A trip to the movies used to be about settling back and enjoying a relaxing couple of hours in front of a good film. There wasn't a phone in sight and popcorn, sweets and sometimes ice cream were the only snacks that would be eaten in the auditorium. This doesn't seem to be the case anymore however, with cinemas offering an elaborate range of noisy to eat and smelly food. Then there's the constant sight of other moviegoers posting their experience of watching the movie all over social media, and others who like to talk all the way through the film. Why are people getting more and more annoying at the cinema?
Historically, the horror genre hasn't always had an easy ride with cinema audiences. Even today some people choose to stay away from horror films, and this isn't just because they don't like being scared. Ultra-conservatives may regard them as 'evil', unsurprising given the genre's history of playing on religious superstition, such as demonic possession in The Exorcist (1973) and more recently replicated in The Conjuring series (2013-present), as well as vampires (1922's Nosferatu being among the genre's great pioneering works), werewolves, and any number of mythical supernatural entities.
In the world of films, we like to think of the Academy Awards as the defining seal of quality for any motion picture worth its salt. Year after year we come to see most of our favorite films handsomely rewarded with golden statuettes, but sometimes, just sometimes, the academy can make huge mistakes with regards to the masterpieces that they leave unrewarded at the end of the night. Let's take a deeper look, shall we? Here are the top ten movies that never actually won an Oscar despite being a bit hit in theaters.