The Foywonder's Ten Worst Horror Films of the Decade


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The Foywonder's Ten Worst Horror Films of the DecadeIt takes a certain degree of filmmaking genius to make a movie based on a video game that only has one single plot point - a space station on Mars opens a portal to hell unleashing monstrous hellbeasts - and then completely changes that one and only plot point - a Martian chromosome that turns naughty people into monsters and good-hearted people into Wolverine. Even more amazing when you consider the film version of the grand daddy of all first-person shooter video games languished in development hell for so many years that by the time it finally made its way to the big screen it was long past being relevant. Doom cost $70 million dollars to make but looks more like an expensive Sci-Fi Channel original movie, and it plays like one too.

Doom should have been a relentless, non-stop, heart-pounding action horrorfest about a lone soldier battling demons within the cramped confines of a Martian space station. Instead all we got was boring Aliens rip-off #769 with monsters that pale in comparison to their game counterparts and a script sprinkled with theological conceits that might have been interesting in the hands of a less brain dead movie, and, no, the fact that it was R-rated does not salvage it. The only person frightened by Doom was The Rock; he got so scared off appearing in R-rated action movies after this epic fail he ran screaming to Disney begging to put on pink tutus in family comedies. It takes a certain degree of filmmaking genius to make a movie based on a first-person shooter video game and end that film with a fist fight.

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Agree with 80%. Although AVP Requiem isn't very good, it definately needs to be replaced by the original piece of shit AVP. Also, Black Chirstmas wasn't the best either, but it was entertaining enough, I would replace that one with Boogeyman.

Submitted by Beaverking on Thu, 12/24/2009 - 1:39am.
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In AVP's defense, at least you could see the bad shit that was happening.

Submitted by RingoJ on Thu, 12/24/2009 - 2:37am.
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I think the biggest failing of Van Helsing was that there was some hope for it. It did seem like the kind of awesome, big screen monster movie that everyone was waiting for...and then they actually made it. Personally, The Fog will always be the Worse Movie Of The Decade for me because of what it represented: the cynical, In It For A Buck Remake attitude that that turd RU-Pert and the rest of the plastic cast who didn't know a damn thing about the original projected in their interview with this site, and how that basically became the benchmark for almost every horror movie in a movie theater over the last 5 years. It pisses on all of us, and is single-handedly what's wrong with this genre right now.

Submitted by Chainsaw on Thu, 12/24/2009 - 3:12am.

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