The Worst: 8 Horror Movies that Can’t Be Taken Seriously

What happens when you pair up some bad actors with a horrible story line? You get a terrible, forgetful horror movie. Horror movie? More like bore-er movie. Not all of them are worth writing off — some provide enough entertainment value to fill a boring Friday night. Let’s take a look at eight of the worst scary movies of all time. You might want to add them to your Netflix queue next time you want a cheesy fright without wasting your money at the box office – no spoilers included!

The Skeleton Key

Despite starring Kate Hudson, this movie about a creepy old New Orleans plantation simply doesn’t provide enough scares, even with a bit of Voodoo mixed in between.

Insidious

This movie completely rips off Rod Serling’s “Twilight Zone” episode of “Little Girl Lost,” blending the lines of what we perceive to be reality and other dimensions (in an untactful way).

The Village

Director M. Night Shymalan missed the mark (again) with “The Village,” which has more confusion than horror as a mysterious creature stalks a small community.

Fear.com

To be fair, this movie did come out while the Internet was booming in 2002, so the timing was right. However, it got everything else wrong – the story surrounds a group of people who have disappeared since randomly deciding to visit Fear.com.

Paranormal Activity

This one is the new must-see for the current generation of movie-goers, but that doesn’t mean it’s good. Filmed from a home video camera angle with cheesy effects, it’s barely worth the time.

The Amityville Horror (2005)

This movie put the story of the real-life Amityville house to shame, and to make it worse, there were hardly any “bite your nails” scary type of moments. How is that possible in a murder-horror movie?

Jason X

There was no good reason for this sequel to be made, but it was in 2002. Here, we see Jason return in the 25th century…in outer space. It’s just as awful as it sounds.

The Blob (1988)

No one knows why a director decided to resurrect this story, which originally appeared as a film in the 1950s. However, it’s safe to say that there’s still nothing scary about a gigantic, sticky, Jell-O-like blob that consumes humans.

 


Of course, these aren’t the only sinfully awful horror movies that have made it to the big screen. What are your favorite guilty pleasures when it comes to scary films?


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Krystle Vermes
Krystle Vermes
Krystle Vermes is a professional writer, blogger and podcaster with a background in both online and print journalism. Her passions include everything tech, sports, and the paranormal. When she isn’t freelance reporting, she’s breaking news on her blog, GetSpooked.net, and podcasting. Krystle is a graduate of Suffolk University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism.