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TheWickerFan
05-11-2010, 06:59 AM
As you can probably tell, I love lists and countdowns; they're the best way to discover movies in genres you like, and discuss all the films you've seen and how you would rate them. There have been many best horror movie countdowns, some state the obvious (Psycho, The Exorcist) and some really investigate all horror films out there (countdowns on this website). After looking at dozens of lists, these films were mentioned over and over again as being excellent horror movies, but I think are too overrated.

Peeping Tom (1960)
Black Sunday (1960)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Hour Of The Wolf (1968)
Hellraiser (1987)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Vertigo (1958) (I love Hitchcock, but I don't understand the appeal of this one).

newb
05-11-2010, 07:04 AM
this should be interesting

_____V_____
05-11-2010, 09:12 AM
Its funny how the word "overrated" means different for different people. Ask The_Return this and he would say "Jaws" without blinking an eye in a flash.

I don't think any movie is overrated. It's all in one's perception of a certain film. There are underrated ones yes, and most good films which go under the radar come under this. But to be overrated, a film has to be popular enough by the masses to be disliked by a certain group of people.

Like I said, it's all in the perception of the person viewing it, and what he has heard/seen about it before going into watching it.

Roderick Usher
05-11-2010, 09:46 AM
Peeping Tom (1960)
Black Sunday (1960)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Hour Of The Wolf (1968)
Hellraiser (1987)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Vertigo (1958) (I love Hitchcock, but I don't understand the appeal of this one).

All brilliant films for one reason or another.

Karl Kopfrkingl
05-11-2010, 09:50 AM
Films definitely can be overrated. When I said I didn't like Psycho I was treated by my fellow horror fans like a leper with body odor. It's sacrilegious to not put that in your top ten all time. If I remember right it had two killings and the psycho had the physique of a backup punter. Janet Leigh could have smothered him with the shower curtain. I know it's fifty years old but they made scarier movies even back then. I'd take Christopher Lee's Dracula any day of the week. My vote for the most overrated modern 'horror' film was Paranormal Activity. I understand they had a budget of about fifty bucks and it would have got an A as a sophomore film school project, but when the most frightening thing is somebody standing by the bed wobbling like a drunk at a urinal I felt ripped off.

neverending
05-11-2010, 09:53 AM
As I've stated before, my definition of the term overrated:

A word someone uses to describe things otrher people like, that he doesn't.

I think you're grasping at straws now.

roshiq
05-11-2010, 09:55 AM
All brilliant films for one reason or another.

Ditto.

As you can probably tell, I love lists and countdowns; they're the best way to discover movies in genres you like, and discuss all the films you've seen and how you would rate them. There have been many best horror movie countdowns, some state the obvious (Psycho, The Exorcist) and some really investigate all horror films out there (countdowns on this website). After looking at dozens of lists, these films I think are underrated.

Peeping Tom (1960)
Black Sunday (1960)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Hour Of The Wolf (1968)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Vertigo (1958) (I love Hitchcock).

Fixed..[:D]

(No offense buddy, just trying to say there are pretty favorites of mine too.:))

TheWickerFan
05-11-2010, 10:18 AM
As I've stated before, my definition of the term overrated:

A word someone uses to describe things otrher people like, that he doesn't.

I think you're grasping at straws now.

So, controversy just isn't allowed? What a shame.

neverending
05-11-2010, 10:49 AM
And another attempt to grasp at a straw. Who said controversy isn't allowed?

Are we not allowed to react to your posts? Or is the only reaction allowed "Oh, you're so brilliant! You're absolutely right! "

TheWickerFan
05-11-2010, 11:54 AM
And another attempt to grasp at a straw. Who said controversy isn't allowed?

