These sequels are very near and dear to my heart 😀
5.) C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. -1984’s C.H.U.D. is a terrifying movie about cannibalistic humanoids who dwell underground, hence the name C.H.U.D.. It was a no nonsense horror film starring Daniel Stern with an unknown John Goodman. In 1989, a sequel was made C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D.. A C.H.U.D. is being held in a government facility to undergo tests. Two teenage boys steal the corpse and unwittingly bring it back from the dead. His name is Bud and he is a hungry man. He goes around the town biting folks and turning them into C.H.U.D’s. It was a horror comedy, it’s funny and has an amazing soundtrack. It also features a quick cameo from Robert Englund. From what I heard, it was suppose to be a Return of the Living Dead sequel, it seems like one. I’d take it over Return of the Living Dead 3 anyday.
4.) Return of the Living Dead Part 2- Return of the Living Dead is one of the greatest zombie films ever made. You had punks and zombies. The zombies ate brains, it was great. When 1988 came around and a sequel was coming out. Thom Mathews and James Karen were the only main cast members to return this time around. The film has a container of Trioxin 2-4-5 falling off a military vehicle into a creek, some young boys find this and screw around with it. Which brings the dead back. It features a cameo from Forest J. Ackerman and Michael Jackson’s thriller zombie (not played by Jackson). It’s light-hearted, but has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. Unfortunately, the DVD sucks. It doesn’t have the right soundtrack, I was happy to have found it on VHS many years ago. 🙂
3.) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2– Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is like my third horror film of all time. It’s so visceral. Then, you have the first sequel also directed by Hooper. It takes place many years after the first film, the Sawyer family are still killing folks, but this time they did it over the radio. So, the Sawyers go to the radio station to silence the DJ. Leatherface falls in love her and doesn’t kill her. She follows them back to their lair. Dennis Hopper is also there as a Texas Ranger seeking vengeance for his nephew who was killed by Leatherface. It’s not as brutal as the first, but it went in a different direction. Most of the chainsaw films try to replicate everything the first did and they fail at it. This is the screen debut of horror regular, Bill Moseley.
2.) Child’s Play 3– While Child’s Play 2 is my favorite, I can’t forget my love for Child’s Play 3. It’s so underappreciated. Some folks call it the worst of the series. Those people probably had their eyes closed for Seed & Curse of Chucky. Child’s Play 3 takes place a couple years after Child’s Play 2. Chucky comes back and tries to find Andy Barclay. Andy has been enrolled in military school. Chucky finds him but decides to go after another child. Andy must stop Chucky before he completes his mission of transferring his soul. The films conclusion takes place in a haunted house. It’s been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I love all 3 Child’s Play films. I disown Bride-Curse.
1.) Fright Night Part II– Tom Holland’s Fright Night is great. I love that so much. But, I love it’s 1988 sequel more. The sequel is a few years after the first film. Charlie Brewster is in college and is trying to cope with his fear of vamps which he now shrugs off as fakery. Until a beautiful woman named Regina comes and bites his neck. Regina is Jerry’s sister, the vamp from the first film, she is out for revenge. She gets Peter Vincent fired and swears to torture Charlie forever. I watched it a bit as a child but came to fall in love with it in 2011. It’s now a film I watch every year.
I hope you enjoyed this! Share with me your favorite sequels?