While some of you may not have noticed it, 2016 has been an absolutely outstanding year for the horror genre. The Witch started the year off strong, but since then we have been effectively spooked by The Conjuring 2, Hush, Don't Breathe, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and more. Sadly, the same can't be said for the last few years, which have had a few standout titles at best, amongst plenty of mediocrity.

That being said, there are some horror movies from the last five years that were dismissed by critics, but deserved more shrift than they got -- and that's what we're here to talk about today. While not a complete list, we've compiled a batch of what we feel to be some of the most underrated horror movies to come out since 2011. Check out our choices, read our reasons, and then hit the comments section at the bottom with your own selections!

Final Destination 5

In 2011, the Final Destination franchise was in serious trouble. What had started as a fun series built around Rube Goldberg-esque death scenarios seriously wore out its welcome by the time that the stupidly-titled The Final Destination rolled around -- and as a result people weren't paying much attention when director Steven Quale's sequel rolled around. This is unfortunate, because the truth is that it's one of the best in the run.

Final Destination 5 immediately gets points for not having a stupid title, but it gets even more for bringing back everything fans love about the franchise. The inciting incident doesn't top Final Destination 2 (nor will anything now or in the series' future), but it most definitely features some of the most shocking and gruesome deaths that the movies have to offer -- including the gymnastics incident and the "malfunction" at the laser eye center. It also deserves a tremendous amount of credit for featuring one of the best manufactured twists we've seen in mainstream horror in the last few years, so if you haven't learned about it yet, do yourself a favor and put this one on your to-do list immediately.

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