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24 Best-Reviewed Horror Sequels

by | June 7, 2016 | Comments

After a blockbuster detour with Furious 7, director James Wan returns to his horror roots for like the fifth time in his career with The Conjuring 2, which follows Conju-Uno‘s Ed and Lorraine Warren into their next really true scary case. The original 2013 film was a Certified Fresh smash for Wan and company, notable because it’s rare for horror movies to get Fresh Tomatometer scores, and even rarer for their franchise sequels. So the fact Conjuring 2 is drawing sorta the same praise as its predecessor…well, that inspires this week’s gallery: 24 best-reviewed horror sequels!

  • Woohoo “The Conjuring 2”! I’m so proud of you. (:

    • Jim222001

      The rating keeps getting lower though.

      • Stephane Guenette

        That will always happen in this genre

      • I would expect it to get lower at first, and not as high as the original. The number of reviews in for the film is not as high as it will get to be. So far it is looking as if, though, that this will be an accomplished, good sequel.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        Certified fresh now.

  • You’re telling me movies like Land Of The Dead and Hostel III are better than, say, Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, The Exorcist III, Saw II and Saw III? Too much love for Evil Dead, Tremors and the Dead movies in this list.

    • Mike G

      Saw 2 was very good. Saw 3 was just okay for me, but probably still the 3rd or 4th best in that series.

  • Sérgio Neto

    After REC 3, anything would be surprisingly good

  • Jim222001

    Really Curse of Chucky is one of the best rated sequels and rated higher than the first ?

    • SimpsonsGoldenAge

      If you look at the reviews it only has 16 and a lot are just from horror sites.

      • Jim222001

        True. I was thinking I should go by how many reviews it actually has. But still; it’s on the list as one of the best Horor sequels. Maybe they shouldn’t count it since I think they are just going by like 13 good review.
        A full critic assault and the review would have been much worse. That’s like saying Joy Ride 2 is one of the best.

  • Justin Yarborough Reed

    Did the ratings for some of these go up? I could have sworn some of these movies were blasted by critics when they came out.

  • SimpsonsGoldenAge

    This was a very lazy list, you’ve made no adjustment for the number of reviews. For example Hostel 3 only has five bleeding reviews.

    On a slightly related note, I just noticed the shockingly low reviewer and viewer score for Scream 3, I think it’s a highly underrated sequel.

  • Paul Jacinto

    How is Hostel 3 a good horror movie? It’s competently made, I suppose, but it’s not a good movie.

  • Sparhawk

    This list seems like a bit of a stretch in trying to include 24 movies. There are 9 titles from series already named.

    And Wrong Turn 2? Really?

    James Wan has directed only seven movies so there is no way he has returned to his horror roots for “like the fifth time.”

  • Ty Crabtree

    I’m glad to see Hostel III on this list. I watched that movie expecting nothing special; it turned out to be one of my favorite horror films. Nobody I know will give it a chance, maybe this list will convince them to give it a shot.

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