23 Horror Fans Name The Movie That Disappointed Them The Most

Leave it up to horror fans to have tons of opinions about movies. Even the most voracious fans still find movies that just don’t sit right with them. Someone recently asked what horror movie people were most disappointed with, and some of these opinions are serious hot takes. Do you agree with these horror fans?

Halloween Kills (2021)

Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills was a disappointment after liking Halloween 2018. The vigilante group led by Tommy from the first movie was a disbelief that was a little too heavy for me to suspend. It didn’t feel connected to any natural human behavior.


Antlers (2021)


Antlers. Creature design was great but it’s story was bland as shit. Not to mention only having one indigenous actor for maybe 10 minutes who was shoved into a tropey role of base level creature explanation. Really disappointing.


The Lodge (2019)

The Lodge

The Lodge. I love Riley Keough, but just couldn’t stand the kids.


It Chapter Two (2019)

It Chapter Two

It Chapter 2. I really liked the first one and couldn’t wait to see what they did for the second one. I was underwhelmed.


The Predator (2018)

The Predator

Shane Black’s The Predator. It was an absolute dumpster fire with some atrocious editing, & a bafflingly dumb script. People are legitimately worried about Disney (20th Century Studios) being in charge of the Predator franchise, but we’re already at fucking rock bottom! You worried might turn out decent?!


It Comes at Night (2017)

It Comes at Night

It Comes At Night. I know the “It” is supposed to be a metaphor for paranoia and distrust but…what killed the dog in the middle of the night? It surely wasn’t a disease.


Us (2019)


The first two-thirds of Us still really works for me. It falls apart in the last act because it’s just too far-fetched. I almost wish it was a supernatural explanation than the reveal that they came up with.


The Deep House (2021)

The Deep House

Deep House was such a conceptually cool idea (haunted house underwater) but they just did absolutely nothing with it. Super trope-y and cliché without using the unique environment at all.


Ghost Ship (2002)

Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship had a very strong opening and then the rest of the movie was totally forgettable.


The Thing (2011)

The Thing

The 2011 remake of The Thing. After I saw that movie I saw a documentary on how they were planning to use all these awesome practical effects, but somehow the producers thought it would be a better idea to “enhance” it with CG. A lot of potential was wasted there.


Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak. Thought it was going to be a spooky ghost haunting movie but it was something else completely. Visually amazing but I didn’t jive with the story.


The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook

The Babadook. To me personally, I feel like it could’ve been a great movie. But my fiancé and I couldn’t take it seriously. The pacing was weird, it seemed like nothing really important happened, and the dudes voice, come on, it was comical. It could’ve been so much scarier. We only watched it once a long time ago so maybe if I watch it again, I’ll like it? But I was disappointed. So many people loved it and I was excited to see it.


I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House. Horrible pacing, bad cinematography, nothing of note happening for long stretches of time, and a nonsensical, anticlimactic ending. I do not understand why so many reviews recommended this piece of trash.


The Nun (2018)

The Nun

The Nun. That one scene with the nun in The Conjuring 2 was so scary I hoped the spin-off would be good. But no, it was just jump scares.


The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The Conjuring Devil Made me do it. I had a sinking feeling it was gonna be shit but still had hopes for it due to a slow release schedule for other horror films. Two thirds through and I couldn’t even stomach finishing and had to shut it off.


The Boy (2016)

The Boy

The Boy was such a let down I felt the theatre with a big WTH and felt like my time was wasted. It could have been great I feel like if it was through a different approach about midway but it’s def a movie I’ve seen once and it’s going to stay that way.


Veronica (2017)


Any Netflix original that I find because of some bullshit clickbait article “too scary to finish”. I’m looking at you Veronica.


Lake Mungo (2008)

Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo, it was like watching a boring documentary. It sucked mostly because I kept seeing it in people’s top 10 lists on this sub including horror movie critics. Girlfriend and I were hugely disappointed.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

As a child who grew up reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the movie was a total disappointment. It captured nothing of the mystery and feel of original books, and missed out by a long long shot. Hated every minute of it.


Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

While I know that there are a lot of bad Texas Chainsaw sequels, the newest one felt like it was made by folks that had never even seen the original and thought leatherface was redneck Michael Myers.


Splice (2009)


Probably Splice. Really cool concept, good casting… but the execution was beyond garbage.


The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020)

The Babysitter: Killer Queen

The Babysitter: Killer Queen the first one was a surprisingly fun flick. Was hoping for the same, got a worse version of the same exact movie without Samara Weaving holding it together, and it retroactively made the ending of the first worse


Death House (2017)

Death House

Death House. It was billed as the expendables of horror but was actually just a low budget piece of shit with a completely nonsensical plot.

I actually feel really bad for Kane Hodder since he played a large role in it and he was very good. One of the few times he’s not in a mask or makeup and it’s wasted in that steaming pile.