The Horror Series That Wouldn't Die! (Worst Horror Series?)

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Worst Horror Series?

  1. Witchcraft (This POS spawned ten sequels and counting!):eek:

    8 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. The Howling (The first one's a classic, but those sequels were an abomination.)

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. Children of the Corn (A good excuse for birth control.)

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. Ghoulies (Why?)

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. The Amityville Horror

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  6. Silent Night Deadly Night (Naughty!)

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  7. Leprechaun (Where's me vomit bag?)

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  8. Puppet Master

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  9. Critters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. JAWS

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  11. Scanners (There's no love for the two generic sequels and the Scanner Cop films.)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. other

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Being a horror fan, I've suffered through countless stinkers. It's a badge of honor, but there's a hefty price to pay. (My sanity!):eek:
    Why do they crank out these awful sequels? It all comes down to $ and the familiarity of the movie's name to the unsuspecting victim or masochist.
    Fellow horror fanatics, vote for the worst horror series! Some started out good, most were absolute garbage from the start.
    NOTE: I didn't include FRIDAY THE 13th, HALLOWEEN, or NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series, cause they've been done to death at the polls. You can still vote for them in OTHER.

    This poor soul had an AMITYVILLE marathon.:eek:
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  2. Jamm

    Jamm J'aime les cadavres

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    I had to go with the Leprechaun series. As with most series, the first one is (usually) good, but I think all of the sequels here were a complete and utter waste of time, effort, money, film, and dignity, especially Leprechaun in Space and Leprechaun in the Hood.

    I don't think that I've really ever seen Witchcraft or any of it's sequels so I cannot really comment. They just look like they have no other purpose than to show gratuitous T&A, the kind of stuff you see late at night on Skinemax.
     
  3. Yowie

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    I picked the, IMO, charmless "Puppet Master" series, I can't help but think how great it could've been with a bigger budget. I'm usually a big fan of puppets coming to life, but I prefer it when it's all stop motion animation. I think there's actually a bit of stop motion here and there in the PM movies, but generally these puppets are mechanical or handheld. The one with Richard Lynch as a Nazi is probably the best (can't remember which one it was, and I know we're supposed to be choosing something worst here) but I only saw it because of him anyway. (By the way, I find the whole "Jaws" series terrific !.)
     
  4. Mark Relford

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    PM & Skinemax

    It's the third one. (Toulon's Revenge.) I also enjoyed it, but the others were a downward spiral of shit. (Trancers is another series that comes to mind.) Full Moon has a tendency to milk their cash cows bone dry.
    BTW, the Puppet Master figure line was cool. The figures were nicely done.

    Jamm, you hit the nail on the head, concerning the Witchcraft series. Just T&A with a dose of horror. I give it a rating of three limp dicks.:D
     
  5. Jamm

    Jamm J'aime les cadavres

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    What makes you think that Full Moon milks their cash cows dry?

    I think they can make quite a few more STELLAR installments on the Subspecies series!!!
     
  6. Hmmm - good poll, and quite difficult coz there are so many shit franchises about.

    I think I'd have to vote 'other', because Scream would get my vote - hands down.

    Amityville 2 was cool, the rest were utterly dreadful.
    The Howling was great - but again - the rest were shameful.
    Halloween is getting there these days.
     
  7. Mark Relford

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    The Puppet Master and Trancers series are good examples. They started out with a bang, but became very tiresome and desperate.
    I forgot about the Subspecies series! The first two films were great. Bloodlust and Bloodstorm didn't do much for me. It's still a decent series compared to the usual crap from FM.
     
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    Right, the dreadful "Scream" trilogy, I had forgotten all about that pile of utter crap.
     
  9. Wow, unreal - someone who actually agrees with me this one. I thought I was the only one!!!

    :cool:
     
  10. RabidFulci

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    Enough IS ENOUGH

    Childern of the Corn, Puppet Master, and the Jawz movies have at many countless times annoyed me to high hell with their excess bagage they produce. Most notably the first I mentoned. There are so many damn CORN flicks, I lost count. Most of them are below-par, mindless gore, wooden acting, and executed par-shit beyond words. I mean guys, i know you direct-to-video guys are striving for "the green erb" but enough is enough! Come up with something else to support your familes. JE-sus H Christ...

    Then we have "the Puppet Master" series, not close by any means of the "too many mindless countlesss seuqels" bit like the CORN flick's, but still. Alright already, I mean the first film wasn't half that bad, but after that, can't we come up with someother typr of movie please. These movies series have been milked and dried to the bone. AND I'm not gonna atempt to discuss the Jawz films.....no Way, no how!



    Come to think of it, the only Horror series that is curently in function that I DO give a rats ass about is probably the Halloween series, and if the news about George Romero making a fourth Dead flick is true, well then...put me down for the DEAD series as well....
     
  11. Hellbilly

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    My vote: Ghoulies. The first and parts of the second were semi-fun but the rest was just plain terrible. "Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go To College" anyone? :(
    Never been a big fan of "Leprechaun" only saw the first one but I suppose the rest sucks the same.
    "Puppetmaster" the first one was fun. Same goes for "The Howling" which is a classic of course and "Critters", a fave of mine (not the sequels) and "Children Of The Corn" which is a pseudo classic of some sorts.

    Cool poll Mark. :D
     
  12. I just don't understand why somebody keeps giving these assholes substantial anounts of money to make these dreadful pieces of garbage.

    I wish they'd stop!
     
  13. Jamm

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    Because even if they lose money on the project, it's a capital loss and can be written of at tax time.
     

  14. Good answer - makes a lot of sense too. It's little wonder Hollywood keeps putting out turkeys.
     
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    I wil go with Witchcraft, just a series of soft porn trying to pass for horror. And Helly, I actually liked Ghoulies 3, but that was going in with the lowest expectations possible after having seen the first one! Good poll Mark, definitely the stinkiest batch of horror 'films' yet :)
     
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    Why am I not surprised? Ah yes, this is coming from the dude who likes "Final Exam". ;)
    Your forgiven rhettman. :D
     
  17. Mark Relford

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    Thanks, rhett. I love trashing bad horror films.

    Hellbilly, it doesn't surprise me that rhettman digs Ghoulies 3. He's also a fan of Troll 2.;):p
     
  18. Joel Groce

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    Yeah these are the pits!!!

    I haven't ventured towards any of the ones you mentioned - I guess I had advance warning. Though, I wouldn't put Scream and the sequels on par with the ones you've mentioned. While I can definitely understand why people didn't like it - almost a kind of "poser" horror film - it did kind of bring these films back to the fore - which MAY be a good thing.
     
  19. Hellbilly

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    The rhettman is starting to scare me. :( ;)

    Well, it's not his fault I suppose. I heard that canadian beer makes you do (or like) the weirdest things. :D;)
     
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    Haha, Canadian Beer is the only way to go, same with Canadian Hockey :D

    I am never going to live these ones down am I!? :D I do like good horror films, honest! :)
     

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