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Which Horror Storylines Do You Want Continued?

Last night was the series finale of NBC’s “Hannibal“. It’s a bittersweet farewell as we were given three seasons of absolutely gorgeous visuals and intricate storylines. But the loss of such a majestic show has cut deep for many of us, the sting nearly unbearable, as seen by countless petitions and #SaveHannibal hashtags all over twitter.

What makes the show’s ending hurt all the more is the knowledge that we would’ve been given a chance to see the Silence of the Lambs storyline with Clarice Starling in the next couple of seasons had it continued. To see that plot fleshed out in NBC’s universe would’ve been nothing but stunning, a totally different take on the classic 1991 film. Alas, it was not meant to be.

However, the end of “Hannibal” makes me wonder about other horror properties and the possibilities that we missed out on by there not being a sequel/prequel. Some stories had such potential and they’ve gone unrealized.

That’s the topic of this week’s discussion post. I’ve got a few titles ahead of films that I think would allow for incredible continuations and then I want you to leave a comment with stories that you think would’ve had an interesting continuation.

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  • Rene Garcia


    • CelticBull

      Fuck yes! Not necessarily a prequel/sequel, I’d also love a view from the military perspective on the same events.

  • charlotte gore

    Well I’m hurting from Hannibals cancellation but other horrors that need to continue are….
    Oh and Alien
    Now!!! Not in 2050!! Now!! At this rate man would have stepped on Mars before we get another Alien film.

    • I Am Colossus

      Lol martian πŸ˜€

  • I Am Colossus

    Well, Hannibal ended where Silence begins, so just watch the movie if you miss it so much.

  • Winnipeg Marijuana

    Dawn of the Dead 1978 after Peter and Fran escape in the helicopter
    Day of the Dead 1985
    Night of the Living Dead 1990

    The Quiet Earth
    The Last Train
    Survivors BBC (70’s)

    Omega Man (Charlton Heston)
    I am Omega (yes, one of the Asylum pictures)
    Nothing Behind the Door (OTR, but definitely horror). I’d pay to see this as a well done movie

    At the Mountains of Madness (lovecraft fiction)
    The Stand (Steven King)


  • Blade

    I am surprised they never made a sequel to the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I know they made The Beginning but I mean after the events of the 2003 movie.

    • charlotte gore

      I would have loved that. It is my favourite TCM series. But I wish there was at least one more and like you said. Continued the events from the 1st. But they would have had to do something different this time round. Would have loved them keeping Jessica Biel as well πŸ™‚

  • astronauta69

    well i’m still waiting for Jeepers Creepers 3 πŸ™

    • Cinique Lenoir

      Yeah, I really wish they would expedite that.

    • Halloween_Vic

      Like it’s about that time!!

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    Jack-O. I mean come on, I really would like to fucking know what kind of pie the survivors ended up getting. We can obviously cross out pumpkin, because they just got done defeating a crazy killer pumpkin, and the chick said “Anything but pumpkin”. Maybe the bespectacled youth can grow up and fight the scythe-wielding vengeance-driven spirit once more? But with the help of his parents and siblings and neighbors of course.

    Oh, and I would’ve said Aliens, but as we all know Neill Blomkamp is already working on a continuation. Surprised it took them so long to do a third.

  • Roberto Ciamora

    I expected Nightbreed to be a franchise when I first saw it back as a kid. At the time I didn’t know about things like Box office results or critical reactions, I just knew that the ending set up the next one and I was expecting to see it the next year,

  • Mark Andrew Glinka

    Hannibal, Saw, Ju-on, DOOM (Based on the books from the mid 90’s by Dafydd Ab Hugh and Brad Linaweaver) Alien, Resident Evil (Based on the ORIGINAL game. George Romero should just revise his original script) Tales From The Crypt (Wasn’t this supposed to be revived about two years ago?) Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, and a new Giallo film from Dario Argento with new music from Goblin would make this guy a VERY happy horror fan.

    • iamtetsuo

      Don’t you think after 7 films, they’ve already expanded on the Saw franchise? Same with Friday the 13th… After all the sequels and remake, Is there anything we don’t know about Jason Voorhees?

      • Leebo

        And the same with Ju-On!
        There are 7 (and an 8th on the way) in the Japanese franchise already, plus 3 American ones (and I believe more on the way).

      • Leebo

        I’ve always wondered where he buys his deodorant – they really should cover that in one of the movies.

  • ScientificallyProven

    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. LOVED that movie and I want more of Leslie’s story so bad.

