[Remember This?] What Horror Sequels Exceeded Your Expectations?

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Last year I asked what horror sequels you remember as being the biggest disappointments. But this year I’m trying to increase my positivity levels (though I’m sure I’ll break down and get petty every once in a while) and I thought it would feel better to ask which horror sequels exceeded your expectations? Which ones were better than they had a right to be? That were better than the original (or better than a dud sequel that diminished your expectations for the franchise)?

One of mine is A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. I was too young to see this in the theaters, but when I caught up with it on VHS I remember it blowing me away. While I currently hold it neck and neck with the original Elm Street (Dream Warriors may have expanded the world; but the original film is wildly inventive for even thinking of the central concept in the first place – and it’s scarier), back then it took very little time for it to catapult to being my franchise favorite.

I think part of it was that I felt like it “legitimized” my fandom. I watched the movie with my Dad and when he remarked that he thought the opening was “inventive”, it felt something like a tacit acknowledgement that he was open to enjoying the film. In hindsight, I’m sure that he didn’t like it all that much – but it felt like the door was open for me to experience the film without shame. When Freddy made a marionette out of Phillip and walked him down the halls with his own tendons, I thought that was the most mindblowingly original thing I had ever seen. When Will became the Wizard Master, it actually felt kind of empowering (especially since my best friend at the time was wheelchair bound). When Taryn involuntarily succumbed to her addiction, it actually felt tragic.

Aside from the obvious answer of Aliens (which I shouldn’t have to explain), I also remember Final Destination 2 as an experience that took the idea of the original but more fully fleshed out its Rube Goldberg machinations. And of course, stepping somewhat outside the genre established by the original, there’s the masterpiece that is Gremlins 2: The New Batch. I saw that one theatrically and oddly enough the break in tone didn’t even really register with me – I just knew what I was anything but let down.

What sequels blew you away?

  • WalkWithMeInDarkness

    Nightmare 3, for sure. Scream 2 was and is still a great sequel, in my opinion. It gets shit on all the time, but I think it’s one of the best sequels to a horror movie I’ve ever seen. Of course it’s not better than the original, but it’s still awesome. As far as Final Destination goes, 3 was surprisingly good to me. Child’s Play 2, Halloween 4, REC 2 and Friday the 13th parts 4 and 6. And these aren’t horror, but I always have to mention both Batman Returns and The Dark Knight, 2 sequels that I think are better than the first films in their separate franchises.

    • danpolydoris

      Man… You just took a bunch of mine. Child’s Play 2 for sure, as well as Halloween 4 (and possibly 5).

      One of my guilty pleasures is Jeepers Creepers 2, also.

      • WalkWithMeInDarkness

        If I tool a bunch of your choices, you clearly have good taste! Not a fan of JC2, but I have guilty pleasures of my own.

      • part6productions

        as far as guilty pleasures are concerned, TCM 3 and Jason X are mine for sure. I love to hate them so much.

    • explorer801

      Yes I totally agree with you about “Scream 2″! It was a tongue-in-cheek twist on the infamous PART 2 movies in the horror genre. Smart & quick with real surprises & a likeable cast of characters that even lasted through “Scream 3″ for me. Part 3 was almost as good in the same terms in “knowing” it was a twist on the “Trilogy” cycle. And I will go so far as to say that “Scream 4″ was unnecessary, yet I was fixated on the characters & actors that I had really loved many rears before in the trilogy! Sure, it was dying silently, but it still went out with a very notable scream!

      • explorer801

        Of course I embarrassingly meant to say “many YEARS”, not “rears” in the above reply!

        • WalkWithMeInDarkness

          @explorer801, thank you for agreeing!

    • divisionbell

      Good list. Child’s Play 2 is a given for sure! Though personally I would go with Friday the 13th Part 2. Also exorcist 3, Terminator 2, PA3, Critters 2 is a huge guilty pleasure, Jaws 2, Blair Witch 2, Maniac Cop 2 and Predator 2.

      • WalkWithMeInDarkness

        @Divisionbell thank you. Totally agree on T2. Even though I’m no fan of the PA franchise, I’ll admit I think 3 is the best one (I haven’t seen Marked Ones and won’t unless a friend offers to buy the ticket or when it ends up on cable).

