What Horror Movie(s) Do You Love That Everyone Else Hates?

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There are so many different sub-genres within horror that it’s almost impossible to keep track of them all. And inside every one of those sub-genres are films that are fantastic and some that are, well… let’s just say that these films don’t get the love that they thought they would.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few souls out there who enjoy and appreciate what they’ve seen and they become the lonely souls with an unpopular opinion, doomed to face ridicule and disbelief over their pleasures.

So, I’ve decided to start a conversation by whipping up a few horror films that I absolutely love that everyone else seems to hate. Head on below for this short list and then let me know some of yours!

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

This movie is pure and simple fun! There’s gore, violence, some pretty solid practical FX, and a razor thin plot that is incredibly easy to follow. I had a blast with this movie because it knew exactly what it was and never aimed for anything more. It’s a movie that I’ll happily pop on for a good time.

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  • Gianmarco Calandrini

    1) Sorority Row(2009 remake)
    2) A Nightmare on Elm Street(2010 remake)
    3) Texas Chainsaw 3D(2014)
    Sorry but i LOVE them!

  • M.a.r.y.

    Grave Encounters

  • IconOfSin

    Event Horizon
    A Nightmare on Elm Street part 2
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
    Freddy Vs Jason
    Halloween: The curse of Michael Myers
    Carnosaur 1,2,3
    City of the Living Dead(I’ve seen several negative reviews, not sure if it’s common or not).

    • Dukefrukem

      Everybody hates Event Horizon?

      • WolfQueen

        I know a lot of people who hate Event Horizon.

      • IconOfSin

        Most reviews I’ve seen(several from this website) trash Event Horizon. I’ve always loved it.

    • Ress EZ

      Thank you for bringing Event Horizon up! I was sooo devastated when I read bad reviews about the movie coz I loved it so much! I still hail The Prodigy’s closing credit as one of the fitting songs to ever end a movie…..

  • pedrojamess

    I have a lot of them:
    Jeepers Creepers 2
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
    The Texas Chainsaw 3D
    My Super Psycho 16 (MTV Movie)
    House of Wax (2005)
    Black Christmas (2006)
    Final Destination 2 and 3

    • J Jett

      pedrojamess, you have great taste in movies! i love just about all of the films you mentioned!

  • Johnny

    Silent hill (one of my favourites)
    The Thing 2011 (I enjoyed it more as a stand along film, a missed opportunity as a prequel yes but a brilliant stand alone)
    Final destination 3 (that tanning bed scene…)
    Evidence (underrated little film with a brilliant twist ending)

  • Lucca Cantisano

    Texas Chainsaw 3D – I thought it was a blast and the film knew where it was going and what it was, and (SPOILERS) turning Leatherface the hero was a brilliant fan pleaser.

    Saw 7 or Saw 3D – I see a lot of hate for this one in particular, but I just don’t get it. I know, the film has some really stupid moments and the 3D sucks, but, for the real fans of the franchise, it is the absolute perfect conclusion, specially the ending.

    Jennifer’s Body – I really can’t understand the hate for this. We have Megan Fox giving her most decent performance ever, gore, violence, very funny dialogue, and an overral fun factor that’s just awesome. I consider it to be one of the best recent horror comedies right there with Slither and Drag Me To Hell.

    Grave Encounters – the hate for this comes simply for it being “another found footage”, but this is no ordinary found footage. When I gathered some friends to watch this, I had low expectations, and thought I knew what was coming, but I didn’t. It was truly scary and shocking, with some scenes that border the absurd, it is really fun.

    • Curmudgeon

      I didn’t know people hate Grave Encounters, it’s one of the few horror movies in years that is actually horror and is entertaining.

  • FromHeroesToDust

    1. Doom (came out when I was in 7th grade I think, it stuck with me and I absolutely adore the movie to this day.)
    2. Friday the 13th (2009)
    3. Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II (came out when I was an impressionable high school kid, again these films stuck with me and I love them)
    4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 – I thought this one was great.)
    5. Freddy vs. Jason (One of my all time favorite movies, I can never get enough of it.)

    That’s all I can think of at the top of my head. I’m sure if I took a little more time to check out my ratings on my IMDb, I could come up with a lot more.


    I still know what you did last summer
    urban legend
    scream 3
    flowers in the attic (1983) -almost horror-
    Deadly friend
    Night of the Demons (remake)
    Mother of tears:the third mother
    friday the 13th part V
    Bride (and seed) of Chucky
    House of Wax

  • a very British hamster

    I definitely agree with Hansel & Gretel! That movie is fun as hell!

    I’d have to say Jennifer’s Body seems to get a lot of flack but I love the hell out of that movie! No shame.

    And maybe Intruders (2011) which I don’t here anyone even talk about ever.

    • J Jett

      a very British hamster, i love INTRUDERS!!! a very effective, creepy film.

    • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

      I liked Intruders up until the end.

