From this moment on, we will refer to those moments where horror movies stopped being good and started going downhill as 'Nuke The Head' moments, named of course after the horribly over the top ending scene to the otherwise awesome Last House on the Left remake. Tonight, we're gonna use that term to take a look at franchises in particular. So I wanna know....
Which installments in your favorite horror franchises do you personally feel nuked the head and spelled the end of your enjoyment of that particular franchise? In layman's terms, what are your fahkin least favorite flicks in your favorite franchises?
Feel free to discuss any franchises you'd like, not just the ones I give my two cents on. I can't really comment on some of the big franchises due to the fact that I haven't seen most of the movies in them, although i'd imagine Leprechaun going to 'da hood' was probably the nuke the head installment in that one....
Saw - I gotta be honest, although they've gone downhill quite a bit since the early beginnings, I still have fun with the Saw movies year after year and i'll keep coming back for more each and every Halloween. If I had to pinpoint the moment where they started to go south though, i'd have to go with number 4, as I really liked the first three the most. In my opinion, they got better and better until that one.
Halloween - Although I love the character of Michael Myers, I really never got too into the later installments. I love the first 3*, but honestly don't care all that much for the rest. So sorry Halloween 4, but I gotta pick you. Don't get me wrong though, I still enjoy watching all of the pre-Zombie Halloween's, if only cause I love Mikey.
Nightmare on Elm Street - I don't dislike the movie so much these days, now that i'm older, but New Nightmare is still my least favorite. I'm not gonna lie and claim that all of the Elm Street's are great movies, but I always have and always will love them and I just could never get into New Nightmare because it's too different and shed many of the aspects of the franchise that I loved. I can watch 1-6 over and over again, but very rarely do I feel the urge to revisit the leather pants wearing Krueger.
Friday The 13th - Although i'm kinda tempted to say Part 5, due obviously to the fact that the 'real' Jason isn't in it, I actually kinda dig that film - and I really like the sixth one too. So for me, it all starts to go downhill with The New Blood. I just don't like it, no matter how hard I try. Same goes for the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth installments - ironically all of the ones that Kane Hodder was in. Hodder did an awesome job with the role, he just happened to end up in all the worst installments in the franchise.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Next Generation, without question. It's got a special place in my heart, if only because it stars a young Matt McConaughey and Renee Zellweger, who both tried to stop the movie from getting released, but it is so so bad and not even in a good way. Although many people trash the third installment, i've always liked it. Foree vs Leatherface = gold.
The Exorcist - I admittedly have never seen the second, so maybe the franchise nuked the head already at that point, but if not, i'd say Charles Barkley and Fabio as angels spelled the end of The Exorcist's credibility. Oh, and Larry King. What the fuck was with all the weird cameos in this?!
*You've just been Trick Rolled! Now go Trick Roll all your friends this Halloween season and take great pleasure in the fact that the Silver Shamrock jingle will not leave their head until long after Halloween has passed!