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100 worst horror movies of all time, according to critics

  • #50. BloodRayne (tie)

    Metascore: 18

    Director: Uwe Boll

    Year: 2005

    No list of the worst horror films is complete without German director Uwe Boll, and he makes his first appearance with this lambasted 2005 flop. Based on a video game series, the movie follows a human-vampire hybrid as she embarks on a quest for revenge. Despite tanking at the box office, the film paved the way for two equally terrible sequels.  


  • #49. Valentine

    Metascore: 18

    Director: Jamie Blanks

    Year: 2001

    Landing in 2001 with an instant splat on the Tomatometer, this contrived horror flick follows a group of women as they're stalked by a killer in a cherub mask. It all amounts to a disappointing Valentine's Day for the characters, critics, and audiences alike. Denise Richards stars.  

  • #48. The Devil Inside

    Metascore: 18

    Director: Joaquin Perea

    Year: 2010

    Proving that for every one good found footage film there are about 20 terrible ones is this exercise in pure nonsense from 2010. In the film, an American documentarian travels to Italy to learn more about her potentially possessed mother. According to Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers, it's a movie that “will make you puke for all the wrong reasons.”


  • #47. The Lodger

    Metascore: 17

    Director: David Ondaatje

    Year: 2009

    A surprisingly decent cast (that includes Alfred Molina and Hope Davis) couldn't save this obscure thriller from ending up in the trash heap. In the film, a couple rents out a room in their house to a mysterious tenant, who may or may not be a vicious murderer. Based on the same novel as the eponymous Alfred Hitchcock movie, a classic this was not.


  • #46. I Will Follow You Into the Dark

    Metascore: 17

    Director: Mark Edwin Robinson

    Year: 2012

    Mischa Barton goes looking for her missing boyfriend and ends up inside a haunted high-rise in this 2012 clunker. Audiences did not follow this one into the dark theaters, to say the least. Giving the movie a 0 out of 5 rating, critic Elizabeth Weitzman called it “an embarrassment for everyone involved.”


  • #45. Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Metascore: 17

    Director: Tyler Perry

    Year: 2017

    On the heels of the marginally better original came this awful sequel from Tyler Perry. Starring Perry himself as multiple characters, the horror comedy puts Madea and the gang on the run from monsters, goblins, and the bogeyman. Uninspired bits and tired jokes ensue.


  • #44. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

    Metascore: 17

    Director: Adam Marcus

    Year: 1993

    The ninth installment of the “Friday the 13th” franchise promised to be the last, and its producers waited a good eight years before breaking that promise. At the very least, the movie explains Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins, albeit with striking incompetence. Critic Stephen Holden called it a “largely incoherent movie” in his review for The New York Times.


  • #43. Prom Night

    Metascore: 17

    Director: Nelson McCormick

    Year: 2008

    In this 2008 remake, Donna (Brittany Snow) and her friends have their senior prom ruined by an obsessive killer. Tethered to a trite formula and a PG-13 rating, the supposed horror movie fails to deliver on every front. As critic Jeannette Catsoulis put it in her review for The New York Times, “the movie offers less gore than the average Band-Aid commercial and fewer scares than the elimination episodes of ‘Dancing With the Stars.'”


  • #42. See No Evil

    Metascore: 17

    Director: Gregory Dark

    Year: 2006

    One of the first major films from WWE Studios stars wrestling icon Kane as a 7-foot menace named Jacob Goodnight. Armed with razor-sharp fingernails, Goodnight proceeds to terrorize a group of delinquents at the Blackwell Hotel. A sequel no one asked for came out in 2014.


  • #41. A Haunted House 2

    Metascore: 17

    Director: Michael Tiddes

    Year: 2014

    As if the first installment weren't tiresome enough, Marlon Wayans and company returned with “A Haunted House 2” in 2014. Like its predecessor, this one poked fun at the found footage horror genre by way of fart jokes and more fart jokes. As with the original movie, critics ripped it apart.