  • Nat Oldenburg

    so many to number…
    Hellraiser: Hellworld
    Freddy’s Dead
    Bride of Chucky
    Godzilla’s Revenge (More action than horror but still literally everyone hates that movie except for me)
    Hostel 3
    Rob Zombie’s Halloweens
    Friday the 13th remake
    Texas Chainsaw 3D and the other remakes
    Lake of Zombies

    • Nat Oldenburg

      I have no shame. I like what I like.

  • devilgod

    I would never call H&G or Doom horror.

    • Samuel Pullen

      There are horror aspects to them both, but they’re both action films.

  • Semifallen

    they should make H&G sequel…that movie is sooo fun

  • Gabriel B Muniz

    Dean Koontz´s Phantoms

    • KSE1977

      I realize that this movie has some serious cheese-factor to it, but I agree with loving it. For me, it was one of Liev Schreiber’s best performances. Besides, Rose McGowan was still hot back then and the late great Peter O’Toole is always fun.
      Only thing I didn’t like is that this movie pales in comparison to the chilling novel from Dean R. Koontz.

  • Justin Cantrell

    The Human Centipede Films,I love how just crazy and gory they are.

  • joesey

    everyone always rags on the SAW sequels but I love them even the shitty 7th one, also House Of Wax remake b/c I saw that with my grandmother. Texas Chainsaw, Alien 4, Valentine, 30 Days Of Night, The Pact, REC 3, The Quiet Ones, Silent House. ANOES 5

  • Patrick Cooper

    All the SCREAM biters.

  • NixEclips

    Waxwork (alot of the reason people hated it was it was released in a butchered, censored form that left out the gore. But it’s a fun movie.)
    House of 1,000 Corpses (Yes, it’s the day-glo version of Texas Chainsaw, but I loved it and wanted to know more about Dr. Satan, cuz he freaked me the hell out. Has anyone figured out what the hell he’s saying?)

    • joesey

      Waxwork is an awesome movie, I loved the idea. The sequel sucked but was fun in a campy sort of way.I loved the Bruce Campbell appearance. I don’t think it was meant to be scary? IDK.

    • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

      I enjoyed Waxwork and House as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000031803851 Gavin Dobbs

    Silent Hill: Revelations. This movie cannot catch a break, but the bleak, Barker-esque imagery in the film made it – to me – a better film that it’s predecessor and a great little watch.

  • This-is-Beetle

    Cabin Fever. I watch it every 2-3 months and it always feels like the first time.

    • Vadicta

      People hate Cabin Fever? 😮

      • WolfQueen

        People hate everything, let’s be honest. LOL

  • Christensen

    All of the Saw sequels I found to be amazing, The Grudge 2 & 3, Scream 3, Silent Hill films, Tomie, REC 3.

  • LastCubScout

    Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ – Storytelling unafraid to be different, richly atmospheric, and a tour de force performance by a completely unhinged Scout Taylor-Compton.

    Lawrence Kasdan’s ‘Dreamcatcher’ – A hilariously insane stew of ideas featuring male bonding, psychic powers, alien invasions, government conspiracies, childhood adventure flashbacks, memory warehouses, giant worms that rocket from anuses, AH-64 Apache helicopter assaults, and massive Morgan Freeman eyebrows!

  • Gore-Meister Aaron

    I really enjoy Freddy’s Revenge. I don’t know why so many people hate that sequel. I thought it was a pretty solid film.

  • eagleye25

    The first film that came to mind was the Evil Dead remake. People seem to like it enough, but I think it rubs people (fans) the wrong way when I say that I like it just as much as the original.

    Someone mentioned The Thing (2011). I can’t say love it but I can say it keep coming back to it, the same way I keep coming back to the ’82 version.

    Lastly, I really dug Texas Chainsaw: The Next Generation with Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey. I was and continue to be amused by that film.

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      I don’t understand why people would hate the Evil Dead remake. I mean, the Evil Dead trilogy are some of my favorite films of all time and the remake was everything Evil Dead should be without being some carbon copy of the original. That is how you do a remake.

      I don’t think you can call yourself an Evil Dead fan if you really have a problem with the remake because I don’t get it.

    • WheatBandit

      TCM:Next Generation is absurdly wonderful. I revisit that movie all the time. Not scary at all, but there are so many subtle moments that make me laugh. McConaughey with the mechanical leg brace is hilarious and he does a decent job playing the deranged family leader.

      • eagleye25

        I knew I wasn’t the only one! The leg braces!!! I bust out laughing every time that one girl dies at the beginning, after the car accident. She tells her friends: “I’m o.k.” and then drops dead. ha. And that David Lynch-type ending!?! A true wtf moment, and it works!

  • Chance LeBoeuf

    -Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters definitely. I mean, it’s like you said. A movie that knows exactly what it is and doesn’t give a f#ck. Just pure fun.

    -Alien 3: Now while it has its flaws no doubt I still think this is a legitimately good entry in the franchise.

    -Saw movies: This is my guilty pleasure franchise. The first one is still my favorite of them all but I gotta commend how far they took the story from just two guys being chained up in a bathroom. It was enough to keep me interested and coming back.

    -Jason X: Jason IN SPACE! It just sounds so silly that I can’t help but dig it. Funny flick and a good time.

