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The strength of the horror movie to a large extent depends on the quality of its villain. Freddie Kruger – scary. Michael Myers – frightening. Leatherface – bloody terrifying.

The films below all lost the ability to scare people through having ‘villains’ that were seriously sub par. And to top it off, they were just plain old bad movies – shoddy acting, poor direction, laughable dialogue, corny special effects. These factors, combined with stupid villains, produced works of considerable ignominy. Despite this, some of these films have considerable cult classics, but they do have lame villains. Really, really pathetic ones.

 

9. Gingerdead Man (2005)

First of all, it rips off the plot of Child’s Play – a evil murderer’s spirit gets locked into a gingerbread man and comes alive (comparable with a killer’s murderous spirit getting into the doll and animating Chucky as a vessel for his crimes). Secondly, you can laugh for all »

- Clare Simpson

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