Marlon Wayans and Gabriel Iglesias in "A Haunted House 2"

100 Worst Horror Films of All Time

January 25, 2018
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100 Worst Horror Films of All Time

In the difficult economics of present-day Hollywood (where superhero movies and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson seem to be the only safe bets to make money) one genre has risen as the place to take a chance: horror. Relatively cheap to make — while still best experienced in a theater — horror has become one of the only places to tell stories without capes and tights. No one has shepherded the genre better than Jason Blum, creator of Blumhouse Productions, who standardized the low-budget/high return model that has given us "Paranormal Activity," "Split," and the truly incredible "Get Out."

Horror can be great. It can expose social ills and collective moral rot. It can also be fun, frightening, and refreshingly low-stakes. But, as the 100 movies below prove, when directors don't stick the landing, horror can be something else entirely. These films, helmed by everyone from James Cameron to Uwe Boll, and starring greats like Richard Burton and Marlon Brando (along with many, many Tara Reid appearances), are just plain bad.

What follows is Stacker's list of the 100 Worst Horror Films of All Time, which we calculated using a combination of IMDb and Metacritic data from September 2022. Films had to have over 2,500 votes to be considered. Ties were broken by IMDb votes. If a movie did not have a Metascore, it was not considered. What follows is Stacker's list of the 100 worst horror films of all time.

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Neville Archambault in "14 Cameras"
1 / 100
Hood River Entertainment

#100. 14 Cameras (2018)

- Directors: Seth Fuller, Scott Hussion
- Stacker score: 39
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Metascore: 25
- Runtime: 90 minutes

A sequel to the 2016 horror film "13 Cameras," this installment follows a family of four whose idyllic summer vacation rental is revealed to hide several cameras that livestream their most private moments on the dark web. "14 Cameras" was less critically successful than its predecessor and received flack for conflating voyeuristic horror with the general objectification of its actors.

2 / 100
Dimension Films

#99. Venom (2005)

- Director: Jim Gillespie
- Stacker score: 39
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Metascore: 25
- Runtime: 87 minutes

Jim Gillespie, the director of "I Know What You Did Last Summer," did not quite recapture the frightening fun of his 1997 classic. In "Venom," a group of teenagers in Louisiana are pursued by the possessed, snake-bitten body of one of their biological fathers. This film is overrun with clichés and also happened to be released days after Hurricane Katrina, which made the critical reception to the Louisiana-based film especially rough.

Doug Bradley, Mark Polish, and Michael Polish in "Hellraiser: Bloodline"
3 / 100
Dimension Films

#98. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

- Director: Kevin Yagher
- Stacker score: 39
- IMDb user rating: 5.0
- Metascore: 21
- Runtime: 85 minutes

If anything, "Hellraiser: Bloodline" suffers from bloat. It's a prequel and a sequel that jumps through hundreds of years worth of plot, after all.The fourth "Hellraiser" installment opens in the 18th century, showing how an innocent toymaker accidentally summoned the demonic Cenobites, Pinhead (Doug Bradley, reprising his iconic role) among them. The film then jumps hundreds of years into the future, following the toymaker's descendant as he creates a space station designed to kill the remaining Cenobites. It's an overambitious mess. But hey! At least it gave Adam Scott his first major film role.

4 / 100
Screen Gems

#97. The Roommate (2011)

- Director: Christian E. Christiansen
- Stacker score: 39
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Metascore: 23
- Runtime: 91 minutes

Based on its fantastic premise, "The Roommate" should have worked. Upon arriving at college, Sara (Minka Kelly) becomes fast friends with her freshman roommate, Rebecca (Leighton Meester), whom she does not realize is obsessed with her. Sure enough, everyone around her starts to suffer the wrath of Rebecca. A remake of the classic thriller "Single White Female," "The Roommate" is sorely missing talent on par with a Bridget Fonda or Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Portia Doubleday, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, and Jimmy O. Yang in "Fantasy Island"
5 / 100
Columbia Pictures

#96. Fantasy Island (2020)

- Director: Jeff Wadlow
- Stacker score: 39
- IMDb user rating: 4.9
- Metascore: 22
- Runtime: 109 minutes

The obscure '70s TV reboot that nobody asked for, 2020's "Fantasy Island" serves as a prequel and reimaging of the ABC show of the same name. The film stars Lucy Hale as one of several visitors to the luxurious island, where they're granted the opportunity to live out their wildest (you guessed it) fantasies. Naturally, things go terribly awry in what might be one of the clunkiest franchise reboot attempts in recent years. As Rolling Stone's Peter Travers writes, "The only genuine, blood-curdling scream incited by this stupefyingly dull time- and money-waster comes at the end, when the notion dawns that [the film] is meant to spawn sequels."

India Eisley in "The Curse of Sleeping Beauty"
6 / 100
Briar Rose Productions

#95. The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)

- Director: Pearry Reginald Teo
- Stacker score: 38.5
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 89 minutes

In "The Curse of Sleeping Beauty," a young man's (Ethan Peck) life changes when he suddenly inherits an estate containing an ancient religious curse and a beautiful maiden (India Eisley) who lives there in purgatory. Based on the Brothers Grimm's fairytale and a comic book of the same name, the movie was bashed for lazily going through the motions of its iconic source material and featuring boring storytelling and stilted acting to boot.

Mischa Barton in "The Basement"
7 / 100
Conley Entertainment Group

#94. The Basement (2018)

- Directors: Brian M. Conley, Nathan Ives
- Stacker score: 38.5
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 88 minutes

It's well-known horror movie wisdom that you should never go into the basement. Tangentially, the same is true of spending time with the 2018 horror film "The Basement." The movie follows Craig (Cayleb Long), who is abducted by a notorious L.A. serial killer known as "The Gemini," who tortures him and has an unexpected connection to Craig's wife Kelly (Mischa Barton), who suspects him of infidelity. If Craig being put through psychological torture by a psychopath sounds like a blatant Saw rip-off, that's because it is.

8 / 100
Demarest Films

#93. The Disappointments Room (2016)

- Director: D.J. Caruso
- Stacker score: 38.5
- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Metascore: 31
- Runtime: 91 minutes

In this entry in the well-trodden haunted house subgenre, Dana (Kate Beckinsale), her husband, and their five-year-old move from Brooklyn to a run-down Southern mansion. Soon enough, a supernatural force begins bothering the family. By the by: any room in which you put this movie on instantly becomes The Disappointed Room.

Elisha Cuthbert in a scene from "Captivity"
9 / 100
Captivity Productions

#92. Captivity (2007)

- Director: Roland Joffé
- Stacker score: 38.5
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 96 minutes

This particularly unsavory entry in the "torture porn" genre stars Elisha Cuthbert as Jennifer, a young fashion model who's kidnapped and tormented by anonymous assailants. She soon makes an alliance with another captive man named Gary (Daniel Gillies), who turns out to have a sinister ulterior motives of his own. The poorly reviewed film is perhaps best-remembered for its controversial marketing campaign, in which After Dark Films advertised the movie by putting pictures of a female character being tortured and murdered on billboards and cabs.

10 / 100
Twentieth Century Fox

#91. The Pyramid (2014)

- Director: Grégory Levasseur
- Stacker score: 38.5
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 89 minutes

Set during the Egyptian uprising of 2012-2013, a team of archaeologists find a buried three-sided pyramid near Cairo. After being told to leave the site because of the nearby unrest, the scientists foolishly stay behind, enter the pyramid, and are attacked by supernatural creatures. The film is presented in a found footage format, but the unearned political setting and terrible dialogue make it better left unfound.

Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz in "Rings"
11 / 100
Macari/Edelstein

#90. Rings (2017)

- Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez
- Stacker score: 38.5
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Metascore: 25
- Runtime: 102 minutes

The third film in "The Ring" trilogy, "Rings" lazily reworks the same central idea: a cursed film that when seen kills the viewer in seven days. This time, the protagonist (Matilda Lutz) sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend, only to discover that inside the film there is a whole other film. It would have been better if someone involved had realized that although there was another film after the first "Ring," there should never have been a third.

Alanna Ubach, Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, and Andy Daly in "A Haunted House"
12 / 100
Open Road Films (II)

#89. A Haunted House (2013)

- Director: Michael Tiddes
- Stacker score: 38.5
- IMDb user rating: 5.0
- Metascore: 20
- Runtime: 86 minutes

"A Haunted House" was intended to parody found footage horror movies like "Paranormal Activity," but the joke might be on the badly received movie itself. Writer-producer Marlon Wayans stars in the film as Malcolm, whose wife Kisha (Essence Atkins) becomes possessed by a demon soon after the couple move into their dream home. Worried about how his wife's possession will affect his sex life, Malcolm hires a priest, psychic, and a team of ghostbusters to help. Actor Nick Swardson received a Golden Raspberry nomination for Worst Supporting Actor for his role as Chip the Psychic.

A floating woman in a scene from "The Covenant "
13 / 100
Screen Gems

#88. The Covenant (2006)

- Director: Renny Harlin
- Stacker score: 38.5
- IMDb user rating: 5.1
- Metascore: 19
- Runtime: 97 minutes

"The Covenant" doesn't often come up on lists of popular YA fantasies and for good reason. The easily forgettable film follows four high school boys who are descended from powerful witch families as they harness their magical powers and confront a presumed-dead warlock who seeks to destroy their community. The film currently ranks 91st on Rotten Tomatoes' list of the 100 worst movies of all time.

Man running in a scene from "Dark House"
14 / 100
Charles Agron Productions

#87. Dark House (2014)

- Director: Victor Salva
- Stacker score: 37.9
- IMDb user rating: 4.7
- Metascore: 22
- Runtime: 102 minutes

This generic horror saga stars Luke Kleintank as Nick Di Santo, a clairvoyant man who's able to determine how a person dies simply by touching them. Soon, Nick learns that his father is alive, and may hold the key to unraveling his mysterious abilities. Oh, and he inherits a creepy manor he thought was the product of his childhood imagination … which also happens to contain monsters. Many critics (including writer John Squires) refused to review "Dark House" because of director Victor Salva's criminal convictions for child pornography and molestation.

15 / 100
More Entertainment

#86. House (2008)

- Director: Robby Henson
- Stacker score: 37.9
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 88 minutes

Based on a novel by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker, "House" tells the story of The Tin Man, a killer who locks seven people in a rustic Alabama inn and tells them he'll kill them all if they don't give him a dead body by daybreak. The Tin Man (Michael Madsen) is clearly crazy and frightens the trapped victims to the point where they consider his offer. This film suffers from too many flashbacks and not enough frights.

Meg Ryan and Lori Loughlin in "Amityville 3-D"
16 / 100
De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)

#85. Amityville 3-D (1983)

- Director: Richard Fleischer
- Stacker score: 37.9
- IMDb user rating: 4.1
- Metascore: 28
- Runtime: 105 minutes

The third film in the "Amityville Horror" franchise, "Amityville 3-D" stars Tony Roberts as a reporter who moves into the Amityville house and (gasp!) is soon targeted by evil demonic forces after ignoring the townspeople's warnings. The film wasn't initially promoted as an "Amityville" sequel due to a lawsuit between the Lutz family (who reportedly experienced the Amityville horrors in real life) and film producer Dino De Laurentiis over one of the film's storylines. Ultimately, though, it was panned upon its release, particularly for its early foray into 3-D. As The New York Times put it: "3-D exposition is the stuff of which headaches are made."

Stephan Enquist in "Darkness"
17 / 100
Dimension Films

#84. Darkness (2002)

- Director: Jaume Balagueró
- Stacker score: 37.9
- IMDb user rating: 5.4
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 88 minutes

In "Darkness," an American family moves into a Spanish country house with a disturbing history: 40 years earlier, six children disappeared in an occult ritual. Naturally, the American family's teenage children find themselves tormented by paranormal disturbances situated throughout their new home. "Darkness" faced criticism for its shoddy filmmaking, with Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman writing, "['Darkness' is] a horror movie so vague about the nightmare it's spinning, it seems scared of its own shadows… [the film] was clearly tossed together like salad in the editing room."

18 / 100
Mutual Film Company

#83. Virus (1999)

- Director: John Bruno
- Stacker score: 37.9
- IMDb user rating: 5.0
- Metascore: 19
- Runtime: 99 minutes

Based on a comic book by Chuck Pfarrer, "Virus" tells the story of a shipwrecked crew that boards a deserted Russian ship. It soon becomes obviois that something extraterrestrial is aboard that is attempting to control humanity. This film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, and Billy Baldwin, and was the first feature film ever directed by visual effects guy John Bruno … who perhaps should have stuck to his day job.

19 / 100
New Line Cinema

#82. Jason X (2001)

- Director: James Isaac
- Stacker score: 37.9
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Metascore: 25
- Runtime: 92 minutes

"Jason X" (the X marks the fact that it's the tenth "Friday the 13th" film) is an example of a weak elevator pitch come to life. Screenwriter Todd Farmer came to the studio with the idea of Jason Voorhees in space, and somehow the studio bit, leading to an insane film in which Jason awakens upon a spaceship in the 25th century, just as ready to murder as ever. Of all the people to cryogenically freeze, they had to go and freeze a murderous psychopath, huh?

John David Carson and Pamela Susan Shoop in "Empire of the Ants"
20 / 100
Cinema 77

#81. Empire of the Ants (1977)

- Director: Bert I. Gordon
- Stacker score: 37.4
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Metascore: 26
- Runtime: 89 minutes

In this haphazard H.G. Wells adaptation, a group of prospective landowners find themselves fighting for their lives when they uncover a colony of enormous mutated ants. "Empire of the Ants" was blasted by critics for its artificial-feeling special effects and mundane scares, which are sure to amuse (rather than terrify) anyone who is not a small child.

Kim Basinger and Holliston Coleman in "Bless the Child"
21 / 100
Paramount Pictures

#80. Bless the Child (2000)

- Director: Chuck Russell
- Stacker score: 37.4
- IMDb user rating: 5.1
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 107 minutes

Kim Basinger plays a nurse who is left to care for the daughter of her drug-addicted sister. When the daughter goes missing, an FBI agent (Jimmy Smits) and Basinger's character discover that the girl possesses supernatural powers and has been kidnapped by a Satanic cult.

22 / 100
Black Christmas

#79. Black Christmas (2006)

- Director: Glen Morgan
- Stacker score: 37.4
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Metascore: 22
- Runtime: 95 minutes

A horribly traumatized young boy named Billy grows up to be a deranged adult (Robert Mann) who is put in an insane asylum for the murder of his abusive mother and stepfather. When he breaks out on Christmas Eve and returns home, he discovers that his former home is now a sorority house. Unsurprisingly, the deranged Billy does not take this news well.