    -Freddy Vs. Jason: Initially I didn’t care much for this flick but revisiting it I found new appreciation for it. It delivers exactly what the title says with a rather ingenious way I think to have them clash. I don’t know what we were expecting back then.

    -The Human Centipede: With a crazy concept and awesome villain I just thought this was a legitimately enjoyable and interesting horror flick. The sequel was very cartoonish in a way and I just took it for what it was but, I still think the first one was better.

    • GothicGuido

      I’m with you on Freddy vs Jason and Jason X.Both are fun silly movies that accomplish exactly what they set out to do. I Disagree with Alien 3 though. Its a masterpiece and probably the best in the franchise. The only flaw the movie has, is fans who complain. If fans wanted the third movie to be Indiana Jones in Space, they clearly never knew what Alien was about it in the first place. (Sorry if I sound pretentious in that last bit lol)

    • VictorCrowley

      Alien 3 was a good film. It just had the rotten luck of following a movie that couldn’t be topped. Kinda like Rocky V in a way. No way either movie was going to out-do or even match the entries right before them. Both are good films in my opinion. Fans just thought each was going to be more of the exact same as it’s predecessor. Unrealistic expectations.

  • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

    I enjoyed Lords of Salem and Freddy Vs Jason. Most don’t like em.

  • Walder Frey

    “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is awesome movie!

    “Jason X”, “Hellraiser 4”, “Leprechaun in Space”, “Feast” trilogy, “Thinner”, “Resident Evil 5” (Retribution), “Alien VS Predator” (the first one in R-rated director’s cut of course), “Saw 4”, “Saw 5” and “Saw 7″(3D), Barker’s “Dread”, both “Candyman” sequels for me are rather better than the first original one, “Jaws 3” is my favorite part of franchise, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D” 2013, “Hatchet 2” (but not 3…), “House 4”, I really like “Omen 4”, all new “Wrong Turn” movies 3, 4, 5, can’t wait for the 6 one! “Let me in”(CHLOE MORETZ!!!!!!!), “Cradle of Fear” Dani Filth rulezz! “Intruders”, “Piranha 3-D”, all 5 “Subspecies” movies, “Final Destination 3” is my favorite in franchise, “Night of the lepus”, “Splinter”, “Shrooms”, “Rottweiler”, “Humongous”, “Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead”

  • J Jett

    most people i know really liked HANSEL & GRETEL:WITCH HUNTERS (myself included).

    BLACK CHRISTMAS (remake…my god i love this movie!)

    UNDERWORLD 4 i love a lot. (i love the whole franchise though)

    JAWS 2.
    RESIDENT EVIL 2-4 (i like part 1 as well but hate part 5)
    HALLOWEEN 2 (Rob Zombie)
    FRIDAY THE 13TH part 5
    HOUSE OF WAX (remake)
    MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16 (all 3 films)

    there are tons more

    • http://bitchstolemyremote.com/ bstolemyremote

      Was going to write “who doesn’t love Black Christmas?!” then saw the word “remake.” Sorry…I just can’t

      • KSE1977

        Again, I am not opposed to remakes, but that one was just straight up awful, with the silly yellow skinned killer that would have been more at home in Sin City than here.

  • viking1983

    res ev 4 and 5, 2001 maniacs, switchblade romance, leprechaun and ghoulies

  • M.a.r.y.

    oh and of course:

    The Human Centipede

  • Russell Jack Whites Cortez

    Im a fan of all horror heck I spend most my time arranging my horror by type and sub genre. I dont care how bad or good, horror is a big part of my life and Im glad I have it.

  • Pablo Delgadillo

    Final Destination 3, Dead Silence and the awful Cursed by Wes Craven (its really fun)

    • http://bitchstolemyremote.com/ bstolemyremote

      Agreed. So long as you don’t expect a real werewolf movie, it’s just a silly, fun film. Really like Ricci in it

  • EvilResident

    Jennifer’s Body was one of my favorite movies in the last decade. I think it was extremely mismarketed

    • KSE1977

      I have to agree. It was well-written, fun and certainly gruesome enough. I have been able to watch this one a few times and I still enjoy it. How can you not like Amanda Siefried?

  • DeputyDewey

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
    The Fog (2005)
    Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
    Cursed (2005)
    Texas Chainsaw 3D
    Scream 3

    • KSE1977

      Wow, 2005’s the Fog? That is a hard-core pick. I personally thought it was horrible, but commend you for listing it. Would love to know why you like it.

      • DeputyDewey

        Well, I really like good dumb fun from time to time. The movie had an interesting setting, didn’t bore me, and had a decent enough cast for a remake. I’m not saying it’s a good film by any stretch, but I do quite enjoy it.

  • Lana Del Gay

    I actually seem to be the only one i know that enjoys the horror remakes!
    Nightmare on Elm., Friday the 13th, Carrie, Evil Dead, The Thing, The Last House on the Left, Piranha 3D, The Crazies, Texas Chainsaw, I love them all!

