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15 Nauseating Horror Sequels





Scream 3 – Talk about unlikable sequels. Wes Craven’s third Scream picture not only jumped the tracks, it completely embarrassed itself and – in the minds of some – tarnished the strength of the franchise as a whole. The synergy amongst the cast has gone AWOL, leaving Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox to carry the show themselves with absolutely zero backup. Sadly, that doesn’t quite pan out, and neither does the story, which feels rushed and murky. The mystery died somewhere in pre-production, and not even a cameo from franchise favorite Randy (Jamie Kennedy) and a handful of genre nods (a cameo from Roger Corman, Lance Henriksen portraying a scumbag bigwig named "John Milton," for example) can save this miserable waste of time and money.

Lost Boys: The Tribe – Okay, truth be told, this just might be the very worst genre sequel shot in the history of celluloid. Quite literally everything about the picture is miserable. The story is abysmal, there’s a terribly disconcerting incestuous tone to the film, the villains look like the kind of tool bags who get the crap beaten out of them at the local pub after running their mouths to the wrong patron, and the sudden X-Games design to the film is revolting. Seriously, this is an extreme X-Games flick with depressing performers across the board and completely preposterous ideas at work. There’s no way in hell Corey Feldman was proud of this one. I mean, really... Surfing vampires? Have a priest bless the ocean! Story over.


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GODFLESH69's picture

So bad I forgot it existed I just came across An American Werewolf In Paris,what a disappointment that was!


Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:03am.

You put Texas Chainsaw 3D as worse than Texas Chainsaw 4? You put Leprechaun in Space as worse than the two Leprechaun Hood films? You put Halloween: Resurrection as worse than RZ Halloween II? SMH


Submitted by annericelover on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 1:52am.

I like Jason X.. its certainly not even the worst of the non remake Fridays.

And Creepshow 3.. what an abomination, the shitty adobe after effects face stretching vampire things, the terrible makeup in the remote control bit.. just painfully awful, nevermind the fact the stories, dialogue and acting were all created by Satan himself to test the viewers patience.
I rate it a Fuck this movie out of 5 for sure.


Submitted by Chernobyl Kinsman on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 1:25am.
kiddcapone's picture

I avoid most sequels, so I can only list a few off the top of my head that made me want to kick small animals afterwards…

The Exorcist 2
The Ring 2
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker
Hellraiser: Inferno
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
Paranormal Activity 4
Scream 3
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
The Last Exorcism 2
Poltergeist 2: The Other Side
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
REC 3: Genesis
Jason X


Submitted by kiddcapone on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 11:28pm.
GODFLESH69's picture

CHUD 2
ROLD 2
Children of the corn 2
from Dusk Till Dawn 2
Pumpkinhead 2
Waxwork 2
Hills Have Eyes 2
The Omen 3
The Ring 2
Demons 2


Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Sun, 01/12/2014 - 8:18pm.
GODFLESH69's picture

Agree with all but Rec 3 great flick(IMO)


Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Sun, 01/12/2014 - 7:54pm.

Nah, Inferno is a damn masterpiece compared to Part 3, Hellworld, Deader, Revelations, and Bloodline. Hellworld being the most egregious offender. At least the fucking cenobites were actually for real in Inferno and not some drug induced hallucination. I can't tell you how mad I was by the end of Hellworld.


Submitted by LSD Zombie on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 3:15am.
MonsterMash's picture

Wow. That's fuckin stupid. Honestly I gave up after part 4. After not enjoying anything but part 1 and the first twenty minutes of two, why subject myself to the rest?


Submitted by MonsterMash on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:56pm.
kiddcapone's picture

I'm sure others might be worse, but I stopped watching the series after Inferno. That broke my desire of anything Hellraiser related.


Submitted by kiddcapone on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:09pm.
GODFLESH69's picture

If there's a horror icon that deserved a resurrection and cleansing from all the DTV garbage it's Pinhead this franchise has been ruined .I still remember seeing 1 & 2 at the drive in I think Pumpkinhead was the double feature with Hellbound , that was EPIC! There's a lot of source material to draw from comics etc...hope this happens with the French director but I heard that wasent happening now bummer!


Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:12pm.
Cinemascribe's picture

While I don't agree with all of the titles you listed here, I gotta say that the majority of your list skews very close to the one I'd end up with if I bothered to write one, kiddcapone. I'm really glad to see someone put 2001 Maniacs Field of Screams out there. How the hell that mutant afterbirth of a transgender lemur came from the same people responsible for the very entertaining 2001 Maniacs is a mystery to me.

And I managed to find something to love about every Elm Street movie until Freddy's Dead broke that streak by giving us Spencer's Craptastic Nintendo Adventure, complete with Pussified Comic Freddy (Power glove sold separately). I kid you not- I was watching that flick in the theater its opening weekend and, during the scene where he cackles "Hey! You forgot the power glove!", I flashed back to this same character popping up behind Tina at the beginning of the original , slaughtering kids at a pool party in Freddy's Revenge and turning an unfortunate psyche ward patient into a human marionnette in Dream Warriors and I swear I could physically feel part of my soul die.


Submitted by Cinemascribe on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 3:11am.
Terminal's picture

The Howling 2 has Reb Brown and Sybil Danning, so you're wrong.

The Howling New Moon Rising is thirty times worse.

And Scream 4 should be in place of Scream 3. Scream 4 played it so safe it was practically a remake.


Submitted by Terminal on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 2:45am.
Cinemascribe's picture

The Howling II had Christopher Lee plus Danning flashing her breasts in a loop during the credits and it STILL sucked. That makes it a lot worse than either New Moon Rising or the Marsupials.