Are we not allowed to react to your posts? Or is the only reaction allowed "Oh, you're so brilliant! You're absolutely right! "
I don't need people to agree with me (I want other people's opinions); but when someone writes in telling me I should leave the forum for daring to criticize a film that I get defensive.

neverending
05-11-2010, 12:52 PM
Well, Rod wasn't saying YOU should leave- he said perhaps it was time for HIM to leave. Bit of a difference. I, for one, am willing to forgive Rod a bit of petulance... he's a working screenwriter in Hollywood, and is perhaps a bit sensitive on some subjects.

fiend_skull
05-11-2010, 01:10 PM
Hellraiser (1987)
Maybe I am biased because this is my favorite movie but I've never seen this film as overrated. Hails praise from horror fans, but not much beyond that.

TheWickerFan
05-11-2010, 01:11 PM
Sorry neverending, I misunderstood what he said.

TheWickerFan
05-11-2010, 01:19 PM
Maybe I am biased because this is my favorite movie but I've never seen this film as overrated. Hails praise from horror fans, but not much beyond that.

That's true, but a lot of the countdowns I looked at were from websites dedicated to horror. I didn't REALLY hate this movie,the Cenobites were cool. I just thought it was a little slow in parts.

ChronoGrl
05-11-2010, 06:10 PM
As I've stated before, my definition of the term overrated:

A word someone uses to describe things otrher people like, that he doesn't.

I think you're grasping at straws now.

That's how I describe "overrated" - What's wrong with that?

neverending
05-11-2010, 06:13 PM
Well, why not call it what it is, then? 8 films I don't like that others do....

fuglystick
05-11-2010, 06:16 PM
As I've stated before, my definition of the term overrated:

A word someone uses to describe things otrher people like, that he doesn't.


This right here

ChronoGrl
05-11-2010, 07:03 PM
Well, why not call it what it is, then? 8 films I don't like that others do....

Because "overrated" is shorter. :D

Despare
05-11-2010, 07:16 PM
Sounds like somebody's trying to create controversy.

Good movies, sorry you didn't like them, some people only have taste in their mouths.

neverending
05-11-2010, 07:21 PM
Because "overrated" is shorter. :D

But not as accurate...

fiend_skull
05-11-2010, 07:24 PM
But not as accurate...

I completely understand where you are coming from on this one. Just because someone says its overrated doesn't mean they didn't like it. I'm often misunderstood when I say something was "overrated", because I am constantly asked "why didn't you like it" and then I would have to explain I did like it, I just feel that something is overrated, which doesn't mean I hate it.

ChronoGrl
05-11-2010, 07:42 PM
I completely understand where you are coming from on this one. Just because someone says its overrated doesn't mean they didn't like it. I'm often misunderstood when I say something was "overrated", because I am constantly asked "why didn't you like it" and then I would have to explain I did like it, I just feel that something is overrated, which doesn't mean I hate it.

Ahhh - If that's NE's argument then, OK, I agree. It's not necessarily accurate.

So then "overrated" is a lot "softer" than we usually use it most of the time, being that it's used to describe finding something that is popular to be not to your liking.

Fine. But the term "overrated" DOES encompass that definition. It just means "praised too highly" on a broader scale.

Like - Sure, I loved Avatar and Paranormal Activity (both for different reasons), but do I think they deserved all of the praise they got? Not necessarily. But I still like both of those films.

I honestly feel as though Pan's Labyrinth is overrated. Incredibly beautiful film, but definitely not as strong as Devil's Backbone. Also, I
thought that it spread itself a bit thing. Incredible movie but a wee bit overrated.

Hellraiser I do think is overrated. If it was THE CENOBITE MOVIE then I think it would have been amazing. I mean, it should have been a softball:
Awesomely creepy horrifying monsters
Innocent co-ed
Literal Pandora's Box

The movie should have been a straight-out monster movie. None of this bad-80s-hair-kill-you-with-a-hammer-crap. I found the actual plot that it focused on (whatsherface killing people to bring her ex lover to live) LAME. It should have been a good quality haunted house film with some damn scary monsters. Spare me the bad acting and writing. GIVE ME MONSTERS.

I feel as though the above flaws honestly outweigh the positives that we gain with the delightful Cenobites. Ergo, I do not understand why everyone thinks it's SUCH A FANTASTIC HORROR MOVIE. Does it have some iconic monsters? HELL yes (literally - heh). Is it a great horror movie? GOD no.