    • http://bitchstolemyremote.com/ bstolemyremote

      Agree: Nightmare, Evil Dead, Last House, Texas Chainsaw (despite Jessica Blah)
      Disagree: Carrie (not enough originality), Crazies (well done, but just not scary)
      Haven’t seen the remakes of Piranha or Thing

  • part6productions

    Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Jason X, Child’s Play 3, and most of all Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood

    • IconOfSin

      I’ll give you that, The New Blood is a great sequel.

  • Maxime C

    I love how the comment section has now become a game to find out which one of you guys know more titles than the others.

  • VictorCrowley

    Not sure if “love” is the word I’d use, but a few horror films I liked that most people hated are:

    Scream 2
    Scream 4
    Nightmare On Elm Street 2
    Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
    Texas Chainsaw 3D
    Hatchet 2
    Predator 2
    Carrie 2 (The Rage)
    Red Dragon
    The Ward

    And on the flip side, a few I couldn’t have cared less for that other’s raved about:

    Cabin in the Woods
    Saw (not horror IMO)
    28 Days Later
    Fright Night
    Jeepers Creepers
    The Thing (JC)

    • Golic

      I actually like Predator 2 better than the 1st.

    • Ress EZ

      Yesss! I’m not alone on The Ward!!! Thank you!

  • Logan

    Mine has to be Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2. Honestly, I find it to be close to a horror masterpiece. Brutal, unflinching, and radically different than any other Halloween film. This is also coming from someone that didn’t particularly like his initial remake. He let loose in the second one and completely made it his own.

    • Curmudgeon

      I….. I’m not the only one? I like it, not enough to own it or any Halloween movie, but I can watch it over and over.

    • KSE1977

      You are certainly not alone with Halloween 2. For me it was one of the few horror film sequels that actually showed how exquisitely messed up an ordeal like the first movie would have on the person who survived.
      Sure there was all of that symbolic stuff crammed in and some over the top brutality, to include the very tragic death of Daniele Harris’ character. Definitely a lot for me to enjoy there.

  • luna13darke

    All the Saw movies…love ’em. And American Mary which for some reason a lot of people hate with a passion.

  • Jake W.

    House Of Wax remake.

    • http://bitchstolemyremote.com/ bstolemyremote

      It was gorgeous and had great deaths, but the story was so cookie-cutter and dumb that it took me out of it.

    • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

      I, too, enjoy the House Of Wax Remake.

  • ohitsmerenz

    Bleeding house. :(


      I liked that movie a lot!

  • Curmudgeon

    Silent Hill, Santa’s Slay, Friday the 13th remake, Grave Encounters, Jason X…….. and I like Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies better than their original counterparts.

  • Golic

    A L I E N 3

    • http://bitchstolemyremote.com/ bstolemyremote

      LOVE. The extended director’s cut really fleshes stuff out, but it’s clearly a solid film that got tarred and feathered for killing Hicks and Newt and (eventually) Ripley.

      • H666

        always loved this movie – never understood the hate

  • SDWest05

    Blair Witch 2: Book of shadows
    Darkness Falls

  • Cheshire TrollCat

    The nightmare on elm street remake, and the wolfman remake.


    The Last Exorcism (seriously… its so freaking good), Jennifer’s Body, Hostel, Bride of Chucky

    • M M

      While it’s technically a little slow, I don’t get the hate for last exorcism. Such a good movie. Jennifer’s Body is really underrated.

    • Carmen

      I really like The Last Exorcism. Some people say it’s ruined because of the ending but I think the ending made it even better.

  • http://bitchstolemyremote.com/ bstolemyremote

    The two Hostel films. I can understand why some don’t like them, but I think Eli Roth has a very clear commentary about how Americans are perceived and the gore/horror is pitched at an appropriate level (a little cheese, some disturbing, some really funny)

  • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

    Silent Hill, Scream 2, Scream 4, Fright Night 2011, Sorority Row, My Bloody Valentine 3D, TCM 2003, Insidious (it obviously has its fans but more often than not I see people trashing it), Oculus (same as Insidious), Freddy Vs. Jason (goofy as fuck and not what it could have been but totally fun), Dead Silence and Devil. Now, obviously these aren’t films that “everyone else” hates but all are movies that I’ve seen people talk shit about more so than show them love. I know there are others who like all these movies but I rarely see them talking about any of them online. It’s mainly the movies’ detractors that comment on any of them. Oh, and See No Evil. It’s just a cheesy throwaway slasher but one I have fun with and I’m interested to see the sequel.

  • José C. L. Antunes

    Loved: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Doom, Silent Hill (1-2).
    Never get tired of watching: pumpkinhead (1-4), jeepers creepers (1-2), alone in the dark (1-2), banshee, darkness falls, the feast (1-3), battle royale (1-2), doomsday (’08), screamers, gantz, oneechanbara, the incite mill, attack the block, storage 24, from dusk till dawn (1-3), near dark, slither, pandorum, the descent (1-2), hypothermia, the thing (1-2), the relic, lifeforce, azumi (1-2), sadako 3d, tremors (1-4), and everything alien, predator and avp.