23 / 100
Columbia Pictures

#78. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

- Director: Danny Cannon
- Stacker score: 37.4
- IMDb user rating: 4.7
- Metascore: 21
- Runtime: 100 minutes

The two surviving teens from the first film — played by Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. (who we always knew were too pretty and famous to get killed — are still being chased by the ice-hooked fisherman they left to die. But this time, they're at a beautiful island resort. It's a bit of a retread of the first movie, but for readers of a certain age, it was still a hugely important piece of cinema.

Lauren Banuvar in "Creature"
24 / 100
Lockjaw Productions

#77. Creature (2011)

- Director: Fred Andrews
- Stacker score: 36.8
- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Metascore: 31
- Runtime: 93 minutes

For a movie about a half-human, half-alligator monster, the greatest sin that "Creature" commits is being boring. It takes 45 minutes before the creature begins killing the film's six stale leads in the swamps of Louisiana. And then even those are largely kept offscreen!

25 / 100
Raincreek Productions

#76. Beneath the Darkness (2011)

- Director: Martin Guigui
- Stacker score: 36.8
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Metascore: 22
- Runtime: 96 minutes

After a group of teens breaks into the house of the town's mortician, one of them is attacked by the (rightfully) disgruntled homeowner, Ely Vaughn (Dennis Quaid). The teens flee, trying and failing to prove that the well-respected Vaughn is actually deranged. Quaid does his best turn as a psychopath, but the rest of the film is predictable and boring.

26 / 100
Empire Pictures

#75. Ghoulies (1985)

- Director: Luca Bercovici
- Stacker score: 36.8
- IMDb user rating: 4.1
- Metascore: 26
- Runtime: 81 minutes

The 1980s were a wild time. It was the decade of Pac-Man, Spandex, and lots and lots of cocaine. Perhaps that's what led to the financing of "Ghoulies," a derivitive film about tiny green monsters meant to catch some of the "Gremlins"-mania runoff. It worked: the film made $35 million.

27 / 100
Huntington Prep

#74. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

- Director: Mickey Liddell
- Stacker score: 36.8
- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Metascore: 28
- Runtime: 85 minutes

"The Haunting of Molly Hartley" follows a traumatized girl who changes schools only to be bullied by her new classmates. Oh, and also, she's being haunted by the supernatural. As noted before, the teen horror genre is not impossible to get right. But it's clearly very easy to get wrong.

28 / 100
Hammerhead Productions

#73. Supernova (2000)

- Directors: Walter Hill, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Sholder
- Stacker score: 36.8
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Metascore: 19
- Runtime: 90 minutes

The crew of a medical spaceship — which includes the likes of James Spader and Angela Bassett — answers a distress signal from a mining ship. They save the mysterious young man aboard, but realize that both he and the nearby giant star about to explode are very real dangers. As you'd expect, "Supernova" overflows with future space tension.

29 / 100
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

#72. See No Evil (2006)

- Director: Gregory Dark
- Stacker score: 36.8
- IMDb user rating: 5.0
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 84 minutes

The first release by WWE Films, "See No Evil" follows a group of delinquent teens sent to clean up an abandoned hotel that just so happens to be the hideout of hook-handed murderer Jacob Goodnight. The villain is played by professional wrestler and all-around frightening human Kane, but the Undertaker's brother deserved better for his acting debut. A film is never going to work with a killer named Goodnight. It would be four years until Kane realized his acting potential, portraying Tanker Lutz in "MacGruber."

30 / 100
Summit Entertainment

#71. The Darkest Hour (2011)

- Director: Chris Gorak
- Stacker score: 36.8
- IMDb user rating: 4.9
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 89 minutes

"The Darkest Hour" tells the story of two software designers, their two love interests, and their shady partner, all of whom may be the last survivors after an alien attack on the power grid. Emile Hirsch stars as one of the software designers/alien survivalists who happens to be in Moscow for a deal gone wrong. The title refers to both the state of humanity and the fact that without power, things go dark!

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Michael Ealy in "Jacob's Ladder"
31 / 100
LD Entertainment

#70. Jacob's Ladder (2019)

- Director: David M. Rosenthal
- Stacker score: 36.3
- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Metascore: 31
- Runtime: 89 minutes

"Jacob's Ladder" brings another subpar horror remake to this list. This rehash of Adrian Lyne's 1990 horror-thriller stars Michael Ealy as Jacob, a traumatized ex-military surgeon who discovers his seemingly dead brother is alive, all while suffering from a paranoia-induced state where he can't determine what is real and what is not. Thanks to a sluggish lead performance and a lack of stakes due to the clear hallucinatory quality of Jacob's visions, "Jacob's Ladder" proves that not every story needs an update.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez in "Dark Tide"
32 / 100
Alliance Cinema Entertainment

#69. Dark Tide (2012)

- Director: John Stockwell
- Stacker score: 36.3
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Metascore: 23
- Runtime: 114 minutes

In this subpar 'killer shark" film that barely registers as a worthy peer of Jaws, Halle Berry stars as Kate, a former "shark whisperer" who's given up her life's work following a dangerous attack. However, she puts her fears aside when a wealthy businessman and his son offer her much-needed money to take them on an adventure to a deadly feeding ground (dubbed "Shark Alley"). Naturally, bloody chaos ensues.

33 / 100
Franchise Pictures

#68. A Sound of Thunder (2005)

- Director: Peter Hyams
- Stacker score: 36.3
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 110 minutes

Based on a short story by Ray Bradbury, "A Sound of Thunder" straddles the line between fantasy and horror. Charles Hatton (Ben Kingsley) runs a company called Time Safari that allows big-game hunters to travel back in time to kill dinosaurs. But when a hunter falls and kills a butterfly he unleashes a (wait for it) butterfly effect that changes the course of history. The short story deserves better than this film, which mixes terrible CGI with some questionable acting that turns Bradbury gold into … something else entirely.

34 / 100
Warner Bros.

#67. Valentine (2001)

- Director: Jamie Blanks
- Stacker score: 36.3
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 96 minutes

After four popular girls reject the nerdy Jeremy Melton (Joel Palmer), a fifth betrays him in front of the school bullies at a 1988 Valentine's Day school dance. Thirteen years later, the five girls are looking for love — but when one of the girls is murdered after a bad date, the other four unite to defeat the killer in the Cupid mask. Gosh, who it could be? Critics admitted that the film had its stylish moments, but ultimately panned the film as flaky and derivative.

Andrew Howard, Danielle Panabaker, and Nicole LaLiberte in "Girls Against Boys"
35 / 100
Floren Shieh Productions

#66. Girls Against Boys (2012)

- Director: Austin Chick
- Stacker score: 35.7
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 93 minutes

After a recent breakup and sexual assault, "Girls Against Boys" protagonist Shae (Danielle Panabaker) is fed up with being traumatized by men. Her friend and co-worker Lu (Nicole LaLiberte) proposes a solution: Kill all the men who have mistreated them. Unfortunately, the film's rote, self-serious take on slashers makes what could be a tongue-in-cheek feminist critique into yet another dreary B-movie.

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Screengrab of a monster featured in "Jinn"
36 / 100
Exxodus Pictures

#65. Jinn (2014)

- Director: Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad
- Stacker score: 35.7
- IMDb user rating: 4.1
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 97 minutes

"Jinn" is inspired by its titular supernatural being, which has roots in pre-Islamic folklore. The film itself follows Shawn (Dominic Rains), who finds himself targeted by a malevolent jinn after uncovering an ancient family curse. While the film received praise for drawing on under-used mythology, it was criticized for its on-the-nose scares and confounding plot.