I'm wondering how Halloween III didn't end up on this list. I don't care how many people have taken a latter day liking to it..that movie flat out sucks. It isn't remotely scary, the plot is inane and it looks like it was made for about five dollars and change.

And, hey, speaking of crap sequels..... where's Day of the Dead: Contagium? How does that train wreck not end up on this list? Here's a sequel that is not only the cinematic equivalent of rock bottom, but it had to make up a brand new word in the title to get there.


Submitted by Cinemascribe on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 4:55am.

Nope! Halloween 3 is cool! I always liked it! Yes its mental, but it basically ends with a fuckload of kids dying.. and whats better than that? And come on, that song is great =D

I actually wish they'd never gone back to Michael Myers and carried on doing random shit for the sequels, because frankly every halloween movie bar 1, 3 and maybe H20 is pretty shite. H20 was just neat for a sort of sense of closure on a character, then undone by shitty ressurection.

Meh. The only genuinely, objectively good one is the first.


Submitted by Chernobyl Kinsman on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 1:22am.
Terminal's picture

Best and funniest closing credits of all time.


Submitted by Terminal on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 8:49am.

Also it should really be called I know what you did two summers ago.


Submitted by Chernobyl Kinsman on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 1:28am.
Cinemascribe's picture

I agree with Life Mi that Scream 3 - though disappointing- is nowhere near bad enough to warrant inclusion on a list like this.

The Howling II however, absolutely does. That stinking pile of monkey waste is cinematic root canal. It's the horror film equivalent of expecting to get lucky with your girlfriend and then being hit with the Serpent and the Rainbow iron spike treatment at the last minute. It's an unholy affliction leveled against man for letting Punky Brewster be an actual thing. I'm willing to bet that, somehow, the devil disguised as an agent tricked Christopher Lee into appearing in The Howling II as a joke on the actor and then felt so bad afterward when he actually saw the film that he helped Lee put together a heavy metal album at age 91. That movie sucks dead walrus scrotes.

"You don't like it?"

"No. I don't like it."


Submitted by Cinemascribe on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:15pm.
LifeMi's picture

You know what's sad, dude? Everything you say about Howling II is right and yet it's still better than Howling III The Marsupials. Speaking of Christopher Lee, I remember hearing he apologized to Joe Dante about Howling II when they worked together on Gremlins 2.


Submitted by LifeMi on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14pm.
nazo's picture

How dare you? Howling III is awesome. That is all.


Submitted by nazo on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 3:38pm.
LifeMi's picture

Howling III is one of the worst films I've ever seen. I can understand liking Howling II as a guilty pleasure, but Howling III is shit in its purest form.


Submitted by LifeMi on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 9:41pm.
Cinemascribe's picture

"I can understand liking Howling II as a guilty pleasure"

I can't. At all. The Howling II isn't so bad it's good, it's just bad. By even trying to connect its narrative to The Howling, it shits all over one of the best horror films of its time, the one that brought werewolves snarling back into the mainstream with awesome new transformation effects some four months before An American Werwolf in London was released. Even worse, Gary Brandner -author of the novel The Howling that inspired Dante's film - was involved with part II.

I seriously have no idea what the fuck happened there.


Submitted by Cinemascribe on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 10:41pm.
LifeMi's picture

Don't get me wrong, Cinemascribe; it's terrible, but I get the cult appeal of it. But there's nothing appealing about Howling III.


Submitted by LifeMi on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:24am.
nazo's picture

You don't find anything appealing about...Weird werewolf cults? Australian accents? Weird priests on the bus? Ridiculous Communist conspiracies? Marsupial werewolves? Creepy werewolf sex? Casting via extended chase scene? Shape Shifters Part 8? Z Grade Alfred Hitchcock impersonator? Bushmen werewolves? Werewolf nuns? Russian ballerina werewolf? Animated werewolf skeleton? Goofy strobe lighted Halloween parties? An Alien inspired dream sequence? Werewolf joey? Inexplicable jumps forward in time? A main character named "Jerboa"? The dumbest "shock" ending ever?

I don't understand people sometimes.


Submitted by nazo on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 4:26am.
LifeMi's picture

No Nazo, I could enjoy those things if the movie came off like Troll 2 or Silent Night, Deadly Night 2, but I don't think it has that feel. It's not a so bad it's good movie, it's just so fucking bad it hurts to even think about it. I'll give you the one thing I remember liking about Howling III; it's when the president learns that Barry Otto fell in love with a werewolf and he's relieved to hear it was a female werewolf.


Submitted by LifeMi on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 2:21pm.
nazo's picture

For me it does have that Troll 2 vibe. It tries so many weird things and has so many goofy subplots that it became endearing to me.


Submitted by nazo on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 9:27pm.

Well, apart from Dame Edna Everage of course.


Submitted by Chernobyl Kinsman on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 1:17am.
frank_dracman's picture

The Howling II was great. So uneven, disjointed, poorly acted and nonsensical. Who could watch such a disaster and say it sucked? I own it and watch it every so often. WAAAAYYYY more entertaining than some of the other sequels. Tits on a loop. That's all anyone needs to know.


Submitted by frank_dracman on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 9:25am.
Terminal's picture

And Reb Brown is like a pre-cursor to Nicolas Cage or something. So bad but so animated.


Submitted by Terminal on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 3:33pm.
frank_dracman's picture

LOL. I wouldn't say that, but I know what you mean. It's like he really wants to act, puts his all in it and still sucks. And this was one of his most subdued roles. We didn't even get that full-on Reb Brown howl. Hehe.


Submitted by frank_dracman on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 6:30pm.
Terminal's picture

Yeah, it's like he thinks if he screams while doing something, it's dramatic.


Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 5:52am.

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