Honestly, it can be hard to tell whether or not a horror movie is unintentionally funny, because so much of the genre thrives on being sort of crappy. Some horror fans think the schlockier, the better – and so do some horror filmmakers. So here’s a list of films that are either accidentally hilarious for all the wrong reasons, or where that line between schlockery and mockery is blurred.
10. The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant
You’d think this would have to be intentional comedy, but this trailer makes it questionable.
9. The Stuff
An evil parasitic monster disguises itself as yogurt.
8. The Beyond
Also known as Seven Doors of Death, you can feel the comedy coming off of this Italian gore-fest.
7. Urban Legend
It’s trying so hard to be Scream you can feel it (and mock it), proving the fine line between clever and “clever.”
6. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
What would normally be a groanworthy sequel becomes funny because it stars Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey before they were famous.
5. The Manitou
Tony Curtis stars in a movie about a baby growing inside a tumor that turns out to be an old Native American shaman reincarnated and out for revenge on the white man. Yeah.
4. Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter
The ‘80s horror icon has long since become horror comedy, but this is funny because the fourth movie adorably thought it would be the last one.
3. House of the Dead
If we didn’t know Uwe Boll better, we’d think this was intentionally funny. But we do, so he probably thought this was really cool.
2. Manos: The Hands of Fate
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang made this one infamous, and that’s usually a sign that it belongs on a list like this.
1. Troll 2
This sequel that has nothing to do with the original and features no trolls at all is so ridiculously insane that it’s impossible to discern the intent of the filmmakers.