Graveyard Shift The Worst CGI Horror Movies  

Ranker Film
178 votes 29 voters 18 items

List Rules Vote up the movies that lost their fright factor because of CGI.

We live in a digital age where it’s simply much cheaper and more practical for a movie studio to use CGI. Not every use of computer-generated imagery is bad, but the worst CGI moments in horror movies are cringeworthy and completely absurd at the same time. Which films are the biggest culprits? Here are the worst CGI effects in horror films.

Horror films are meant to be scary. If a movie’s effects are so bad that the audience is laughing, then it goes against the whole entire concept of horror. Scare fans went crazy in 2003 at the prospect of seeing two of the genre’s biggest baddies Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees square off in Freddy vs. Jason. The excitement turned into disappointment largely due to one horrific CGI scene which featured Freddy Krueger as a weed-puffing caterpillar.

Is Caterpillar Freddy the most offensive of the CGI scenes used in scary movie history? Or do one of these other culprits take the prize for the worst CGI effects in horror films? Make your voice heard and vote up all the horror movies worst computer-generated effects.   

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Jaws 3-D is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett
Jaws 3-D is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by Joe Alves and starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson and Louis Gossett, Jr. It is the second sequel to Steven ...more
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11 2
The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson
The Haunting is a 1999 remake of the 1963 horror film of the same name. Both films are based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, published in 1959. The Haunting was ...more
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9 3
Anaconda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson
Anaconda is a 1997 adventure-horror film, directed by Luis Llosa, starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Kari Wuhrer and Jonathan Hyde. It centers on a film ...more
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11 5
A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer and written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer as a remake of Wes Craven's 1984 film of the same name, which ...more
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8 4
Deep Blue Sea is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane
Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction horror film, starring Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was directed by ...more
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7 4
Wishmaster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Tony Todd, Verne Troyer, Robert Englund
Wishmaster is a 1997 American horror film directed by Robert Kurtzman. It was executive produced by Wes Craven, the only film of the Wishmaster series with his name attached. The plot of ...more
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8 6
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton
The Thing is a 2011 science fiction horror film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and written by Eric Heisserer based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell. It is a prequel to ...more
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6 4
The Ring Two is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Naomi Watts, Emily VanCamp, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
The Ring Two is a 2005 American psychological horror film, and a sequel to the 2002 film The Ring, which was a remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ringu. Hideo Nakata, director of the original ...more
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5 3
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Guillermo del Toro
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a 2010 American dark fantasy horror film written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro, directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey and filmed at the Drusilla ...more
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9 8
Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena
Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher action fantasy film directed by Ronny Yu. The film is a crossover between the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. It is the ...more
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3 4
Mama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash
Mama is a 2013 horror film written by Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti and directed by Andres Muschietti.
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1 2
The Gravedancers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Josie Maran, Dominic Purcell, Tchéky Karyo
The Gravedancers is a 2006 American horror film. It was chosen as one of the 8 Films To Die For in 2006 and screened at that year's After Dark Horrorfest film festival. It has received positive ...more
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3 5
Event Horizon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill
Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam ...more
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3 5
I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's ...more
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2 4
Blade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords
Blade is a 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character Blade. Snipes plays Blade, a human-vampire hybrid ...more
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1 3
Ghosts of Mars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars is a 2001 American science fiction action horror film composed, written, and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Jason ...more
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1 4
Blade II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman
Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more
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3 7
The Host is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst CGI Horror Movies
Bae Doona, Scott Wilson, Song Kang-Ho
The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film. The movie concerns a monster taking a man's daughter, and his attempts to rescue her. According to the director, his inspiration came from a local ...more