The horror genre has existed in cinema for decades now, with a multitude of monsters, killers and spooks to show for it. But with each successful film or antagonist comes a ripoff or two. It’s to be expected, after all, and sometimes, these ripoffs work out like catching lightning in a bottle. In no time at all, studios have got another success on the way and the cycle continues.
As such, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the best horror ripoffs to ever grace the silver screen. Some of these titles were even so influential and successful in their own right, that you may not realize they were ripping anything off to begin with.
You can, as always, chime in via the comments section below if you’ve got any picks of your own, but without further ado, here are our 10 favorite horror movies that are actually just ripoffs of other films.