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 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?