horror 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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Aliens 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 Dawn of the Dead George A. Romero Second film in the Living Dead series Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's Living Dead series, but contains no characters or ...more

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Evil Dead II 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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willyboymcoy added Saw II Darren Lynn Bousman 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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The Devil's Rejects 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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Final Destination 2 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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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 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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Friday the 13th Part 2 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, where a new murderer ...more

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dee123 added Scream 2 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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willyboymcoy added Scream 4 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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dee123 added 28 Weeks Later 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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naltmelani added The Conjuring 2

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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MichaelJones2 added Child's Play 2 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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dee123 added Halloween H20: 20 Years Later 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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Wes Craven's New Nightmare 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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dee123 added Bride of Chucky Ronny Yu 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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Blade II 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

The Best Horror Movie Remakes

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Jeepers Creepers 2 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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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter 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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Hellbound: Hellraiser II 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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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels
morbidgeek added Army of Darkness Sam Raimi Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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willyboymcoy added Final Destination 3 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

The Best '80s Horror Movies

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sydismael1 added Insidious: Chapter 2 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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willyboymcoy added A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 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

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Paranormal Activity 2 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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Curse of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movie Sequels
MichaelJones2 added Curse of Chucky Don Mancini Curse of Chucky is a 2013 American horror straight-to-video film, and the sixth installment of the Child's Play franchise. The film was written and directed by Don Mancini, who created the ...more

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JamesCushman added Freddy vs. Jason Ronny Yu 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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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Tobe Hooper Sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a 1986 American horror dark comedy slasher film, directed by Tobe Hooper. It is a sequel to the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, also directed ...more

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Saw III Darren Lynn Bousman Third film in the Saw series Saw III is a 2006 Canadian-American horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and story by James Wan and Whannell. Wan and Whannell directed and wrote Saw ...more

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Bride of Frankenstein James Whale 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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Psycho II Richard Franklin Sequel to Psycho Psycho II is a 1983 American psychological horror slasher film directed by Richard Franklin and written by Tom Holland. It is the first sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and second film in the ...more

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Day of the Dead George A. Romero Third film in the Living Dead series Day of the Dead is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's Dead series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the ...more

The Best Scary Movies Based on True Stories

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dee123 added A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Jack Sholder Sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge is a 1985 American slasher horror film and the second film in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. The film was directed by Jack Sholder and ...more

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MichaelJones2 added Scream 3 Wes Craven Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film and the third installment in the Scream franchise. Directed by Wes Craven and written by Ehren Kruger, the film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and ...more

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Pageturner added The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Jonathan Liebesman The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is a 2006 American slasher film and a prequel to 2003's, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The sixth installment of the Texas Chainsaw franchise was ...more

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KarenBockwich added Halloween 2: The Nightmare Isn't Over! Sequel to Halloween

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MichaelJones2 added The Hills Have Eyes Part II Wes Craven The Hills Have Eyes Part II is a 1985 American horror film directed by Wes Craven. It is a sequel to the 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. The film is the second film in the The Hills Have Eyes ...more

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maria-tereza added I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Danny Cannon I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1998 slasher film and a sequel to the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer. Directed by Danny Cannon, the film was written by Trey Callaway, and ...more

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The Exorcist III William Peter Blatty Third film in the Exorcist series The Exorcist III is a 1989 American supernatural horror film written and directed by William Peter Blatty. It is the third installment of The Exorcist series and a film adaptation of Blatty's ...more

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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End Joe Lynch Wrong Turn 2: Dead End is a 2007 American horror film directed by Joe Lynch and starring Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins and Texas Battle. The film is a sequel to the 2003 film Wrong Turn and the ...more

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Damien: Omen II Don Taylor Sequel to The Omen Damien: Omen II is a 1978 American horror film directed by Don Taylor, starring William Holden, Lee Grant, and Jonathan Scott-Taylor. The film was the second installment in The Omen series, set ...more

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MichaelJones2 added Child's Play 3 Jack Bender Child's Play 3 is a 1991 horror film. It is the third installment in the Child's Play series, with Brad Dourif returning as the voice of Chucky. Although released only one year later, the story ...more

The Worst Horror Movie Remakes

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Hostel: Part II Eli Roth Sequel to Hostel Hostel: Part II is a 2007 American horror film written and directed by Eli Roth, and the sequel to his 2005 horror film Hostel. Like its predecessor, the film is set in Slovakia and centers on a ...more

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Creepshow 2 Michael Gornick Sequel to Creepshow Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American live-action/animated horror comedy anthology film directed by Michael Gornick and the sequel to Creepshow. Gornick was George A. Romero's cinematographer on the ...more

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Underworld: Evolution Len Wiseman Sequel to Underworld Underworld: Evolution is an American action-vampire film directed by Len Wiseman. It is the second installment in the Underworld series, following Underworld. The events of the film begin during ...more

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JamesCushman added Final Destination 5 Steven Quale Final Destination 5 is a 2011 American horror film written by Eric Heisserer and directed by Steven Quale. It is the fifth installment of the Final Destination franchise. It stars Nicholas ...more

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MichaelJones2 added Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Jeff Burr Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is the second sequel to the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and was directed by Jeff Burr. It was released by New Line Cinema on January 12, ...more

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Paperboy added Jaws 2 Jeannot Szwarc Jaws 2 is a 1978 American horror thriller film and the first sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws, and the second installment in the Jaws franchise, which was based on Peter Benchley's novel of the ...more

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MichaelJones2 added Saw IV Darren Lynn Bousman Saw IV is a 2007 Canadian-American horror film and the fourth installment of the Saw franchise. It was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by newcomers Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan, ...more

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MichaelJones2 added A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Stephen Hopkins A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child is a 1989 American slasher horror film and the fifth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins, stars Robert ...more