5 Awful Horror Movie Sequels


Sequels to horror films are usually either very good or very, very bad. Some horror movies do not require any sequel at all, whereas others can get away with them. Today I am sharing five awful horror sequels that should have never been made:

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge

A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of my favourite horror movies, and part 2 failed to deliver. While the scene with Freddy driving a bus is comical, the overall film isn’t great. Freddy seems rather corny in this sequel compared to how scary he was in the original, and let’s face it, Freddy’s a scary guy so if he doesn’t come off that way there’s a problem. Some of the other sequels weren’t good either, but with this one being bad, it didn’t set the standard very high for the films that followed.Fullscreen capture 2182013 72114 PM

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever

I wasn’t a huge fan of the first film, but I would rather sit around and watch Cabin Fever everyday than watch this awful sequel. This movie has bad actors, and is just gross for no reason. I love gore and I can usually sit through just about anything, but I actually had to fast forward through some extremely disturbing scenes in this film. If you have never heard of the sequel before now, do yourself a favour and never watch this movie.

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch

This film simply confuses me. Why on earth would you make a sequel to Halloween that does not have Michael Myers in it?! Halloween is my all-time favourite horror movie, but I refuse to enjoy a sequel with no Michael Myers. He’s the reason why most people love Halloween, so I just think it’s a stupid concept to not have him.

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Child’s Play 3

The movie takes place 8 years after the second, and Andy is a teenager. I found Andy to be more likeable as a kid, so having him as a teenager in military school felt boring to me. I found the film is not as exciting as the first two, and the fact that all of a sudden Chucky was using a gun as a weapon was rather silly. A doll using a gun is not scary, it’s just dumb. I think they should have stopped after making the second film.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

I know this is a prequel, not a sequel, but it was made after the original and the remake so I am including it here. TCM did not need a prequel, so I found this movie to be unnecessary. I didn’t get much out of it as far as the story goes, and it was not executed well. For those of us who love gore, there was a lot of it, but it was at a point where there was just too much gore and it was excruciating to sit through.

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There are many other sequels that never needed to be made, and I’m sure some will disagree with me on a few of these films, but these five just bugged me.


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      1. Devon Olson February 19, 2013 at 2:35 am

        How about every Saw movie after the first one.

        • bigevilworldwide February 19, 2013 at 4:33 am

          You would have to add the first one too….None of them were particularly good

        • Ash February 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm

          SAW is brilliant. Take that back 😛

        • Dennis Francis February 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

          I absolutely agree. SAW was god awful. Stupid excuse for gore. And TERRIBLE story. Worst movie franchise ive ever seen. And yes, Ive seen all the Leprechaun films.

        • Robyn February 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

          Haha, I enjoyed the first and second Saw movies, but after that I thought they were awful. The first and second aren’t fantastic, but I did enjoy them.

        • Ash February 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

          Dennis Francis, what have you been smoking mate :) if you think a Leprechaun movie comes close to the first (and only the first) SAW film which wasn’t at all JUST about the gore. The franchise became reliant on the ‘torture porn’ aspect yes but the original had a good twisty turny plot too. Terrible story? what about that ending, sort yourself out :) A great film for horror fans and at the time It was something very different, hence it’s appeal and success :)

        • Dennis Francis February 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

          Are you kidding me? The whole movie was torture porn, with an ending you can see a mile away and terrible acting and a terrible plot LoL 😉

      2. bigevilworldwide February 19, 2013 at 4:31 am

        Technically Texas Chainsaw 3D was such god awful garbage it made that prequel look amazing in comparison

        • Robyn February 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

          I enjoyed Texas Chainsaw 3D! I know a lot of people don’t, and I didn’t begin enjoying it until about half way through the film. I really liked the take on the story and I enjoyed the ending. The prequel I didn’t find enjoyable at all, but that’s just my opinion.

        • Dane January 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm

          Txas Chainsaw 3D Was like TCS 1.5, I though it was great!

      3. Michael February 19, 2013 at 6:18 am

        I enjoyed the sequel to the TCM. I would of added the bride of chucky and maybe JGTH. Other then that, good article.

        • Robyn February 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

          Thank you, it’s always great to hear other people’s thoughts! I agree that Bride of Chucky wasn’t great, and I don’t think Seed of Chucky was great either. They really should have stopped after making Child’s Play 2. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Jason Goes To Hell, so I don’t remember what it was like!

      4. Jake Cadaverous February 19, 2013 at 6:38 am

        This is why they made a Halloween movie without Michael Myers:

        “Originally after Halloween II, John Carpenter and Debra Hill wanted to turn the brand of Halloween into an Anthology series with a new Halloween season-themed sequel each year”

        • Jake Cadaverous February 19, 2013 at 6:40 am

          Which probably would have been better than endless Michael Myers sequels if the idea had worked out.

        • Robyn February 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

          I didn’t know that! Hmm, well knowing that, I suppose it could have worked. I just found it strange to have a Halloween sequel without Michael Myers, because I think he’s a fantastic character. Thanks for the info!

