I didn't say "they have yet to make anything bad", I said "they have yet to make anything unsuccessful." All of those films beside The Hitcher and TCM: The Beginning did huge numbers at the box office, and even in the cases of those two, neither were failures.
As much as I hate to admit it, you're right. They're great businessmen because they're able to repackage and remake everything into crap then sell it to the slack-jawed masses. This holds absolutely no promise whatsoever, as you hinted. Producers that have yet to produce a quality film, director that can't direct and changing the story that changes everything. There is no reason anyone should pay for this.
Agree for the most part, though I don't think they are ALL bad. TCM was a bad remake, sure, but because of that remake we received a horror villain in R. Lee Ermey as Sherriff Hoyt that deserves to be remembered and deserved a BETTER film. Also, the Friday the 13th remake was everything a sequel should've been. There was no point in reinventing the franchise because they inadvertently proved that nothing was broken. If they cut off the unneeded prologue with Pamela Voorhees and turned it into a sequel that ignored both continuity and logic then it would've been awesome!
But in all other cases, I agree. There was no
reason for that Nightmare remake. Freddy is too iconic to be recast and reformatted. It was devoid of everything that made the original great and stay relevant for decades after.