>remakes that are better than the original
>mfw people think this footage is real on yt
The Thing isn't a remake. There were two movies based on the same book The Thing is based on prior, which were not called The Thing, and which had zero similarities. The Thing is an adaptation of a book.
80's to late 90's were like the tail end of media before Focus groups became a deciding factor in how things should be made. There was always a slow movement to the way things are now but you kind of had people with enough power to buck the system for major releases still. Almost everyone now is a Yes man and when something really special gets made I swear I think it's an accident.
>they actually had a kid die in this movie
>all those gruesome deaths
some pretty dire horror movies get remade, and the remakes are almost inevitably better; pic related