1. The Last Exorcism: Part 2 hits theaters today, and if that seems strange to you, it's for good reason — we were promised, after all, that we were watching the last exorcism when The Last Exorcism came out in 2010. But this is far from the first time that Hollywood has dropped a movie with a patently false title...
2. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
The main character spends most of the movie running around screaming. It also doesn't seem to take place on a hill.
3. One for the Money (2012)
Grossed $26.5 million on a $40 million budget.
4. Don't Be Afraid Of the Dark (2011)
They should totally be afraid of the dark. It's full of monsters.
5. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Soundtrack actually clocks in at about an hour.
6. The Longest Yard (2005)
Takes place on a regulation football field with perfectly normal-sized yards.
7. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Yes, another teen movie.
8. Happiness (1998)
Arguably the most depressing movies in cinematic history.
9. Mission: Impossible (1996)
The mission was very possible. So possible, in fact, that they've done three more since then.
10. Batman Forever (1995)
Batman for 121 minutes.
11. The NeverEnding Story III (1994)
The last whimper of a franchise that ended after three Stories.
12. The Untouchables (1987)
Contains plenty of touching.
13. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Followed by seven sequels, a three-season TV series, and a 2009 reboot.
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