ByZachary Doiron, writer at Creators.co
Zachary Doiron

I'll be honest, I have seen so much bad horror movies. However, I feel that this genre is constantly getting bashed by critics. The Babadook, The Conjuring and most recently, The Witch have all been critically acclaim and they do indeed deserve this recognition. Still, there are so many other horror movies that deserve critical love. Now, let's give some love to horror movies that have been left in the dark!

5. Scream 4 (2011)

Scream 4
Scream 4

The first 2 Scream movies have captured both the audiences' and critics' hearts and it rightfully does. The Scream movies have revived the horror genre and its impact is still seen today. When they announced Scream 4 was being made, there was no better surprise to see that Wes Craven had again been successful.

As of right now, Scream 4 is only at 59% on RT, which for a movie of this brilliance is quite low. I mean Scream 4 succeeded once again on capturing the current state of horror movies while keeping that meta-commentary that made the first one so great. Come on critics, what more can you ask for?

4. Final Destination (2000)

Final Destination
Final Destination

While the rest of the franchise became repetitive, Final Destination was and still is the best in the franchise. It depicted Death as an actual villain and the death set ups were brilliant. Just like Scream, this movie came in a time where horror movies were struggling. That didn't stop Final Destination from delivering a clever and scary premise.

It's shocking that the first Final Destination is only at 34% on RT, while Final Destination 5 is rocking a 61%. In what world is the 5th movie better than the first one? Okay, okay, only in the Star Wars universe.

3. The Strangers (2008)

The Strangers
The Strangers

This little home invasion thriller is still among the favorites in the horror crowd. However, it's not particularly loved by critics, only being at 45% on RT.

This is an effectively scary and creepy movie. It has some good disturbing moments and is well crafted enough that it should at least have a fresh score. I still get chills when I watch this movie.

2. V/H/S (2012)

V/H/S
V/H/S

Adam Wingard (You're Next, The Guest), Ti West (House of the Devil) and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell The Dead) all directed horror shorts for this disturbing scary movie. It offers some incredibly well directed and super terrifying short stories that are held by an evenly scary main story. In other word, why is this only at 55% on RT? All the stories are really effective.

All in all, This movie is better than it should've been and it should have a higher RT score.

1. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Insiidous
Insiidous

The Insidious films are one of the better horror franchises we have today. All 3 movies did have a good story with some very creepy imagery. Insidious has some really well crafted scares and the acting in this movie is fantastic maybe even better than it should be. Even with all that good stuff, Insidious: Chapter 2 only got a 39% on RT.

I do think that all the Insidious films were great and deserve a fresh score, but Insidious: Chapter 2 is the one that needs the most love because of its lower score. This is a movie where I thought critics totally missed the mark.

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