ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

What's the WORST horror movie you've ever seen? Personally, I love horror movies, no matter how bad, boring or disgusting they are... but it seems that some are pretty universally unpopular.

Based on fan discussions at Bloody Disgusting and Reddit, check out some of the most universally despised horror movies and ask yourself; did you enjoy any of them?

1. Exorcist II: The Heretic

Release Date: 1977

Why do fans hate it? It's a sequel to one of the greatest horror movies of all time, so that was a tough act to follow. Using characters loved by fans and turning in something a bit lame is always unpopular.

2. The Happening

Release Date: 2008

Why do fans hate it? M. Night Shyamalan is fairly despised by a lot of horror fans, and there was something simultaneously smug and preposterous about the whole killer trees thing.

3. Bloodrayne

Release Date: 2005

Why do fans hate it? I have a secret love of Uwe Boll. There's something about a guy who turns out consistently shoddy horror fare I find quite charming. Bloodrayne, Postal, House of the Dead or 'Anything by Uwe Boll' are frequently seen on Worst Horror Movies lists.

4. Alone in the Dark

Release Date: 2005

Why do fans hate it? A movie starring Tara Reid was never going to win any Oscars, but Alone in the Dark just pissed people off. Of course, the failings of mid-'00s horror schlockfests are starting to look charmingly retro now...

5. Signs

Release Date: 2002

Why do fans hate it? M. Night Shayamalan. Again. Mel Gibson vs. aliens with zero scares and some self-righteous waffle about human nature seem to be the main points of concern for detractors.

6. Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows

Release Date: 2000

Why do fans hate it? The sequel was not only rushed and cynical, it seemed determined to crush all affectionate feelings towards its predecessor.

7. Day of the Dead

Release Date: 2008

Why do fans hate it? I'm not sure why this movie is quite so hated, as there are many worse ones, particularly in the zombie horror genre...

Note: Although this has been made clear, here's a reminder: I'm just reporting on widespread fan feeling from other forums and this is not a list of movies I personally dislike. If you love a movie featured in this list, good for you! Tell us why you agree or disagree with other horror fans below!

Source: Reddit, Bloody Disgusting, Youtube


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