    • paul7960

      Big love for Scream 2 here, original is a great thriller but the sequel was a brutal
      slasher flick with some brilliant chase scenes!,

  • kholden622

    Texas Chainsaw 2 will ALWAYS have a special space in my heart :)

  • ill_mindedd

    Scream 2 is a good sequal. i also agree with Jeepers Creepers 2. i’ll also Wrong Turn 2, Saw II and III, The Devils Rejects. Halloween 4 & 5. Childs Play 2. Dream Warriors was one of the best sequals in the Nightmare franchise of coarse. now that i thunk about it, horror sequals rarely surpass the original due to the fact that some of the installments just get lazy. ( Saw V , Final Destination 4, Wrong Turn 3, 4 & 5 ) & the list goes on.

    • ill_mindedd

      let me add that Final Destination 3 is a favorite of mine out of that series. i thought it was a great & smart sequal.

    • explorer801

      You are correct. The horror genre is well known for putting out a box office hit or a movie of interest to us and then just pumping out a generic, “less than” sequel every Halloween until the franchise stops making money & dries up. Even then we can expect to see Hollywood try to resurrect these franchises every notable anniversary that comes along (5, 10, 20 years–example: Halloween H20 or the latest “Chucky” which was quite terrific on a side note). LAZY is a great word for it. GREEDY would be another. Yet it is we, the audience, who allow that to occur as our mouths water, waiting for that special sequel that hopefully is as good as the original yet RARELY comes along.

  • BirnamWood

    I loved Friday the 13th The Final Conflict and Jason Lives quite a bit more than their immediate predecessors. I also loved Hellbound: Hellraiser 2. Also in terms of third installments, I thought Exorcist 3 and Paranormal Activity 3 were better than their predecessors.

    I love that kholden622 listed Texas Chainsaw 2… Dog will hunt!

    • BirnamWood

      F13 the Final Chapter, not Conflict!! Oops, I typed my comment too quickly.

    • ill_mindedd

      i agree with you on Paranormal Activity 3. i think its the best sequal in the franchise. The Marked Ones was a great sequal as well to the PA series.

  • naturalbornthriller

    Jaws 2 of course!

  • explorer801

    “28 Weeks Later”, “Evil Dead 2″, “Saw 2″, “The Descent Part 2″, “Psycho II”, “Bride Of Frankenstein”, “Insidious 2″, “Blair Witch: Book Of Shadows” (okay, totally just kidding about the “Blair Witch 2″!)

  • xxxwolf666

    Birnamwood took every single movie I was going to mention, incl TCM2 comment. You can lick my plate, you dog-dick! jk

  • Dcase

    TROLL 2 has got to be at the top of the list :)

    Also, I am actually a big fan of Tremors 2.. It is nowhere near the level of Tremors but it is still a very fun monster movie.

    Critters 2 would be another one on my list.. I liked it a lot more then Critters.

  • johnny-riptide

    Friday the 13th Part, hands down.. the pillowcase.. the shack in the woods.. Brilliant!!! Jaws 2 was great.. the water ski attack.. horny teenagers stalked while boat racing.. solid!! Nightmare on Elm St 2 had that EPIC opening scene with the school bus/desert nightmare.. and let’s not forget the pool party massacre “you are all my children now!”

  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    [REC] 2.

    I’m ALWAYS stuck in the “there’s no way it’ll top the original” mindset, but [REC] 2 blew me away. To this day, I still believe it’s better than the original [REC]. More terrifying, more suspenseful, and more nasty, brutal gore. Plus, the cliffhanger/swerve at the end was PERFECT.

    On the other hand, [REC] 3 was a massive piece of shit.

    • violentdope

      I didnt care for rec 2 .1 and 3 I thought were great,1 being the best imo.

      • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

        For me, the campy tone of [REC] 3 was unbearable, and the decision to drop the found-footage POV halfway through the movie drove me nuts. And the guy was a complete wimp (the knight’s armor stuff was facepalm worthy, imo). Although, I will admit, seeing the bride wield a chainsaw brought a smile to my face.

  • thatsjustsick

    I ended up liking Hellraiser 2 even better than this first.

    • Nothing333

      This was going to be my pick too. I think the film has improved with age as well especially in relation to all the other sequels in the series. The original is still my favourite though.

  • GothicGuido

    Does Evil Dead 2 count? lol. Like you mentioned FD2 is definitely the best in the series. For me it’s all about “Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed”. The third movie is decent too imo.

