What is your LEAST favorite horror franchise? Is there one that you simply despise, or even just a series that falls flat and right into the mediocre category for you? This should be an easy one for most people, but I am very curious as to what answers come about and if any particular franchise gets a lot of mentions.
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I don't care for the whole "Chucky" line of movies..never did...something about a doll swinging a knife. I don't find them scary or funny, just my opinion.
Honestly, I have never been able to get into the zombie flicks. I love the original Night of the Living Dead, but after that I just feel "meh" about them.
Right off the top of my head, I can say that I was honestly never a fan of the Amityville Horror series. The first one was mediocre at best, and they continued to get worse and worse with each and every installment. A haunted mirror... a haunted dollhouse... a haunted clock. I guess we should just be thankful that it never got to the point where there were movies based on the haunted Amityville toilet, the haunted Amityville carpet, or the haunted Amityville foot stool.
(P.S. Call my crazy, but I love Chucky AND zombies)
The current crop of Saw films! the first couple are fantastic but it went downhill from there.
Scream! Hated everyone of them. They are an insult to horror fans and started the teenie booper horror trend of the 90s.
Puppetmaster. I love full moon and I love the crazy puppets...but they just churned out too damn many. And eventually it was came to a head with a montage movie chronicling the series and a vs. Demonic Toys crapfest. I have hopes for Axis of Evil but Parts 4 - 8 were kind of a let down.
Children Of The Corn. Part 4 was ok, all other parts just sucked
I'm sick of the Saw franchise and it needs to end does Final Destination.
i'm gonna have to agree with the saw comment. I liked the first couple but then it started to become too much too soon.
It's the Saw franchise for me too. I lasted until the fifth one before I got really sick of it, but in all honesty only the first film has anything going for it, and even that worked better as a one-off and didn't really warrant a sequel every year.
I don't like the SAW franchise. It should have never been a franchise, it should have ended with the first one because it was so unique and really didn't need sequels. I've seen SAW and SAW II, that's it and that's as far as I'm ever going to go with it. SAW II sucked and that's the end, for me. And I'll also agree with the Final Destination franchise, too. Better as just 1 movie, didn't need sequels, couldn't really hold them up. It's tired and dead, now.
As a fan of supernatural horror, I've never understood the facination with the slasher films of the 80's: e.g. - Halloween, Friday the 13th & A Nightmare on Elm Street. If I had to pick one of these series as a whole for my least favorite, it would be Friday the 13th. These are the type of bottom line visceral crap-fests that give the whole horror film genre a black eye!
I must concur with "Doc" Freakenstein... as soon as you say you love horror, people think of those (mostly) craptastic slasher films. But pretty much anything that became a series is usually bad, however; what with the law of diminishing returns and all.
Hands down, the Amittyville franchise. The book is a million times better than the original film (and the remake). And I never bothered watching any of the sequels past 3, which was just ridiculous.
Friday the 13th! Not an ounce of talent or vision went into that whole series, and making the bad guy your anti-hero is the laziest thing you can do. What's harder, crafting a solid group of characters with whom the audience can identify and care about, or populating your horror film with annoying teenagers and just throwing a masked maniac with a machete at them? That whole series is such a one-trick pony that wears out well before the run time of even the first film.
I agree with the good Doc, slasher films in general have almost become "the horror genre" to most people, at the expense of genuinely atmospheric and well-constructed films outside the sub-genre.
I would have to say, my least favorite horror franchise is the Hellraiser series, because it went from being so powerful, to so hokey.
Also, because I had high hopes for the new Hellraiser, but with all the recent news I've heard about it, my hopes have been smashed like so many fish against a rock.
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bringing in a great start to a sort of horror film was the great "the crow", which poopy sequels should have never been made out of respect.
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