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Posted on Oct 21, 2017

18 Horror Movie Sequels That Are Better Than The Original

Trust us on this one.

1. Scream 2

Dimension Films / Via

Why it works: The kills are much more creative, it's incredibly fast-paced, and we learn a lot more about things we thought we knew from the original movie.

2. Friday the 13th Part 2

Paramount Pictures

Why it works: This is the first time we see Jason Voorhees as an adult on screen. Enough said.

3. Evil Dead II

Rosebud Releasing

Why it works: It's essentially a remake of the first movie, but better.

4. Saw II

Lionsgate Films

Why it works: Several new death traps are introduced, and Beverly Mitchell (a.k.a. Lucy Camden) dies a pretty painful death.

5. Aliens

20th Century Fox

Why it works: More special effects and we get to see Sigourney Weaver kick some alien ass all over again. Win-win.

6. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Columbia Pictures

Why it works: It's the only movie we get to see Brandy kick some ass.

7. The Devil's Rejects


Why it works: It's as equally gruesome as it is terrifying. As if that wasn't enough, something like this could actually happen. Yikes.

8. 28 Weeks Later

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Why it works: The opening sequence is equal parts amazing and just scary as shit.

9. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

New Line Cinema

Why it works: "Welcome to primetime, bitch!" is a line that will go down in movie history.

10. Wes Craven's New Nightmare

New Line Cinema

Why it works: Freddy returns, but this time in the real world to take vengeance on Wes Craven and Heather Langenkamp for discontinuing the franchise.

11. Insidious: Chapter 2


Why it works: Insidious 2 takes a deep dive into the history of "The Further," and the jump scares are nearly doubled.

12. Final Destination 5

Warner Bros. Pictures

Why it works: Final Destination 5 features one of the biggest twist endings in a horror film.

13. Paranormal Activity 2

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Why it works: Paranormal Activity 2 is full of unique scares and the pace of the movie is much quicker than the first.

14. Paranormal Activity 3

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Why it works: An entire set of kitchen furniture falls from the ceiling, and we learn more about the demon's history, and how and why it entered Katie and Kristi's lives.

15. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

20th Century Fox

Why it works: Michael Myers was just as pissed as us because he wasn't in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, so he made sure to double the body count this time around.

16. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Dimension Films

Why it works: Halloween H20 pays homage to several of the original movie's moments. Also, the nurse in the beginning of the film is the same nurse from the original Halloween.

17. The Conjuring 2

Warner Bros. Pictures

Why it works: The Nun is absolutely horrifying. If you're unfamiliar, check out this scene.

18. Bride of Chucky

Universal Pictures

Why it works: Chucky gets MARRIED! Together, he and Tiffany live happy ever after, while murdering whomever they feel like.

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