Fans are preparing for the upcoming sixth entry for a long time Scream franchise that will once again star the costumed slasher named Ghostface. After a successful start that reinvigorated the franchise, scream 6 goes ahead without the stars of the previous films, which may not appeal to some longtime fans.
This is one of the many issues that have plagued other slasher sequels over the years. Some horror sequels are already geared up to overcome hurdles imposed by the usual nature of horror movie endings. This has made some slasher sequels stand out from the rest as it can take the franchise in a new direction to build a better slasher.
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10 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later explored years of trauma and avoided previous sequels
There have been a few sequels in the long run Halloween franchises, although they resulted in several convoluted schedules. The character of Michael Myers was over-researched to the point that fans were no longer afraid of the masked killer. Thank God, Halloween H20: 20 years later abandoned most of the previous continuity and went back to basics.
The film takes place 20 years after Michael Myers escaped and attacked Haddonfield. H20 worked with Halloween IIreveals that Myers and Laurie Strode, one of the best babysitters in horror film history, were siblings. The seventh Halloween The film explored Haddonfield’s trauma that had developed over the years before being passed on to the next generation.
9 Saw II grew larger than the original by trapping more people in Jigsaw’s death traps
After Jigsaw’s unforgettable revelation in 2004 Seen, the character returned for his most prominent role in the franchise. Later sequels had to follow in Jigsaw’s legacy with new killers after his death saw III. However, in 2005 saw II allowed the villain to run his tests and personally play with the police, with one of Tobin Bell’s best performances in the role.
When the police located Jigsaw’s hideout, they were taken to his latest test/social experiment. Criminals with a mysterious connection have been trapped in a drugged house to solve personal traps and survive. The traps were shockingly inventive, featuring a shocking final revelation like the original film before being overdone in later sequels.
8th Happy Death Day 2U builds on the success of the original by taking the premise to the extreme
The original Happy death anniversary showed the murder of a college student named Tree by a masked killer with an evil babyface. However, she soon realized that she was caught in a time warp and was forced to relive her murder over and over again in order to unravel the killer’s identity. Happy Death Anniversary 2U took that premise and pushed it to the limit for a fun roller coaster ride that’s also totally insane.
Tree discovers that she is being hunted by a killer again for trying to fix the timeline. But this time, she and her friends can turn the time warp into a superpower to save the day. While Happy Death Anniversary 2U While it doesn’t fit the slasher genre as well as the original, the sequel is well carried by the riveting performance of leading lady Jessica Rothe.
7 Scream 4 updated the cast to reflect the audience and surprised fans with the killer reveal
During 1997 scream 2 is also a popular sequel to the original 2011 hit meta-slasher scream 4 reinvigorated the franchise. The sequel featured an updated cast with modern horror film fans reflecting current audiences, much like the original. scream 4 also included modern elements like live streaming to further reinforce Ghostface’s return to Woodsboro.
The recent release of scream 5 followed a similar path from scream 4, although it didn’t quite hit the killer reveal like its predecessor. The film lined up series star Sidney Prescott’s cousin as its latest victim. That made her the ultimate reveal as the newest Ghostface in the Scream franchise an impressive twist that surpassed the other sequels.
6 Fear Street Part Two: 1978 Explored familiar territory with the Camp Nightwing murders
Netflix adapted the popular RL Stine horror series street of fear into an original trilogy of films. street of fear took place in three different eras exploring the curse of Sarah Fiers. The curse resulted in a new serial killer attacking the city every few decades. The first street of fear took place in modern times, during Fear Street Part Two: 1978 plunged back into the past.
The sequel explored familiar horror territory as it took place at a summer camp called Camp Nightwing. The Curse of Sarah Fiers has seen a new serial killer emerge to stalk and kill the campers as they try to learn more about the trilogy’s witch. Angststrasse 1978 distinguished itself by imitating successful films and joins a long list of other horror films with happy endings.
5 2021’s Candyman avoided the disappointing sequels to take the story in a new direction
candy man had a few sequels after the original was released in 1992. They continued to research the origins of the supernatural killer Daniel Robitaille. Unfortunately, unlike the original, the sequels did not otherwise address social issues such as race and class struggles. 2021 candy man by director Nia DaCosta was a direct sequel to the original that abandoned the other two films.
The sequel followed the baby kidnapped in Cabrini-Green. Now an adult, he’s an artist named Anthony whose paintings based on Candyman’s story explode after the killer returns to join the ranks of other horror actors who have played roles for decades. The new candy man continue to highlight social issues like gentrification that really made it one correct Consequence.
4 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 boosted chaos and focused on the Killer Sawyer family
Leatherface and his cannibalistic Sawyer family took the franchise in a new direction The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Released in 1986, the film focused on the Sawyers as they rampaged around and targeted a local radio DJ. The original terrified fans with tense, atmospheric horror, and the sequel upped the ante with intense gore and insane characters
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 plays with the excess of 80’s horror movies in a frenetic bloodbath that also drew on some twisted dark humor. Dennis Hopper also starred as a veteran cop chasing the Sawyers, who is forced to confront Leatherface in just one of many over-the-top moments. While the sequel was being planned upon release, it developed a cult following.
3 Child’s Play 2 featured intense kills that reinforced the film’s theme of a killer doll
While child’s play served to introduce the 1990s killer doll known as Chucky child’s play 2 perfected the character. child’s play 2 followed Andy Barclay as he moved in with a foster family, though Chucky soon tracked him down. The sequel introduced lovable new characters like Andy’s older foster sister Kyle, who would later return in the franchise.
Brad Dourif’s Chucky was really starting to enjoy his new puppet form, and the intense kills reflected that. Chucky’s murders became more inventive and he began using children’s toys as weapons to reinforce his role as a killer doll. The success of child’s play and its sequels led to the live-action TV show Chucky with some returning actors.
2 Friday the 13th: The final chapter perfected Jason’s rampage and introduced a new hero
Another long-running franchise that has some fan-favorite entries is this Friday the 13th Series. The franchise introduced the hockey-masked killer named Jason Voorhees as he set out to murder camp counselors near Camp Crystal Lake. While the original trilogy lined up the 1984 character perfectly Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter unleashed him.
Jason was the strongest, which made the kills even more brutal. The fourth Friday the 13th Film also introduced one of the few enduring heroes in the franchise. ’80s star Corey Feldman was the first to play Tommy Jarvis, a young film enthusiast. His passion for special effects saved the day and made him Jason’s worst enemy for the next few entries.
1 A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors explored Kreuger’s past as his victims fought back
Freddy Krueger’s debut in the 1984s A nightmare on Elm Street introduced a new breed of supernatural killer. He hunted the children of those who killed him by attacking them in their dreams. Freddy Krueger’s origins were finally revealed in the 1987s A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
dream warrior examined the tragic circumstances of Freddy Krueger’s birth. The sequel also focused more on the character’s unique dark humor, which would set him apart from other slashers. However, dream warrior really succeeded by giving Krueger’s victims their own supernatural abilities. This only deepened the franchise’s lore, which would be touched on more in later sequels.