  • http://www.firatatac.com Fırat Ataç

    Jaws 2. It has some good elements from the first film but mostly just turns out a “teens in peril” style movie

    • KSE1977

      I dug Jaws 2, now if you said you loved Jaws: Revenge, now that would have been an explanation I would have loved reading.

      • Christopher Pelton

        Hey now Jaws The Revenge taught us that sharks swim faster then jets fly. They must because other wise how to explain the shark beating Mrs. Brody to the island. Oh wait, that could just be crap film making. :)

  • Raul Calvo

    I really enjoyed Hansel and Gretel (dumb fun 80s style, the kind of thing I expect from the director of Dead Snow) and Darkness, because I always liked a good slow burn movie.

    Movies I like but everyone hates: Jason Goes to Hell, In the Mouth of Madness and Deep Rising.

    • KSE1977

      With you up to In the Mouth of Madness which receives almost constant and steady declarations of love on this site and elsewhere.

      • Raul Calvo

        Something that amazes me, because just a few years ago I felt like I was the only in the planet who liked In the Mouth of Madness, but now is starting to get the love it deserves.

    • http://karystianis.blogspot.co.uk/ sonofodin10

      Deep rising! Yeeeeeeeeeeeees!

    • http://www.southernskin.co.nz Tyra Adlam

      Someone else giving love for Deep Rising! ^_^

  • REC03

    Jaws 2
    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    Urban Legend
    Urban Legend: Final Cut
    When a Stranger Calls remake (yep i went there)
    RZ’s Halloween 2-only the first 20 minutes which are fantastic
    Jennifer’s Body

    • ThunderDragoon

      Urban Legend! One of my favorite ’90s movies. I actually enjoy the When a Stranger Calls remake too. Same with H2.

      • Christopher Pelton

        I’m right there with you on Urban Legend. It is a really fun film.

    • M M

      I always enjoyed Jaws 2 more than the rest of the series. It’s exactly what a good sequel should be!

  • KSE1977

    My Soul to Take – instead of a list I will stick with one. I realize this one is flawed, but I just really dug the dynamics between characters, bizarre scenes and overall chaos of this movie. It may be one of those that I cannot rationally explain my love for, but this one does it for me.
    I feel like somewhere a cut of this film exists that is just a more cohesive, complete story, but despite all of the issues I really enjoy this one.

    • joesey

      yeah you and the other 2 people that saw it. what a disaster of a film. Wes Craven’s all-time worst.

      • KSE1977

        Well first of all, deciding Wes Craven’s worst film is a whole different discussion. I know the movie is completely flawed, but I still really enjoyed it. I don’t know if it was the characters or some of the dialogue, but I did enjoy it. Similar to how I ultimately enjoyed Cursed for many of the same reasons.

  • Cole9678

    House of Wax 2005. The characters were bland and the story could’ve been a lot better, but the death scenes are pretty intense, and the final act was enough for me to like it.

    • ThunderDragoon

      House of Wax is one of my favorites.

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  • Domingos Gomes Ferreira

    “I am Legend” was a movie I really loved that everyone seems to hate, I liked the whole night/day cycles making the night time so scary, the interaction between Will Smith and the dog, the “Last man on earth” thematic. And I even liked the CGI.

  • http://karystianis.blogspot.co.uk/ sonofodin10

    Ok here it goes!

    Deep rising
    Deep Blue sea

    They are not necesarily films that everyone hates, but they scared me a lot and besides that, offered me a tremendous amount of fun! I have a thing for creature features.

    • http://www.southernskin.co.nz Tyra Adlam

      So much love for Deep Rising, glad to see someone else give it a shout out. ^_^

      • http://doomas10 doomas10

        I loved it! Gory fun and the monsters are kinda creepy!

        • http://www.southernskin.co.nz Tyra Adlam

          Yup! Plus, and I say this a straight woman, Famke Janssen is quite the looker, so that’s a bonus.

          • http://karystianis.blogspot.co.uk/ sonofodin10

            she definitely is!

    • M M

      I loved deep rising!

  • IconOfSin

    I must also add the remake of Evil Dead. I don’t know if people hate it but I prefer it to the other 3, actually I just don’t like the other 3. The slapstick comedy is not to my liking.

    • ThunderDragoon

      I also prefer it to the other 3. As a matter of fact, the only other Evil Dead movie I like besides the remake is the first one. The comedy of the other two just ruined it for me.

      • J Jett

        ThunderDragoon, i feel the same way about the EVIL DEAD movies. the first/original and the remake are the only ones i like because they are serious non-3 Stooges type films.

    • Chad Sauers

      i loved that remake! it was horrifying, disgusting, and tense. i feel that people who hated it, must have seen the wrong movie by mistake.

  • MinaDoll7

    The Mummy and The Mummy Returns (not purely horror but there i said it), Haunting in Connecticut, Van Helsing (yeppp), Paranormal Activity, I Am Legend, Pacific Rim (heard and met some people who didnt like it but i freakin loved it despite some flaws).

    • ThunderDragoon

      Yes! I love The Mummy movies.