Nancy Cantine in a scene from "Trick"
37 / 100
Durango Pictures

#64. Trick (2019)

- Director: Patrick Lussier
- Stacker score: 35.7
- IMDb user rating: 4.9
- Metascore: 16
- Runtime: 100 minutes

In this stale take on John Carpenter's slasher classic "Halloween," no-nonsense detective Mike Denver (Omar Epps) must find escaped serial killer Patrick "Trick" Weaver (Thom Niemann), who was previously locked up after slaughtering several of his high school classmates at a Halloween party. Now that Trick has escaped police custody, it's up to Mike to track him down before he goes on another killing spree. Sound familiar?

A scene from "Surf Nazis Must Die"
38 / 100
Troma Entertainment

#63. Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)

- Director: Peter George
- Stacker score: 35.7
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Metascore: 28
- Runtime: 83 minutes

In this B-Movie, a group of surfer neo-Nazis murder an oil well worker named Leroy (Robert Harden), taking over several of California's beaches along the way. In response, his mother, Eleanor "Mama" Washington, breaks out of her nursing home to enact revenge. While the film could've gotten by on its absurdist merits, it received poor reviews for its meager satire and lack of intensity.

39 / 100
Canonigo Films

#62. 11-11-11 (2011)

- Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
- Stacker score: 35.7
- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Metascore: 26
- Runtime: 90 minutes

As "11-11-11" reminds us, the only thing more dangerous to be in a horror movie than a lone teenager is an atheist. In this film, the atheist in question is famed author Joseph Crone (Timothy Gibbs) who travels to Barcelona after the death of his wife and kid and starts to chase down a pattern of mysterious happenings that keep relating to the number 11. This movie came out the week of November 11, 2011, which might be the only explanation for why the film was made.

40 / 100
Abbolita Productions

#61. Yoga Hosers (2016)

- Director: Kevin Smith
- Stacker score: 35.7
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Metascore: 23
- Runtime: 88 minutes

Director Kevin Smith had an incredible run in the 1990s. Beginning with "Clerks," Smith made a name for himself with his inventive, intimate love letters to nerd culture. But his films in the 2010s were … less incredible. "Yoga Hosers," which opened at the Sundance Film Festival, follows two teen yogis as they team up with a manhunter to fight off an evil spirit. The two young stars are Johnny Depp and Smith's daughters, with Depp himself playing the manhunter. Although the newcomers in the cast were praised for their charm (nepotism be damned), it wasn't enough to save this film from being universally panned by critics.

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Kane Hodder in "Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood"
41 / 100
Paramount Pictures

#60. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

- Director: John Carl Buechler
- Stacker score: 35.7
- IMDb user rating: 5.2
- Metascore: 13
- Runtime: 88 minutes

"Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood" is part-"Friday the 13th" sequel, part-"Carrie" ripoff, and all misfire. In the film, a psychokinetic teenage girl (played by Lar Park Lincoln) accidentally releases Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) from his underwater prison in Crystal Lake, forcing the two to face off as Jason resumes his murderous ways. You're better off rewatching the original "Carrie" or "Friday the 13th" films rather than checking out this rehash of the two.

42 / 100
Davis-Films

#59. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

- Director: M.J. Bassett
- Stacker score: 35.7
- IMDb user rating: 4.9
- Metascore: 16
- Runtime: 95 minutes

Based on the video game "Silent Hill 3," the movie's titular revelation refers to teenager Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) learning that her life has been a lie on her 18th birthday. This film was panned by critics and despised by fans. But it did feature performances from future "Game of Thrones" favorites Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Sean Bean (Ned Stark). Perhaps the film would be better received if it was presented as an alternate reality horror spin-off of the HBO series.

Still of Michael Aaron Milligan in "The Last Heist"
43 / 100
Benattar/Thomas Productions

#58. The Last Heist (2016)

- Director: Mike Mendez
- Stacker score: 35.2
- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Metascore: 28
- Runtime: 84 minutes

In "The Last Heist," a bank robbery takes an unexpected turn when one of the robbers' hostages (Henry Rollins) turns out to be a vicious serial killer. Although Rollins received praise for his antagonistic performance, reviews found little to like about the rest of the film, which they criticized for its poor shock value and subpar special effects.

44 / 100
Avery Pix

#57. Lost Souls (2000)

- Director: Janusz Kaminski
- Stacker score: 35.2
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Metascore: 16
- Runtime: 97 minutes

A group of priests and a Catholic school teacher (Winona Ryder) begin to believe that a writer (Ben Chaplin) is actually the Antichrist. The atheist writer is wary at first, but begins to believe the teacher as unexplainable things begin happening. This was the first directing gig for Academy Award-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (who won Academy Awards for both "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan") and this clunker proves that he's best as a director when the phrase "of photography" follows.

Jennifer Aniston and Ken Olandt in "Leprechaun"
45 / 100
Trimark Pictures

#56. Leprechaun (1993)

- Director: Mark Jones
- Stacker score: 35.2
- IMDb user rating: 4.7
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 92 minutes

Yes, Jennifer Aniston made her film debut in a horror movie about a killer leprechaun. Warwick Davis stars as the titular villain, although many critics unfavorably compared his character to the better-known horror icon Chucky. Nevertheless, "Leprechaun" spawned five sequels and a 2014 reboot.

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46 / 100
Alcon Entertainment

#55. One Missed Call (2008)

- Director: Eric Valette
- Stacker score: 35.2
- IMDb user rating: 4.0
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 87 minutes

The most terrifying part of the premise of "One Missed Call" — that people begin receiving voicemails from their future selves detailing the date, time, and circumstances of their death — is that many of us are guilty of erasing voicemail messages before listening to them. Listen, future self, if it's really important, send a text! Don't watch the film, but do take some time to look at the stills, which prominently feature Ed Burns holding a flip phone.

47 / 100
Revolution Studios

#54. The Fog (2005)

- Director: Rupert Wainwright
- Stacker score: 35.2
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 100 minutes

A remake of the 1980 horror film of the same name, "The Fog" tells the story of a town with a dark past that is haunted by a mist full of nasty spirits. Where John Carpenter's original was full of tension, atmosphere, and talent, nothing in the remake comes close.

48 / 100
Universal Pictures

#53. Jaws 3-D (1983)

- Director: Joe Alves
- Stacker score: 35.2
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 99 minutes

The third entry in the "Jaws" franchise, "Jaws 3-D" was produced in the then-trendy format to generate some buzz around a flailing series. This time, the action moves to SeaWorld in Orlando, because why the hell not? A big part of why people hate this film so much has to do with the original being so beloved. For viewers of a certain generation, this is like making a "Citizen Kane" sequel where he's still trying to track down that damn Rosebud ... but this time, he's at Disneyland!

Brianna Brown and Sid Haig in "Night of the Living Dead 3D"
49 / 100
Lux Digital Pictures

#52. Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)

- Director: Jeff Broadstreet
- Stacker score: 34.6
- IMDb user rating: 3.1
- Metascore: 32
- Runtime: 80 minutes

Yes, there's a 3D, straight-to-DVD remake of one of the greatest horror films of all time. "Night of the Living Dead 3D" marks the second remake of George A. Romero's 1968 classic, although no one from the original worked on this version. While "Night of the Living Dead 3D" follows the same basic premise — a group of people hole up in a farmhouse and fight zombies — there's a reason why this version bypassed theaters. Stick to the classics!

