Terribly overrated horror

These are some films that seem to get a massive amount of attention for being crappy or overrated
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1.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Everyone seems to just worship the ever loving *beep* outta this movie. Annoying characters all around, other than Sigourney Weaver. The worst of the series in my opinion (until AVP and AVPR of course). Aliens should not be an action movie! Down with Cameron! (T2 and True Lies were good) ” - kings_of_metal
 
2.
Ichi the Killer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Supposed to be extremely brutal and sick. I was stoked to get a hold of this movie until I watched it. Just about ALL of the gore is done with CGI and is laughable. As for the rest of the film, uninteresting. ” - kings_of_metal
 
3.
Repulsion (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ I like many of Polanski's slow burning horror films, but this one just plain bored me to tears. It sounded awesome from the description and reviews, but had nothing to back it up. ” - kings_of_metal
 
4.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl. (119 mins.)
“ Laughable exorcism scenes, below mediocre court room drama, an over-actor/ugly bitch playing Emily, and a cliched ending. This is a movie that might be very impressive to someone with an IQ below 90. But for those of us with average or above intelligence, this movie fails to deliver on every level and plays the audience off as being slightly retarded, which may be true considering this film's rating of 6.8. ” - kings_of_metal
 
5.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. (81 mins.)
“ Do I really need to say anything with this one? ” - kings_of_metal
 
6.
[Rec] (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying. (78 mins.)
“ What is it that people like about this? I don't know. I honestly think it gets a lot of credit just for being Spanish, just like every Japanese horror film that came out early in the 2000s was way overrated. I think Quarantine was quite an improvement, although still an average horror romp. ” - kings_of_metal
 
7.
The Strangers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. (86 mins.)
Director: Bryan Bertino
“ The most minimal of plots imaginable, about 90% of the movie with no dialogue, shots of the victim walking around a house endlessly, and people standing in the shadows with a mask on apparently scares the *beep* outta some people. I can't believe people were comparing this to Halloween when it came out. I didn't like this when it came out, so I gave it another chance on DVD. Nope, still sucks. ” - kings_of_metal
 
8.
Wolf Creek (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are befriended by a local who turns out to be a sadistic psychopath and will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture. (99 mins.)
Director: Greg Mclean
“ A bore fest until the end, when it turns into Hostel for 5 minutes or so. Not the worst movie, but terribly forgettable considering the reviews it was getting upon its release. ” - kings_of_metal
 
9.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
“ It was a little better than I expected, which was *beep* How does this scare people?! Its truly mind boggling ” - kings_of_metal
 
10.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ Great imagery to be found everywhere in this film, but also a lot of sub-par CGI effects that should have been done with prosthetics/animatronics. Overall not bad, but not great either. ” - kings_of_metal
 
11.
Zombieland (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. (88 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
“ What the hell! SO overrated. Its a decent watch, but I just couldn't help to wonder what was SO great about this movie the entire time I was watching it. ” - kings_of_metal
 
12.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ See above. ” - kings_of_metal
 
13.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater. (82 mins.)
“ This is a good fun movie, but was it really THAT good? This was made to sound like the best thing since sliced bread, so its no wonder I was a little disappointed. ” - kings_of_metal
 
14.
The Birds (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
“ Considered a classic. Didn't age as well as Psycho. ” - kings_of_metal
 
15.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Its a good movie, just don't see why its considered so brilliant. Seemed like a fairly by the numbers murder/cop drama to me. ” - kings_of_metal
 
16.
The Wolf Man (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist. (70 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
“ I'll never understand how this became a classic. Not a good film at all. ” - kings_of_metal
 
17.
Audition (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Some seem to take anything Takashi Miike makes and put it up on some sort of pedestal. I haven't been very impressed by any of his movies. The pacing in this is way off and the film suffers for it. ” - kings_of_metal
 
18.
Spiral (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals. (90 mins.)
Director: Higuchinsky
“ This film was original, I'll give it points for that. But does that make it a great horror film? Not so much. Many would disagree. ” - kings_of_metal
 
19.
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he... (92 mins.)
“ All reviewers and websites were constantly talking about this film's wit and humor. Nothing witty to be found here at all, just boredom and no death scenes. ” - kings_of_metal
 
20.
Wrong Turn (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding." (84 mins.)
Director: Rob Schmidt
“ I remember this film getting alot of attention from various horror websites/magazines for supposedly being ballsy and extremely gritty with the violence. What a bunch of vaginas, the sequel is ten times better ” - kings_of_metal
 
21.
Frontier(s) (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis. (108 mins.)
Director: Xavier Gens
“ Built up to be some kind of horror masterpiece, this one fell pretty flat for me. Nothing that hasn't been done a million times before with texas chainsaw, hostel, etc. ” - kings_of_metal
 
22.
Delicatessen (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
“ I didn't even finish this one, out of boredom. Might have made it an hour and half in, and still, nothing at all interesting had happened. Yet another example of a foreign film getting WAY more credit that it deserves. This movie has a 7.8. WTF?!! ” - kings_of_metal
 
23.
Black Sheep (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan King
“ Horror comedies are hit and miss with me. This one didn't hit. ” - kings_of_metal
 
24.
Halloween (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger. (109 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ It seemed like a dream when I was watching this in theaters. I couldn't believe how crappy it was. ” - kings_of_metal
 
25.
Resident Evil (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident. (100 mins.)
“ They really *beep* up this series. Milla is hot, the 3rd film was Ok. ” - kings_of_metal
 
26.
Saw III (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen through a brutal test. (108 mins.)
“ I remember people saying that this was the best yet when it came out. Doesn't hold a candle to the first 2, or even the 4th, 6th, or 7th saw. ” - kings_of_metal
 
27.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. (92 mins.)
“ This series is utter crap without beckinsale. ” - kings_of_metal
 
28.
Species (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human. (108 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ This was a cultural phenomenon when it came out, it seemed like. Must of been because Natasha is so hot, cause this movie is below average at best. ” - kings_of_metal
 
29.
The Grudge (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ I was bored. Don't understand why this scared people. If it doesn't scare you, then there's nothing to see here at all unless you're a Buffy fan. Also, apart from the boredom factor, this movie loses points for being a part of the terrible J-horror remake trend that swept the theaters in the early millennium. ” - kings_of_metal
 
30.
April Fool's Day (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred Walton
“ What a terrible movie. Why do so many consider this a classic slasher?! Body count: 0 ” - kings_of_metal
 
31.
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Good lord, there for a while it seemed like I would hear people talking about this movie every 15 minutes or so, no matter where I went. It wasn't THAT good. (its pretty good though, although the last half of the movie gets a bit ridiculous to me) ” - kings_of_metal
 
32.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ I loved this movie, but mainly just because Natalie Portman is freakin hot. The movie itself, a little overrated but still good, nonetheless ” - kings_of_metal