Actually, I rather enjoyed the remakes of The Amettyville Horror, Texas Chainsaw (though i wasn't a fan of the prequel), and I actually liked the Halloween remake MUCH more than the original.
I view remakes a bit differently i suppose, especially with horror flicks. A lot of the horror movies being remade are classics, but also show their age (i mean... REALLY show their age.) Special effects have come a LONG way since 10 years ago, let alone 30 or 40 years ago.
I look forward to watching a remake to see if the spirit of the original is captured, and payed its proper dues, all while (hopefully) giving the new film an identity and soul of its own... so to speak.
I was unaware of a Nightmare on Elm Street remake in the works... anyone have any other info on that?