Fulvio Cecere, Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe, and Thomas Greenwood in "The Tortured"
50 / 100
Twisted Pictures

#51. The Tortured (2010)

- Director: Robert Lieberman
- Stacker score: 34.6
- IMDb user rating: 5.4
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 79 minutes

In "The Tortured," married couple Elise (Erika Christensen) and Craig Landry (Jesse Metcalfe) kidnap and torture John Kozlowski (Bill Moseley), a serial killer who tormented and killed their only child. While the couple rush to enact their revenge, the police launch a manhunt to find John. As New York Daily News' Elizabeth Weitzman writes: "There's really nothing here to recommend… It is bluntly written, poorly shot and edited, and cruel without being clever."

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51 / 100
Destination Films

#50. Bats (1999)

- Director: Louis Morneau
- Stacker score: 34.6
- IMDb user rating: 4.0
- Metascore: 23
- Runtime: 91 minutes

While all the films on this list are bad in one way or another, there should be some special commendation for this specific kind of sweet, simple, unposturing filmmaking. In "Bats," a government experiment gone wrong creates hyper-intelligent, meat-eating bats. When the fluttering devils descend on a Texas town, a bat specialist is brought in to save the day.

Marlon Wayans in "A Haunted House 2"
52 / 100
Baby Way Productions

#49. A Haunted House 2 (2014)

- Director: Michael Tiddes
- Stacker score: 34.6
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 86 minutes

As with the 2013 original, this sequel aims to satirize found footage horror films. In this installment, protagonist Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) has moved on from his formerly possessed ex and plans to start over with his new girlfriend, Megan (Jaime Pressly) and her two children. But, of course, supernatural occurrences soon begin to torment them. Like its predecessor, "A Haunted House 2" received poor reviews for its vulgar, crude humor as well as its failure to effectively satirize the subgenre it was trying to poke fun at.

53 / 100
Metro-Gldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

#48. Species II (1998)

- Director: Peter Medak
- Stacker score: 34.6
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Metascore: 19
- Runtime: 93 minutes

In the first "Species," Natasha Henstridge played a beautiful, evil half-human, half-alien. But forget that! In the sequel, she portrays a government creation made to study how to combat future alien invaders. After an astronaut gets infected with something, he comes home and starts living it up with the ladies. Unfortunately, any woman who sleeps with the astronaut gets pregnant with alien embryos and then dies. Madness ensues in this horribly acted, oversexed sequel.

Tom Morga in "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning"
54 / 100
Paramount Pictures

#47. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

- Director: Danny Steinmann
- Stacker score: 34.6
- IMDb user rating: 4.7
- Metascore: 16
- Runtime: 92 minutes

"Friday the 13th: A New Beginning" picks up after the events of "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter," with adult Tommy Jarvis (John Shepherd) still struggling with the PTSD of killing Jason Voorhees. He's soon forced to confront his childhood trauma when a new killer with a hockey mask goes on a killing spree. Although the film was meant to introduce a new antagonist to the "Friday the 13th" franchise, its low box office returns and unfavorable reception from critics and fans dissuaded executives from killing off Jason after all.

Michael Therriault in "Stranded"
55 / 100
Minds Eye Entertainment

#46. Stranded (2013)

- Director: Roger Christian
- Stacker score: 34.1
- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Metascore: 27
- Runtime: 84 minutes

"Stranded" follows four astronauts on a lunar mining base who are forced to fight for their lives when bloodthirsty, shape-shifting aliens attack. The film is one of the rare movies with an infamous 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, which means that 15 critics gave it a poor review.

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Troian Bellisario in "Martyrs"
56 / 100
Blumhouse Productions

#45. Martyrs (2015)

- Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz
- Stacker score: 34.1
- IMDb user rating: 4.0
- Metascore: 22
- Runtime: 86 minutes

A remake of the 2008 French Extremity classic of the same name, "Pretty Little Liars" actress Troian Bellisario stars as Lucie Jurin, a young woman who violently seeks revenge against the family who tortured her as a child. The movie was largely considered to be a tamer, overly derivative adaptation of its fearless predecessor.

Michael Berryman and Kevin Spirtas in The Hills Have Eyes Part II
57 / 100
New Realm Entertainments

#44. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)

- Director: Wes Craven
- Stacker score: 34.1
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Metascore: 25
- Runtime: 86 minutes

In "The Hills Have Eyes Part II," a group of bikers (led by Janus Blythe's Rachel/Ruby, reprising her role from the previous film) become stranded in the desert on their way to a race. Sure enough, they soon find themselves facing off against the family of inbred cannibals who live nearby. The movie was slammed for being overly derivative of the original, with director Wes Craven even including insert shots from the first film throughout the sequel.

Sara Paxton in a scene from "Shark Night"
58 / 100
Incentive Filmed Entertainment

#43. Shark Night (2011)

- Director: David R. Ellis
- Stacker score: 34.1
- IMDb user rating: 4.0
- Metascore: 22
- Runtime: 90 minutes

In this forgettable mish-mash of the "cabin in the woods" and "when sharks attack" subgenres, college student Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends arrive at her family's lake house for a weekend of partying. However they're horrified to learn that the Louisiana lake that they're staying at is secretly littered with killer sharks. With its PG-13 rating, "Shark Night" fails to even deliver the bloody gore and titillating voyeurism expected of such a horror film.

Joey King and Julia Goldani Telles in "Slender Man"
59 / 100
Screen Gems

#42. Slender Man (2018)

- Director: Sylvain White
- Stacker score: 34.1
- IMDb user rating: 3.2
- Metascore: 30
- Runtime: 93 minutes

Based on the popular internet creepypasta character of the same name, "Slender Man" follows a group of girls whose attempts to prove that the lanky crypid isn't real go awry when one of their friends mysteriously disappears. The film faced criticism for coming out on the four-year anniversary of the 2014 Slender Man stabbing in Wisconsin, with one of the convicted teens' fathers calling its existence "extremely distasteful." IndieWire critic David Ehrlich unfavorably compared the attempts of the film to capitalize on creepypastas to the much more successful take of "The Ring" on the VHS era.

60 / 100
Corn Cobb Productions

#41. Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)

- Director: David Price
- Stacker score: 33.5
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 92 minutes

Possessed little kids are always scary. And small towns in Nebraska are pretty frightening as well. But "Corn II" never even approximates the fear factor of the original. In the sequel a journalist (Terence Knox) and his son arrive in Gatlin, Nebraska, somehow unaware of the murderous child cult lurking in the town's cornfields. Clearly, Knox is not the greatest of journalists. Perhaps the 8-year gap is to blame for the brutal sequel.l to

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David Koechner in "Piranha 3DD"
61 / 100
Dimension Films

#40. Piranha 3DD (2012)

- Director: John Gulager
- Stacker score: 33.5
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Metascore: 24
- Runtime: 83 minutes

The first "Piranha 3D" is a surprisingly self-aware horror-comedy … and the sequel is not. Rather than attacking Lake Victoria again, the ruthless school of fish descend upon a waterpark. The spoof is great when it's perfect, but when it's anything less it's tough to watch. The highlight of the film is seeing David Hasselhoff play a lifeguard again.

Chace Crawford and Jordan Trovillion in "Eloise"
62 / 100
Buy Here Pay Here Entertainment

#39. Eloise (2016)

- Director: Robert Legato
- Stacker score: 33
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 89 minutes

"Eloise" follows four friends who break into a long-abandoned asylum in the hopes of finding a death certificate that could net one of them a huge inheritance. However, they're soon haunted by the institution's former residents and discover disturbing truths about their own connections to the asylum. The film was criticized for its confusing plot and poor production value, with the Los Angeles Times writing that its sets and costumes belonged "more to a TV drama than a low-budget thriller."

