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Least scary scary movies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The other day I watched "Dream House," which has to be one of the most horribly executed thrillers ever put to film. By an acclaimed director, no less.

    What supposedly "scary movies" have you found ridiculous? Seems like it's a tough genre to work in just because so many of the tropes are so well-worn by now. Everything is telegraphed.
  2. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    The Fog remake with Maggie Grace. Not scary for a single second. Instead, it played more like a Nancy Drew story. At least it had Selma Blair......
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    'Dream House' was so bad it was good.
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Paranormal Activity.

    Lots of doors and cabinets opening ALL BY THEMSELVES!!!!!!
  5. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Disagree on Dream House. I didn't see any of the previews so I thought it was pretty good. Not a horror movie but a decent suspense flick.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member


    I didn't see the trailer - thank God, since apparently it gave away the entire movie.

    But I thought it was laughably bad. I predicted 12 percent on Rotten Tomatoes when I watched it. I went and checked afterward: 6 percent.

    There was no suspense/horror movie starting with "The Shining" through "The Others" and up through and including "Secret Window," "Shutter Island," and that turd with Bob DeNiro that I can't remember, that it didn't unashamedly rip off. Oh, with a little Demi Moore/Patrick Swayze "Ghost" action thrown in.

    I would say that this was the worst movie I've seen in the last two years. Neck-and-neck with "The Other Woman."
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Pretty much everything made by M. Night Shamalamadingdong.
  8. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Scarecrow Slayer (2004): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0353984/

    Only because I had two friends that were PAs on the movie and I figure if Coldcat sees this, he can have a good laugh about it as well.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Dream House was a disjointed mess. But it wasn't as bad as that Amanda Seyfried vehicle where she tries to save her kidnapped sister. Characters built up and then shunted from the plot seemingingly randomly. Not suspenseful, and full of implausible coincidences and knowledge from other people that allow Seyfried to escape or track down people
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Sometimes it's fun to watch horrible movies just because it makes you understand what doesn't work, like some of the plot holes and contrivances you mention.
  11. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Yeah, I could see Shutter Island and The Others. I guess I didn't take it too seriously.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I could definitely see it as a guilty pleasure. I think what was kind of frustrating to me was that there seemed to be the seed of a decent movie in there somewhere. A lot of critics actually praised Daniel Craig for his performance.
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