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5 ridiculous horror movies that are so bad, they're good

By Kara Santos Published Oct 29, 2021 11:44 am

Everybody loves watching good horror movies during the spooky season. But not every horror movie has to be about chills, thrills, and dead people lurking right behind you.

For those looking for something a bit more campy and cheesy to watch this Halloween weekend, we round up some of the most ridiculous horror movies made in recent history that you can watchonline for free or on various streaming sites right now.

It’s hard to believe that these are actual movies that exist, and not fake movies on a hoax streaming site. The trailers alone are just so notoriously bad, that they’re good.

Zombeavers (2014)

From the guys who brought us Cabin Fever, The Ring, We’re the Millers and American Pie, comes the next level in zombie films. Zombie beavers.

The film follows three college girls who go on a care-free vacation of drinking games, topless sunbathing, and sexual exploration which comes to an abrupt end when toxic zombie beavers try to eat them.

Featuring cameos by Bill Burr and John Mayer, Zombeavers is described as "infectiously funny and terrifying."

Their tagline: “They'll dam you to hell.” ‘Nuff said. Check out the trailer.

Where to watch: You can rent or buy it on GooglePlay

The VelociPastor (2017)

Yes, it’s about a dinosaur priest. And yes, it’s a real movie.

The VelociPastor focuses on a priest who travels to China after losing his parents. There, he inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur.

Although he is horrified by the new power, a hooker convinces him to use it to fight crime. Because, why not, right? Move over, Jurassic Park. How can you beat "A Man of the Claw?"

Where to watch: Full movie free onYouTube

Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016)

"We love eating them, now it's their turn," declares the film's poster with an ominous image of a hand reaching for a box of donuts with glowing green eyes.

The homage to 1978’s parody and cult horror film Attack of the Killer Tomatoesfocuses on a sleepy town where a chemical accident somehow turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty monsters.

"Unaware of the donuts' danger, Johnny, Michelle and Howard sell them to unsuspecting customers. When the donuts start eating their victims, the only way the three friends can save their sleepy town is to track down the killer donuts and destroy them," reads the film's synopsis.

This film is not for anyone who has a sweet tooth, or an ounce of common sense, for that matter. Free donuts, anyone?

Zombie Tidal Wave (2019)

From the creators of all those Sharknado films, we have Zombie Tidal Wave, which focuses on a fisherman in a small town trying to save everyone when zombies begin to walk out of the ocean. However, a tidal wave full of zombies crashes into the mainland and unleashes terror.

The low-budget cheesy zombie B film stars Ian Ziering (of Beverly Hills 90210 fame) originally aired on the SyFy Network, which boasts of a whole bunch of crazy monster films like Frankenfish, Piranhnaconda, and Mansquito, to name a few.

If you like tongue-in-cheek horror and just can't get enough of the Sharknado films (which actually spawned five sequels), then Zombie Tidal Wave will be a great way to kill an hour and a half while you stay at home this weekend.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

The Happening (2008)

To be fair, The Happening isn’t such a bad film compared to some of the others on this list. It does boast of star power, good cinematography, and high production value, but the premise alone puts it in the B-Movie classic category rather than outright scary or terrifying horror.

Written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan of TheSixth Sense fame, The Happening was billed as a serious horror film, but ended up being an unintentional comedy. The film, which starred Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley centers around an inexplicable natural disaster causing mass suicides.

The culprit? Honest Trailers describes the film as having “the least scary monster in film history—gently rustling leaves.” Yes, airborne neurotoxins spread by plants and trees are the main villain here, which makes all the scenes of characters trying to escape by running through grassy fields seem pretty pointless.

In case you haven't watched this film yet, it's on Netflix right now, but will be leaving the streamer by the end of the month, making it a good enough reason as any to check it out. Or you could just watch the hilarious Honest Trailers version below.

Where to watch:Netflix. Last day to watch: Oct. 31