At last I got around to watching this series. I watched one of these each night for the last night and my impression of them is that yeah "dead teen movies" and that's precisely what they are really, they're a collection of dead teen movies with maybe the exception of the fifth one in the series which seems to be people out of their teens and in the adult world despite the way they all acted like overgrown teenagers. I have to say that the first movie was the best of the lot, followed by the second one and those first two movies are the best of the series. After that for me at least I felt like the quality just dropped and kept dropping and while production looked good the movies themselves just felt flat for the most part. The fourth and fifth one just felt like they had all but given up on a cohesive story and just wanted the deaths to happen as fast as possible. Sure there was a story with both those movies but it just didn't feel like it was a big deal, that they wanted to just get on with it and show us the gore. This is just my impression. I really thought by the time the last one ended that they had either run out of ideas or the ship had sailed its last time since the fifth movie also ties into the very first one in a huge way at the end. In terms of effects and look I'd give the series a 8/10 for some amazing effects and gimmicks in terms of how they killed characters off. Not sure how many of the deaths were plausible to happen but they went all out to make them at least look good and gruesome. I would really have to give the whole series a 7/10 but the first two movies for me were the best.