Over the years, there have been some horrible horror films, but then there are others who don't deserve half the negativity that they keep getting. Those are the movies I want to go over on this list.
4. Texas Chainsaw 3D
This 2013 sequel to the original masterpiece has been torn to shreds by critics and fans alike. Ironic compared to its immense success at the box office. And I do agree, it isn't the best Texas Chainsaw flick, Leatherface's portrayal as a character was watered down quite a bit, and it has one too many corny quotes for my liking. But, I won't deny being pretty entertained every time I watch it. Mostly because of the kills, and its outrageous plot.
Other underestimated franchise flicks: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 3
3. A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
Before you bring your pitchforks and torches, let me say that I know as much as the next person, if not more, that the original Elm Street movies are still better. Robert Englund will always be the best Freddy Krueger.
Nonetheless, I still don't understand the amount of hate the new movie gets because it resembles the original film in a lot of ways. It's just that one of its only negatives just so happens to play a major part in the movie itself; and that's Freddy Krueger. The trend with remakes now is to make slashers like Michael Myers, Jason, and Freddy more realistic. While it worked for the other two, Freddy isn't one that should be changed in ways to make him more real. But honestly, with the exception of that and a few other minor flaws, I really don't think this film is as horrible as most try to make it seem.
Other underestimated franchise flicks: A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, Wes Cravens 'New Nightmare'
2. Jason X
Another not-very-well liked slasher picture, is Jason X. Jason being 2000 years into the future and in space is pretty hard to get over, I must admit. But, to me this entry has always been one of the most entertaining in the franchise. Far from scary, this sequel relies on kills, suspense, Jason, and a smudge of dark comedy to keep the audience interested. And, at that, they did a pretty darned good job if you ask me! I'm never bored watching this movie, and scold me if you need, but I wouldn't mind if they made another like this one... eventually.
Other underestimated franchise flicks: Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning, Friday the 13th (2009), Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhatten
1. Halloween 3: Season of The Witch
Perhaps the greatest misconceived franchise sequel ever is Halloween 3: Season of The Witch. A movie in which slasher icon Michael Myers isn't present whatsoever. Obviously that's enough reason for almost everyone to hate this movie right off of the bat. When you think of a Halloween movie you think of Michael Myers, and that had caught on to audiences all the way back in 1982 already. If you can ignore the fact that Michael Myers isn't in the movie, you'll probably end up enjoying it! It is an extremely dark film, has great kills, a wonderful soundtrack, and a pretty solid plot. Check it out with an open mind, and you'll find yourself loving one of the darkest entry's in the Halloween series.
Other underestimated franchise flicks: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers, Halloween (2007)