        • idleprimate October 8, 2013 at 2:05 am

          I wish their idea would have worked out. I also wish we had an anthology each halloween–like a creepshow annual or maybe trickrtreat since its more contemporary

      5. DirtyGirl (@DirtyGirlReview) February 19, 2013 at 10:04 am

        Halloween 3 really? I love that movie. I watch it every Halloween :)

        • Ash February 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm

          I have found memories too “three more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween… three more days to Halloween, Silver Sharmrock” and then that music! Freaked me out as a child. Creepy :)

        • Robyn February 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

          Haha, I haven’t met anyone who enjoyed Halloween 3 so it’s interesting to know you watch it every Halloween! I watch the original every year. :)

        • Marigen Beltran January 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

          I also love Halloween 3!!! the ending leaves us with a sense of doom

      6. boneyard February 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

        Halloween 3 does have a fans.

        • Robyn February 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

          I don’t know anyone personally who enjoyed Halloween 3, but I’ll take your word for it! :)

      7. Ash February 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm

        Childs Play 3? com’on! “Dooon’t fuck with the Chuck!” great line :)

      8. Brandon February 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm

        Halloween 3? I loved that flick, classic 80s horror.. The only reason a lot of people didn’t like the the film, is because it doesn’t have Michael Myers stalking babysitters for the millionth time.. I enjoyed Freddy’s Revenge as well.. It’s not a great horror film, but better than Nightmare 3,4,5,6..

        • Robyn February 20, 2013 at 12:30 am

          Well I like Michael Myers, so that’s my reason for not liking it. I agree that some of the other Nightmare sequels were great. None of them were as good as the original.

      9. Dennis Francis February 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

        Leprechaun in Da Hood, Jason Goes to Manhattan, Alien 3, Jaws 3D…….List goes on.

        • Robyn February 20, 2013 at 12:31 am

          I’ve never seen any of the Leprechaun movies, are any of them good?

        • Dennis Francis February 20, 2013 at 1:40 am

          Lol not really

      10. Robyn February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

        Haha, I agree that is a great line! It’s not as though I feel the film is awful, but I didn’t enjoy it like I did the original and second films. I know not everyone agrees with me though!

      11. TheDude1980 February 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        I actually agree with the above commenter. Halloween 3 does have a big following and is actually quite a good movie. The only reason people hate on it is because everyone thought Michael Myers was going to be in it. When he wasn’t they freaked out and the hatred built up. Now finally that hatred is fading away and Halloween 3 is being recognized as a very good horror movie.

      12. Marco February 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

        Mother of tears / Silent night, deadly night 4 : initiation / Urban legend 2 & 3 / I’ll always know what you did last summer / Extremes 3 part2 / Demons 3 : the orgre / The grudge 3 and i agree on Halloween 3 & Child play 3

        • Robyn February 20, 2013 at 12:35 am

          Haha yes, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer wasn’t great. Nice to know you agree with me on those two movies! I have not seen the other ones you mentioned though!

        • Marco February 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm

          Mother of tears was a HUGE disappointment for me, being a fan of Suspiria and Inferno since my childhood. It just felt like a big joke. And that awkward ending …just weird. I guess i had too much expectation.

      13. Tiago Almeida February 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm

        Are you serious about Cabin Fever 2?
        I just love that movie. I think it is awesome and lots of fun. I love Ti West and every film he made so far, and I even think this one is far better than the original.
        And also, Texas Chainsaw Massacre the beginning is a great prequel. I actually liked it better than the remake, it is gorier and darker.

        • Robyn February 20, 2013 at 12:38 am

          I really didn’t enjoy Cabin Fever 2 at all. I think I was expecting something far different than how it turned out to be, but as I said, I wasn’t a huge fan of the original either so I didn’t expect to love the second film. Obviously we all have different opinions on some of these sequels!

      14. Dread World (@dread_world) February 20, 2013 at 12:17 am

        Good Choices…but Cabin Fever 2 was a hell of a lot better than it had any right to be. The footage the West shot (everything up until the absolutely stupid denouement) is awesome. It’s fun. It’s camp. In a world where Hellraiser : Revelations and Wrong Turn 5 exist, Cabin Fever 2 should be nowhere near a list like this.

        • Robyn February 20, 2013 at 12:40 am

          Thanks. To be honest I haven’t watched any of the Hellraiser movies all the way through so I don’t know about those. Also, up until not that long ago I had no idea there was 5 Wrong Turns! I enjoyed the first film but I haven’t seen any of the sequels.

      15. Riley (@RileyAnonymity) March 4, 2013 at 4:17 am

        I’m gonna disagree with Halloween 3 and Freddy’s Revenge. I think they’re both just misunderstood. Plus if your ONLY reasoning for not liking Halloween 3 is because there’s no Michael Myers, you’re copping yourself out of a pretty freaky movie.

        • Dennis Francis March 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

          Halloween 3 has had a bigger cult following in recent years. Most people that hate it have only seen it once or twice. I happened to enjoy it very much along with Freddy’s Revenge.

