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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

Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, + more

Released: 1986

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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Sam Raimi

Actors: Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Dan Hicks, + more

Released: 1987

Sequel to The Evil Dead Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi, a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. After Ash (Bruce Campbell) discovers an audiotape left by a college ...more

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Chuck Russell

Actors: Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor, Robert Englund, Dick Cavett, + more

Released: 1987

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 George A. Romero

Actors: Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico, Howard Smith, David Early, + more

Released: 1978

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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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels
dee123 added Wes Craven

Actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham, Liev Schreiber, Jada Pinkett Smith, + more

Released: 1997

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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Rob Zombie

Actors: Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn, E.G. Daily, Brian Posehn, + more

Released: 2005

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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dee123 added Steve Miner

Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Josh Hartnett, + more

Released: 1998

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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David R. Ellis

Actors: Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter, Tony Todd, Keegan Connor Tracy, + more

Released: 2003

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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naltmelani added James Wan

Actors: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney

Released: 2016

The Conjuring 2 is a 2016 American supernatural horror film, directed by James Wan. It is the sequel to 2013's The Conjuring and the third installment in The Conjuring series. Ed and Lorraine ...more

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Steve Miner

Actors: Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Warrington Gillette, Rex Everhart, Ari Lehman, + more

Released: 1981

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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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels
Halloween David Gordon Green

Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle

Released: 2018

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 Darren Lynn Bousman

Actors: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, + more

Released: 2005

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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Wes Craven

Actors: Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Lin Shaye, + more

Released: 1994

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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dee123 added Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Actors: Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner, Imogen Poots, Robert Carlyle, + more

Released: 2007

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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Joseph Zito

Actors: Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Ted White, + more

Released: 1984

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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Tony Randel

Actors: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham, William Hope, Clare Higgins, + more

Released: 1988

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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Guillermo del Toro

Actors: Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman, Norman Reedus, Leonor Varela, + more

Released: 2002

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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willyboymcoy added Wes Craven

Actors: Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox, Anna Paquin, Alison Brie, + more

Released: 2011

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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MichaelJones2 added John Lafia

Actors: Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant, Gerrit Graham, Greg Germann, + more

Released: 1990

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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Actors: Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, + more

Released: 2013

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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George A. Romero

Actors: Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Richard Liberty, + more

Released: 1985

Third film in the Living Dead series This film is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's film series. Romero describes the film as a "tragedy about how a lack of ...more

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James Whale

Actors: Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty, Elsa Lanchester, John Carradine, + more

Released: 1935

Sequel to Frankenstein Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror film, the first sequel to Frankenstein. Bride of Frankenstein was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester ...more

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Jeepers Creepers 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels
Victor Salva

Actors: Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise, Al Santos, Marieh Delfino, + more

Released: 2003

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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Actors: Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena, Katharine Isabelle, Robert Englund, + more

Released: 2003

Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher action fantasy film directed by Ronny Yu. The film is a crossover between the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. It is the ...more

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Actors: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Brooke Bundy, Rodney Eastman, Ken Sagoes, + more

Released: 1988

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

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