Sequels are great for several reasons. Aside from the fact that we get another look at characters we fell in love with, sequels also keep the story arc going (sometimes good, sometimes bad), and sequels usually make a shit-ton of money… and it’s always nice to see a horror film at number one at the box office.
Sometimes sequels put a bad taste in our mouths (Blair Witch 2), but other times they deliver big time (Evil Dead 2). Some are still promising us sequels (Wolf Creek) while a few gave us sequels that barely seemed to be part of the original film (Queen of the Damned). Regardless, we’ve got a list of movies that never made sequels, and they are films that we would have loved to have gotten a little more from.
Forget cardio; rule number one is when your horror or horror-comedy film gets this much attention and positive chatter, you’ve got to make a sequel. Fans fell in love with Zombieland instantly and figured a sequel was all but guaranteed. But when you feature stars like Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg (thanks a lot, The Social Network) who don’t have any trouble finding work in Hollywood, there’s no guarantee they’ll be back for another round of undead shenanigans. Thus is the fate of Zombieland. Although there are always rumors swirling around about a second film, and with a TV series in the works, it doesn’t look very promising that we’ll be seeing Columbus and Tallahassee again on the big screen anytime soon.