That is why I find Hellraiser overrated. I believe that its praise outweighs itself.

fiend_skull
05-11-2010, 07:57 PM
Hellraiser I do think is overrated. If it was THE CENOBITE MOVIE then I think it would have been amazing. I mean, it should have been a softball:
Awesomely creepy horrifying monsters
Innocent co-ed
Literal Pandora's Box

The movie should have been a straight-out monster movie. None of this bad-80s-hair-kill-you-with-a-hammer-crap. I found the actual plot that it focused on (whatsherface killing people to bring her ex lover to live) LAME. It should have been a good quality haunted house film with some damn scary monsters. Spare me the bad acting and writing. GIVE ME MONSTERS

Fair enough, however The Cenobites aren't typical monsters and their point is far more understandable in the book "hellbound Heart", but their point wasn't to kill but to go along with the theme of pain and pleasure on an extreme level for those who went searching for it. The actual antagonist of the movie was suppose to be Frank and it was suppose to be centered around Frank's escape. It was more suppose to be daunting with what she would do to be brought back together with Frank and what Frank was willing to do to stay alive.

The Cenobites were suppose to be this structured evil and Frank Chaotic evil. the Cenobites almost like deities of sorts who come just to do their job. I think the unfortunate part of the movie was that everyone knew about Pinhead and when they hear about the movie before watching it they suspect more Pinhead.

illdojo
05-11-2010, 09:08 PM
Man, this is 1 overrated thread. ;)

milktoaste
05-11-2010, 09:12 PM
Man, this is 1 overrated thread. ;)

Hayo!

Over advertised would have got a stronger response from me. After Congo, I made an oath never to watch another movie advertised on Taco Bell cups.

illdojo
05-11-2010, 09:17 PM
Hayo!

Over advertised would have got a stronger response from me. After Congo, I made an oath never to watch another movie advertised on Taco Bell cups.

Here here.

TheWickerFan
05-12-2010, 02:12 AM
Ahhh - If that's NE's argument then, OK, I agree. It's not necessarily accurate.

So then "overrated" is a lot "softer" than we usually use it most of the time, being that it's used to describe finding something that is popular to be not to your liking.

Fine. But the term "overrated" DOES encompass that definition. It just means "praised too highly" on a broader scale.

Like - Sure, I loved Avatar and Paranormal Activity (both for different reasons), but do I think they deserved all of the praise they got? Not necessarily. But I still like both of those films.

I honestly feel as though Pan's Labyrinth is overrated. Incredibly beautiful film, but definitely not as strong as Devil's Backbone. Also, I
thought that it spread itself a bit thing. Incredible movie but a wee bit overrated.

Hellraiser I do think is overrated. If it was THE CENOBITE MOVIE then I think it would have been amazing. I mean, it should have been a softball:
Awesomely creepy horrifying monsters
Innocent co-ed
Literal Pandora's Box

The movie should have been a straight-out monster movie. None of this bad-80s-hair-kill-you-with-a-hammer-crap. I found the actual plot that it focused on (whatsherface killing people to bring her ex lover to live) LAME. It should have been a good quality haunted house film with some damn scary monsters. Spare me the bad acting and writing. GIVE ME MONSTERS.

I feel as though the above flaws honestly outweigh the positives that we gain with the delightful Cenobites. Ergo, I do not understand why everyone thinks it's SUCH A FANTASTIC HORROR MOVIE. Does it have some iconic monsters? HELL yes (literally - heh). Is it a great horror movie? GOD no.

That is why I find Hellraiser overrated. I believe that its praise outweighs itself.

This was exactly what I was trying to say. Thank you for putting it so eloquently.

AMICUS HORROR
05-12-2010, 05:10 AM
I look forward to theses TheWickerFan posts:) I guess that makes me a TheWickerFan fan:) very healthy debates. I always thought the Blair witch project was overrated and was just very well marketed, a great succses story for beginners.:cool:

TheWickerFan
05-12-2010, 05:20 AM
I look forward to theses TheWickerFan posts:) I guess that makes me a TheWickerFan fan:) very healthy debates. I always thought the Blair witch project was overrated and was just very well marketed, a great succses story for beginners.:cool:

Thank you, you're way too kind. Even though I really enjoyed The Blair Witch Project, I have to agree about it being overrated.