        • BlondeRobynGirl March 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

          As I mentioned before, I enjoyed neither of those films personally, but we all have our own opinions obviously! I am a huge Michael Myers fan, so Halloween 3 is not for me.

      16. Andrew Barry March 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

        I do not agree with these picks. This is a horror website but do not know why Halloween 3 was made? It was suppose to be a series where each entry told a different story but since Michael Myers was so popular they only tried it once. If it had a different title it would have been at least average and is not that bad but because Michael Myers was not in it people didn’t give it a chance. I also disagree with the TCMB because if what you are saying is true, then we never need prequels. I enjoyed watching it and getting some insight to why the family was that way and why Leatherface had well a screwed up face. I actually do not care much for TCM anyways but I do not agree it was bad. You could have put Halloween 4-6 on there since they just completely screwed the series, Friday The 13th Part 9 which was horrible, or ANY of the Nightmare on Elm Streets since you said Freddy wasn’t scary in the 2nd one but all the other sequels were just Comedy horror no matter how you slice it. Just my opinion though.

        • BlondeRobynGirl March 11, 2013 at 12:29 am

          Obviously we all have different opinions, and if you disagree with me that’s fine, but as I have mentioned many times to previous comments, I did not enjoy Halloween 3, therefore it went on my list. For a movie titled Halloween, it should have Michael Myers, plain and simple. Not everyone has to agree with the posts on this website but everyone must learn that all of us writers have our own opinion and nobody should be making snarky or nasty comments to us saying that we shouldn’t be writing on here.

        • Herner Klenthur March 11, 2013 at 12:34 am

          Some people dont agree and thats fine Robyn dont let it get to you.

      17. jmatts78 April 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm

        I have a soft spot in my heart for Freddy’s Revenge, partly because it was actually my first exposure to Nightmare on Elm Street, and partly because I think I may have somehow recognized the gay undertones even at a young age. I think I was maybe 9 or 10 at the time (horror fan since age 4 thanks to Poltergeist!), but, well, that’s the age I started figuring out I was different. So it spoke to me I guess.

      18. idleprimate October 8, 2013 at 2:14 am

        I liked halloween 3 well enough and personally found myers and jason (who are basically the same character) while starting out interesting got tedious pretty damn fast.

        I would add fright night 2 to this list and hellraiser 2 through 37.

        Do bad sequels count if the first was bad? The sleepaway camp movies for example.

        NOES 2 was bad and a bit skeevy but I thought they sure made a comeback in 3. And introduced the world to Patricia Arquette too!

      19. Laura O January 4, 2014 at 2:10 pm

        I’d like to add Jeepers Creepers 2 to the list. This first half of Jeepers Creepers was excellent, even if they ruined it at about the half way mark. But the sequel? Sheesh!

      20. Juan January 5, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        I would like to add “The Exorcist II: The Heretic” there is nothing redeemable about that film.

      21. Ben Kasten January 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm

        I really liked Halloween 3 because it had an original idea and didn’t try to have a killer on formula that the sequels had.

      22. Guy January 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm

        “Halloween 3: Season of the Witch” was a great movie. Yes, the title was misleading with no Michael Myers. Should have been called “Season of the Witch.” But, Cut this film some slack Jack. It’s still a John Carpenter film. Silver Shamrock Forever!!!

        • Herner Klenthur January 5, 2014 at 4:20 pm

          I think Robyns issue with it is likely the false advertising. I am sure she will share her 5 cents. THanks for sharing yours :)

      23. jasonlecter January 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

        WHAT !!!!!!!! HALLOWEEN 3 is better than any of the other sequels. One of the best 80’s horror films and a classic Halloween film.

      24. David January 5, 2014 at 5:23 pm

        As a list it is well done as it is your opinions of said movies. Nightmare 2, exploding bird, couldn’t take the movie even tongue in cheek after that. Texas…beginning, thought it was done well, but knowing that no one survived took any suspense I could have had during attempted excapes. I like Halloween 3. Carpenter had a good idea (in my opinion) to keep the franchise going having told (and completed ) the original story. In response to an earlier post, Demons 3 was a TV movie that had nothing to do with the first two. Was retitled for marketing (Anyone remember Zombie 5: Birds of prey? ). I look forward to more of this site’s lists an articles.

      25. Punch Killmaster January 5, 2014 at 5:28 pm

        ANOES 2 and Halloween III were both amazing films. Period.

      26. Brandon January 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

        Halloween III was awesome!

      27. Lou Kraml January 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

        I have to disagree with the Nightmare on Elm Street. The dark humor is what made him sadistic. If he was just scary, then it wouldn’t have been as original.

      28. d.j. clement January 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        So Halloween 3 was bad just because it didn’t have Michael Myers in it?.. if thats you’re only argument against the film then I suggest you stop reviewing movies.

        Halloween H20 and Halloween Resurrection were far worse sequels – AND THEY HAD MYERS IN THEM!!