Thomas Kretschmann and Marta Gastini in "Dracula 3D"
63 / 100
Les Films de l'Astre

#38. Dracula 3D (2012)

- Director: Dario Argento
- Stacker score: 33
- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Metascore: 25
- Runtime: 110 minutes

It's still a bit shocking that Italian horror legend Dario Argento's take on a story as iconic as "Dracula" yielded such negative results. Yet the auteur's first 3D film is overwhelmingly schlocky and riddled with poor visual effects. Critics also panned Thomas Kretschmann's far from menacing portrayal of the titular vampire.

Farrah Fawcett in a scene from "Saturn 3"
64 / 100
Elliott Kastner Productions

#37. Saturn 3 (1980)

- Directors: Stanley Donen, John Barry
- Stacker score: 33
- IMDb user rating: 5.1
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 88 minutes

In "Saturn 3," the serene intergalactic existence of lovers Alex (Farrah Fawcett) and Adam (Kirk Douglas) is threatened when the shady Captain Benson (Harvey Keitel) arrives and announces his plans to replace one of the base's scientists with his eight-foot-tall robot. Famed film critic Roger Ebert slammed the movie for its "shockingly low" intelligence, also criticizing the ludicrous love triangle between the three leads.

65 / 100
Prototype

#36. The Devil Inside (2012)

- Director: William Brent Bell
- Stacker score: 33
- IMDb user rating: 4.2
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 83 minutes

Twenty years after her mother killed three people and then turned herself in, Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) goes to the mental hospital to understand what really happened that night. As you could probably guess from the title, Isabella gets some priests involved to attempt an exorcism and demonic shenanigans ensue. The only reason to watch this film is to find out exactly why critics hate the ending with such vitriol.

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Paula Prentiss in a scene from "Saturday the 14th"
66 / 100
New World Pictures

#35. Saturday the 14th (1981)

- Director: Howard R. Cohen
- Stacker score: 32.4
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Metascore: 13
- Runtime: 75 minutes

Real-life couple Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss star in "Saturday the 14th," which — contrary to what its title might suggest is actually a spoof of '30s and '40s classic horror films rather than the "Friday the 13th" franchise. In the film, a family inherits an old mansion which contains all of the world's monsters, apart from a vampire couple who are desperate to get their hands on the infamous Book of Evil. The movie was criticized for its lackluster humor and inability to capitalize on its central star power.

Natalia Warner in "Temple"
67 / 100
Koji Productions

#34. Temple (2017)

- Director: Michael Barrett
- Stacker score: 32.4
- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Metascore: 23
- Runtime: 78 minutes

In "Temple," three Americans (played by Logan Huffman, Natalia Warner, and Brandon Tyler Sklenar) travel to Japan in search of an ancient temple. However, their adventure takes a dark turn when they're confronted by malevolent spirits. The Hollywood Reporter's Justin Low characterized the film as "more of a half-hearted attempt at exploiting typical J-horror themes than an actual homage."

Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., and Inge Appelt in "Transylvania 6-5000"
68 / 100
Balcor Film Investors

#33. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

- Director: Rudy De Luca
- Stacker score: 32.4
- IMDb user rating: 4.9
- Metascore: 10
- Runtime: 93 minutes

With a title inspired by Glenn Miller's song "Pennsylvania 6-5000," this horror comedy film stars Jeff Goldblum and Ed Begley Jr. as tabloid reporters tasked with locating Frankenstein's monster in Transylvania. On the ground, they bump into other classic horror monsters, including a mummy, a vampire, and a werewolf. Despite its on-paper zany premise, the film received poor reviews for its subpar humor and questionable special effects.

69 / 100
Level 10 Films

#32. Smiley (2012)

- Director: Michael J. Gallagher
- Stacker score: 32.4
- IMDb user rating: 3.4
- Metascore: 25
- Runtime: 95 minutes

Another entry in the storied genre of "teenage girl tries to dodge a supernatural killer," the power of "Smiley" is all in the creepy face that director Michael J. Gallagher has given to his Big Bad: a leathery mug with nothing but a stitched smiley face. Now, logistically, the fact that the killer has no eyes or nose probably makes him easier to dodge, cutting two important senses out is not a great strategy for a manhunter. Then again, anyone willing to do that to themselves in the first place is not to be messed with. In "Smiley," the killer is summoned when someone types "I did it for the lulz" in a chat three times, so at least there were no innocent victims.

Scene from "Urban Legends: Final Cut"
70 / 100
Phoenix Pictures

#31. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

- Director: John Ottman
- Stacker score: 32.4
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Metascore: 16
- Runtime: 97 minutes

The sequel to 1998's "Urban Legend" moves the myth-inspired deaths from a college campus to a film school. The sequel struggles to create the same fun, claustrophobic world of a college campus that made the first one work. And without a star like Jared Leto at the center, the film feels a bit rudderless. Why Eva Mendes or Anthony Anderson weren't given bigger roles is anyone's guess.

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71 / 100
Warner Bros.

#30. The Apparition (2012)

- Director: Todd Lincoln
- Stacker score: 32.4
- IMDb user rating: 4.1
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 82 minutes

In "The Apparition," a couple's home is haunted by a supernatural force that was summoned during a college psychology experiment. Hopefully a helpful expert will clear things right up! "The Apparition" is predictable and a bit dumb, but worst of all, it's boring — a major sin in the horror world.

72 / 100
Paramount Pictures

#29. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

- Director: Rob Hedden
- Stacker score: 32.4
- IMDb user rating: 4.5
- Metascore: 14
- Runtime: 100 minutes

The eighth "Friday the 13th" released in the 1980s, "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan'' is a mess of a film. Jason Voorhees manages to be transported from the bottom of a lake to a party boat for a high school graduation, where he does Jason Voorhees things (i.e. murder). Though the film has one of the greatest subtitles ever, barely any of the action actually takes place in Manhattan — which bad news for anyone looking for fish-out-of-water fun on the level of "Babe: Pig in the City."

George Kennedy and Sally Ann Howes in "Death Ship"
73 / 100
Astral Bellevue Pathé

#28. Death Ship (1980)

- Director: Alvin Rakoff
- Stacker score: 31.9
- IMDb user rating: 4.8
- Metascore: 10
- Runtime: 91 minutes

As "Death Ship" opens, survivors of a cruise ship accident are rescued by a mysterious freighter. However, they soon discover that they're actually aboard a Nazi torture ship that's been searching for victims since World War II. Although the movie was panned upon its release for its ludicrous borrowing from voyeuristic films like "Psycho," it has become a cult classic in the years since its release.

74 / 100
Lost Soul Productions

#27. Soul Survivors (2001)

- Director: Stephen Carpenter
- Stacker score: 31.9
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Metascore: 20
- Runtime: 84 minutes

Yet another film about a young woman attempting to avoid death by supernatural forces, "Soul Survivors" follows Cassie (Melissa Sagemiller), who survives a car crash only to become extremely haunted. The mix of confusing plot elements with bad direction ultimately dooms this entry into the overcrowded teenage horror genre. But it's worth noting that the cast is pretty stacked: Casey Affleck, Eliza Dushku, and Luke Wilson all have supporting roles.