And a note to neverending; I am a woman.

_____V_____
05-12-2010, 05:26 AM
I don't think any movie is overrated. It's all in one's perception of a certain film. There are underrated ones yes, and most good films which go under the radar come under this. But to be overrated, a film has to be popular enough by the masses to be disliked by a certain group of people.

Like I said, it's all in the perception of the person viewing it, and what he has heard/seen about it before going into watching it.

Seems like everyone overlooked this ^. :)

TheWickerFan
05-12-2010, 05:33 AM
Seems like everyone overlooked this ^. :)

Okay, you have a point. As I said before, I came to the conclusion that these films were overrated from looking at dozens of horror movie countdowns (most on websites dedicated to horror), so I guess these films could just be considered overrated within the horror community.

ChronoGrl
05-12-2010, 10:57 AM
Fair enough, however The Cenobites aren't typical monsters and their point is far more understandable in the book "hellbound Heart", but their point wasn't to kill but to go along with the theme of pain and pleasure on an extreme level for those who went searching for it. The actual antagonist of the movie was suppose to be Frank and it was suppose to be centered around Frank's escape. It was more suppose to be daunting with what she would do to be brought back together with Frank and what Frank was willing to do to stay alive.

The Cenobites were suppose to be this structured evil and Frank Chaotic evil. the Cenobites almost like deities of sorts who come just to do their job. I think the unfortunate part of the movie was that everyone knew about Pinhead and when they hear about the movie before watching it they suspect more Pinhead.

See, but if that WAS the movie, then it would have been better! I LOVE the Cenobite world, culture, mythos - I really do. I love the sadomasochistic element to it too. I think that the movie focused on the wrong parts of that story. It just glazed over Frank at the beginning and that SHOULD have been the movie. Not ugly bad hair hammer lady. This is why I call the movie overrated. Most of the fans that I talked to who LOVE the movie essentially say the same thing, "BUT THE CENOBITES ARE AWESOME." Well, yes, they are. I agree. But the movie focuses on an ugly 80s women seducing men and killing them with a hammer to feed her dead lover. What - WHAT?! Where's Pinhead in all this?! The focus should have been more on what you stated - the Cenobites and their twisted deism. The actual plot was LAME.

TheWickerFan
05-12-2010, 11:35 AM
See, but if that WAS the movie, then it would have been better! I LOVE the Cenobite world, culture, mythos - I really do. I love the sadomasochistic element to it too. I think that the movie focused on the wrong parts of that story. It just glazed over Frank at the beginning and that SHOULD have been the movie. Not ugly bad hair hammer lady. This is why I call the movie overrated. Most of the fans that I talked to who LOVE the movie essentially say the same thing, "BUT THE CENOBITES ARE AWESOME." Well, yes, they are. I agree. But the movie focuses on an ugly 80s women seducing men and killing them with a hammer to feed her dead lover. What - WHAT?! Where's Pinhead in all this?! The focus should have been more on what you stated - the Cenobites and their twisted deism. The actual plot was LAME.

I agree. There just wasn't enough of the Cenobites.

newb
05-12-2010, 11:43 AM
See, but if that WAS the movie, then it would have been better! I LOVE the Cenobite world, culture, mythos - I really do. I love the sadomasochistic element to it too. I think that the movie focused on the wrong parts of that story. It just glazed over Frank at the beginning and that SHOULD have been the movie. Not ugly bad hair hammer lady. This is why I call the movie overrated. Most of the fans that I talked to who LOVE the movie essentially say the same thing, "BUT THE CENOBITES ARE AWESOME." Well, yes, they are. I agree. But the movie focuses on an ugly 80s women seducing men and killing them with a hammer to feed her dead lover. What - WHAT?! Where's Pinhead in all this?! The focus should have been more on what you stated - the Cenobites and their twisted deism. The actual plot was LAME.