    • Chad Sauers

      i agree with most of that. i am not sold on the paranormal activity movies, they seem lazy to me. but other people love them, so apparently they are just not for me – i have plenty of other horror movies to chose from.


    Definitely The Collector. Josh Stewart’s acting was superb and I couldn’t decide if I should side with Arkin or The Collector, both of whom I loved. What better serial killer than a guy who loves bugs so much that he helps them escape while gutting a human? The movie was hated by many and didn’t deserve the hate it got. However, that sequel deserves all the hate the world has to offer.

    • Walder Frey

      “The Collector” is one of the best horror movies ever made!

      • NINTR

        Hell yeah! Glad you like it, too! It’s one of my favorite movies! And it got such poor ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and from every review I saw in newspapers, trashing it as a SAW knock-off. Many people hated it for no reason. Glad you’re a fan, too! :)

        • KSE1977

          I cannot recall too many awesome, violent horror films that got good reviews. They should have a horror movie version of rotten tomatoes where the genre specific scores are aggregated.

          • NINTR

            Alright, now that would be awesome! Horror movies always get a bad wrap. Also, just throwing this one in here that I’m not sure if it’s underrated or disliked, but it is relatively unheard of; 13 Sins. What a great movie that is! :)

    • KSE1977

      Not sure that was would even qualify as underrated and certainly at this website, there are drives of folks, myself included, who loved it.

    • M M

      Josh Stewart was excellent in that movie!

      • NINTR

        Totally! I actually developed a huge crush on the guy after seeing that movie! He deserves way more recognition. The guy can carry a film all on his own. Also, if you like him, check out Beneath the Dark. It’s a psychological thriller and he really shines. :)

        • M M

          I’ve seen it and he was really good in it :) it’s just a shame that he seems to play more side characters when I’d love to see him take on more leading roles.

          • NINTR

            YES! I’m so glad I was not the only one to have seen it! He was also great in The Dark Knight Rises as Barsad. I think the reason The Collection was not so great was because they focused the storyline more on the girl and not Josh Stewart’s Arkin anymore. :(

  • ThunderDragoon

    Jeepers Creepers 2, Halloween 6, and the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Let me explain. Even though I prefer the first one, I love how different JC2 is to the first and I actually love how much they show The Creeper. Just a solid movie, and gets better on repeated viewings. Halloween 6 I love because of how brutal Michael was. Sure, I didn’t care for the Mark of the Thorn stuff, but it had some great kills and gore. And I loved them going back to the Tommy character. The Nightmare remake I really loved. Besides the way Freddy looked, I didn’t have any other problems with the movie. Oh wait, Rooney Mara. Can’t stand her “acting”. ANYWAY lol. It was better than most of the sequels in the franchise. Awesome dream sequences and effects.

  • Mary

    fucking LORDS OF SALEM, why do people hate this awesome film? And also, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

    • http://downwithmedia.blogspot.com/ Terr Rawling

      I love Rob Zombies movies!!!

    • KSE1977

      I also really enjoyed this one. I managed to see it in the movie theater as well. I think folks get so used to having the entire plot handed to them, that something a little more obscure and artistic scares them.

    • M M

      I don’t care for a lot of zombie films I really liked Lords of Salem. I’d say it’s possibly his best film so far.

    • Chad Sauers

      i thought Lords of Salem was great! not a slasher film, or fast paced…. but well crafted and left me with an icky feeling that few films have. and it shows Rob Zombie is maturing as a director.

  • TheTwoJakes

    House of Wax remake was for me an absolute blast and actually got better and better as the story progressed.

    Friday the 13th remake. I actually thought if they had omitted at least half the nudity it would be the most entertaining of the whole series.

    Dr. Giggles is one I have to watch every so often. It was refreshing to see decent acting and production value at the end of the 80s direct to video horror movies that killed the slasher genre until Scream brought it back. It was quite a gem in the rough in 92.

    • part6productions

      Totally agree with House of Wax remake, it’s underrated

    • KSE1977

      Dr. Giggles….loved it when I was younger. Definitely a fun little flick with the great Larry Drake. Certainly a departure from LA Law. I always wanted a sequel to this one.

  • http://downwithmedia.blogspot.com/ Terr Rawling

    High Tension is extremely underrated. Sleepaway Camp deserves more attention. I loved Rob Zombie’s Halloween re-make, the 2nd was even better the first half hour is freaking intense.

    • KSE1977

      Come on man, have you ever been to this site? High Tension is always a big one here. In recent years folks have started saying it is overrated, but it is certainly an excellent film that many appreciate.

      • http://downwithmedia.blogspot.com/ Terr Rawling

        Most people I know IRL or outside of this site have never heard of it. High Tension needs to be held in higher regard period. tho if it was more mainstream we’d probably have a shitty re-make.

  • J-SiN

    Empire of the Ants
    Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    • M M

      Killer Klowns is a wonderful film!

    • http://drsputnik.com/ Tetris911

      munchies! hahahaha, I recently saw it again for the first time in like DECADES and wow what an awful film hahaha but it’s such a guilty pleasure feeling to watch it though.

