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12 Perfect Horror Movies With One Glaring Flaw


No film is without sin.

Apologies for quoting Cinema Sins, this absolutely appalling YouTube channel made by people who know as much about film quality as Michael Bay knows about subtlety, but they understood one thing, one thing, absolutely fair: no film is without flaws. Not even the big ones.

In Citizen Kane, no one actually heard him say “Rosebud”. In The Godfather, it’s often very difficult to tell what Marlon Brando is saying. Seven Samurai and Goodfellas have their slow moments. 12 Angry Men is a bit dated in some ways. The Dark Knight has terrible one-liners. Every movie has flaws and that’s inevitable.

These following 12 horror movies are also great examples. They’re all completely and utterly fantastic, but all have huge, glaring flaws that really stick out like a sore thumb, especially on repeat viewing.

Do we love any of these horror classics any less? Definitely not, but nonetheless, it’s truly shocking to see such huge mistakes in what are otherwise such awesome horror films…

Final Destination is one of the best teen horror movies ever made. a brilliantly inventive and devilishly entertaining tour de force in goofy gore and Hitchcockian suspense that still holds true today, not least because it revolves around a group of victims you really care about.

The biggest issue with this, however, is definitely the acting. Although Devon Sawa gives a truly excellent performance as protagonist Alex and the film also has a terrific cameo from horror legend Tony Todd, many of the actors playing the other survivors hunted by death itself are quite weak. .

Ali Larter’s flat performance as Clear Rivers is the most shocking, as she co-leads, but in general most young actors’ acting leaves a lot to be desired and that’s the main blemish on what is otherwise an extremely fun viewing.

Unfortunately, while most of the sequels were also very good, they were all plagued by bad actors – even the surprisingly great fifth film – so it’s a problem the franchise has failed to address. Still, with the sixth movie (finally!) coming to HBO Max in the next few years, hopefully they can buck that trend.