17 Aug 2013

5 Worst & Best Follow-Up Sequels

Here is a list of 5 Good and Bad Follow-Up's. Prepare yourself for a few frighteningly bad sequels, and a couple of exceptionally good ones too. Leave Your opinion in the Comment Box Below!

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Why it was so Bad - Texas Chain Saw Massacre pretty much established the slasher genre and kept the intensity at high level from start to finish with a little help from the iconic Leatherface. What do you do when a movie is a success? Make a sequel; but boy, none of us expected the sequel to be this bad. In shift in gear with the tone is startling, and it's attempt at a horror comedy works as well as Leprechaun did. Its ugly, it's dumb and its so ridiculous that Leatherface never recovered again from that killer-gone-drag segment.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy Revenge (1985)

Why it was so Bad - Once again, another classic ruined by a laughable sequel. Nightmare 2 ruins what the first established, a genuinely horrifying killer to a joke who just becomes as interesting as the mindless idiotic teens he slaughters. Did the series pick up after this? Umm no, so I think it's safe to say Nightmare 2 directed the franchise into the completely wrong direction.

Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

Why it was so Bad - Quarantine, the remake to [Rec] did fine by remake standards, so for their to be a sequel was a little strange, what was even more strange was that Terminal failed on nearly every aspect possible that made the previous entry even remotely watchable. It's tedious, annoying to watch and in the slightest bit interesting. Quarantine 2 should be avoided as fast as you would Jason X.

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2011)

Why was it so Bad - Cabin 2 isn't all that bad, I mean there is a nifty fun little scene that involves a dance floor and a lot of blood, other than that, this is as stale as one could imagine. Not inventive nor interesting, Cabin Fever 2 makes the first look like modern art, and takes a simple, effective plot and tries to widen it until it becomes something that's soul purpose is to make people bleed. What ever happen to horror's being effective and not using blood as a filter?

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

Why is it so Bad - Seriously? Do I have to explain? The Hills 2 is so bad that it is near unwatchable. Perhaps it wouldn't have been as much of a downfall if it wasn't a sequel to an extremely effective remake, but this sequel is one that should be avoided if you wish to still appreciate what the first had to offer. Maybe this being bad is a good thing, making the first look even better, but all I know is that The Hills Have Eyes 2 is unbearably horrible.

V/H/S/2 (2013)

Why is it so Good - V/H/S didn't do much for audiences when it came to delivering a stable, inventive anthology movie, and it didn't quite live up to the hype. V/H/S/2 However did, and it did it well. Smart, fresh, scary and undeniably fun, this sequel is one that should please fans of the first and ones who weren't. This is what V/H/S 1 should have been, but instead we get a sequel that puts the first to shame.

Evil Dead II (1987)

Why is it so Good - Do I really need to answer this? It's Evil Dead 2, no more really needs to be said. Extremely fun, gloriously outrageous, sickeningly gory and horrifyingly funny, Evil Dead is nearly the perfect sequel, and its approach were "I ain't afraid to laugh at myself" is what makes the movie as good as it is. Lets be honest, we have all seen Evil Dead 2 so you don't need me explaining why it's a great sequel, that much you already know.

Scream 2 (1997)

Why is it so Good - The first Scream reinvented the slasher sub-genre so well that it became an instant classic, so a sequel was inevitable. Scream 2 is no ordinary sequel, in fact its total self awareness is what makes is so great. Intense, scary and hugely fun, Scream 2 makes for the perfect sequel, not topping the previous entry, but bringing plenty new to the table whilst maintaining it original form. I mean any slasher fan should appreciate exactly what Scream 2 has to offer; and a particular intense scene with Gale and Ghostface in the college will surely have you on the edge of your seat.

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Why is it so Good - Night of the Living Dead established the zombie sub-genre for what it is today, and Dawn of the Dead, helped fuel the zombie genre and basically became the face and inspiration for future zombie movies. It's great so i'm not surprised about its success. Genuinely thrilling, Dawn of the Dead is a classic that doesn't fall short on establishing what it is and what it's setting out to do; Perhaps one of the best zombie movies ever made.

Saw II (2005)

Why is it so Good - Saw 2 isn't by any means "great", but bare in mind that it was this installment that laid the path for the future sequels. I mean it's clearly the best of the sequels, and isn't all that special, but it wasn't feared to do something different from what the first successfully did, so for that reason Saw 2 gets extra brownie points. It makes for an intense thrill ride that's by-the-number formula works to it's advantage unlike most horror movies today. You got to give it a little bit of credit for what it achieved.

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