Few film fandoms are quite as passionate as horror fans. And as with any fans of anything, sometimes the horror community can be a fickle one.
Following on from our 10 Horror Movies That Gave Fans EXACTLY What They Wanted (And They Hated It), it's time to reflect on a further ten times that horror hounds were largely given what they demanded, only to reject that film for one reason or another.
At times, that dream of what we wish for is far better than that dream actually becoming a reality. In other instances, a long hoped for character return or change of approach are bungled badly in a way that just sours the whole thing.
Due to that initial list, that means Freddy vs. Jason, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Annabelle, House IV: The Repossession, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, the Scream and Texas Chainsaw Massacre pictures of 2022, Lost Boys: The Tribe, The Driller Killer, and Alien vs. Predator are all off limits here.
So, with that in mind, then, here are another ten horror movies that gave audiences what they demanded, but rather than praise and plaudits, these features were universally dumped on by the masses.
10. Nicolas Cage As Dracula Can't Save Renfield
While Vampire's Kiss largely went under the radar upon its release in 1989, that film and certain imagery from it garnered renewed attention in subsequent years as Nicolas Cage's career took off and threw him into superstardom.
Of course, Vampire's Kiss is the horror-comedy which famously produced the image of Cage wearing a dodgy set of fake fangs, which in turn had many wanting to see Nic one day take on a vampiric role. Over 30 years after that film was released, fans finally got their wish when Cage played Count Dracula in Renfield earlier this year.
Unfortunately, Renfield bombed hard at the box office, taking home $26 million from a $65 million budget.
Plot-wise, the Chris McKay-helmed offering placed its focus on the titular R.M. Renfield - the immortal servant of Dracula - and his relationship with the intense Count. While Renfield weighs up his life and the prospect of romance, the short-tempered vampire demands R.M.'s complete attention.
To be fair, Cage's Dracula is a brutal, bloody force of nature when called for, but the muddled tone and weak story of Renfield means that this long-awaited Nicolas Cage turn was stuck in a film that was bang average at absolute best.