I think you should have capitalized "THAT" instead of "WAS"

neverending
05-12-2010, 11:57 AM
I think you should have capitalized "THAT" instead of "WAS"

I think you should drink more beer.

newb
05-12-2010, 12:02 PM
i think you should drink more beer.

always a good suggestion :d

Doc Faustus
05-12-2010, 12:25 PM
Why is it a problem that declaring something overrated is a matter of opinion? Has somebody developed a magical device that measures praiseworthiness? If so, I would like to borrow it, so I will know how to finally perfect my spaghetti sauce. If such a device does not exist, than there is no problem with a person declaring something overrated. It is automatically going to be saying "in my eyes, X has received an amount of praise that does not seem proportionate to its quality" it is not saying "the Praise-o-vac 10000 has rated Eraserhead an 8. It's praise levels are at 9.3. This does not compute! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!" And in regards to Eraserhead, which people call overrated, it annoys people because it has become inacessible because critics in praising it make people feel that the movie is a cerebral experience, a feast for the intellect. David Lynch is not an intellectual. David Lynch is from Montana. David Lynch thinks pie is a wellbalanced breakfast. David Lynch fixed a roof for several weeks in exchange for food and forgot he had done so, instead believing the people at the diner were just really nice. He is an awesome director, he is a visionary, but he is not (lucky for him) an intellectual. It's a visceral experience, it's a spiritual and intuitive one. Smoke a bowl. Converse with the deity of your choice. Play the drums. Leave your notepad behind. Bringing your brain to a movie about tearing open your head by a firm believer in transcendental meditation is a mistake. Don't do book reports on tarot readings.

newb
05-12-2010, 12:38 PM
Actually....it was just released two weeks ago.

I give you

The Praise-o-matic 10002

http://www.fahad.com/pics/washup_washer_machine_toilet.jpg

if the product is not deemed worthy...it goes right in the shitter

Doc Faustus
05-12-2010, 12:49 PM
I'll take 7.

neverending
05-12-2010, 12:55 PM
I just think it's become hip & trendy to trash great works from past generations as not worthy of their stature. It just comes off as so much posturing to me. Cheap shots for a cheap effect.

newb
05-12-2010, 12:55 PM
I'll take 7.

They are running a special....buy 8 and you get the "Deluxe Noodle Cooler"..for free.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GvWtvwOyagY/Sdhgted0bOI/AAAAAAAAAQM/BFqei1Q4sig/s400/chopstck.jpg

roshiq
05-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Giallo films, Fulci's House by the Cemetery and now Hellraiser....what's next, chrono?

(sssshh...I think it's her alter ego!)

roshiq
05-12-2010, 01:07 PM
They are running a special....buy 8 and you get the "Deluxe Noodle Cooler"..for free.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GvWtvwOyagY/Sdhgted0bOI/AAAAAAAAAQM/BFqei1Q4sig/s400/chopstck.jpg

Now that's an awesome offer!...humm, but I think I'll just go for a DNC first.

ChronoGrl
05-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Giallo films, Fulci's House by the Cemetery and now Hellraiser....what's next, chrono?

(sssshh...I think it's her alter ego!)

Remember: I don't like Hershel Gordon Lewis either. :eek:

ChronoGrl
05-12-2010, 01:12 PM
I think you should have capitalized "THAT" instead of "WAS"

I still maintain that "WAS" was appropriately capitalized, though the emphasis would work equally with "THAT" as well.





Edit: OK. I've now said THAT sentence with BOTH versions of CAPITALIZATION so many times that it seems more appropriate with THAT. So THERE.

Doc Faustus
05-12-2010, 01:20 PM
I just think it's become hip & trendy to trash great works from past generations as not worthy of their stature. It just comes off as so much posturing to me. Cheap shots for a cheap effect.

It can be, but you can't say that time can't widen our perspective on things. Film criticism has not existed for very long so our understanding of what can make a film great or what makes a film less than great or why another generation would label something great and this one not do so is evolving (and devolving as well sometimes). It's healthy to see what is sacred and what's a sacred cow. It's how culture evolves.

