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Top 10 Best Horror Sequels

by Angel C|September 10, 2013|in Best & Worst Lists, News|

Top 10 Best Horror Sequels

Insidious: Chapter 2 will hit theaters this coming Friday, September 13, and is expected to be scarier than the first movie. Director James Wan will bring back Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as Josh and Renai Lambert, the couple who will attempt to uncover the secret of the dark side.

In the first Insidious movie, which was directed by James Wan, the Lambert couple experienced supernatural events inside their house while their son Dalton is in comma. The 2011 movie, considering being an extremely scary movie, made $97 million worldwide with a budget of only $1.5 million.

Interestingly, there are many horror movies that have successful sequels. While we are waiting for the release of the Insidious sequel, it’s also fun to recall some horror sequels that made us scream. We know that it is really hard to categorize them, but here are our own Top 10 Best Horror Sequels of All Time.

Top 10 Best Horror Sequels

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#10 Child’s Play 2 (1990)

In Child’s Play 2, a possessed doll Chucky is back and scarier after being reconstructed. Released in 1990, this second installment of the Chucky movie series is more entertaining than the first movie. By merely looking at Chucky’s demonic facial expressions plus the terror of having its own trademark death scene, this Chucky sequel is one hell of a scary movie.

#9 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is released in 1986. That makes it more than 10 years after the release of the first movie. Tobe Hooper returns as producer and director. It is more disturbing than the original and far better than the 2003 remake of the 1974 version. Although some scenes were deleted due to graphic content, the movie is still enjoyable to watch from start to finish.

#8 Scream 2 (1997)

While this is not the highest grosser of all the Scream movie series, we think that Scream 2 is the best Scream sequel. Released in 1997, director Wes Craven managed to scare the audience with the copycat killer who used the guise of Ghostface. This is despite the rush in revising the characters of the killers because they were leaked online during filming.

#7 Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

This Paranormal Activity sequel was a super blockbuster hit when it was released in 2010, making more than $177.5 million worldwide with a budget of only $5 million. The movie is effectively creepy and intense. Although Paranormal Activity 2 might not be as scary as the first one, it is still worth watching if you want to be scared.

#6 Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Freddy Krueger is dead in Part 6 in The Final Nightmare. But in New Nightmare, Freddy invaded the real world with his new attire and being less comical. Heather Langenkamp returns as herself and her original role as Nancy Thompson, but is now a mother. It’s definitely scary but entertaining to watch.

#5 Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Also a comedy-horror movie, Evil Dead II is not so disgusting to watch. With Bruce Campbell again as Ash Williams, returning director Sam Raimi has added fun, thrill, and effects. This caused a third film Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness in 1992. A remake-reboot was released last April and was a box office hit.

#4 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (1987)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is obviously the third film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, which was released in 1987 as a sequel to the 1985 film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. Director Chuck Russell managed to scare the audience with a scarier Freddy Krueger and impressive special effects. Undoubtedly the best Elm Street movie, Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven also served as co-writer.

#3 Aliens (1986)

Aliens is a 1986 James Cameron movie sequel of the 1979 Alien film is a science fiction action film, but is scary enough. With Sigourney Weaver reprising her role as Ellen Ripley, the movie proves that you don’t need a zombie to scare the audience. It received 7 Academy nominations and won the Best Visual Effects award.

#2 Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

Released in 1986 as the sixth movie in the Friday the 13th film series, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI brought back Jason Voorhees but this time as a zombie instead of a superhuman. With some Alice Cooper songs and was written and directed by Tom McLoughlin, the movie will make you scream and definitely not for weak-hearted audience.

#1 Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 George A. Romero horror movie, a sequel of the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. It was a huge box-office hit making $55 million with only a budget of $650,000. This classic movie was brilliantly crafted, horrifying, and gruesome. So, it’s no wonder that a remake was released in 2004.


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