I see a few of Steven Kings 80's on the lists. Some of the movies from that era has been remade as we all know. Still I preferred it when they finely made them in to T.V. mini series. Im still waiting for a remake of Christene, I was so disappointed in that film, as well as some of the others that have been mentioned.. I agree..lol
To answer your question, they do get paid based on views and not on ads. I just found out myself and i find it quite disturbing to make money off of copyrighted materials. I think i'll be reporting on certain sites a lot more now.. Now i also know why certain series and movies get spammed with links and copies. I wish i could travel back in time where my ethics where still in denial that i was watching series and movies by people that distribute the content to watch by love and for a sense of freedom. Sadly in truth they do it to make money on the hard work of others. I'm thinking of quitting watching streams now and go back the old way.