  • John Connor

    Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (Theatrical Version). Michael Myers died in the first film. We get to experience the psyche of Laurie Strode. Everything we see is filtered through her mind.

    Everyone who hates that film and refuses to see the interpretation that Michael is never actually there, are retards.

    A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. A wonderful commentary of a homosexual’s living nightmare (especially in the ’80s) where being gay is like hiding a monster inside of you. The only Nightmare On Elm Street film that actually has meaning to it and is just fucking fantastic.

    Both of those films have a dream-like quality permeating them and both deal with a protagonist dealing with a dual-identity or dissociative disorder.

  • M M

    Despite the scathing reviews, I thought The Devil Inside was pretty much perfect.

  • Jim

    I’m a fan of Chernobyl Diaries and The Purge. I’ve read a lot of dislike for both, but I found them entertaining. Looking forward to the next Purge.

    • http://www.southernskin.co.nz Tyra Adlam

      I have to agree with you on Chernobyl Diaries.

  • Jon Wright

    I really, truly love William Friedkin’s “Bug” with Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, and Harry Connick, Jr. The story by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts (Killer Joe, August: Osage County) is made up almost entirely of dread. A waitress is living in a motel on the run from her abusive ex-husband and works at a lesbian bar (although she most likely is not sexually attracted to women). Her best and only friend is a lesbian in a strong relationship wherein her girlfriend/wife is attempting to get custody of her kid. The friend brings over a quiet stranger named Peter who has a very troubled past. The Ex shows up to take back what he wants, but there’s a bigger problem. A bug infestation (never seen in the film wisely as it was all implied on the stage) along with a military-government conspiracy (or not?) make this very violent movie register most strongly on a psychological level. The climactic scene is one wherein horror is achieved by wanting to help these characters but being unable to do so. And their conspiracy rants are obviously crazy, but there’s JUST enough truth and coincidence in them that the viewer is left wondering about everything and feeling a little bit crazy themselves. Not to mention scratching every part of your body that itches afterward with that even registering a level of psychological horror.

    Only Roger Ebert seemed to love this movie as much as I did. Ashley Judd plays against her usual kick-ass self and makes a character strangely dependent and always hurting. Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) reprises his stage role and goes much farther than most would dare. Friedkin is in command of the material throughout, steadily mounting dread. It begins with a whisper (who’s calling?) and ends with a truly terrifying scream.

    • KSE1977

      No I am with you on Bug. Very intense film, based on a play. I have trouble even thinking about watching it again on account of how intense it is.

      • Jon Wright

        After several years of watching it in my traditional Halloween lineup, I keep picking up little things that I wonder how I missed. For instance, why would a doctor prescribe a moisturizer for cuts and scratches if the result was not from dry skin (‘most likely self-inflicted’)? It’s brilliantly written, I think, because there can be cases made for both sides of reality. I can’t say I’m glad you have trouble thinking about watching it, but I can say that I’m glad that the movie had an impact on you (only in horror is that a compliment). I think if you watch the movie and feel nothing, you most likely do not have a soul.

  • Radioactive Empire

    Why is the hate on Hansel & Gretel, it’s a fun movie. Even the major reviews are kinda kind to it.

    My loathsome favorite flick would be
    1. Darkness Falls.
    2- Freddy’s Dead – The final nightmare
    3- Hellraiser III – Hell On earth
    4- Any Italian trashy zombie flicks not directed by Lucio Fulci (Burial Ground, Zombie Creeping Flesh, Nightmare City etc).
    5- Resident Evil Apocalypse (wait, this is not really horror)
    6- Cannibal Ferox
    7- Hostel 2
    8- Silent Hill Revelation (to me, this looks more like the game than the first one)
    9- The Human Centipede movies (its pointless, but i think it’s original)

    If Supergirl was a horror film, I list it too since i absolutely love this universally despised garbage.

    • Sarana

      Wow I can’t believe it, finally someone who likes Silent Hill:Revelations

    • Chad Sauers

      i also enjoyed the movies on your list.

  • Ryan Wheeler

    I thought Lovely Molly was awesome and nobody I know liked it at all. Martyrs is another one that everyone I know hates on.

    • Pablo Delgadillo

      your friends have no taste if they are hating on Martyrs

      • Ryan Wheeler

        Totally agree.

    • KSE1977

      I think if you are posting here, then odds are folks know and love Martyrs. Now friends outside of here…..certainly most of the classics my friends despise.

      • Ryan Wheeler

        Yeah, I figured most on here would know and enjoy it. Anyone know if Inside well ever get a Blu release? It saddens me that it isn’t in my collection.

  • Rowan Charlton

    Godzilla (1998), Silent Hill, The Mummy (1999), Van Helsing, The Last Exorcism, Blair Witch 2 (it isn’t as bad as people make it out to be)

  • joesey

    wow a lot of love for House Of Wax. You’ve got to admit watching Paris Hilton die is the best.

    • KSE1977

      I will have to re-watch this. I remember thinking it took forever for the first kill to take place, but yes overall not too terrible. Very cool kills and violence in this one.

