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10 Horror Movies Critics Were WAY Too Harsh On

Hindsight can finally give these horror gems the praise they deserve...

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Everyone's a critic these days. It's practically unavoidable, everything from airport toilets to The Pyramids of Giza has a star rating.

Movie reviewers have had the monopoly on opinion sewn up for decades and what an enviable position to be in - free cinema tickets for life and an untouchable opinion. Pre-internet, these guys could make or break box office success with the addition or subtraction of a simple star or two.

For the purposes of this article, only real, paid, professional film critics from well established outlets have been used, Empire Magazine and Roger Ebert, for example. These expert evaluations are here to make sure we spent our well-earned cash on cinema tickets for ripping, not refunding, so when have they been wrong? No one's perfect, even Twilight got four stars, perhaps some of that sparkle should've gone on the script...

Horror movies can take decades to be properly appreciated and even the harshest of critics need a nudge off those highest of horses.

Featuring the most underrated, misunderstood horror diamonds in a sea of polished glass, such as A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2, now rightfully claimed by the LGBTQ community and Diablo Cody's razor sharp Jennifer's Body, here are the best horrors with the worst reviews.

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