The worst remakes of all time

Slide show: From "Swept Away" to "The Haunting," the films and TV shows that most cruelly desecrated the originals

By Matt Zoller Seitz

Published April 15, 2011 11:30PM (EDT)

Last week's slide show named the greatest remakes of all time. This week we go in the other direction and choose the worst -- an assortment of movies and TV programs so misguided, lame or crass that they make your eyes ache and your brain hurt.

The list of outrages includes Sylvester Stallone taking over one of Michael Caine's greatest roles, David Soul trying to fill in for Humphrey Bogart, Stephen King screwing up a Danish horror classic, and two instances of Hollywood remaking bleak masterworks with happy endings. Please add your own list of outrages in the Letters section; what good is misery if you can't share it?

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