Nearly every major horror movie turns into a sequel churning machine upon success. The results usually bring bad reviews, but here are ten horror sequels deserving of more praise.
“It’s not as good as the original.”
You hear the above phrase a LOT when it comes to feature film franchises of any genre. When certain films do so well, studios capitalize by making sequels. However, most of the time, viewers complain about them paling in comparison.
But horror in particular gets a lot of flak for releasing “unnecessary” sequels. And I can think of at least ten which get a little too much hate, starting with…
Halloween 3 – Photo: Universal Pictures
10. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
A lot of Halloween fans don’t consider the third film to be a real “sequel”. This is because Michael Myers is not the antagonist of the movie. Still, it’s a numbered entry in the series between 2 and 3, so technically it still counts.
And that’s really the problem with Halloween III. Fans of Myers trash the movie for being a “bait and switch” by featuring a story about an evil mask-making company instead. The backlash forces Dimension Films to bring Michael back right away for the next film.
But if you look past the confusion, Halloween III is actually a decent film. It’s very 80s with its FX, music, and storyline. The revelation in the end about the mask company is a little farfetched, but getting there is an enjoyable ride.