We are currently living in a golden age for horror movies. There are tons of quality horror movies coming out every year, and an influx of new voices in the genre are driving the trend. Movies like It are now regularly breaking box office records, so it doesn't seem like the horror hype is losing steam anytime soon.
Among all of these amazing films are movies that are not so great. Some of the biggest horror hits of the last few decades have aged fairly poorly by today's standards, and it's difficult to understand why they were so popular at all. Were they just beneficiaries of our insatiable love for horror movies, or were they decent films that suffered from poor execution? Some of the most popular horror movies aren't really that good, but there is a reason they got so much positive attention.