      • Guest

        If you want Paris Hilton die again, there is an episode of Supernatural were she gets decapitated.

      • youngthrasher9

        If you want to see Paris Hilton die again, there is an episode of Supernatural where she gets decapitated (IIRC).

    • SuzieQ

      The main reason I started watching house of was was to watch paris die, but I ended up enjoying the entirety of the movie.

  • Sarana

    I actually liked Silent Hill:Revelations even though most fans of the game series despised it with a burning passion xD

    • Radioactive Empire

      Like as in, the movie visual looks good but god, the dialogue is like nails on chalkboard.

      • Christensen

        The dialogue in the games in ten times worse.

    • KSE1977

      I felt both of the films were fairly true to Silent Hill and enjoyed them. They were definite eye candy. I think people overestimated how filmable the series actually is.

  • Corina Borrego

    Queen of the Damned! It’s a little cheesy but I thought Aaliyah was awesome and also thought it was pretty cool how Jonathan Davis was involved. I was a huge Korn fan when it came out :)

    • KSE1977

      Oh wow, I have to concur here. Not nearly as bad as folks though as I always found this version of Lestat far more true to form than Tom Cruise. Not to mention this soundtrack still rocks. The way they got all those different bands sounding similar was cool.

  • Chad Sauers

    i usually try not to concern myself with whether other people hate the movie or not. i’m willing to give anything a chance, and sometimes i am pleasantly surprised.

    MANY times i end up enjoying movies that are apparently HATED. it seems that it is way too easy or common to say something sucked, when the truth is the person saying it is just a close-minded overly judgmental a-hole.

    there is way too much cool stuff out there for the level of hatred that exists.

  • KittysReaper

    Wow do i have a list..

    1. Night of the Demons (the remake i actually thought it was pretty fun)
    2. Insidious 2
    3. Friday the 13th (remake it wasn’t the awesome return of Jason i wanted but it was still great in my opinion)
    4. Evil Dead (remake i just don’t understand the hate i love them all)
    5. Freddy vs Jason (I just love this film it was a childhood dream fight)
    6. My Bloody Valentine 3D
    7. Event Horizon
    8. Ghost ship ( A big amount of people hate this movie but that opening scene stuck with me for a while)
    9. Jeepers Creepers 2
    10. The Thing (prequel/sequel They did over do it on the cgi but i still thought it was good just nowhere near as awesome as carpenters)
    11. Dreamcatcher
    12. Idle Hands
    13. Darkness Falls ( LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie as a kid and still holds a place in my heart)
    14. Deep Rising
    15. Thirteen Ghost (the remake was great)

  • Carmen

    Phantoms. I freaking love that movie. I know it’s got terrible acting, Ben Affleck is the least believable sheriff in the history of sheriffs but I watch it every time it’s on. It just works for me.

  • MillisRose

    I have experienced the same with my friends about exactly the same three movies listed above 😛 I love the Doom movie no matter how much complaints I will get for saying it 😛
    I love what can be called “effect movies”, they are beautiful to watch even though the story might be thin and are perfect in the background while I play games and stuff.

  • Gabbi Cordero

    interesting list. after i saw hansel & gretel on the list, doom seemed like a natural companion piece. from what i remember about darkness it was pretty creepy. hansel & gretel could’ve better lived up to its potential. a traumatized brother & sister from the classic fable dealing with their ordeal to become witch hunters is a great premise. the machine gun was a bit much, but the scene with so many different kinds of witches was fun.

    Quarantine: I haven’t seen the REC series but i thought this had a clever premise that insolated the zombie threat. instead of a world ending apocalypse, it was confined to an apartment. believe me i am NO fan of found footage. to me it’s not even a genre, but i thought this was properly executed and i don’t get people’s grip with it.

    Hellraiser: Bloodline: CRIMINALLY underrated. “Oh it’s pinhead in space” let’s get something straight, this isn’t jason vorhees stalking teens in space, or leprachaun in space. the story is narrated from Earth’s orbit. The vast majority of the tale is told through anthology format from turn of the century France to modern-day America. For the fourth entry in the series it’s a lot better than it has any right to be. How many sequels have you seen to introduce incredible characters (the Merchant descendants, Angelique, the Siamese Cenobyte) and actually offer insight into the mythology (the origins of the Lament Configuration) by the fourth entry?

    The Cell: It may have fumbled in its story and mistakenly attempted to sympathize it’s villain, but i’ll be damned if this isn’t a visually spectacular look into a serial killer’s mind. If there was ever a film in need of a proper remake…

    Wishmaster: Interesting portrayal, gruesome makeup, appealing story, a fresh mythology. It doesn’t quite meet it’s potential, but I think this flick is a case study in introducing a new villain type instead of relying on the defacto zombie apocalypse, para-boredom formula. The twist the Djinn makes on these wishes are very clever. I think a proper reboot where our own desires are used against us could give us a Freddy Krueger for a new generation.

  • Spence33

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
    Wrong Turn 3
    Scream 4