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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.