Horror fans love keeping track of new Blumhouse horror movies coming out, and January 2023 alone will be a big month, with Insidious: fear of the dark and M3GAN should cause a sensation. But while many of the production company’s releases have been big hits both in terms of box office and positive reviews, some films have earned less than 10% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Blumhouse’s best and most popular horror movies are always character-driven, and that’s what horror fans crave. Movies that have been rated low on Rotten Tomatoes have generic characters and ultimately aren’t as memorable as many others.
With a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 15% Audience Score, Martyrs is a Blumhouse horror movie with less than 10% on the website. Kate Burton from Grey’s Anatomy fame and Troian Bellisario, known for playing Spencer Hastings on the teen horror tv show Pretty little Liars, starring in the film as Eleanor and Lucie Jurin. Bellisario’s character lives at St. Mary’s Orphanage and she and her friend Anna (Bailey Noble) want revenge on the people who kidnapped and hurt them when they were younger.
The main plot and the characters don’t make a big impression. With a convoluted plot that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, it’s no wonder the film has a sub-10% rating. martyrs only grossed $397,072 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo, and it hasn’t been talked about much since its release. Some slashers deconstruct the genre and feel fresh, but this one doesn’t.
With an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 48% Audience Score, fantasy island is a Blumhouse horror movie that fell flat and lacks a strong plot or fleshed out characters. Based on the 1970s TV show, the film follows a group of strangers who are told to visit this island so their wildest dreams can come true.
Instead, the characters realize that “be careful what you wish for” is a very real thing. The main problem with the film is that it goes off the rails and the effects seem silly instead of scary. The result is a story that isn’t as memorable as the original TV series. The issue of what makes a good horror prequel is also relevant for adaptations, as sometimes the story doesn’t need to be retold. This fantasy island isn’t very exciting or fun.
Sometimes a teen horror movie has characters that don’t feel original and like they have in every other high school movie. This is certainly the case with Ouija, which has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 6% and a low Audience Score of 24%. A die worst teen horror movies, Ouija is about teenagers who play with a Ouija board and start getting killed.
Unlike the best demonic possession horror movies, Ouija doesn’t feel scary enough, and the characters blend into each other, making it hard to care. Since so many people remember using Ouija boards at sleepovers or getting together with friends, laughing and having fun, it’s hard to imagine a Ouija board could be so horrible. The story seems dull and doesn’t go anywhere interesting.
darknesswhich has a 3% Rotten Tomatoes rating and a 19% Audience Score, is one of Lowest-grossing Blumhouse horror movies with a worldwide gross of $10,753,574. The film follows a family who travels to the Grand Canyon and uncovers a supernatural mystery. Although this premise is promising, the result is not exciting. It all starts when the young son, Mikey Taylor (David Mazouz), discovers a rock with a strange and confusing symbol.
Blumhouse has many great non-supernatural moviesbut darkness doesn’t live up to the production company’s horror catalog in general, whether the films are about the paranormal or more grounded. There’s not a lot of story and since the characters don’t have much to do, it’s not very fun to watch.
The gallows act II is a Blumhouse movie with a rare 0% Rotten Tomatoes rating and an audience score of 29%. While the first film Gallows from 2015 is not a favorite, this is definitely proof that this movie was not a hit with fans. It’s the kind of horror sequel that faded into the background.
When Auna Rue’s (Ema Horvath) video goes viral, a spirit chases her, but while it’s supposed to be scary, the result isn’t even a little scary. Audiences love horror movies for moving, well-drawn characters, terrifying locations, and heart-pounding storylines, but none of those elements are present here. The overall result is an unforgettable film.