A while ago, I did a post outlining 5 horror movies with a low score on Rotten Tomatoes that I actually enjoyed. You can check that out here. Today, I am doing the exact opposite. Sarah Hawkinson – from PossessedbyHorror – did a video like this on YouTube and I thought it was a great idea. If you didn’t know, Rotten Tomatoes is an American film and television review website that rates visual media on its popularity. I want this post to prove that you should always make up your own mind. Everything is subjective. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Superhost received a generous rating of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes but sadly, it didn’t live up to the hype for me. It follows a couple of travel vloggers who check into a stunning, remote vacation rental for their channel but soon discover the host will do anything for a good review. In my opinion, Becky was more awkward than scary. She said and did a lot of things that made me cringe. I really enjoyed the location but the villain herself was lame. I felt like this film had so much potential but fell flat.
Split was another film I had so much hope for. It scored 77% on Rotten Tomatoes. It follows Kevin (James McAvoy), who has 23 personalities. However, there remains one still submerged, who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him – and everyone around him – as the walls between his compartments shatter. I think the main reason I didn’t love it, was because of its link to Unbreakable and Glass, which I have no interest in seeing. It made the ending confusing. I recommend watching them all for context. It had some very gripping scenes but overall, I wanted to feel more of a connection to the story and characters.
3.) The Witch
This is where I lose followers! The Witch sits at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and is incredibly beloved in the horror genre. In 1630, New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when the youngest son, Samuel, suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin, the oldest daughter, who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy and Jonas also suspect Thomasin of witchcraft; testing the clan’s faith, loyalty and love to one another. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate this movie. I just don’t feel any type of way about it. It was – dare I say – a bit boring? Not a whole lot happened. I thought it would be really scary and disturbing. I guess I wanted more?
4.) The Mortuary Collection
The Mortuary Collection received a whopping 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes. It is the highest ranked film on this list. Desperate for work, a young drifter applies for a job at the local mortuary on the outskirts of town. There, she meets Montgomery Dark, an eccentric mortician with more than a few skeletons in his closet. Montgomery chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last. The best part of this movie were the visuals. It was stunning to look at, with amazing cinematography and special effects. That is where my compliments end. The storyline itself was cheesy. I cringed so many times. Furthermore, the reveal was completely unrealistic. I did not buy into the villain at all. I can see why people might like it but it wasn’t for me.
Last but not least, we have Possessor at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. Tasya Vos, an elite corporate assassin, uses brain-implant technology that helps her control other people’s bodies and carry out high-profile assassinations. I will say, this film had an excellent concept. It was a really cool idea. The execution however, lost me. All of the characters were so unlikable. I didn’t care for a single one. I struggled with the pacing as well. It moved very slowly. I know a lot of people love this movie but in my opinion, it’s over-hyped.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post. What are some higher rated films on Rotten Tomatoes that you didn’t enjoy?
Peace & Love xoxo