It’s an understatement to say that now horror films are more prevalent than they’ve ever been. There’s a lot of excellent horror entertainment here, but there’s also a lot of trash. The fact that not every horror movie works on storyline alone, however, it’s interesting to examine the ones that did have a good storyline but failed. It’s often the case that this is because the writers or filmmakers tried really hard or didn’t try at all. Here we’ll be looking at ‘Potential Cult Classic Horror Films Ruined By Horrible Execution‘.
Bride Of Chucky
With Bride of Chucky, the Child’s Play franchise began to deteriorate. The concept of two serial killer dolls stowing away with some unsuspecting passengers and embarking on a Bona Fide Killers-style murdering spree has a lot of potentials. However, it falls short due to a lack of rhythm and a recurring problem in the franchise: Chucky’s hunt for a human body. It would have been more intriguing if Chucky had embraced his destiny as a killer doll and just wanted to utilize the road trip as an excuse to kill some more people.
Adapted from Joe Hill’s novel, Horns features Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, who awakens one day to discover he’s the prime suspect in his girlfriend’s rape and murder. That, and the notion that he now has two horns protruding from his head, allows him to coerce individuals into revealing their worst fantasies. Hill’s book is a fan favorite, and just reading the synopsis promises not only a thrilling, gothic mystery but also a lot of dark comedy from characters revealing or acting out their wishes. The film, on the other hand, falls short of both expectations: while the cast is strong, the mystery is foreseeable from the start, and the dark humor is cheap and amateurish.
McG’s horror-comedy from 2017, The Babysitter could have built for a clever horror subversion, where the hot youngsters are the criminals rather than the victims. However, it fails horribly by not being funny, terrific, scary, or creative in the least. It obnoxiously kept narrating and telling the viewers about the characters’ next action or thought.
Truth Or Dare
In this fiasco starring Lucy Hale, a group of friends is doomed by an evil ghost to play horrific truth or dare games. With the exception of an alcoholic girl made to walk on a rooftop without tumbling, this film never reaches the level of lunacy that the trailer promises. The rest of the time, we’re stuck with lifeless characters and a jumbled plot, all of which leads to a hysterically funny conclusion.
The picture progresses too rapidly, leaving no time for situations to linger or characters to grow beyond stereotypes. However, the film’s worst flaw may be that Brandon’s descent into evil is triggered by messages from his spaceship when it would have been considerably more interesting to witness him descend into evil on his own.