Among general audiences, horror films have the worst reputation of any genre out there. The common opinion is that mainstream movies simply aren't scary anymore; we used to get masterpieces like The Shining hitting theaters, but these modern entries are more funny than scary. As horror fans, we constantly find ourselves fighting against this belief, vouching for newer movies that are as great as any of the classics. Yet it's quite easy to understand why the public has this perception, as there sure have been a lot of insanely terrible horror films released in the 2000s. If you were to break down the numbers, consumers have definitely seen more bad horror movies than good ones, far more so than with action, comedy, or drama. In the 21st century, audiences have been overwhelmed by terrible Saw and Paranormal Activity ripoffs, each one being more poorly written than the last. It's important to remember that horror has always been full of its really cheap entries, and so it's not as if the genre has suddenly lost it in the past decade. Still, as a reminder of exactly what the bottom of the barrel looks like, let's take a look at the depths to which this genre has sunk in the past 15 years.