4 Horror Movies Critics and Fans Loved.. That I Just Dont Get.


The horror genre is one of the best genres because there are enough films to appeal to all walks of life. Where some of you love gore fests, others like me like thinking mans horror. Where others love musicals, some hate them. Which brings me to today's editorial. Four Horror Movies that Critics and Fans Loved... that I just don't get.

I encourage you to read this editorial and respond with your own reviews to the films on this list if you have not yet submitted your review for the films below. Whether you agree with me or disagree with me make sure your review is submitted and included in our ratings system. So without further ado here is Four Horror Movies Critics and Fans Loved.. That I Just Don't Get.

Automaton Transfusion: Automaton has a 67% approval rating based off 22 reviews and when it came out it was regarded as the holy grail of zombie movies.  All we heard about in the mainstream horror press was how awesome this movie was and how you needed to give your left nut up to see it. When I heard all the buzz I was thinking this film must have the magic of Romero and the action packed pacing of Zach Snyder. When I finally picked up the movie I just did not get it.

In fairness I never even made it through the film. I made it about half way before I had a brutal migraine and could not continue. The shaky cam, grainy look to the film that appeared to be done deliberately was quite literally making me sick. That is the reason this film makes the list. For making me physically ill yet still managing to impress the hell out of some people and getting top billing on an awful lot of horror lists.

Automaton Transfusion Automaton Transfusion
In the early 1970s when everyone in America was worrying about what was going on in Vietnam, the United States Army was secretly developing a way to reanimate the dead. The hope was to have the dead fight instead of the living, bu...
67.27% Approval
(Based on 22 Reviews, Write one )

Hatchet: Hatchet is what it is. Its a movie that involves over the top gore, a deranged killer in the woods and some tongue in cheek humor. I have watched this movie a few times and I enjoy it but I still don't understand what made this movie so worth talking about. This movie much like Automaton Transfusion was billed as a great American Horror film. Although it definitely had the ingredients of an American Horror movie I am unable to think of anything in it that made it somehow unique or special.

Its been done 100 times and in some cases much better. A good film and worth watching but by no means the cutting edge film it was billed to be. I would encourage you to watch the directors film SPIRAL which unlike Hatchet IS genius and truly one of the most creative films I have seen in years. It was the first film to almost get 10 stars from me. But then if you look below at its ratings you can see not everyone agreed.

Hatchet Hatchet
Once there was a boy named Victor Crowley. He was born hideously deformed, and sadly, folks weren’t too kind to him. So he spent most of his life hidden in his Daddy’s house out in the bayou. One Halloween night, the l...
79.5% Approval
(Based on 20 Reviews, Write one )

Spiral (2008) Spiral (2008)
Portland in the fall is a solitary city.  A city where a lonely man can lose himself, insulated beneath the cold, and the clouds, and the rain.  Mason (Joel Moore) is just such a man.  A gifted artist, Mason is...
76.67% Approval
(Based on 6 Reviews, Write one )

The Strangers: This is another crime thriller that was 'based on a true story' that was creepy and fun but by no means a Hitchcockian experience. Everyone raved and raved about this movie and when I finally did see it I thought it made for a good rental but would get lonely in my film collection since I do not have any plans to watch it again.

 Perhaps it was the casting of Liv Tyler or perhaps it was the cliche characters but I just never fully got into this movie. It definitely had its great moments but it was by no means cutting edge horror. Yet as you can see below out of 24 reviews 67% of you really enjoyed the film.

The Strangers (2008) The Strangers (2008)
A terrifying suspense thriller about a couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) in a remote suburban house who are targeted by three dangerous masked strangers. The resulting clashes force the couple to go well beyond what they thoug...
67.08% Approval
(Based on 24 Reviews, Write one )

REPO The Genetic Opera: Now this is a movie that I truly did not like. Much like Automaton Transfusion I did not finish this movie however in this case it was not because the movie was making me ill with its shooting style. REPO was about as fun as watching paint dry. I loved the trailers, and was even on the set watching the filming and thought it looked very original. It definitely was.

The problem is I have zero interest in musicals much less a Rock Opera. REPO was and to this day is still raved about and I do not get it. In fairness I also did not like Sweeney Todd or the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show so perhaps expecting somebody like me who does not like musicals much less opera to appreciate the film is a bit much. REPO was visually fantastic, had a great cast and an interesting story but the singing did me in.

Repo! The Genetic Opera! (2008) Repo! The Genetic Opera! (2008)
Set in the not-so-distant future, the production tells the story of an epidemic of organ failures that devastates the planet, killing tens of millions.  As scientists feverishly make plans for a massive organ harvest program...
69.38% Approval
(Based on 16 Reviews, Write one )

So there you have it 4 horror films that Fans and Critics Raved about that I just do not get. If for whatever reason you have not contributed reviews for any of these four films please take a minute and do so. Your voice is important and we all would enjoy reading your take on these films. Whether you loved them or hated them sound off and let us know.

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