirts and posters."
That was my thought too. It's like everybody only watches the first half of the movie.
"Tyler Durden. Hands down."
Yeah I think the socioeconomic message was lost on most people who just paid attention to the first half of the movie.
"Lolita. I hate that the name has become synonymous with young, seductive, coquette types. The entire book includes accounts that she was an unwilling participant and trapped."
It's interesting how so many people pretend like Nabokov glamorized Humbert Humbert. Nabokov wrote him as a lying, murderous monster.
Chances are, you can think of people out there who misunderstood the assignment, too.
Like, is there anyone out there who actually idolizes Don Draper? (Answer: Yes. Sadly, yes.)
Have some suggestions of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!
The mysteries of a woman's body have enchanted men since the beginning of time.
Having met many men I feel that mystery will continue to the end of time.
Which is a surprise seeing how you can research just about anything on Google.
Class is in session gents.
RedditorMiguenzo wanted all the men out here to take some notes, the ladies need you to listen up.
"Ladies of Reddit, what is the biggest misconception about your bodies that all men should know?"
A Rusty Knife
"Trim and file your nails, your penis might not feel it when you pleasure yourself but weare like ‘wtf does he have a rusty knife on him?’ We know and it kills whatever you were trying to accomplish."
Like a wave...
"Miscarriages are not, in my experience, a quick over and done with situation. My miscarriage started out as spotting and I immediately got nervous. Went to the ER and of course found out ultrasound was picking up no heart beat. HCG levels were falling. I was not given a D&C. I was sent home and had the worst 'period' of my life at the point for over a week."
"There was a lot of painful cramping, blood went from spotting to full force to chunky. My hormones went out of whack and I broke out like I was in puberty. I was physically and emotionally and mentally a wreck. If your partner is or ever suffers a miscarriage, even if they didn’t want the little bean, it’s still a huge event and just be there for them."
"And don’t tell that person things happen for a reason. I heard that a lot that week. Though it might have actually been what found my thyroid condition, I still don’t consider my miscarriage and my loss some trivial reason to have found another medical crises. I really wanted that baby."
"It was early on so I’ll never know what it was but my heart always sticks to the feeling it was my little boy. And if the person who lost a pregnancy still thinks about it, or still feels sad and it comes to their mind now and then, just let it rush in and then back out. Like a wave, sometimes we just need to wade in the waters."
For the very first time...
"Just because we are tight doesn’t mean we are a virgin. We are probably either uncomfortable or just built that way. Once had a conversation with a boy who tried to convince me (a woman) that I’m wrong and he’s right. He was a Virgin."
"Along the similar lines, having intercourse can strengthen the vaginal muscles and make a girl feel tight. The vagina stretches to accommodate different sizes and constricts afterwards back to its regular size."
ask, ask, ask!
"Only a select few will have a natural and healthy thigh gap. It is by far not the norm. Also, what worked on your ex' doesn't necessarily work for your new partner, so ask, ask, ask!"
"The thigh gap thing is just obvious. Only time I could see a guy being confused about that is if a woman is using shapewear and everything just falls out when they take it off."
Wow women have a lot going on.
The Messy Truth
"Pregnancy really f**ks a body up. There's still a lot of stigma about talking about it but it's not just getting big and then popping out a baby. Your abs can separate, your vagina can tear, most care kits for new moms involves a lot of numbing spray for her body that is ripped apart."
"If your wife has recently given birth she's going to need you to be a superstar of support. Tuning out and letting her take the lead because you can't breastfeed is about the worst thing you can do for your marriage."
"Stretch marks are the most normal things in the world! Treat them accordingly. An ex friend of mines old boyfriend got her naked and saw them and asked her, horrified, how she got hurt. Of course men can get them too! any single person who has a growth spurt anywhere can. I've just only seen confusion/assumptions about it more often on the male part rather than knowledge."
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"I swear I wish I was making this up, but I had one guy ask me if it's true that our vagina 'closes' when we get to our menopausal age. Like it ceases to be there. No sir, it doesn't."
Well that is a lot to process. But I date boys, so I can let it all go. The rest of you, pay attention.
Everyone has friends who you become less and less close to with each passing year.
This isn't always by choice, though, but simply by circumstance, when your lives both take different directions.
In some cases, however, we do find ourselves making a very conscious decision to stop spending time with certain friends.
Owing to the fact that these people might not be our friends after all.
In certain cases, the communication ends as the result of one specific moment.
Redditor D1Tytos was curious to hear the triggering moment when people decided to end their friendships, leading them to ask:
"What's the moment that made you realize your so called 'friends' were really just d*cks?"
Lack of Compassion
"When I got cancer and they never checked on me."- justagirlx19
Being Taken Advantage Of
"Worked with and rented a large house with my friend group after high school."
"Dumb and inexperienced with life, I didn’t know they were lying to me about bills and making me pay more/whatever they felt like until a family member asked about it."
"Eventually they all looked at moving into a new place without telling me."
"I felt guilty and confessed they would basically steal my money to shop with and planned on moving out while I was visiting family so I came back to an empty place and responsible for everything."- dylandbloom
"I found myself getting irritated whenever they called/hit me up."
"Because every time they'd only ask for something , never just to talk to hang out."- ybbetter_ratio
Happy Birthday Indeed...
"The last time I tried throwing a birthday party for myself."
"It always seemed like the ratio of people who said they'd come to people who actually showed was...lacking."
"But my final attempt."
"I had 20+ people say they'd show."
"Exactly one actually came."
"I've never had a birthday party since."
"But I'm still good friends with the one guy who showed."- Lachwen
"They asked to not have one of the people in our group over."
"They didn't want to tell him there was no game, they just wanted him to knock and pretend no one was there."
"I wasn't very cool with this but they didn't want to be 'confrontational' with said person."
"Before the next week rolled around they were saying 'there wasn't going to be anything going on' that Saturday."
"I knew they were full of sh*t, but went by to confirm they were all there that Saturday, and sure enough they all were."
"Just dropped them like a sack of potatoes and never spoke to them again, no reason to."- MickCollins
"Had 3 friends."
"2 I liked and 1 I didn't really like at all."
"Turns out they had a secret group chat where they just called me slurs and talked about me behind my back."
"The guy I didn't like sent me screenshots of this and me and him have been friends 3 years now."- c_a_t2·
"When I stopped drinking and realized that’s all we had holding our friendship together."- BillieBoJangers·
"I remember I was severely depressed and I called someone I thought was my friend."
"When he realized I wanted to talk about real sh*t he made up an excuse to hang up."
"After that he kept ignoring my calls."
"What's crazy is I was there for that dude when his wife left him for another guy."
"There were times where I wanted to escape his depressing stories, but sat there and listened because he was my friend."- horsetoothjack@ss119
"Couples retreat of 3 pairs, other 2 girlfriends flaked last minute, leaving mine."
"They still came, then had the nerve to tell mine the trip would’ve been better without her right to her face when I was out surfing."
"This was never established as a guys trip at any point."
"She fed them, organized the trip as a whole, etc."
"Guy lies about his well-being being bad cus he loves how worried someone reacts."
"I called him out on it when he lied to someone else and he literally said 'I enjoy winding people up, I love how they react when I say x'."
"That's gross to me."- PastaNotFound
Ending a friendship is never pleasant.
But time heals everything, and over the course of a couple months, it might become evidently clear how much better off your life is without certain people in it.