Doc Faustus
05-12-2010, 01:21 PM
They are running a special....buy 8 and you get the "Deluxe Noodle Cooler"..for free.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GvWtvwOyagY/Sdhgted0bOI/AAAAAAAAAQM/BFqei1Q4sig/s400/chopstck.jpg

I ain't scared of warm noodles.

roshiq
05-12-2010, 01:23 PM
Remember: I don't like Hershel Gordon Lewis either. :eek:

yeah...WE GOT THAT TOO! Just try to calm down, let's talk about something else...how's Ripley?:)

standard
05-12-2010, 02:55 PM
Friday the 13th
Hellraiser
Pet Semetary
Twilight
Twilight 2
Twilight 3?
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
IT

fuglystick
05-12-2010, 03:00 PM
I just think it's become hip & trendy to trash great works from past generations as not worthy of their stature. It just comes off as so much posturing to me. Cheap shots for a cheap effect.
Yes.

It's not always the case, but far too often, the position of "contrarian" is adopted as if it's a legitimate stance just because it's contrary. Interestingly, the two groups most guilty of believing the "anti" stance has any substance in and of itself are hipsters and the Republican Party. Go figure.

TheWickerFan
05-12-2010, 04:52 PM
Yes.

It's not always the case, but far too often, the position of "contrarian" is adopted as if it's a legitimate stance just because it's contrary. Interestingly, the two groups most guilty of believing the "anti" stance has any substance in and of itself are hipsters and the Republican Party. Go figure.

I can assure you, I'm not just being "contrary". I was either disappointed by or really disliked the movies I listed.

X¤MurderDoll¤X
05-12-2010, 06:22 PM
I just think it's become hip & trendy to trash great works from past generations as not worthy of their stature. It just comes off as so much posturing to me. Cheap shots for a cheap effect.

it is pretty fun to get you all riled up. ;)

milktoaste
05-12-2010, 07:44 PM
This thread reminds me of a kid I know who-get this- actually hates mashed potatoes.(absolutely 100% true story) I personally never thought it was possible, but sure enough, no matter the toppings, the kid just doesn't like em'. It doesn't mean his opinion ceased to exist the moment he tasted his first bite of delicious creamy whipped spuds and then spit them back out, but I would dare to argue that he has no taste.

horrorzack
10-24-2010, 01:36 PM
add drag me to hell. that movie was terrible.

TheWickerFan
10-24-2010, 02:06 PM
add drag me to hell. that movie was terrible.

No, I really liked that film.

massacre man
10-24-2010, 02:23 PM
I hate that word.

horrorzack
10-24-2010, 02:53 PM
the views for this thread is 666 :D

TheWickerFan
10-24-2010, 03:02 PM
the views for this thread is 666 :D

I noticed that too. Cool.:cool:

The Ugly Duchess
10-25-2010, 01:37 PM
As you can probably tell, I love lists and countdowns; they're the best way to discover movies in genres you like, and discuss all the films you've seen and how you would rate them. There have been many best horror movie countdowns, some state the obvious (Psycho, The Exorcist) and some really investigate all horror films out there (countdowns on this website). After looking at dozens of lists, these films were mentioned over and over again as being excellent horror movies, but I think are too overrated.

Peeping Tom (1960)
Black Sunday (1960)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Hour Of The Wolf (1968)
Hellraiser (1987)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Vertigo (1958) (I love Hitchcock, but I don't understand the appeal of this one).

The only two of these that I have seen are Vertigo and Wait Until Dark.

I really like Vertigo and do not think that it is overratted. I'm not sure that it is a horror film. More like a psychological thriller.

I first saw Wait Until Dark last month and recorded it from TCM. I enjoyed it but not as a horror film but more as a thriller. My interst was the lead actress Audrey Hepburn. As a thriller it is very good but certainly would be overrated as a horror film.

To me the worst and most overrated film was The Blair Witch Project. A group of first graders could have done better.

TheWickerFan
10-25-2010, 03:09 PM
The only two of these that I have seen are Vertigo and Wait Until Dark.

