5 Best Horror Movie Sequels


Earlier this week I shared 5 awful horror movie sequels with you all, and after reading many comments, it’s obvious that we all have very different opinions on the sequels that I shared. Following that post, I decided to share 5 great horror movie sequels. These 5 films are great additions to the original movies, and I am very happy that they were made!

Halloween II

Halloween II is a great film to follow the original and I believe that it is essential to the series. I like how they continued the plot of Michael going after Laurie Strode. He kills anyone who gets in his way, so you can never say that he wasn’t determined! There are some great kill scenes and a ton of suspense which makes it really fun to watch. The fact that the setting is in a quiet hospital makes the film very creepy. I started looking at hospitals very differently after seeing this! To this day, I still find them rather creepy.


Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a great film with a fantastic opening scene. I have watched this movie many times over the years and certain scenes still make me jump! There’s lots of blood, the pace is great, and Jason is a very scary killer. Without this film, the Friday the 13th series would not have been born! The original is a great movie, but I don’t think it was great enough to stand on its own, so this was a great follow up. I actually enjoy Part 2 more than I enjoy the original!


Evil Dead II

I have always found The Evil Dead to be a strange movie, but I admit it is a classic. Evil Dead II is also rather strange, but I think it’s more fun. When Ash’s hand becomes possessed and starts attacking him; that is just too funny. Bruce Campbell did a great job in the original, but I think he outshined himself in the second. The gore and the comedy alone make this an excellent sequel, let alone all of the other horror goodness going on!


Dawn of the Dead

I only found out recently that George Romero created Dawn of the Dead as a sequel to Night of the Living Dead. Looking back on both films, I think Dawn is a great sequel to Night. I personally enjoyed both the original and remake of Dawn of the Dead, although I know some don’t agree with me on that. I believe that both are great zombie films to add to a world that wants lots and lots of blood and violence. I am so glad that films like Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead have been around to bring about the new age of zombies with shows like The Walking Dead (which is the best show ever!). Yay for flesh eating zombies!


28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later may not be a well-known film (I know many who have never heard of it), but I believe it did justice to the original. It follows the same storyline and I enjoyed that they kept up with the fast pace of the original. I found the movie to be more disturbing at times than the original, which I am not complaining about, but I was disappointed that Cillian Murphy was not in the film at all. I would have liked to see him in the film, even if it was a cameo. 28 Weeks Later is not better than 28 Days Later, but it did surprise me by being better than I thought it would be. I think it makes a great sequel.


This list of great horror movie sequels could be so much longer, as I also enjoyed films such as Child’s Play 2, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream 2, but I feel that the above 5 are great examples of sequels being done right. What horror movie sequels do you enjoy?


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      1. Marco February 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        I agree with you all the way!! And 28 weeks later is even better than 28 days later!!! My guilty pleasure sequel? Slumber Party Massacre 2 ..its true!! But this one goes on the “its so bad that its soooo good” list. 😛

        • BlondeRobynGirl February 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm

          Thanks, it’s always nice when someone agrees with me! :) Haha, I haven’t actually seen that one.

      2. bob101910 February 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        I think Aliens is the best sequel to a horror movie

        • BlondeRobynGirl February 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm

          I’m not sure whether I’ve actually watched Aliens. I was never really into the first film.

        • Melanie F February 25, 2013 at 12:07 am

          Oh yeah Aliens was awesome.

      3. Tiago Almeida February 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

        The Devil´s Rejects

        • BlondeRobynGirl February 26, 2013 at 3:17 am

          I haven’t seen The Devil’s Rejects! I’m not a fan of Rob Zombie at all though so I don’t plan on watching it, haha.

      4. Tiago Almeida March 2, 2013 at 2:43 am

        Come on, give it a try. The Devil’s Rejects is so good. And it is by far his best movie so far. I really recommend it, I think it is the best modern horror film. But then again, if you are somewhat sensitive to psychological torture and violence, you may wanna avoid it. but if you right abou horror, I don’t think that’s your case. anyway, nice list, I like everyone of these movies you listed.

        • BlondeRobynGirl March 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm

          I’ll consider watching it, even though I am not a fan of his. And you are right, I’m not sensitive to that, or much of anything when it comes to horror. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoy those films like I do!

        • Shane R. January 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

          I like Rob Zombie’s films but I do see he has some weaknesses in filmmaking. However, The Devils Rejects is a great horror film that’s from the point of view of the murderous family on the run. It’s got a great ’70s feel to it, good music, and has the feel of a horror Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (although it’s not as good as that movie).

