Making a horror film is difficult. Marketing it is more difficult. Ensuring that it gets a wide audience is almost impossible. Hollywood horror films find themselves roadkill if they don’t have a big budget. It isn’t a surprise that 3 out of 10 lowest grossing Hollywood films are horror-thriller. Here’s the hall of Lame:
4. Satanic: ($242)
Satanic made a whopping total of $242. It had some known names attached to it, like Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland. The film opened on July 1, 2016 in 3 theaters. It has a 0% rating over at Rotten Tomatoes.
Satanic is about college friends who tour Los Angeles, for locations where occult activity supposedly occurred. They save a woman from what could have been a planned human sacrifice. Of course, everything is not as it looks like.
3. The Objective: ($95)
It’s pretty unusual that a film based on a real life mystery didn’t work at the box office. That’s what The Objective did. It made a total of $95. In the film, US Army finds a Bermuda Triangle style dimension in Afghanistan.
2. Storage 42 ($72)
This was a British Horror Film that released in America. The film made $72 in the US when it played in one theater for one day. The film starred Noel Clarke, we known him as Doctor Who.
1. Pet ($70)
This film stars Lost star Dominic Monaghan. It still made $70 in all its run. The film was about a Animal Control Department worker who obsesses over a random woman he sees on the bus. He kidnaps her and keeps her in a cage.
But this shouldn’t underwhelm horror fans. Most producers release films on a controlled basis because that’s a requisite for a DVD release later. So, its possible that these films flattened at the box office but were a roaring success on the DVD circuit.