The Worse Horror Movie Sequels You Should Avoid Watching

Listing the worse horror movie sequels of all time

Scream 3

The third installment in the Scream franchise, this film had quite a lot going against it and it definitely didn't match up to the impact of the first two Scream movies. In fact, it ended up being quite the disappointment.

One of the major issues on why it turned out how it did was the lack of a written screenplay during filming, they had actually started filming without a complete script. Naturally, this lack of direction resulted in a film that feels disjointed and confusing with he actors having no idea what was going to happen next, and it shows. The whole production was a complete mess.

Unsurprisingly, fans were not happy with the final product. They had high hopes for Scream 3, considering the success of the previous films, but it failed to deliver. While the first two Scream films may have been enjoyable, it's safe to say that Scream 3 fell flat on its face. [Scream 3 on IMDB]

Seed of Chucky

Oh, where do I even begin with Seed of Chucky? This is a prime example of how not to make a film. 

This movie actually features a scene where the dolls engage in some explicit activity. Not only is it utterly ridiculous, but the poor special effects make it even worse. The CGI used on the dolls is so laughably bad that I'm pretty sure I could do a better job myself. And I'm no expert in special effects.

Fans of the Child's Play franchise and in particular the original 1988 movie, were left very disappointed. [Seed Of Chucky on IMDB]

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare falls flat in almost every aspect. The characters are nothing more than cardboard cutouts with clich├ęd motivations and it's like the writers took a checklist of horror movie tropes and ticked them off one by one. 

The movie has cheap gimmicks and unbilled cameos that plagues the film. It's as if they were desperately trying to distract the you from the lackluster story and weak horror that was on offer. But, these cheap tricks only served to further diminish the overall quality of the film.

But perhaps the biggest disappointment of all was the false promise of this being the final installment. It not only failed to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the series, but it also left the door wide open for more sequels. [Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare on IMDB]

Poltergeist 3

Poltergeist 3 relied heavily on cheap scares and instead of building some actual genuine tension and suspense, it resorts to using reflections and mirrors to create its frights, which just did not work at all.

Not only does the film rely on these cheap tricks, but it also takes a bizarre shift in setting. Gone are the days of the familiar American suburbs from the original films. Instead, we are forced to endure the forced interactions with extended family members in a newly built skyscraper. It was shit.

The whole film was a mess and one I will never personally watch ever again. [Poltergiest 3 on IMDB]

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

This film had the noble intention of being the last installment in the franchise, but oh boy, did it miss the mark.

The previous Paranormal Activity films used subtle and suspenseful camera angles to create fear, and it normally worked, but The Ghost Dimension decided to abandon all subtlety and show everything instead

The characters overacted that it all just felt almost comical, and it all came across as extremely forced and unnatural. And don't even get me started on the poorly constructed plot, it was a total mishmash of random ideas and unnecessary twists that did nothing to enhance the story.

And the worse part? The CGI. The CGI in this film was absolutely horrendous. It looked like something straight out of a low-budget video game and completely took away from the fear factor and instead left you laughing at the piss poor quality of it all. [Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension on IMDB]

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

I loved the first Blair Witch when it was released in 1999, and still do love it, but the sequel was probably one of the worse movies I have ever watched.

The original thrived on the idea of things lurking just out of sight, but Blair Witch 2 decided to go into a complete different direction. It didn't add anything meaningful to the lore and failed to capture the essence of what made the original film so good. And the story was horrendous and completely stupid as well, I could have wrote something better.

Let's just pretend that this movie never existed. It's a film that should be left in the shadows and forgotten. If you want to experience the true horror of the Blair Witch, stick to the original film or the 2016 version and avoid this crap sequel. [Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 on IMDB]

Saw 3D

Saw 3D feels more like an endurance test rather than an actual movie. It's as if the filmmakers thought, "How much can we torture our viewers before they give up?" It's a gruesome and merciless display of blood and gore that becomes more and more unbearable as the film progresses.

The lack of concern for plot and character development is glaringly obvious, with all logic and storytelling thrown out the window in favor of just shock value. I do like the Saw franchise, but Saw 3D is one that needs to be erased from memory. [Saw 3D on IMDB]

Jason Takes Manhattan

The title. Jason Takes Manhattan suggests that we'll get to see the iconic slasher wreak havoc on the streets of New York City. But in reality, the majority of the film takes place on a boat. 

But that's not the only disappointment of this film. How about the bizarre visions of baby Jason that appear throughout, which is laughable and completely undermines the horror aspect of the film.

The kills are also really bad that it's hard to believe they were even intended to be scary. From the infamous head punch scene to the numerous unrealistic deaths,the film garners more laughs than scares.[Jason Takes Manhattan on IMDB]

Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers

Halloween is a beloved horror franchise, and it's disheartening to see a sequel that falls so far below the quality of its predecessors, and it's more of a film that panders to fans rather than actually delivering a cohesive and engaging storyline. 

It felt like a rushed attempt to cash in on the Halloween name without putting in the effort to create a compelling and well-crafted story. It's like they forgot what made the original Halloween so great in the first place. [Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers on IMDB]

Jaws: The Revenge

This movie is truly a masterpiece in the world of terrible horror movie sequels. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 0%, it's safe to say it's universally disliked.

Now, let's dive into the plot of this cinematic gem. Brace yourself, because it's truly mind-blowing. One of the original heroes dies off-screen from a heart attack before the movie even starts. His family then moves to the Caribbean, thinking they can escape their shark-related woes. 

But alas, they are followed by a vengeful descendant of the original shark from the first movie. Yes, you heard that right. A shark seeking revenge. Because, you know, sharks are known for their deep-seated emotions and thirst for vengeance.

It's no surprise that Jaws: The Revenge is considered one of the biggest failures in movie history. It's a bottom-ranking film and if anyone wants to create a truly terrible horror movie sequel, just take a page out of Jaws: The Revenge's book. You won't go far wrong. [Jaws: The Revenge on IMDB]

I'd be interested to hear if anyone likes any of these movies and why? Always enjoy reading differing views. And does anyone actually like Jaws: The Revenge? ANYONE??

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