        • raiderjoe76 January 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm

          I’m sorry. DEVIL’S REJECTS is just awful.I don’t understand why so many people think it is this great horror film. It may not be as bad as HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, to which it is a sequel, but it is typical Rob Zombie sleaze filled with unlikable characters. I hated everyone, even the people you are supposed to like. No, if you don’t like Rob Zombie to start with, you won’t like it.

      5. tiptoethruthetulips March 6, 2013 at 7:34 am

        House of 100 Corpses and the sequel – The Devil’s Rejects, hands down, 2 of THE best horror movies EVER made. No joke. The characters, the family, everything about this story-line was very well thought out. The 1st movie takes a bit of getting used to, but it becomes a classic the more you watch it. The 2nd movie much more easier to follow. The entire Firefly Family is one of the best set of horror characters ever created. Sorry, but Rob Zombie has nothing to do with how you should judge a movie without even watching it. I really like your list, and agree with everything you posted, but it seems like you have a few movies to catch up on. Keep up the great work though. Check out The Descent and sequel The Descent Part 2. Jeepers Creepers 1 and 2, both great movies, really looking forward to Part 3. Wrong Turn, the entire series has some great characters and scenes, yes cheesy at times, but slasher horror at it’s best. I think Halloween 1 and 2, and then jumping ahead to Halloween H20, I really liked that movie and the way it gave props to the original. I will end on Insidious, and the ending of that movie, makes me anticipate the sequel – Insidious Chapter 2. That is all. Thank you.

        • tiptoethruthetulips March 6, 2013 at 7:37 am

          House of 1000 Corpses – not 100. Really? Did I make that typo? LOL – I am sure you all know what I mean. haha

        • Dennis Francis March 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm

          Really? The best horror movies ever made?

          Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alien, House on Haunted Hill, Dracula, Wolfman, The Exorcist, The Howling, Cujo, Pet Semetary, The Shining, The Haunting, Birds, Altered States……

          I mean the list goes on and on.

          Rob Zombie has no place to belong up in this list of best horror movies. He butchered Halloween. And House of 1000 Corpses and Devils Rejects were terrible. There really is no plot to either movie, the scripting is bad. Yes the acting was good I agree.

          You have a lot of movies to watch if you think these two films are the best horror movies.

        • Herner Klenthur March 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm

          I dont think you read the title of this article properly. It says best SEQUELS. Not Best of all time

        • Dennis Francis March 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm

          No that wasnt the point.

          “tiptoethruthetulips March 6, 2013 at 7:34 am
          House of 100 Corpses and the sequel – The Devil’s Rejects, hands down, 2 of THE best horror movies EVER made.”

          He said they were the best films ever made and I decided to elaborate on THAT fact.

        • BlondeRobynGirl March 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

          As Herner said, this post is titled Best Horror Movie Sequels, not best horror movies ever. I wrote it so I would know. Some of the films you mentioned are great films, but my post was only to write about 5 great sequels.

      6. tiptoethruthetulips March 7, 2013 at 7:05 am

        @Dennis Francis – thanks for the feedback. I’ve seen all of the movies you mentioned, most of them I would consider classics now, and not sequels. Makes me think my choices are even more solid. RZ deserves to be on this list, because this list is best SEQUELS. Some of your choices seem a bit dated, it’s 2013 & there are new films, with new directors…you should at least recognize newer movies & good SEQUELS. …and in all fairness, RZ did not butcher Halloween – the studio did. His idea for a 2-part version of the original Halloween story was not approved, and he was forced to film 1 movie. RZ never wanted to film a sequel. There is no way anyone can ever live up to the original Halloween, however, speaking of sequels, RZ did a good job with picking up exactly where his version of part 1 finished off. Interested to watch The Lords of Salem & just how that movie rates with me. Love this site, thanks!

        • Herner Klenthur March 11, 2013 at 12:21 am

          interesting I hated Rob Zombies Halloween 2 and I was not aware that Rob Zombie was forced into that path by the studio. Very informative comment.

      7. zombiegyall June 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

        Where the fuck is [REC]² ?

        • BlondeRobynGirl January 4, 2014 at 8:48 pm

          Haven’t seen any of the REC movies! I’ve heard the first is good though.

      8. Michael John Lusty Smith January 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm

        Psycho 2 was pretty good I thought.

      9. Michael D. Goscinski January 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        Wow, I imagine it was hard to nail it down to just 5… good, solid list.. I would somehow find a way to squeeze in “Hellbound: Hellraiser II”… but not sure what I’d eliminate…