    • Leebo

      A sequel is in production.

      • ScientificallyProven

        The sequel has been in production since 2009. The kickstarter failed a few years ago. I don’t think we’ll be seeing it

  • Dan Olson


    • I Am Colossus

      Fuck yea!!!!!

  • Deep Rising. I just really love that goofy movie and the 3 remaining characters. Show me what the hell is going on with that island!

    • Bobby Jones

      yes on this

    • I Am Colossus

      Yea I forgot about that one, its good.

  • Raybez

    Would love to see a continuation of The Stuff. It’s an underrated classic.

  • Ripley

    Is there ever going to be an article on this site that doesn’t trash talk a movie?

  • LoveAnimation

    Im happy that Darkness was included on this list because its one of my favorite horror Movies and it usually never gets mentioned when ppeople talk about horror stuff and yea i would love for it to get sequels.

  • The only reason the new The Thing was forgettable is because you can’t stand the fact that a remake holds up to the original. Seems like nobody ever wants to admit that type of thing.

    • I Am Colossus

      As far as prequels go, I liked it a lot. I watch it whenever it comes on TV. I thoroughly enjoyed it. By the time they got to the end of the movie where they’re chasing the dog to kill, I was a solidified fan. I’m not a fan of remakes, but love them when they’re good and love it when they’re actually secret story continuations like this one.

  • Jeremy Wade

    speaking for myself here . i would love to see a sequel to the movie cirque du freak. because of how they ended it by having that prophecy of the two friends turning into enemies and leading a war with the 2 types of vamps. i wanna see a follow up of it and have everyone from the 1st film to return. they have to factor in the years that has gone by and show what the 2 ex friends been doing this whole time. also add new characters. i saw someone take about the thing prequel film. pretty much they should have done a sequel . have kurt and keith david end up being found by a rescue team all those years ago. say they were found almost frozen death while looking at each other. then taken to a hospital then place in asylums because when they describe what happen to their friends. then have a underground government agency come and get them because they found another alien body that was frozen in the ice and what left of the ship. so they spent yrs studying the remaining ship and the alien that was frozen. so they brought in kurt and keiths character to tell them more about the alien since they encountered it and have information about it.also we could see the original true . i feel they should have done something like that instead of going the prequel route. would love to see a nightbreed sequel. the deaths of ian stone, the gave dancers, butterfly effect 4 would be nice. the 3rd one was good. another ginger snaps film but with different leading character. and not set in high school. another prom night film but go back to the supernatural route like they did with the 2nd and 3rd film but go with a reincarnation theme. but set it in a college setting.. frighteners 2 would be nice.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Jeepers Creepers 3. Trish coming back for revenge on The Creeper, the way JC2 was originally gonna be. Let’s be honest here, JC3 will never come to fruition. It’s been too long.

  • Bobby Jones

    Dawn of the Dead ’78
    28 Days/Weeks Later

    • 28 months later and the whole world dies!

    • Leebo

      When you say Dawn, do you mean picking up with Peter and Fran several years later?
      It would be nice to see what became of them.

      • Bobby Jones

        yeah, heard about Romero continuing their story years ago

        • Leebo

          It would be nice to see (especially with the original actors – but obviously years later) a tv show showing “what happened next” with them, but I guess the only way that could realistically happen is if they showed up in the Empire Of The Dead show that is coming.
          Would I like it if they had “hooked up”?
          I dunno – I think it would be nicer if Peter was more of an over-protective father figure to Fran and Stephen’s kid/s.
          As a fanboy it would be nice to see more of Sarah, William and John from Day as well.

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    My Bloody Valentine (the remake)
    Evil Dead (the remake) – don’t get me wrong, i love the originals but there are 3 of them and we’re getting that new show with bruce campbell so i wanna see them continue mia’s story too.
    black christmas (1974) – this movie needs a sequel.
    the blair witch project – a more direct sequel then Book of Shadows (which i loved by the way) or even a prequel. there’s so much story still left to tell.
    copycat – i think there could be more to explore there.
    the crazies (the remake)

    • Yep we need a sequel to that newer Evil Dead, and Blair witch!

  • The One and Only

    Dracula 2000 sequels. Patrick Lussier said he had some ideas to follow up the ending of the ending of the third entry LEGACY. I would’ve liked to see where that would’ve gone.

  • I really love the story to Hellraiser: Bloodline, but the execution was rather botched. I’d love to see another “historical” Hellraiser movie.

    • Leebo

      Bloodline is one of my guilty pleasures.
      I actually enjoy all the Hellraiser movies (to varying degrees) aside from Hellworld which for me was the low-point.
      I actually rather enjoyed Revelations. It was a little weird having Pinhead portrayed by someone other than Doug, but the movie itself felt more like a Hellraiser movie to me then several of the preceding ones.

  • Damn right on Nightbreed! Cronenberg was mad and Barker is a God!

  • Conan

    More Hellraiser and Nightbreed. An I would like them to branch out and actually read the comics for original and interesting ideas. Or maybe a tv show? (One can hope). Also i would love if they turned Hellraiser/Nightbreed:Jihad comic into a movie. That book was amazing.

    • Leebo

      IIRC there actually is a Hellraiser show in the works, which was announced about 3 years ago. I haven’t heard much since, so whether it’s still going ahead I just don’t know. I hope so though.

      • Conan

        Did you ever read the old Hellraiser comics? Not sure if you can buy them but they were full of short stories. Lots of originality and adding new lore, ideas and new cenobites. The art and stories were so varied that i wished the show based on them. Just found them on the Marvel website.

        The best one i loved was based on LeMarchands diary on how he started to make the boxes, his insanity and how he stopped. Ar really good read, wish they had made that into a Hellraiser Prequel movie. πŸ™‚

  • suffering

    for the thing, the game adaptation of 2005 if i remember continue the storyline the game was fun πŸ™‚

    • sliceanddice

      properly underrated man

  • jacenk

    is the Darkness “directors cut” the unrated version?

  • Halloween_Vic

    I want a Scream 5, Jeepers Creepers 3, Trick R Treat 2, and a proper third sequel to I Know what you did last summer. And surprisingly I would like a sequel to the gallows.

  • sliceanddice

    A proper Hellraiser.
    Hell, just make the comics into movies and I’d be a happy chappie.

  • ja

    Dead Silence
    The Cellar Door

  • WindowsIsDead


  • Evan3

    Have you read the comic “Spread”? It’s a lot like a sequel to The Thing. Anyways, I’d love a legit sequel to the Descent. Obviously, I always pine for Jeepers Creepers 3. How great would a sequel to Fallen be?

  • Darkness69

    That idea for The Thing sequel is sorta really good. Dead Silence is also attractive… I guess now that we’ll be getting Beetlejuice I don’t have to wish for it anymore. Twin Peaks coming back too… the only thing that I’d really want to see is Hannibal season 4 – I keep coming back to that series, and the finale especially. As immensely satisfying as it was, I’d basically just like to “hang out” with those characters again.

    • Evan3

      You still will have to wish for the talented/inspired version of Burton to make Beetlejuice. Sadly, that version doesn’t seem to exist anymore. Still, I will at least remain hopeful that he can conjure up some of his old magic for this adventure.

      • Darkness69

        Perhaps the collaboration with both Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder again will sparks that old magic back into his masterful directing hands (yeah, I’m hopeful).

        • Evan3

          While I admire your hopefulness, I think it is delusional πŸ˜‰

  • James Allard

    Silent Hill.

    Not unlike the Paranormal Activity movies, I reserve the right to ignore the alleged sequel as it was an abomination and the first was awesome (for someone that never had the chance to play the game) and it made me want more… and what we got was less.

    A lot less.

    Like a negative space less.

    • slayer

      When you have the chance, pick up the first game at least. You are missing out.

  • Mr. Screamer

    Scream. Most fans want one final movie. In memoriam Wes Craven, RIP.

    • tyler

      I really wanted a Scream 5, but without Wes I don’t know now. They really do need to end the series though with Sidney dying in the opening scene and letting Gale be the lead character for the entire film. Gale Weathers is the most interesting character in the franchise to me.

      • Mr. Screamer

        Yeah by Scream 4 Sidney should have died in the ending at least. Perfect way to do it. But I’m hoping Scream 5 will still happen, to end this franchise for Mr. Craven and also the fans. It’s really the perfect reason to make it. I don’t want to sound ignorant or anything, but I think it would make more than S4 at the box office considering it would be the last in the series and the movie would be dedicated to Wes. Major example: Furious 7(it was dedicated to Paul Walker and people wanted to see his last film. Also, the ScreamTV season 1 finale. A lot more ppl viewed it, considering it was basically the last thing Craven was associated with. See my point?) One final movie would be SO nice anyway. πŸ™‚

  • tyler

    Candyman! Ignore the stupid, cheap sequels and bring Tony Todd back.

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