  • CTHL

    A few I feel exceeded their originals… Exorcist 3, Saw 2, Blair Witch 2 (unlike guy above, I’m not kidding).

    A few others that were just pleasant surprises… Hellraiser Inferno, Bride/Curse of Chucky, The Grudge 3, Bride/Beyond Reanimator, blah blah blah and others people have mentioned already.

    • explorer801

      “Blair Witch 2″ aside (because it without question lacked any originality that the first one presented to the horror genre)– Seriously “The Exorcist III”? Better than the original?? I’m not trying to cause a stir or say that your opinion is less than mine, but really? “The Exorcist” to me, is THE horror movie that really affected me as a kid & still does as an adult! It pushed limits & broke ground for movies that still unsuccessfully mimic it to this day. The internal & visceral struggle between good & evil that had overtaken pure innocence is harrowing. Ellen Burstyn’s anguishing performance as a mother with no beliefs who must suddenly forget her busy life & desperately seek help from something she genuinely questions is unwavering. And Jason Miller’s priest struggling with his own personal guilt & faith, suddenly required to prove what he thinks he’s not capable of, is just another perplexing layer. I realize I am laying it on thick only because of its high regard. One of very few horror movies to get Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Actress, Supp. Actress, Supp. Actor, Director…it even won the award for its screenplay). I just want to know what would even come close to deeming its 2nd (subpar for me) sequel merit enough to say it comes anywhere near the original. Wow, it’s over 40 years old & still has that truly unnerving & terrifying quality that it had in 1973 when it had audiences fainting & having heart attacks in theaters! Yeah…I am very interested to hear anybody’s take on this!

      • BirnamWood

        I included Exorcist 3 as the sequel to Exorcist 2: The Heretic. I assume in your comment that you’re just pretending that E2 never happened and are considering 3 the sequel to 1…? Nobody doubts the legitimacy of the first Exorcist. I was merely saying it exceeded my expectations after watching E2.

        • explorer801

          WOW! Yes I assumed you were saying “Exorcist 3″ was better than “The Exorcist”! Redeemed! No my assumption was garnered because technically a sequel is a continuation of any original movie. So in film terms, “Exorcist 2″ would not have a sequel because both parts 2 & 3 would be sequels to the 1973 classic. So “Exorcist 3″ would be the second sequel…

          • CTHL

            Errr, someone’s answering for me now? Rubbish!

            I meant what I said, I like 3 more than 1. Don’t get me wrong, I like 1 too and don’t mean to knock it. Just my tastes at work here. Both are top tier movies, and yea… 1 certainly was better acted, but I tend to prefer the more multifaceted aspects of a movie like 3 over the linearity of something like 1… if that makes any sense.

            Also explains why I like Blair Witch 2 more than 1. BW2 works on several levels whereas 1 was only interesting the first time around. Not saying BW2 was “great” by any means, but it fit the bill for this article, a surprising like of a sequel I didn’t expect after the overrated trash that was 1.

          • explorer801

            @CTHL I say this often & with conviction: Your opinion is great & my own is not any more or less important. I suppose that’s when the essence of “agree to disagree” really comes forth. No, I don’t understand your logic and that’s okay. You have no duty to “explain yourself” because I honestly validate your opinion even though I disagree. I stated my case for “Exorcist” already. In defense of “Blair Witch”, I can relate its pure significance to me. When released to an unassuming audience in 1999, the method of “mockumentary” especially in the horror genre was foreign. Audiences didn’t know what to expect from the movie. What we found was horrifying because it was identifying & shrouded in question (My God–Did this really happen?!). We watched these poor kids get taunted in the woods for 75 minutes straight, but what was taunting them? We could not see anymore than they did as we saw it through their lens. For me the best thing about “BW” was the fact that it never “copped out” at the end by showing us what or who the Blair Witch was…and we were craving a resolution too! They were smart enough to know that what is concocted in my brain is MUCH more terrifying than anything they ever could have “shown” to me! It forced me to be involved, invested, and unguarded. The sequel escaped the “mockumentary” format which it was infamous for & strangely enough never found strength in its characters to make us care. I remember being so angry that they thought it was okay to unload this garbage on me & expect me to sit up for more. All they had done is QUICKLY (less than 12 months) churn out a sequel to capitalize on the Blair Witch frenzy before we all caught on and that is not okay with me. I expect an effort behind any motive be it quick financial gain or otherwise…I am glad you enjoyed it.