75 / 100
New Line Cinema

#26. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

- Director: Adam Marcus
- Stacker score: 31.9
- IMDb user rating: 4.1
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 87 minutes

The ninth installment in the "Friday the 13th" franchise is about as bad as you'd expect the ninth installment in any franchise to be (except "Fast and the Furious," which has broken every rule of franchises). This time, after Jason Voorhees's body is destroyed by FBI agents at Camp Crystal Lake, his evil spirit starts jumping from host to host. The film was sold as the final "Friday the 13th" film, but eight years later, Jason was back. In Hollywood, a profitable franchise is like a horror film villain — it's impossible to kill.

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76 / 100
Dimension Films

#25. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

- Director: Rick Rosenthal
- Stacker score: 31.9
- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Metascore: 19
- Runtime: 94 minutes

The eighth installment in the "Halloween" franchise finds Michael Myers once again trying to kill Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) before heading to his old home to kill the cast members of a reality show being filmed there. This film is incredibly early 2000s, starring both Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks, but feels a bit inessential after "Scream" did the Y2K slasher better and with a greater sense of fun.

77 / 100
Halloween VI Productions

#24. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

- Director: Joe Chappelle
- Stacker score: 31.3
- IMDb user rating: 4.7
- Metascore: 10
- Runtime: 87 minutes

The sixth installment of the "Halloween" franchise follows a young woman on October 31st attempting to escape from (who else?) Michael Myers. This film was released six years after "Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers," the longest gap in the franchise's 40-year run. Oddly, after a lukewarm response to the theatrical cut, fans found an earlier version with an alternate ending which has since became a bit of a cult sensation. The fact that it was better than the film that hit theaters in 1995 is really not saying much. Fun fact: this was Paul Rudd's first post-"Clueless" starring role.

Nothing Left To Fear Movie Poster
78 / 100
Anchor Bay Films

#23. Nothing Left to Fear (2013)

- Director: Anthony Leonardi III
- Stacker score: 30.8
- IMDb user rating: 4.4
- Metascore: 12
- Runtime: 100 minutes

Loosely based on the urban legends surrounding Stull, Kansas (which some believe contains one of the "Seven Known Gates to Hell"), "Nothing Left to Fear" follows new-in-town Pastor Dan (James Tupper) and his family, who soon find their lives turned upside down when the former Pastor Kingsman (Clancy Brown) uses them to summon the devil. For a movie about gateways to hell produced by Guns N' Roses band member Slash's production company (Slasher Films, naturally), "Nothing Left to Fear" is a remarkably dull take on small-town horror.

79 / 100
Alliance

#22. Prom Night (2008)

- Director: Nelson McCormick
- Stacker score: 30.8
- IMDb user rating: 3.9
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 88 minutes

A remake of the 1980 film starring Jamie Lee Curtis, "Prom Night" tells the story of a high school senior who is stalked by a deranged faculty member. The action begins when freshman Donna (Brittany Snow) witnesses the murder of her family by a teacher who has become obsessed with her. On the night of her senior prom, the teacher breaks out of custody and goes on a rampage to reunite with Donna. This film regurgitates many clichés while simultaneously dealing with its distasteful subject with an embarrassing timidity that undercuts any possibility for genuine horror.

Diamond White, Inanna Sarkis, Yousef Erakat, Lexy Panterra, and Mike Tornabene in "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween"
80 / 100
The Tyler Perry Company

#21. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

- Director: Tyler Perry
- Stacker score: 30.2
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 101 minutes

Tyler Perry is at it yet again in "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween," which finds the titular Madea (played by Perry, duh) facing off against a whole manner of monsters and boogeymen at a haunted campground. The crude raunchiness of Madea films are already an acquired taste. But this stab at horror comedy went over particularly badly, garnering the film three Golden Raspberry Award nominations, including Worst Actress, Worst Screen Combo (for Perry and his entire Madea get-up), and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel.

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David Miller in a scene from "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!"
81 / 100
Four Square Productions

#20. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

- Director: John De Bello
- Stacker score: 30.2
- IMDb user rating: 4.6
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 83 minutes

"Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!" is a spoof of B-movies … because how else would a movie with a title like that get made? In the film, a group of scientists fight to save the world from killer nightshades with the help of some shockingly toothless satire. Although the movie was a critical bomb, its box office success spawned three killer (tomato) sequels.

82 / 100
Artisan Entertainment

#19. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

- Director: Joe Berlinger
- Stacker score: 30.2
- IMDb user rating: 4.0
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 90 minutes

As they say in the magazine business, three makes a trend, and "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" is the third straight follow-up to the much-loved original on this list of terrible horror films. It's hard to remember now, but "The Blair Witch Project" was a cultural event. There were questions whether it was scripted or even if it was actually real. The sequel, which was made incredibly quickly, was never going to have that element of surprise. Instead, it was held up against the truly original first offering — so it never had a chance.

Katherine Templar and Laurence R. Harvey in "The Human Centipede 2"
83 / 100
Six Entertainment Company

#18. The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011)

- Director: Tom Six
- Stacker score: 30.2
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Metascore: 17
- Runtime: 91 minutes

Did you think the first "Human Centipede" was gross? Not only is its sequel grosser you also have to sit through the director's social commentary! In "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)," watching the original film inspires maniacal Englishman Martin (Laurence R. Harvey) to create his own human centipede — this time with 12 people instead of 3. Director Tom Six presumably wants to stick it to the people who bemoaned the original film's torturous gore and violence … but the sequel merely amounts to a nasty waste of time.

Tiana Pierce in a scene from "Mother's Day"
84 / 100
Troma Entertainment

#17. Mother's Day (1980)

- Director: Charles Kaufman
- Stacker score: 29.7
- IMDb user rating: 5.3
- Metascore: 1
- Runtime: 91 minutes

Before he was a widely respected auteur filmmaker, Charles Kaufman disgusted audiences with "Mother's Day," a film in which two brothers kidnap and assault young female campers for the pleasure of their unhinged mother. Although the movie has become notable for its satire of popular media's effect on society (the brothers spout countless TV references), it received pushback for its cynical violence as a whole.

Ancile Gloudon in a scene from "Piranha II: The Spawning"
85 / 100
Brouwersgracht Investments

#16. Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)

- Directors: James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Miller Drake
- Stacker score: 28.6
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 94 minutes

Before James Cameron's long-awaited "Avatar" sequel "The Way of Water" hits theaters this December, it's worth remembering that his directorial debut was a sequel about killer piranhas. "Piranha II: The Spawning" was a notoriously difficult production due to producer Ovidio G. Assonitis' overbearing quest for creative control and Cameron being forced to work with an Italian crew that didn't speak English. Although Cameron disowned the movie for several years, he eventually acknowledged it as his directorial debut instead of 1984's "The Terminator."

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Lindsay Lohan and Brian Geraghty in "I Know Who Killed Me"
86 / 100
360 Pictures

#15. I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

- Director: Chris Sivertson
- Stacker score: 28.6
- IMDb user rating: 3.6
- Metascore: 16
- Runtime: 105 minutes

If you have fond memories of watching Lindsay Lohan in films like "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday," and "Mean Girls," don't distort them by watching this mess of a horror thriller. Lohan stars in "I Know Who Killed Me" as a young woman who — after she's abducted and tortured — returns to society claiming she's a different person entirely. Named on several "worst movies" lists, the violent yet ludicrously plotted movie also won eight Golden Raspberry Awards (including Worst Picture and Worst Actress for Lohan).

