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This 1993 cult horror film starred Warwick Davis ( Return of the Jedi’s Wicket the Ewok) as a tiny gold-obsessed Irish psychopath. The scariest thing about it? It was the movie debut of a young Jennifer Aniston.
The most inert supernatural adversary in any horror film ever, the villains of M. Night Shyamalan’s 2008 The Happening were plants trying to take back the planet by releasing a toxin that urges humans to commit suicide.
In 1989’s Warlock, Julian Sands plays an evil 17th century spellcaster who time-travels to present-day LA to end the world. He doesn’t count on his one weakness being cheap and freely available – salt.
Being stalked along the Amazon by a giant killer anaconda should be scary – but this 1997 horror film starring Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube did its best to turn it into comedy with a laughable computer-generated snake.
The furry Mogwai in 1984’s Gremlins are pretty cute, but don’t get them wet, expose them to sunlight or feed them after midnight or they’ll turn into scaly needle-toothed larrikins – which, to be honest, are almost as adorable. Complete scariness fail.