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The Best Horror Movie Sequels

Updated October 21, 2020 34.0k votes 2.1k voters 59.8k views105 items

List RulesAny 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. There are a few franchises on this list that have five sequels or more.

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 should also check back for new horror movie sequels as they are released and added to this list.

  • 1
    Aliens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels


    James Cameron

    ActorsSigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen


    Sequel to Alien
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  • 2
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsPatricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor, Robert Englund, Dick Cavett


    Sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
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    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Evil Dead II

    Sam Raimi

    ActorsBruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Dan Hicks


    Sequel to The Evil Dead
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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Dawn of the Dead

    George A. Romero

    ActorsTom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico, Howard Smith, David Early


    Second film in the Living Dead series
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  • 5
    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels


    David Gordon Green

    ActorsJamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle


    11th film in the Halloween franchise; direct sequel to Halloween (1978)

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  • 6
    The Conjuring 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsVera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney


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  • 7
    The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsDiamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn, E.G. Daily, Brian Posehn


    Sequel to House of 1000 Corpses
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  • 8
    Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Scream 2

    Wes Craven

    ActorsSarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham, Liev Schreiber, Jada Pinkett Smith


    Sequel to Scream
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  • 9
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsJamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Josh Hartnett


    Seventh film in the Halloween series
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  • 10
    Final Destination 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Final Destination 2

    David R. Ellis

    ActorsAli Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter, Tony Todd, Keegan Connor Tracy


    Sequel to Final Destination
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  • 11
    Friday the 13th Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsBetsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Warrington Gillette, Rex Everhart, Ari Lehman


    Sequel to Friday the 13th
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  • 12
    Hellbound: Hellraiser II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsDoug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham, William Hope, Clare Higgins


    Sequel to Hellraiser
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  • 13
    Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsRose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell


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  • 14
    Friday the 13th: The Final Cha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsCorey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Ted White


    Fourth film in the Friday the 13th series
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  • 15
    Wes Craven's New Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsWes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Lin Shaye


    Seventh film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series
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  • 16
    Child's Play 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Child's Play 2

    John Lafia

    ActorsJenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant, Gerrit Graham, Greg Germann


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  • 17
    Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Day of the Dead

    George A. Romero

    ActorsSherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Richard Liberty


    Third film in the Living Dead series
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  • 18
    Blade II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Blade II

    Guillermo del Toro

    ActorsKris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman, Norman Reedus, Leonor Varela


    Sequel to Blade
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  • 19
    Saw II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Saw II

    Darren Lynn Bousman

    ActorsEmmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell


    Sequel to Saw
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  • 20
    28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    28 Weeks Later

    Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

    ActorsRose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner, Imogen Poots, Robert Carlyle


    Sequel to 28 Days Later
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  • 21
    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsCorey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Ron Palillo, Thom Mathews, Alan Blumenfeld


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  • 22
    Bride of Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsBoris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty, Elsa Lanchester, John Carradine


    Sequel to Frankenstein
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  • 23
    Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    ActorsEvangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena, Katharine Isabelle, Robert Englund


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  • 24
    Scream 4 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Scream 4

    Wes Craven

    ActorsHayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox, Anna Paquin, Alison Brie


    Fourth film in the Scream series
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  • 25
    Jeepers Creepers 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels

    Jeepers Creepers 2

    Victor Salva

    ActorsJustin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise, Al Santos, Marieh Delfino


    Sequel to Jeepers Creepers
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