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    Saw 3-5. Friday the 13th 2-4. Halloween 2 and H20 (although i enjoy H20 much more now then when i first saw it).

  • CryMurder

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Halloween 2, Aliens, Scream 2, Saw 2, and Hellraiser 2 just to name some of the best.

  • morehorror4me

    Sadako 3D, a fun ride through the Ring universe.

  • joesey

    The Exorcist III has always been my favorite sequel that I love to watch over and over mainly b/c of the dialogue. SAW II & VI were just as messed up and raw as the original. I also have a soft spot for The Descent 2 b/c I didn’t want to see an end to the original’s characters. ANOES 3&4 will always be my favs too.
    TCM 2 & The Beginning. Rec 2&3. Friday The 13th 4&5. RE4.

  • explorer801

    For pure entertainment purposes there are those “so-bad-they’re good” sequels that tried so hard and fell so flat! Some have been mentioned, but include “The Exorcist II: Heretic”, “Exorcist: The Beginning”, “Dominion: Prequel To The Exorcist” (Don’t get me started on prequels), “Nightmare On Elm Street 2″, “Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch” (does anybody else remember that Michael Myers was nowhere in this one–it was an evil toymaker), “Troll 2″, “Poltergeist II: The Other Side (Evil tequila worm attack!)”Leprechaun 4: In Space” “Pet Sematary Two”…all are pretty poor results from good intentions. They are the rare (typically horror) movies that I literally want to shred to pieces yet somehow still give them credit because of the sheer “train wreck”/”cannot look away” results they have unintentionally reaped!

    • BirnamWood

      A very impressive list… Fun little bit; in Halloween 3 (which I actually dug as a cheesy horror movie on it’s own, just a terrible follow up H1 and H2) Michael Myers does appear on a TV set at the bar. Tom Atkins is watching TV and a commercial for Halloween 1 comes on right before the merry little mask commercial jingle. It makes it strangely meta…

  • DM

    liked critters 2 and many more already said but Ghoulies 3

  • markemark

    I enjoyed Blade 2 much more than part one. Shoot me but Nightmare 3 is my favorite and best in the series imo. Same goes for Friday 4, FD2 and Scream 2.

    Sequels I could argue are as good as the original, sometimes I’ll argue better.
    Aliens
    Terminator 2
    Wrong Turn 2
    Child’s Play 2

    Are remakes considered sequels? We need a remake discussion, been a while.

    • lovezoid

      +1 for Wrong Turn 2. That movie had no business being as entertaining as it was.

    • thatenddown

      In no way does Aliens come anywhere near close to Alien. It lacks everything that made Alien such a phenomenal film.

      • markemark

        That’s exactly why I love it so much. It’s a different film. That’s what they were going for.

  • joesey

    Oops I think I got into naming my fav sequels and jumped the topic. I will stand by SAW II though being a great sequel b/c the idea of putting a bunch of people into one house with each one having their own personal trap really upped the ante. I still wonder what all the traps would’ve been like if they hadn’t gone battle royale on each other. I enjoyed F13 pt.2 much better than the first b/c I think Jason makes a better killer. It’s hard to name very many sequels that are as good or are better than the original b/c its always hard to outdo the original, and thus the reason why most great horror films should never ever be remade or outdone. Even Evil Dead.

  • part6productions

    Child’s Play 2, Hellraiser 2, Friday the 13th part 7….More recently, Scream 4 and Insidious Chapter 2.

    • part6productions

      Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning as well, loved that one.

    • WalkWithMeInDarkness

      Yes on Scream 4, so much better than 3.

      • part6productions

        I LOVE Scream 4, so underrated and IMO the best of the franchise since the original

        • WalkWithMeInDarkness

          Scream 4, like part 2, gets a lot of hate. To me, the only shitty Scream film is 3. If someone truly thinks they’re bad films that’s one thing, but some live by this whole “it’s not as good as the original, so it’s not good at all” thing that I don’t agree with at all.

        • SuperKilla

          Agreed.

        • SuperKilla

          I agree.

  • SugaCrisp

    Evil Dead 2, Wrong Turn 2,Friday the 13th part 6, also not technically a sequel but I enjoyed The World’s End way more than I expected, and I think it’s the best of the Shaun of The Dead/Hot Fuzz/The World’s End trilogy.

  • SuperKilla

    I’m gonna try to name some others that people have not named.

    Hellraiser:Inferno

    Final Destination 5

    Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead

    Halloween 2(1981)

    Hostel 2

    Underworld:Revolution

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

  • dnrcrs

    Child’s Play 2 instantly comes to mind. Halloween 4 wasn’t the best film, but it at least brought Myers back to the franchise. Friday the 13th Part 6 easily outdoes parts 2, 3, and 5. Hellraiser 2 was a much more developed, and better thought out film. Jaws 2 was better than I ever thought it could be. Like many of the posters in this, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 will always hold a special place in my heart. Puppet Master 3 was probably the best of that series.

  • Brias411

    Gotta go with Silent Night Deadly Night 2 and Slumber Party Massacre two is an epic level of ridiculous.

    • violentdope

      silent night 2 is crap imo..just a rehash of the first one

  • ljbad

    Curse of Chucky

  • RainbowBeany

    Scream 2 for sure was a great sequel. Does prequels count? Because the Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Beginning was surprisingly good. Saw VI surprised me only because all my hopes were dashed after seeing IV and V.

    • Skull-And-Crossbones

      i thought about putt TCM: The Beginning in there but left it out since it’s a prequel. it’s a FANTASTIC movie IMO. i was really impressed with it.

      • Skull-And-Crossbones

        putting*

  • DreamWave

    Definitely ANOES3: Dream Warriors without a doubt. I saw it a few years after it’s release on VHS and it BLEW me away. Actually, it was the first Nightmare flick i ever saw and it exceeded my expectations by a landslide. Been a massive Nightmare fan ever since. But once i got a taste of the original after the disappointing 4: Dream Master i could sleep for days. It messed me up, tina’s entire 2nd dream sequence with high pitched ‘playful’ freddy and those long serpent clown arms walking down that surreal alley way scarred me for life.

    I’d also throw in Friday the 13th Part 2…i never grow tired of this one, i absolutely LOVE the cast.

    And of course Gremlins 2: The New Batch!

    Saw 3 & especially 6 were both pretty great sequels by ‘saw’ standards. :P

  • Josh

    Final Destination 4 is absolutely abysmal and I had not interest in 5 but I got some free tickets to a pre-showing so I dragged my friend to it.

    It ended up being great fun. The 3d was obnoxious but effective and the film was downright hilarious at moments. The film went overboard in each scene setting up a variety of possible rube golberg machines of death that could be set off, only to go off in a completely different direction each time. And the ending, well played.

  • julianocr

    I’ll go with “that sequel is so bad that it is actually good”,nobody mention this movie,but I strangely enjoy S.Darko, I liked the way little Samantha had grown. The plot isn’t that good but you can watch ’til the end. ;)

  • bminto87

    v/h/s 2

    hellraiser 2

    evil dead 2

    aliens

    Nekromantik 2

    day of the dead

    pet cemetery 2

    children of the corn 2

    The last two are definitely my guilty pleasures.

  • Demented_Reality

    Great choices everyone! I have to say mines are pretty much the same as everyone…

    A nightmare on elm street 3
    Halloween 4
    Insidious 2
    The devels rejects
    The descent 2
    Scream 2
    Child’s play 2 and 6
    Vhs 2
    Dawn of the dead original and remake(omg the remake!)
    Evil dead 2
    And my guilty pleasures are…

    Freddy vs Jason
    Hellraisor 2 and 3
    Poltergeist 3
    Nightmare on elm street 4
    Bride of chucky
    Candyman 2
    Aliens 3
    Demons 2

  • 667minus1

    Since everything else has been mentioned, I would have to say Cold Prey 2 blew me away. Not only thought it was better than 1 but was such a tip of the hat to Halloween 2.

  • aphroditeboy

    ‘Ringu 2′ was actually superior to the original Japanese version in my opinion.

    ‘Hostel: Part II’ improved on the shortcomings of the initial film in every way.

    It’s hard to even mention this as a horror movie because it definitely isn’t, but ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ had more style and better production behind it than the previous two in the series.

    I agree with those that said ‘Saw 2′ and would add ‘Saw 3′ and some of the other would deserve special mention but I honestly lose track of which is which after that.

    I also agree with ‘VHS 2′ – I hated the first one and found it ludicrous that BD kept shoving it on us as if it were the new standard that everything should aspire to. The sequel was such a massive improvement that I’m glad I actually gave it a chance after the first one was so horrid.

    ’28 Weeks Late’ for obvious reasons.

    And I don’t care what any of you say – the only film in the ‘Scream’ series worth watching is the first one. All of the sequels were completely campy, classless, and unnecessary.

  • Damienthorn

    The omen 2 . Halloween 4. Exorcist 3. 28 weeks later. Day of the Dead. Bride of Frankenstein. Evil Dead 2. Friday the 13th 4. Hellraiser 2. Creepshow 2. Silence of the Lambs. Phantasm 2. The Devils rejects .

    Definitely Aliens and terminators 2. Those sequels had to fill big shoes, cause the firsts were great. They evolved like a Pokemeon. :-)

    • SuperKilla

      I wanted so badly to name Phantasm 2 but I did not like that they had a different actor play Mike, so because of that it did not blow me away, but,I think Phantasm IV:Oblivion had some nice scenes based around the original.

  • Garyn

    ‘Let Me In’, I believe is superior to the original. It caught me off-guard as I don’t like remakes, but damn! I agree with NOELS:3 and I’d like to add ‘New Nightmare’ to the unexpected awesomeness list.
    My guilty pleasure? ‘SCREAM 4′!!!! If ‘SCREAM’ is original then ‘SCREAM 4′ is meta-original

    • SuperKilla

      Good call on New Nightmare.

  • luis84cardenas

    candyman 2 farewell to the flesh was better they the original movie aliens when more better they the original remake to texas chainsaw massacres to me was the best movie out of all them friday th13 2346 and 7 was the best one a nightmare on elm only 3 was the best out of the all scream it was only 2 i love child play 2 hellrasier 2 and 3 was great night of the living dead part 2 was great halloween 6 curse of Michael Myers was great movie because it was my first horror movie i have seen. 28 week great zombie movie ever dawn of the dead another great movie v/h/s 2 and saw 3 Insidious 2

  • SuperKilla

    28 weeks later

    Psycho 2

    Cabin Fever 2

    Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein

  • paul7960

    Jason Lives along with Dream Warriors on VHS were the ones that committed me to a life of horror!!

  • SuperKilla

    From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
    Better than I expected it to be and Bruce Campbell has a decent cameo.

  • Mr.Mirage

    The Massacre Of The Burkittsville 7 was brilliant. I only had a VHS copy (to this date not available on disc, blue or otherwise), loaned it to a friend, then his apartment burned out and have not been able to replace it. Not “found footage” but mockumentary, and damned fine at that. IMHO, the best of the 3 Blair With movies, and I just happen to love the first two (warts and all).

    • explorer801

      You are almost 100% correct, however the “movie” you speak of was no movie at all. It was another layer of brilliant B. S. that had been falsified during the Blair Witch frenzy & tacked upon special screenings & later DVD/Blu Ray releases. It is a 40-ish minute “documentary” (convincingly made) about fictional Rustin Paar (mentioned in the original Blair Witch) & the events that unfolded in his Burkitsville cabin many years previous to 1994. Take a peek if you can’t find & thanks for bringing this up. http://vimeo.com/59334058

  • VictorCrowley

    Some obvious ones that need no explanation:

    Friday IV
    Aliens
    T2
    Psycho II
    The Devil’s Rejects
    Child’s Play 2
    Scream 2 (and 4)
    Creepshow 2
    Night of the Demons 2
    Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

    NOES 4: Always liked it better than part 3.

    One sequel that never was, but in my mind would’ve been the strongest chapter after the original was Halloween 6, the version that is now known as the ‘Producer’s Cut’. I was literally blown away the first time I got a chance to see the bootleg and finally see some of the slashed scenes I spent months reading about in Fangoria before Donald Pleasance passed away and they re-cut (destroyed) the film and spit out what became the theatrical release. I seriously disagree with them changing everything to suit the death of Donald. They ended up going in a completely different direction without his character anyway with H20. Just a total waste to keep the real version of part 6 away from the fans for so long. IMO, it would’ve been the best sequel.

  • jaxx367

    I felt this way about VHS. I liked it but it wasn’t great. I expected it to be great but it was ok. Really only two of the segments were decent. Then VHS 2 came out and it totally kicked ass!!! I loved it. It was awsome. And way superior to the original. I loved it