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The Best Horror Movie Sequels

Updated October 21, 2020 34.2k votes 2.2k voters 60.1k 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.

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    Aliens
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    Aliens

    James Cameron

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

    Released1986

    Sequel to Alien
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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

    Released1987

    Sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
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    Evil Dead II
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    Evil Dead II

    Sam Raimi

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

    Released1987

    Sequel to The Evil Dead
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    Dawn of the Dead
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    Dawn of the Dead

    George A. Romero

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

    Released1978

    Second film in the Living Dead series
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    Halloween
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    Halloween

    David Gordon Green

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

    Released2018

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

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    The Conjuring 2
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    ActorsVera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney

    Released2016

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    Scream 2
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    Scream 2

    Wes Craven

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

    Released1997

    Sequel to Scream
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    The Devil's Rejects
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    ActorsDiamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn, E.G. Daily, Brian Posehn

    Released2005

    Sequel to House of 1000 Corpses
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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

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

    Released1998

    Seventh film in the Halloween series
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    Final Destination 2
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    Final Destination 2

    David R. Ellis

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

    Released2003

    Sequel to Final Destination
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  • 11
    Hellbound: Hellraiser II
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    ActorsDoug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham, William Hope, Clare Higgins

    Released1988

    Sequel to Hellraiser
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    Friday the 13th Part 2
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    ActorsBetsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Warrington Gillette, Rex Everhart, Ari Lehman

    Released1981

    Sequel to Friday the 13th
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    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

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

    Released1984

    Fourth film in the Friday the 13th series
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    Insidious: Chapter 2
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    ActorsRose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell

    Released2013

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  • 15
    Wes Craven's New Nightmare

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

    Released1994

    Seventh film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series
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    Day of the Dead
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    Day of the Dead

    George A. Romero

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

    Released1985

    Third film in the Living Dead series
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  • 17
    Child's Play 2
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    Child's Play 2

    John Lafia

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

    Released1990

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  • 18
    Blade II
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    Blade II

    Guillermo del Toro

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

    Released2002

    Sequel to Blade
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    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

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

    Released1986

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    Saw II
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    Saw II

    Darren Lynn Bousman

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

    Released2005

    Sequel to Saw
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    28 Weeks Later
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    28 Weeks Later

    Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

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

    Released2007

    Sequel to 28 Days Later
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    Bride of Frankenstein
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    ActorsBoris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty, Elsa Lanchester, John Carradine

    Released1935

    Sequel to Frankenstein
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    Freddy vs. Jason
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    ActorsEvangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena, Katharine Isabelle, Robert Englund

    Released2003

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    Scream 4
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    Scream 4

    Wes Craven

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

    Released2011

    Fourth film in the Scream series
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    Jeepers Creepers 2
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    Jeepers Creepers 2

    Victor Salva

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

    Released2003

    Sequel to Jeepers Creepers
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