I too prefer the original films in both cases.
Not a fan of remakes generally but I did enjoy the beginning to the remake of Dawn of the Dead. It was fast and super-eerie if I recall, the world falling apart at high-speed. I have to say with "EYES" I tend to watch the special edition for the documentary THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE more than the film itself, these days?
With TTCM 1974, I must admit, I think the old man's make-up has lost some of its authenticity and that grated somewhat with me. He looks very 'rubberised' nowadays. Apart from that little detail it's got a great atmosphere, camera angles, tracking shots, distinctive texture I've not seen elsewhere, a masterpiece in short.
It was always the least scary of the 'it's so scary don't watch it' reputations some films like it had atthe time but that hardly matters. I put off watching it for years and wished I hadn't. I was really impressed. This film is a notable gap in my collection, but only because I was relying on rentals. This thread reminds me that I still need to acquire it on dvd.