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The Best Horror Movie Sequels  

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List Rules Any horror film sequel in a series or franchise. No 1st remakes or reboots (II and III okay).

Does your favorite horror film keep the frights coming with an awesome sequel? Browse through this list of the best horror movie sequels to see which scary movies not only have second installments, but are considered to be some of the greatest sequels ever made. Everyone knows there are many sequels (of varying quality) to slasher flicks like Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Other part twos, however, are great stand-alone movies, like Evil Dead II, Dawn of the Dead, and even Aliens.

Do you want to have a horror movie marathon of your favorite scary series? This list makes it easy to pick out horror movies that have sequels. From the Saw series to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, many horror movies brought multiple movies to the screen for the viewer’s excitement and enjoyment.

To see which horror movie sequels were well-done and added to the enchantment of the series, pick from the top of the list to enjoy a fright night to remember. You can also add your own favorite horror movie sequel if you don’t see it listed here.
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James Cameron
Sequel to Alien Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael ...more
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willyboymcoy added George A. Romero
Second film in the Living Dead series This film is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's series, but contains no characters or settings from them, ...more
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Sequel to Saw Saw II is a 2005 Canadian-American horror film, a sequel to 2004's Saw and the second installment in the seven-part Saw franchise, directed and co-written by Darren Lynn Bousman. Co-written with ...more
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Sam Raimi
Sequel to The Evil Dead Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more
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David R. Ellis
Sequel to Final Destination Final Destination 2 is a 2003 supernatural American horror film directed by David R. Ellis. The screenplay by J. Mackye Gruber and Eric Bress was from a story by Gruber, Bress, and series ...more
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Steve Miner
Sequel to Friday the 13th Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 American horror film directed by Steve Miner. It is a direct sequel to Friday the 13th, picking up five years after that film's conclusion. The film marks the ...more
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Rob Zombie
Sequel to House of 1000 Corpses The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the sequel to his 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses. The film is centered on the run of three members of ...more
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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels
dee123 added Wes Craven
Sequel to Scream Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie ...more
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Chuck Russell
Sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the third film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Chuck Russell, written by ...more
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willyboymcoy added Wes Craven
Fourth film in the Scream series 10 years after the third movie. Courteney Cox and David Arquette return as Gale Weathers Riley and Deputy Dewey Riley. Neve Campbell also returns as Sidney Prescott. A killer is after a new ...more
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naltmelani added The Conjuring 2
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dee123 added Steve Miner
Seventh film in the Halloween series Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment in the Halloween film series. It is directed by Steve Miner and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, LL Cool ...more
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MichaelJones2 added John Lafia
Child's Play 2 is a 1990 American horror film, the sequel to Child's Play, written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia. It was released on November 9, 1990, exactly two years after the ...more
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Joseph Zito
Fourth film in the Friday the 13th series Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is a 1984 slasher film written and directed by Joseph Zito. It is the fourth film in the Friday the 13th film series. Though it was billed as "The Final ...more
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dee123 added Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Sequel to 28 Days Later 28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film, structured as a sequel to the 2002 critical and commercial success, 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks Later was ...more
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Wes Craven
Seventh film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 American slasher metafilm written and directed by original Nightmare on Elm Street creator Wes Craven. Although it is the seventh film in the franchise, it ...more
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Fourth film in the Child's Play series Bride of Chucky is a 1998 black comedy horror film distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the Child's Play film series. The film is written by Don Mancini and ...more
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Jeepers Creepers 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels
Victor Salva
Sequel to Jeepers Creepers Jeepers Creepers 2 is a 2003 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva, produced by American Zoetrope, Capitol Films, Myriad Pictures and distributed by United Artists, a ...more
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Guillermo del Toro
Sequel to Blade Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more
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sydismael1 added James Wan
Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2010's Insidious and the second installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars ...more
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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels
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11th film in the Halloween franchise; direct sequel to Halloween (1978)

Halloween is a 2018 horror film directed by David Gordon Green, and the 11th film in the Halloween franchise. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers ...more
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willyboymcoy added James Wong
Third film in the Final Destination series Final Destination 3 is a 2006 American horror film, and the third installment of the Final Destination franchise. It was directed and co-written by James Wong, who also directed and co-wrote the ...more
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Tony Randel
Sequel to Hellraiser Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 1988 British-American horror film directed by Tony Randel. It draws heavily upon, and was made by much of the same cast and crew as its precursor, Hellraiser.
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Tod Williams
Sequel to Paranormal Activity Paranormal Activity 2 is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by Tod Williams and written by Michael R. Perry. The film is a prequel to the 2007 film Paranormal Activity, beginning ...more
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willyboymcoy added Renny Harlin
Fourth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is a 1988 American slasher fantasy film and the fourth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Renny Harlin, stars ...more