Worst Horror/Dark Cinema Films 2000-2009by bertramsharp | created - 24 Nov 2011 | updated - 03 Aug 2012 | Public
Dark Cinema is probably a better desciption of these films than horror, simply because everybody seems to be so concerned about classification and nitpicking what is and is not horror. Some of the films on this list are more traditional horror, while others fit a little more neatly into other genres. I believe a film can be a horror-comedy, action-horror, horror-drama, science fiction-horror, horror-western, etc. Many seem to think this is not possible. That is why I think that Dark Cinema is a better description. These films may be traditional horror, alien invasion, serial killer, mad scientist, ghost stories, old dark house, zombie, ghost town, supernatural powers, disturbing, sick, creature from space, nature run amock, graphic violence, revenge thriller, rape revenge thriller, dark fantasy, horror spoof, horror comedy, explorations of the dark side of life or society, virus, contagion, outbreak, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, cannibalism, demonic, satanism, witchcraft, giant creature, kaiju, some exploitation, some resurrection, vampires, werewolves, Jekyll & Hyde stories, Frankenstein stories, more descriptions to be added later, etc., etc.
I hope that helps to clear up the thinking behind this list a bit. Also, this is a list of my least favorites and simply opinion.
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2. Maid of Honor (2006 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Mystery
A disturbed woman helps her dead sister's husband cope with his loss, but becomes dangerously infatuated with him along the way. When he plans to remarry, she goes to terrifying lengths to prevent the wedding going ahead.
4. Shark Attack in the Mediterranean (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 109 min | Thriller
Devastated by the violent death of his wife, helicopter pilot Sven Hanson (Ralph Moeller, Gladiator, Scorpion King) helplessly watches as his personal life and business unravel. He finds ... See full summary »
5. The Curse of Lizzie Borden (2006 Video)
82 min | Horror
Low Budget horror movie phenomenon Danielle De Luca (Queen Cobra) plays a girl who gets a job in a Lizzie Borden museum working for Mr. Moody (Mtv Singled Out's Randal Malone). Soon she ... See full summary »
6. Blue Demon (2004 Video)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When sharks come from afar, searching for food find a beach for meat. A group of people must stop them before they head for the beach. Will they make it?
7. Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
The Mystery Inc. crew travels the globe on a transcontinental treasure hunt to solve a series of ancient riddles. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are indoctrinated by an unlikely Sword Master.
Okay, I know it's Scooby-Doo, but this is so awful that I just had to mention it here.
10. Emmanuelle the Private Collection: Emmanuelle vs. Dracula (2004 TV Movie)
87 min | Horror
When a bachelorette party at Emmanuelle's house is interrupted by a mysterious loner, strange things begin to happen. The party guests start changing one by one into blood-sucking sexual ... See full summary »
11. Hood of Horror (2006)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.
Votes: 2,577 | Gross: $0.33M
12. The Dark (2005)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In mourning over the tragic drowning of their daughter Sarah, James and Adèle are visited by Ebrill, a young girl who claims she died 60 years ago - and bears a startling resemblance to Sarah.
14. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009 Video)
R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.
17. A Dead Calling (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror
In New York, the journalist Rachel Beckwith is attacked by a burglar and her fiancé Brian is murdered trying to defend her. Rachel returns to her hometown Fillmore to recover in the house ... See full summary »
19. Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
When their transfer bus crashes in a West Virginia forest, a group of convicts and a corrections officer meet a rafter who is on the run from cannibalistic hillbillies who have murdered her friends.
21. Legion of the Dead (2001)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror
Two guys, handsome William and his side kick Luke have just started their trip through the beautiful California desert when they're kidnapped by the notorious Psycho Mike, The Kern River ... See full summary »
26. Chupacabra Terror (2005 Video)
R | 89 min | Horror
When cryptozoologist Dr. Peña traps the legendary Chupacabra on a remote Caribbean island, he smuggles it aboard a cruise ship with disastrous results.
27. Live Feed (2006)
R | 77 min | Horror
Five young adults are about to find themselves in a fight for their lives, pitted against evil itself! While on vacation in a foreign city, one of the five makes a seemingly innocent albeit... See full summary »
28. The 8th Plague (2006)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror
The 8th Plague is the story of a woman named Launa who is investigating the disappearance of her sister, Nikki. Nikki had gone camping in the mountain town of Halcyon Springs and never came... See full summary »
29. Scrapbook (2000 Video)
Unrated | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
A young woman named Clara is captured by a serial killer named Leonard who records his "life story" by keeping a scrapbook of his many victims. In addition to adhering Polaroids, scraps of ... See full summary »
30. Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002 Video)
R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance
This time, the Djinn unleashes his undying love for a beautiful woman in his final attempt to unleashe his brethren from hell.
33. Gacy (2003 Video)
R | 88 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Model citizen, devoted father, loving husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy - a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his family house. Based on a true story.
35. Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies.
36. Feardotcom (2002)
R | 101 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A New York City detective investigates mysterious deaths occurring 48 hours after users log onto a site named feardotcom.
Votes: 18,079 | Gross: $13.21M
37. Leprechaun in the Hood (2000 Video)
R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
When three rappers want to get even with a pimp, they accidentally unleash a leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in the 'hood.
38. The Fallen Ones (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
An archaeologist finds the mummified remains of a giant--the offspring of a Fallen Angel and a human woman. Now he has to stop the terror he has unleashed.
39. Malibu Shark Attack (2009 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A tsunami floods Malibu and unleashes a hunting pack of deep-water prehistoric goblin sharks, targeting a group of lifeguards trapped in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.
40. A Sound of Thunder (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.
Votes: 17,484 | Gross: $1.89M
41. The In Crowd (2000)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Votes: 3,860 | Gross: $5.22M
42. The Scorned (2005 TV Movie)
Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
In a hidden beach house on the Malibu shore, a 'twenty something' couple have a 'spitting mad' lover's quarrel. The boyfriend storms out, and into the arms of their house mate. When the ... See full summary »
44. The Amityville Horror (2005)
R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.
Votes: 94,003 | Gross: $65.23M
45. Hollow Man (2000)
R | 112 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
When the leader of a team of scientists volunteers to be the test subject for their experiment in human invisibility, he slowly unravels and turns against them, with horrific consequences.
Votes: 110,171 | Gross: $73.21M
46. Hide and Seek (2005)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend.
Votes: 75,455 | Gross: $51.10M
47. Prom Night (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery
Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.
Votes: 30,098 | Gross: $43.87M
48. The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2005)
R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
An urban family leaves city life behind for the confines of rural New England. Little do they know that their new home once belonged to the Keyes family, a clan who experienced the tragic loss of their daughter some 250 years ago.
50. Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (2008 Video)
Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Scooby-Doo and Shaggy must go into the underworld ruled by the Goblin King in order to stop a mortal named The Amazing Krudsky who wants power and is a threat to their pals, Fred, Velma and Daphne.
51. Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Horror