EW looks at four upcoming horror remakes -- We take a closer look at developing versions of ''The Fog,'' ''The Hills Have Eyes,'' ''When a Stranger Calls,'' and ''Prom Night''

By Michelle Kung
April 25, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Scary-movie fans who prefer their plots as pithy as their titles are screaming for the May 6 House of Wax remake, starring Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray, and Schrader’s Exorcist. But what will satisfy their bloodlust beyond August? Our guide to four (potential) fright-fests designed to both stoke your killer nostalgia and make you cry for Mommy.

The Fog

STATUS Filming, with an anticipated Oct. 21 release

Ghosts of lepers and Selma Blair as a sultry DJ — what’s not to like about this remake of John Carpenter’s 1980 tribute to dry ice?

The Hills Have Eyes

STATUS In Development

What, you’ve never gotten lost in the desert and been stalked by inbred cannibals? Producer Wes Craven is updating his own chiller from 1977.

When a Stranger Calls

STATUS In Development

”Have you checked the children lately?” Director Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) may take on 1979’s tale of the world’s worst babysitting gig.

Prom Night

STATUS In Development

The Grudge scripter Stephen Susco hopes to make you forget Jamie Lee Curtis (and her awesome lung power) in his reimagining of the 1980 slasher flick.