I really like Vertigo and do not think that it is overratted. I'm not sure that it is a horror film. More like a psychological thriller.

I first saw Wait Until Dark last month and recorded it from TCM. I enjoyed it but not as a horror film but more as a thriller. My interst was the lead actress Audrey Hepburn. As a thriller it is very good but certainly would be overrated as a horror film.

To me the worst and most overrated film was The Blair Witch Project. A group of first graders could have done better.

I was probably too rough on Wait Until Dark and Hellraiser. Vertigo was disappointing to me; I love most of Alfred Hitchcock's films, but that one just didn't work for me.

I don't share your dislike of The Blair Witch Project (I really enjoyed it), but I can understand why a lot of people didn't like it.

As for the other films, some were boring, some were pretentious, and one had a fundamental flaw in it that I found impossible to overlook.

horrorzack
10-25-2010, 03:10 PM
To me the worst and most overrated film was The Blair Witch Project. A group of first graders could have done better. I watched the movie and fell asleep after 2 minutes.

Scythe
10-25-2010, 06:28 PM
I actually agree with the OP on Jacob's Ladder.

Years ago I looked up "Scariest movies of all time". Jacob's Ladder came up repeatedly.

I went out and bought it. Safe to say, I was amazingly disappointed.

To me, it wasn't scary at all.

I can understand the "It was really disturbing etc..." argument, but I just wasn't impressed. In fact, I was quite bored.

I haven't seen it in over 4 years though, so mayble i'll give it another go.

You must realize though, that I wouldn't have been so disappointed had the film not been praised with such high regard.

TheWickerFan
10-26-2010, 02:56 AM
I actually agree with the OP on Jacob's Ladder.

Years ago I looked up "Scariest movies of all time". Jacob's Ladder came up repeatedly.

I went out and bought it. Safe to say, I was amazingly disappointed.

To me, it wasn't scary at all.

I can understand the "It was really disturbing etc..." argument, but I just wasn't impressed. In fact, I was quite bored.

I haven't seen it in over 4 years though, so mayble i'll give it another go.

You must realize though, that I wouldn't have been so disappointed had the film not been praised with such high regard.

I realize now what this thread should have been called, 8 'Disappointing' films. I did a similar search of the most highly regarded horror films, and the films I mentioned popped up over and over again. When you sit down to watch a film of this type and it turns out to be not so great (or downright awful) you can't help but feel a little cheated.

Sistinas666
10-26-2010, 08:22 AM
Before I read through this entire thread I would have said that I believed The Excorsist was overrated. As rare as it is I began to think. Do I like the movie? No. Did I find it boring? Yes. Can my feeble opinion negate thousands of lists in which the film is in the top 10?

I'm not sure I agree with the concept of a film being overrated. If millions of people love a movie that you say is overrated, what does that mean? It means you didn't enjoy the film and theres nothing wrong with that. If you take every film ever made there will be atleast one person who would say it was overrated.

Now to sum up my stoned rambling: Every movie ever made is overrated.......or no film has ever been overrated.

TheWickerFan
10-26-2010, 11:04 AM
Before I read through this entire thread I would have said that I believed The Excorsist was overrated. As rare as it is I began to think. Do I like the movie? No. Did I find it boring? Yes. Can my feeble opinion negate thousands of lists in which the film is in the top 10?

I'm not sure I agree with the concept of a film being overrated. If millions of people love a movie that you say is overrated, what does that mean? It means you didn't enjoy the film and theres nothing wrong with that. If you take every film ever made there will be atleast one person who would say it was overrated.

Now to sum up my stoned rambling: Every movie ever made is overrated.......or no film has ever been overrated.

I get what you're saying (stoned or not). My negative opinion on a handful of highly regarded films is just that; one person's opinion. I will never understand why people take it so personally when you say you don't like a certain film.

I personally LOVE The Exorcist. If someone were to say that they hated the film or thought it was the worst film ever, would I care? Not really. They're entitled to their opinion. It's not necessarily an act of trolling when someone states they really disliked one of the classics (right, Horrorzack?).