Matt Lanter and Jenn Proske in "Vampires Suck"
87 / 100
New Regency Productions

#14. Vampires Suck (2010)

- Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
- Stacker score: 28.6
- IMDb user rating: 3.4
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 82 minutes

These days, it's cool to enjoy the teen melodrama at the heart of the "Twilight" films. But that obviously wasn't always the case and "Vampires Suck" is living (dead) proof. The film parodies the first few "Twilight" movies, casting Jenn Proske in the role of "Becca," who finds herself torn between a vampire and a werewolf. However, the movie's attempt at satire was steamrolled by critics and audiences alike, with Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers famously giving it a four-word review: "This movie sucks more."

88 / 100
Distant Horizon

#13. The Mangler (1995)

- Director: Tobe Hooper
- Stacker score: 28
- IMDb user rating: 4.3
- Metascore: 8
- Runtime: 106 minutes

Directed by Tobe Hooper, the man behind the 1974 masterpiece "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," "The Mangler" may have suffered from overly hyped syndrome. Still, the elevator pitch for this film is delightfully wild: in an old-school laundromat, the folding machine has been possessed and acquired a taste for blood. If you've ever been enticed by the idea of a machine to fold your clothes, perhaps you've been spared from disaster.

89 / 100
Contend

#12. Cabin Fever (2016)

- Director: Travis Zariwny
- Stacker score: 28
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Metascore: 14
- Runtime: 99 minutes

The original "Cabin Fever" was released in 2002, which means, by the rules of "Spider-Man" reboots, it's not unheard of to restart the series this quickly. Even so, it's pretty wild that "Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero" (which you may remember from earlier on this list) was released only two years before this reboot. Please, gatekeepers of the movie industry, we're begging you — cure this fever once and for all!

Mo Gallini in a scene from "Armed Response"
90 / 100
Saban Films

#11. Armed Response (2017)

- Director: John Stockwell
- Stacker score: 27.5
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Metascore: 13
- Runtime: 93 minutes

Another (predictably) poor outing for WWE Studios, John Stockwell's 2017 stinker is yet another film on this list to receive the infamous 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. "Armed Response" follows a group of trained operatives who investigate a mysteriously vacant prison facility — only to find themselves tormented by a lie-detecting supercomputer.

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Gunnar Hansen in a scene from "Murder-Set-Pieces"
91 / 100
Fright Flix Productions

#10. Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)

- Director: Nick Palumbo
- Stacker score: 27.5
- IMDb user rating: 3.7
- Metascore: 13
- Runtime: 105 minutes

In "Murder-Set-Pieces," a German photographer (Sven Garrett) lives a twisted double life: by day, he takes erotic photographs and by night, he does unspeakably horrible things to sex workers. The film features several notable cameos from iconic horror performers, including Gunnar Hansen of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" and Tony Todd of "Candyman." However, big names be damned, many viewers took issue with the excessive sadism and snuff film-like qualities.

92 / 100
MDP Worldwide

#9. Feardotcom (2002)

- Director: William Malone
- Stacker score: 27.5
- IMDb user rating: 3.4
- Metascore: 16
- Runtime: 101 minutes

It never was fully explained to us why this film is called "Feardotcom" and not "Fear.com." The unfortunate title led to some strange marketing around the film, including the riveting and definitely not confusing tagline: "Feardot.com." Regardless of the questionable branding, "Feardotcom" tells the story of an investigation into the death of four people who all logged onto a website (either Fear.com or Feardot.com, or maybe even Feardotcom.com). Sure that site kills you, but it's not nearly as scary as checking your mentions on Twitterdotcom.

Kristanna Loken and Rocky Taylor in "BloodRayne"
93 / 100
Herold Productions

#8. BloodRayne (2005)

- Director: Uwe Boll
- Stacker score: 25.8
- IMDb user rating: 2.9
- Metascore: 18
- Runtime: 95 minutes

"BloodRayne" follows Rayne (Kristanna Loken), a vampire who escapes from an 18th-century freakshow to join a team of vampire slayers. Think: a much worse version of "Blade" only somehow "BloodRayne" also got two sequels.

Patrick Cavanaugh and Paul Kim Jr. in "Transylmania"
94 / 100
Film Rock

#7. Transylmania (2009)

- Directors: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand
- Stacker score: 25.3
- IMDb user rating: 3.8
- Metascore: 8
- Runtime: 92 minutes

In this spoof on vampire horror films, former bloodsucking king Radu (Oren Skoog) convinces a group of college students to study abroad in Romania, where a coven of bloodthirsty vampires stalk at boozy parties. Too bad "Transylmania" lacks the campy humor or blood-chilling thrills to make either its comedy or horror elements work!

95 / 100
Universal Pictures

#6. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

- Director: Joseph Sargent
- Stacker score: 24.7
- IMDb user rating: 3.0
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 89 minutes

The fourth "Jaws" film is a special kind of stupid — the Brody boys have left SeaWorld and returned to Amity where their mom still lives. But guess who wants revenge? A shark, that's who. A shark who somehow can sense that these people are related and are the ones to kill. The shark knows all this. He has human feelings. Did I mention this movie is dumb?

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Andrew Pozza in a scene from "The Walking Deceased"
96 / 100
Aristar Entertainment

#5. The Walking Deceased (2015)

- Director: Scott Dow
- Stacker score: 24.2
- IMDb user rating: 3.5
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 88 minutes

Long after the heyday of "Zombieland" and "The Walking Dead" had passed, director Scott Dew still thought a zombie parody film was a good idea. "The Walking Deceased" follows a group of dopey survivors struggling through the apocalypse, led by Dave Sheridan's Sheriff Lincoln (who yes, is a parody of Rick Grimes). Apart from its outdated parody premise, the movie also received heat for its misogynistic and homophobic sense of humor.

Hilary Duff in a scene from "The Haunting of Sharon Tate"
97 / 100
Skyline Entertainment

#4. The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)

- Director: Daniel Farrands
- Stacker score: 20.3
- IMDb user rating: 2.9
- Metascore: 8
- Runtime: 94 minutes

Yes, somehow a movie in which Sharon Tate (played by Hillary Duff) has supernatural visions of her impending Manson murder was greenlit. Unsurprisingly, this horror take on a real-life tragedy was a critical bomb, receiving flack for its exploitative premise and schlocky take on Tate's experiences.

98 / 100
Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG

#3. House of the Dead (2003)

- Director: Uwe Boll
- Stacker score: 19.8
- IMDb user rating: 2.1
- Metascore: 15
- Runtime: 90 minutes

Impressively, director Uwe Boll managed to get three films in the top eight of this list. The German director is responsible (or maybe, to blame) for "House of the Dead," in which a group of ravers have their drug-aided island dance party interrupted by all sorts of monsters looking for blood. Incredibly, Boll gets his films financed on the same planet where Vincent Van Gogh died in poverty — go figure.

99 / 100
Six Entertainment Company

#2. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

- Director: Tom Six
- Stacker score: 18.1
- IMDb user rating: 2.8
- Metascore: 5
- Runtime: 102 minutes

This series' evil-surgeon-gone-way-too-far concept taps into our worst rubbernecking instincts. But without the shock of the original, this film is just a terrible thing to subject a viewer to.

100 / 100
AITD Productions

#1. Alone in the Dark (2005)

- Director: Uwe Boll
- Stacker score: 18.1
- IMDb user rating: 2.4
- Metascore: 9
- Runtime: 96 minutes

In this mess of a movie, paranormal detective Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) must team up with an anthropologist with a photographic memory (Tara Reid) to stop evil demons from taking over the Earth. Worst of all for Carby, the anthropologist is his ex-girlfriend … because of course she is.

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