13 Truly Terrible Horror Movies We Love to Hate

Horror is a movie genre that provides a very mixed bag in terms of quality. There have been some bona fide masterpieces in the genre, such as The Birds, The Exorcist, and Hereditary, but they're certainly few and far between.

More often than not, horror movies aren't great, with some being outright horrendous (and not in the way intended), and those are the kind of titles we'll be dealing with in this piece.

It's about a group of teenagers who find themselves stranded near a strange wax museum in Ambrose, Louisiana. They must fight to survive and prevent themselves from becoming the museum's next exhibit.

House of Wax (2005, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra)

Often described as one of the worst horror movies ever made, Plan 9 from Outer Space is genuinely awful. The acting is horrendous, it's lazily written, it has multiple continuity problems, many of the props look fake, and it's not even moderately scary.

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957, directed by Ed Wood)

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964, directed by Ray Dennis Steckler)

Many people consider this to be the outright poorest movie ever made – and with good reason. The acting is atrocious, the dialogue is laughable, and the plot is insultingly simple and threadbare.

This movie steals ideas from better movies like 1983's Videodrome, 1998's Ringu, and 2001's Kairo. The result is an incoherent mess that barely has any scary scenes.

FeardotCom (2002, directed by William Malone)

A desperately inexperienced crew made this movie with a near-zero budget, and it shows. It feels very experimental, but it's safe to say the experiment emphatically failed.

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966, directed by Harold P. Warren)

It's as bad as it sounds. Bees aren't scary, no matter how they get depicted, so there's nothing to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Swarm (1978, directed by Irwin Allen)

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