11. Left Behind (2014)
> Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
> Director: Vic Armstrong
> Starring: Nicolas Cage, Lea Thompson, Cassi Thomson, Chad Michael Murray
> Gross: $14.0 million
The fourth movie based on the religious fantasy novel “Left Behind” — which imagines the effects of the biblical Rapture — earned a 1% Rotten Tomatoes Freshness rating and inspired critic Bilge Ebiri of New York Magazine and Vulture to denounce it as “biblical in its silliness.” Audiences on Rotten Tomatoes awarded the movie a 38% approval score. The film title might apply to Nicholas Cage’s once-storied career.
10. The Darkness (2016)
> Genre: Horror, Thriller
> Director: Greg McLean
> Starring: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry
> Gross: $10.7 million
“The Darkness” is an “odd fusion of psychodrama and supernatural hokum,” according to Scott Tobias from Variety, a low-rent “Poltergeist” that was widely panned for being derivative with few scares. Starring Kevin Bacon, the film managed to earn just a 3% Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics, and a positive rating from only 19% of audiences.
9. Stan Helsing (2009)
> Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
> Director: Bo Zenga
> Starring: Steve Howey, Diora Baird, Kenan Thompson, Desi Lydic
> Gross: $0.0 million
Abraham Van Helsing was the fictional vampire hunter in Bram Stoker’s classic horror novela “Dracula.” Stan, his descendant, is a video-store clerk who fights a host of famous movie monsters and assorted fiends. Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times called the film a “shockingly bad movie.” It was liked by just 14% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
8. Vampires Suck (2010)
> Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
> Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
> Starring: Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader, Chris Riggi
> Gross: $36.7 million
“Vampires Suck” is one of four movies on this list from the filmmaking team Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. It is primarily a spoof of the Twilight franchise. Though many critics believe that Twilight is indeed spoof-worthy, “Vampires Suck” fails to bring the intelligence and humor needed to do the job properly. Philip French of the Observer (UK) found the film to be a “witless, slavish pastiche of the series of romantic dramas based on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels.” The film found favor with only 4% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
7. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
> Director: Uwe Boll
> Starring: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski
> Gross: $4.5 million
Directed by the fiercely independent and oft-chided filmmaker Uwe Boll, “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” is inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. The movie features major starpower with Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, and Claire Forlani. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes says the movie features “mostly wooden performances, laughable dialogue, and shoddy production values.” Just 4% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes liked the film.
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