Horror movies have fantastic variety. There are so many avenues that the genre can go down, and this often ends up generating something that is either incredibly scary or just plain bad. The thing about Horror is that often, even when it is terrible, it is still fun. This comes down to many different elements.
Firstly, the darkness of the films makes them so out of the ordinary for us that they are always a good escape. Also, the worst horror films tend to be low budget, and this means that they are full of terrible acting and effects, often leading to unintentional enjoyment.
These following films, however, go in a completely different direction.
They are not scary. They are not even so bad that they are good. These titles are simply boring. They may have some decent concepts and talented people behind them, but they generate nothing within their audiences.
These are films that you won't have a lot of fun with, and really do make the horror genre look uncharacteristically mundane. Even if you're just searching for some background noise for whilst you look at your phone, avoid these films at all costs.
10. Maximum Overdrive
A film about killer vehicles, written and directed by Stephen King, featuring some interesting actors including the voice of Lisa Simpson. How in the hell did this film end up being so boring? Despite everything going into it making you think it would either be a compelling scary masterpiece or an absolute disaster, it does neither and only ends up as a dull outing.
The story revolves around a group of people who attempt to survive the onslaught of a collection of homicidal machines that are keeping them from escaping a gas station. This essentially becomes the premise for the entire run-time as nothing much happens outside of this simple set up.
It feels like there may be grander things at play, and those knowledgeable in the universe of Stephen King may get some enjoyment out of discerning how it connects to the broader mythos. But ultimately, this project ends up being an unbelievably dull adventure in waiting for something to happen.
The advertisement for this features King saying that since no one would direct his work right that he would do it himself. Unfortunately, it seems he's no better at interpreting his stories on the screen.