Top 15 Best Of The Worst Halloween Movies!!

By Roy Geer


Top 15 Best Worst Halloween Movies 

If you’re into films that are so bad they’re good, like me, this list will get you into the Halloween spirit quicker than Coolio’s cameo in Leprechaun in the hood! Some of these you’ve undoubtedly heard of, some maybe not and some definitely not, but ultimately have these playing in the background of your Halloween party and you’ll have the whole neighborhood in stitches. Not real stitches, but like fake sti—ok you get it… 

15. Frogs 

A group of hapless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with evil frogs. Yes. Evil. Frogs. We’re starting you off with a bang here folks and trust me when I say some of the hapless victims do indeed croak… 

Where you can find it: Youtube 

14. Slugs

Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. What could you possibly do with a killer slug slowly, painfully slowly, crawling towards you?? I would say you could just run away, but instead grab some popcorn and gummy worms for this slimefest! 

Where you can find it: Youtube (in pieces), Amazon Instant Video and Netflix DVD Only 

13. Lake Placid 

A group attempts to destroy a giant, 30-foot-long man-eating crocodile, which terrorizes Black Lake, Maine. Sooooo Lake Placid is about Black Lake, not associated with either of the real Lake Placids and was filmed on Shawnigan Lake. There’s Oliver Platt doing his best version of a character that seems like a love child from Donald Trump and Mark Cuban, Brendan Gleeson doing his best at a southern accent as well as maybe the steamiest love story of 1999 between Bill Pullman and Bridget Fonda. Also there’s Betty White. 

Where you can find it: Amazon Instant Video and Itunes 

12. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) 

After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor. When this movie came out, I really wanted to like it. Val Kilmer, Marlon Brando and one of my favorite authors of all time in HG Wells, what could go wrong? A: Everything. I have watched this 10 times wanting to like it and I just can’t. It’s like an ex that you can’t stay away from… Maybe the 11th time will work? 

Where you can find it: Youtube 

11. Unfriended

A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend. Truly a cyber-bullying of horrific proportions, this entire movie takes place on a skype call. Entirely. My girlfriend, who won’t go into the theater until the previews are over in case a scary trailer comes up, and I watched this and laughed more than as if we were at a Kevin Hart stand-up act. Full of no-named actors, one or two of which may look back while accepting an award and say to themselves “this is where it all began”. 

Where you can find it: Redbox 

10. The Wicker Man

A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community. Neil LaBute + Nicolas Cage = Absolute brilliance. If you’re afraid of bees, bears or women being straight up punched in the face; do not watch this movie! If not, enjoy! 

Where you can find it: Netflix DVD Only and Amazon Instant Video 

9. The Happening

A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide. Even in 2008, I was still on the M. Night Shyamalan express. I loved Signs and I could even stomach The Village, but this is truly where he lost me. Never a good sign when you go to a horror movie and most of the audience is laughing… 

Where you can find it: Youtube, Netflix DVD Only and Amazon Instant Video 

8. The Item

Four felons are contacted by an anonymous client via the internet. They are instructed to go to a remote desert island and pick up an "item" and keep it safe for 24 hours. This one is truly bonkers. These homicidal maniacs are tasked with safekeeping a box which when finally opened reveals phallic-shaped wormlike creature that preys on your deepest fears. 
Paging Dr Freud as this movie bounces from cheap horror flick to porno flick and back again quite quickly and frequently. The Item comes equipped with Spike Lee-esque free floating dolly shots. 

Where you can find it: Youtube 

7. Monkey Shines

A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. George A. Romero can do no wrong… Ok well not everyone is perfect. Jealousy, intrigue and mystery are all perfected executed by a monkey. The rest of the cast can’t really bode the same. It can be a rough watch at times, but the last twenty minutes or so is gold Jerry, gold! 

Where you can find it: Netflix and Youtube 

6. Sleepaway Camp

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance. The twist at the end is alone worth the 88 minutes. Angela is one messed up broad. A cult classic and a must see for any bad movie aficionado. 

Where you can find it: Youtube and Netflix DVD Only 

5. Plan 9 From Outer Space

Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). Known to most casual fans of Seinfeld as the worst movie of all time, Plan 9 is in a class all on its own. Taking the era it comes from with a grain of salt, it’s still painful to watch. Ed Wood Jr used actual paper plates as flying saucers and it shows… 

Where you can find it: Youtube 

4. The Room

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. This may not fit in with our other Halloween picks, but the acting and directing alone will terrify even the most hardened of moviegoers. A personal favorite (maybe why it made the list) a bad movie connoisseurs idea of perfection and possibly the most quotable film of the list, Tommy Wiseau goes full M. Night as he writes, directs, produces and stars in this tour de force. “You’re tearing me apart Lisa!!!” 

Where you can find it: Netflix DVD Only and Amazon 

3. Birdemic: Shock and Terror

A platoon of eagles and vultures attacks the residents of a small town. Many people die. It's not known what caused the flying menace to attack. Two people manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic? Shocking and terrifying indeed. Imagine if you will a foreign students remake of the classic Hitchcock film The Birds then add, inexplicably, explosions. Prepare yourself according. 

Where you can find it: Youtube 

2. Leprechaun in the hood

When three rappers want to get even with a pimp, they accidentally unleash a leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in the 'hood. ”I'll take it from you, homie, you'll see, ‘cause you know the Leprechaun is the real O.G.” Even with the acting prowess of Ice T, this movie is magically awful. There’s so much here; the rap monikers (Postmaster P, Stray Bullet and Butch), zombie/leprechaun possessed fly girls, “The Lep” as he refers to himself smoking weed and a magical flute. Plus there’s Coolio for the shortest cameo in all of film history. 

Where you can find it: Youtube 

1. Troll 2

A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them. This movie is so terrible it spawned a documentary (made by the lead little boy all growns up) about terrible movies and began a counterculture devoted solely to movies so terrible they’re good. The holy trifecta; bad writing, bad directing, bad acting – all of which are much more horrifying than the goblins. Make sure to pour yourself a big glass of Nilbog milk for this one. 

Where you can find it: Youtube

Now that you have seen our list, let us know some of your all time best of the worst Halloween movie picks below in the comments!

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