i think its fair to say Halloween 3 was "underrated". it was pretty quickly dismissed upon release, evidenced by the number of people in this thread alone who have said its better than the crap they originally thought it was. it is still routinely dissed among the younger horror/halloween fans, hang out for an hour at the AOL horror chat (if you can stomach that), who dont even give it a chance because it instantly sucks because theres no Michael Myers. i think underrated applies here albeit moreso in the past, alot of people have come around to like it, and also in the younger generation, who just may come around later too when they tire of the horror franchise.
personally i prefer Halloween 3 to any of the Michael sequels.
albeit moreso, my favorite actor.