Classic/Famous Horror Films You Don't Like

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  1. Zombie Dude

    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    I got inspired to make this thread after reading through the "Famous horror films you haven't seen" thread.
    Basically I see this as listing any horror films that are well regarded, praised or deemed classics that you couldn't really care less about, don't like or just plain hate.

    Off the top of my head:

    Night of the Living Dead
    The Shining
    Rosemary's Baby
    Silence of the Lambs
    Last House on the Left
    They Live
    The Hills Have Eyes (1&2)
    Motel Hell


    I'll admit it has been a while since I've seen Night so I'm probably due to re-visit it but every time I sit though this one I find myself falling asleep. Maybe my taste have changed as it's been years since I've seen it making it the only title I'm not 100% about.

    The others I find boring and just don't enjoy them. They have their moments but it's not enough for me to want to revisit them or add them to my collection. I find The Shining very overrated.

    There's likely more titles to add but that's all I can think of for now. Lets hear what others think :)
     
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    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    I understand the original LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT's place in horror history but I have never personally cared for it.
     
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    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree. That's another one I don't care for too. I blind bought the UK ultimate edition set and have only watched it once.
     
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    A few off the top of my head:

    Re-Animator (so much awesome gore but it still puts me to sleep)
    From Beyond
    Candyman
    Lord of Illusions
    Every Friday the 13th after the first one
    Burnt Offerings (even the amazing cast couldn't keep me engaged)
    The Changeling (It's been a while since I last saw it. I'm willing to give this one another shot)
    Most Herschell Gordon Lewis films (I do love The Gore Gore Girls though)
    In the Mouth of Madness (Again, haven't seen it since its release. I'm a huge JC fan so I'm willing to give it another spin)
    They Live (I've tried. Multiple times. I love the concept, but I found the execution to be piss poor, largely due to the fact that Roddy Piper couldn't act his way out of a wet fart)
     
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    Argento's Deep Red
     
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    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    Hellraiser, and any Clive Barker in general, is over rated.
     
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    Poltergeist
    Creepshow
    Prom Night
    Halloween II
    Opera
    Scream
    The Stuff
    It's Alive
    Blood and Black Lace
    The Lost Boys
    Squirm

    While I do like it overall, I find Halloween pretty overrated. Absolutely hated part II though.
     
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    Suspiria. I'd watch Zombie Lake back to back before sitting through that again.
     
  9. Zombie Dude

    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    I definitely agree with They Live. I think it's very overrated. I was bored sitting though this one. I felt like it took too long to get going and then never went anywhere that interesting.

    Most of your other picks make me sad though, same with the last 3 posts below :cry:
     
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    I don't bother anymore with films "by the creators of Paranormal Activity" because I've seen enough of their product to know better. I love it when the ads use that line as a selling point. It saves me time, energy, and money. Unfortunately, that's the kind of crap that sells nowadays so I wind up spending most of my time looking for forgotten classics on VHS rather than checking out new stuff.
     
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    Poltergeist
    Creepshow
    Prom Night
    Halloween II
    Opera
    Basket Case
    It's Alive
    The Stuff
    From Beyond
    Blood and Black Lace
    Squirm
    The Descent
    Shaun of the Dead
    Inside
    The Host
    The Saw series

    While I'm a fan overall, I find Halloween quite overrated. Absolutely hated II.
     
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    I've never seen a Paranormal Activity movie. Horror films that are overpromoted are "usually" shit. The Purge, Blair Witch, any of the thousands of Exorcist ripoffs over the past two decades fit into this category for me. They could all be great, but when the bullshit commercials come on about how "this film" is the most horrifying experience since World War I, I tend to walk away. I'm happy to take the advice of you guys instead.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I've mentioned these in another thread but THE BURNING and MADMAN are two whose adoration I just don't understand. It's very difficult for me to sit through either of them, which is odd since they are both early 80s American slashers--one of my favorite genres!

    Oh yeah, and anything from Hammer. That whole over-lit Gothic melodrama thing. Yuck.
     
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    While I totally agree, I still enjoy the first two movies quite a bit.
     
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    Carnival of Souls - I found this mostly boring.
    Hellraiser - I have no idea why I don't like this great movie

    I'm sure there are a few more that I can't think of right now.


    edit: I don't like the Saw franchise much at all.
     
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    Saw goes hand in hand with my disdain for Paranormal Activity. "From the producers of Paranormal Activity and Saw" or PA and Insidious, or a combination of one or the other or something else altogether is extremely common to see during previews.
     
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    Phantasm
    Hellraiser
    Last House on the Left (actually thought the remake was fair though)
    Alien
    Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead (NOTLD was decent)
    Cabin in the Woods
    The Mummy (one of the few universal classics that I find terrible, I love the others)
     
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    I would probably say The Exorcist, but I don't hate it. As a kid, I thought it was incredibly boring. I appreciate it more now as an adult, but I don't see how anyone could find it even remotely scary. Maybe you have to be religious to get it?

    I've never seen a Lucio Fulci film that I've loved. They have gore, some of them have atmosphere, but that's really all they have going for them. The stories about how Fulci treated people on his sets made me like them even less.

    I've also never seen an Argento directed film that I loved, although I did enjoy his Masters Of Horror entries, especially Pelts. I do love the Demons films though, which he co-wrote and produced.

    Also don't care for Hammer films.
     
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    Agreed on the Clive Barker work, although I liked the original Hellraiser and whatever that train station movie he did a few years ago.

    I find most NOES sequels to be pretty poor, and I don't care to revisit anything in the Halloween canon after part 3.
     

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