Top 7 Horror Sequels We Hoped For But Never Got

Shaun of the Dead
This was another beloved horror-comedy that looked destined for a follow-up; however, one never came. The film vaulted Simon Pegg to hero status in the zombie sub-genre of horror as fans simply devoured this British import. Shaun of the Dead was the perfect undead parody, and fans clamored to see more of Shaun, Ed and Liz. But alas, we would see no more of the gang after the hilarious final perfect scene of the film. Although fans have come up with great titles like Shaun of the Dead 2: From Dusk 'Til Shaun and Shaun of the Dead 2: Night of the Living Ed, it's been confirmed that there will be no part two. Bollocks.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Leslie Vernon was never meant to be a one-shot character. A mockumentary that can safely be described as horror's version of "The Office," fans fell in love with the quirky lead character played by Nathan Baesel, and it was always assumed a second film would follow. In fact, another script was written, and Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon was well on its way to being a reality. But financial issues plagued the sequel which never materialized... yet (even though the Before the Mask Facebook page has over 15,000 likes).

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kiddcapone's picture

Yeah, I'd also throw Dog Soldiers 2: Dead Meat out there. What the hell ever happened to that sequel?

Plus, Phantasm 5, Evil Dead 4, Bubba Nosferatu, and although non-horror, I'd pop a perpetual boner if a sequel to Big Trouble in Little China ever got announced.

Submitted by kiddcapone on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 10:12pm.
nazo's picture

I concur on the lack of need for a Shuan sequel. I'm usually not a fan of sequels, but one I could get excited for, if done properly, is Trick 'R Treat 2.

Submitted by nazo on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 8:12pm.
Terminal's picture

Another fine list.

Zombie Land was never intended to be a movie. It was pitched as a TV series, but since no network wanted to buy it they turned it in to a movie. The Zombie Kill of the week was supposed to be for every new episode, but now with the success of TWD, Zombieland is finally getting a chance. So I can see why it's not getting a sequel.

Plus Woody Harrelson has said no thanks to playing Talahassee ever again.

Leslie Vernon sadly had a kickstarter campaign last year and they didn't get enough donations, so a sequel is far off from now.

I'm actually glad Shaun is never getting a sequel. I want the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew to work on new stuff rather than stifle themselves to one series over and over. I hope it stays that way.

I hope the Strangers sequel is good if we ever get it. I last read they were going to show the faces behind the masks, which is a bad idea, IMO. The excellence of The Strangers, is the killers never showed their faces, and never had a reason for terrorizing this couple. At least not one any sane person would ever understand.

Submitted by Terminal on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 7:28pm.
Scott Hallam's picture

What was The Strangers' motivation? 'Because you were home' I believe...correct?

Submitted by Scott Hallam on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 2:12am.
Sirand's picture

What about Funhouse & Near Dark ever screamed "sequel?" Along with Shaun of the Dead, they felt like singular self-contained films.

Much better examples would be Eduardo/Sanchez's Blair Witch prequel, the long-rumored Big Trouble & Buckaroo Banzai sequels/crossover, Carpenter's Escape from Earth, Phantasm's End, Freddy vs Jason vs Ash, etc.

Submitted by Sirand on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 6:49pm.
Steve Barton's picture

I dunno dude, I wouldn't have minded revisiting both of those world's once again. The Funhouse is home to one of my absolute favorite killers.

Submitted by Steve Barton on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:20pm.

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