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Underrated Horror Sequels That Are Way Better Than You've Heard

Updated September 23, 2021 11.8k votes 2.3k voters 93.4k views13 items

List RulesVote up the disturbing sequels that scared you more than the original films.

From tales of masked, knife-wielding men to gory accounts of water-averse monsters with dietary restrictions, horror is one of film's most versatile genres. While scares come in all shapes and sizes, horror fans seem reluctant to engage with sequels that retread nightmares from years past. 

Die-hard fans will always show up for a new Michael Myers outing or the return of Jigsaw, but horror sequels rarely draw the same crowds enjoyed by never-before-seen monstrosities. 

Despite what you may have heard, not every horror followup misses the mark established by its predecessor. Many diverge from established narrative arcs to dig deeply into the grotesque possibilities of their universes. Some of the best horror movies are also sequels, and a few prove to be scarier than the originals. 

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