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15 Nauseating Horror Sequels

15 Nauseating Horror SequelsThe flavor of bile is unmistakable. There just isn’t anything that tastes quite like it. And you know it when it comes on: The belly rumbles, the esophagus lurches within, and you battle back the slimy liquid that threatens to spew forth from your lips.

It’s a nasty experience. We all hate that sensation so we’re taking measures at Dread Central to help prevent such a situation from occurring.

See, there are horror sequels out there that are so horrifically bad they somehow trigger something in our internal systems… and the belly begins to rumble. We wish you no stomach troubles here, and we certainly wish the taste of bile on no man or woman. So we’re going to provide you with a list of sequels to avoid at all costs because if you check these out, you’ll be searching for the toothbrush in no time!

15 Nauseating Horror Sequels
Exorcist II: The Heretic – Good lord, talk about terribly made films and totally and completely unnecessary sequels. The Heretic was certainly a blasphemous follow-up to one of the most beloved productions ever crafted (kudos to the brilliant William Friedkin, who did an amazing job bringing the original tale to life). What’s so perplexing about it is the overall package: The flick had a fair budget, a solid cast (Linda Blair, Max Von Sydow, Louise Fletcher, James Earl Jones), a capable director (John Boorman, who gave us strong flicks like Deliverance and Excalibur), and a sound special effects crew. But one horrendous script can annihilate all of those positives, as William Goodhart proves. The film feels as though it has absolutely zero direction or logic in mind, which forces everyone to struggle with the production and the entire point of the picture. It’s so dull it could potentially put you in a coma, and a preposterous climax doesn’t help matters one bit. You can’t successfully duplicate the finale of the first Exorcist. A bad sequel? Nope. A despicable sequel.


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Matt Molgaard

  • GODFLESH69

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

  • annericelover

    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

  • Chernobyl Kinsman

    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.

  • kiddcapone

    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

    • Cinemascribe

      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.

    • LSD Zombie

      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.

      • kiddcapone

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

        • GODFLESH69

          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!

      • MonsterMash

        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?

    • GODFLESH69

      Agree with all but Rec 3 great flick(IMO)

    • GODFLESH69

      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

  • Terminal

    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.

    • Cinemascribe

      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.

      • Terminal

        Best and funniest closing credits of all time.

      • Chernobyl Kinsman

        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.

  • Chernobyl Kinsman

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

  • Cinemascribe

    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.”

    • LifeMi

      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.

      • frank_dracman

        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.

        • Terminal

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

          • frank_dracman

            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.

          • Terminal

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

      • nazo

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

        • LifeMi

          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.

          • Cinemascribe

            “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.

          • LifeMi

            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.

          • Chernobyl Kinsman

            Well, apart from Dame Edna Everage of course.

          • nazo

            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.

          • LifeMi

            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.

          • nazo

            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.

  • LifeMi

    Texas Chainsaw 4 and Slumber Party Massacre 3 should’ve been on this list. I certainly wasn’t a fan of Texas Chainsaw 3D, but I’ll take that glorified fan film over the The Next Generation any day. The only entry on the list I disagree with is Scream 3; not a good film, but nowhere near as bad as its reputation would suggest.

  • MonsterMash

    Jason goes to Hell. You missed that. And A New Beginning. You missed that too. And If I may, EVERY Hellraiser sequel save for the first twenty minutes of 2 is unwatchable. They have their moments, but those are few and far between. Both AvP movies. I also like Silent Hill 2, which I thought might be on here, even though it seems everyone hates it for reasons I can’t understand. Come at me.

    • aliensharkboy

      Silent Hill was creepy… Silent Hill 2 wasn’t. That’s my complex argument.

      • MonsterMash

        Yeah, I agree with that. It’s not perfect, but I really like it. It continues the story of the first, playing by the established rules, and delivers imaginative f/x work most of the time. Once things get going in the cursed town, it’s a damn good time. I like the first as well, but it feels too much like a video game at times. Sure, it’s creepier, but the second one is more about freeing the soul of the girl. By powerhugging it or something. That was kind of silly.

        • aliensharkboy

          I haven’t seen it in a while, but I recall the story being quite silly, yet convoluted. I don’t remember it playing by many of the established rules from its predecessor either – like the way Heather got out of Silent Hill, that was just something the writer pulled out of his ass for the sake of quickly forcing the story forward. There are many other examples of the film’s poor writing/story.

          And while I agree that they had some fun monster ideas to try out, the 3D in-your-face style and the really awkward CGI both completely took you out of those moments. If anything, Silent Hill 2 is the one that’s more like a video game; with bad graphics and none of the atmosphere from the original film or games… and let us not forget that shockingly abysmal Mortal Kombat styled final showdown (no, just no).

          Sean Bean & Carrie-Anne Moss… why?!

          • MonsterMash

            I thought the effects were better than in the first. The beetles from the first were nothing special. And I dug the MK ending. That was pretty cool. Seeing P-head get all fucked up and swing around with his knife was a lot of fun. Pyramid head was her guardian of sorts in the second one. Sure, he’s a demon, but he also hasn’t slaughtered anyone who doesn’t deserve it. He has a code he follows. I think. All of the monsters/demons in those two movies represent something. Sure, the two movies do contradict each other at times, even P-head does(yea, I know some of his actions are contradictory between films). It’s not perfect, but I think it’s a worthy follow-up.

          • frank_dracman

            Dude, really? The Mortal Kombat ending was the final straw for me. Throughout the movie I was thinking “This is stupid. This sucks. Oh, that’s kinda cool (the prosthesis monster). Oh give me a break”. Then than awful, awful ending. That did it. Fuck you, movie. May you die of gonorrhea and burn in hell.

    • GODFLESH69

      Hellbound was entirely Epic one of the best sequels ever (IMO)