Horror Junkies Reveals Movies To Avoid At All Costs


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While discussing the weird and wonderful world of horrora few cult classics across genres immediately come to mind.

Obviously, the slasher genre is dominated by John Carpenter Halloweenby Tobe Hooper The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wes Craven Scream; unmissable shows like The Blair Witch Project, friendless and V/H/S rule the anthology horror genre, and so on.

However, even with groundbreaking films like get out, Hereditary, Conspiracy and candy man, the vast horror genre still isn’t as polished and polished as it could be, so it has its fair share of flaws. With every award-winning, commercially successful horror comes the stark contrast of a poorly written and tasteless box office disaster, and it’s these misfires that give the horror genre a bad name.

On Reddit, horror enthusiasts do their daily public service by compiling all the horror movies that just aren’t worth watching, whether they’re just disappointing and an undeniable waste of valuable time or if unnecessarily graphics to the point of inducing nausea.

As expected, many Reddit users came out of the woods and flocked to the comments to share their various horror duds. One of the first comments from u/godonlyknows1101 is dragging Megan has disappeared (2011) under the microscope. Written, directed, edited and co-produced by Michael Goi, the psychological horror film marketed as found, Megan has disappeared follows the disappearance of high school student Megan Stewart (Rachel Quinn) after she arranges to meet someone she met online. Her best friend, Amy Herman (Amber Perkins), launches a subsequent investigation, but also disappears soon after.

Goi based the film on a series of real life child abduction cases and although it was described as boring and monotonous for around three quarters, Megan has disappeared pulls out all the stops for the last quarter, but the results are horrendous – and not in a good way. Towards the end, (spoilers!), Amy’s captor brutally rapes her, then locks her in a barrel (next to Megan’s rotting corpse) and buries her alive. And yes, that is as inaccessible as it may seem.

Next for the chopping block is Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a 1986 psychological horror (it’s still a psychological horror, isn’t it?) by John McNaughton and supposedly chronicles (with fictionalized dramatization) the true crimes of notorious serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. Michael Rooker plays Henry, a serial killer who kills randomly to terrorize the streets of Chicago.

Although many exhibitions were successful, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer drew both praise and controversy, but when the slasher film was slapped with an “X” rating by the MPAA, its reputation took a nosedive. Reddit user u/nightly1111 describes McNaughton’s account of events as “disturbing” and mentions that it “plays like a snuff movie”. Clearly, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer was not very tasteful or responsive when creating recreations of real events. Subsequently, as you may have guessed, the film was censored in many countries, including the United Kingdom.

In a shocking turn of events, Reddit attempted to Conspiracy universe, namely the nun, which has received backlash in the past for failing to meet the expectations set by its predecessors. Among other films, such as Knock Knock (2015), Fighting spirit (2015) and Cult of Chucky (2017), the nun (2018) finds itself named as a horror movie never to be seen. Featuring the talent of Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet and featuring Bonnie Aarons as Valak in a major role, the nun follows Sister Irene, a nun in her novitiate, who travels to Romania after the apparent suicide of another nun.

There she meets Frenchy, a local resident tasked with escorting her to the abbey – the location of “the accident” – and from there, terrifying hauntings begin to disturb the once quiet place of worship. Although not unbearably bloody like some others, the nun garnered hate and rejection for being one of the most uninteresting installments in the awesome Conjuring franchise.

Last (and probably least), there is lair (2018), a Canadian horror film written and directed by David Amito and Michael Laicini. Well, before continuing, it is worth mentioning that lair displays a legal notice before each screening. Essentially, it explains the “history and dangers” (paraphrased) associated with Antrum and informs viewers that the cast, crew, and production companies are not responsible for any illnesses, injuries, or deaths that may occur after the screening.

He then asks the offended people to leave the theater immediately. Charming. With Rowan Smyth, Nicole Tompkins, Dan Istrate and Circus-Szalewski, lair is divided into two parts: a mockumentary and a feature film. The documentary tells the story of lair, a feature film from the late 70s which is said to have produced delirious effects on those who watched it, and the feature film is the only known copy of the “cursed” film, which was altered by a third party and depicts rituals sacrificial, demonic summons and spins with heavy occult themes. just like the nunAntrum was criticized for being “boring”, despite its innovative and revolutionary concept, which was unfortunately wasted on an inferior product.

There are many, many more horror movies worth the boot, but these are just a handful of what Reddit considers the most inaccessible of them all. Honestly, whether you watch them or not, we won’t judge. But beware: we will not be held responsible for any illness or injury – just kidding.


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