The Best Horror Movie Sequels

Over 6.7K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Horror Movie Sequels
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Vote up the best horror film sequel in a series or franchise.

Latest additions: Meg 2: The Trench, Bird Box Barcelona, Insidious: The Red Door
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The best horror movie sequels have quite a reputation to uphold. The best of the best horror film sequels not only elevate some of the most iconic and memorable films the genre has to offer, but they must expand upon lore, give great new kills and frights, and somehow manage to not upset an entire generation of fans who love the original films. This would be daunting for any film, but when some horror film franchises fun dozens of films deep, it becomes all the more frightening, but all the more rewarding when done correctly and creates some of the best movie sequels of all time.

From stereotypical slasher sequels like A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, to legacy sequels like Doctor Sleep and Scream, these terrifying films encompass decades of the horror genre, and each film is wonderfully unique, frightening, and fun in their own way.

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  • Aliens
    3,301 votes
    Gale Anne Hurd
    Sequel to Alien
  • Evil Dead II
    2,709 votes
    Rob Tapert
    Sequel to The Evil Dead
  • Dawn of the Dead
    2,333 votes
    Richard P. Rubinstein
    Second film in the Living Dead series
  • Army of Darkness
    1,557 votes
    In the captivating genre-blender, Army of Darkness, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) finds himself transported to 1300 AD. Plunged into a medieval nightmare, he must grapple with Deadites, ghoulish creatures from the underworld. His goal? Retrieve the Necronomicon, a book of dark magic, and return to his own time. Uniquely blending horror with comedy, this third installment in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead series showcases Campbell's charisma and comedic timing. A cult classic, it won the Sitges Film Festival award for Best Special Effects. Can Ash outwit his monstrous foes and make it back home?
  • The Devil's Rejects
    2,496 votes
    Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, Andy Gould
    Sequel to House of 1000 Corpses
  • Sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge