- Being interrupted when I’m reading.
- People who think all Christians are terrible people.
- The Amityville Horror
- The Conjuring
- 28 Days Later
- Tropic Thunder
- Austin Powers
In addition to all the films below, Freeform will be hosting a Hocus Pocus marathon on Halloween! What more could you ask for?
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Final Girls
The Addams Family (1991)
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Witches of Eastwick
- Driving in the rain.
- Make barbecue.
- Happy hour discounts.
- Opening a package of Scotch.
- Taking a shower after camping.
- The sound that pasta makes when you stir it.
There are reasons beyond the taste of the American moviegoer that horror flicks and especially horror flicks like Bug or Hereditary poll so badly with general audiences. Horror films are especially susceptible to poor averages when it comes to Cinemascore and the like. Think of it as “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” When a bunch of audience members go to see a movie like Hereditary or It Comes At Night, you’re liable to get three distinct opinions. You have folks that think A) it’s good and/or scary, B) it’s not scary and thus lame, or C) it’s scary, jolting and disturbing in a way that makes them feel bad.
So instead of a straight good/bad scale, you’re dealing with a genre where the folks who liked it, disliked it because it was ineffective or disliked it because it was effective in a disconcerting fashion. That skews the polling. It’s essentially giving any horror movie a 2/3 disadvantage. It’s not unlike the debate over the Affordable Care Act back in 2009. Again using the Goldilocks example, Obamacare was often seen as unpopular because you had people who disliked it either because it went too far or didn’t go far enough.