Paranormal Activity 4
The original "Paranormal Activity" film sparked a trend in found footage films and inspired a wave of similar films like "Insidious." It was also a rare example of first time filmmakers striking gold with a low budget concept. Yet the last few years has seen the release of three lackluster sequels that while popular seem to have been made purely for box office revenue. "Paranormal Activity 4" is scarce on thrills and as James Berardinelli of Reel Views noted, "they could have called this Paranormal Inactivity."
Silent Hill Revelation 3DWhile the first "Silent Hill" proved to be a modest box office success, the $17 million grossing "Silent Hill Revelation 3D" was a major flop. After a young woman (Adelaide Clemens) moves to a new town to escape her past, she quickly learns that the dangerous forces of Silent Hill will find her no matter where she goes. Several scenes may be likened to that of poorly developed community theater while the acting is downright laughable.
House at the End of The StreetStarring Jennifer Lawrence, who shot the film prior to her breakout role in "The Hunger Games," "The House at the End of the Street" actually tells the story of a house deep in the woods and not anywhere near the street. The plot concerns a young woman (Lawrence) who falls for her socially withdrawn neighbor, only to learn that he's holding on to a dark secret. Riddled with plot holes, the film's unimaginative storyline is made worse by its abysmally bad dialogue.
The Devil InsideThe fact that "The Devil Inside" was branded "the worse film of the year" after it was released on Jan. 5 did not bode well for the film. Set in Italy, the plot centers on a young women you becomes involved in a series of exorcisms as she attempts to uncover her own mother's encounter with the supernatural. An example of just how bad a poorly executed found footage film can turn out, "The Devil Inside" has a 7% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the worst reviewed films of the year.
AirborneWhat do you get when you combine Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill and an unintentionally funny horror film set on a airplane? The answer is "Airborne," a film critics didn't even bother to review. The film centers on a flight in which the passengers gradually become psychotic and there's a reason it was hardly shown in theaters.
Aside from films like "The Possession" and "Cabin in the Woods," horror movies accounted for many of the worst films of 2012.