Best Horror Sequels

In my estimation, the best of the best in certain franchises. I'm hoping to avoid cliched and stereotypical answers...
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1.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ The King of all horror sequels. 'nuff said. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
2.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back. (96 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ Freddy was equally menacing and funny in this entry. It was after they took him too seriously and before he became a live-action cartoon character (shivers as Dream Child comes to mind). ” - mattressman_pdl
 
3.
The Exorcist III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased 'Gemini' serial killer, lead him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward. (110 mins.)
“ The ONLY film in the Exorcist franchise (apart from the original) to recreate the original's atmosphere. to quote Father Dyer "I told him Jesus loves you but everyone else thinks your an a**hole." ” - mattressman_pdl
 
4.
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake. (91 mins.)
Director: Joseph Zito
“ Now I would have been happy if they had ended it right here. Some nice killings and Jason is SPOILER killed very well. Unfortunately Paramount had to keep going back to the well, even as the MPAA cut every entry to shreds. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
5.
Saw IV (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit. (93 mins.)
“ Ok, this is the one I'm going to be fought on, I just know it! I'm just impressed that even after SPOILER Jigsaw is killed, they still squeezed one good movie out. After that, though... ” - mattressman_pdl
 
6.
Halloween II (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her. (92 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
“ I would have to say that this one ties with part four...but I just like this one slightly more. More Loomis, More Laurie, and a creepy hospital for Michael to stalk. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
7.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Randel
“ I thought it was just slightly better than the original...I also expect to be fought on this one, as well. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
8.
Critters 2 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend. (86 mins.)
Director: Mick Garris
“ Once again, just SLIGHTLY better. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
9.
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A puppeteer's ability to bring inanimate objects to life attracts the attention of the Nazis during World War II. (86 mins.)
Director: David DeCoteau
“ Gotta love six-shooter! ” - mattressman_pdl
 
10.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. (101 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ A different beast from the first, but still very enjoyable. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
11.
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family. (85 mins.)
Director: Jeff Burr
“ I don't care what anybody says...I liked it! ” - mattressman_pdl
 
12.
Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy. (104 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
“ There is a lot of hate for this film and quite frankly I don't understand why. I loved it! ” - mattressman_pdl
 
13.
Hatchet II (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Marybeth escapes the clutches of the bayou-butcher Victor Crowley and returns to the swamp with an army of hunters and gunmen, determined to end Crowley's reign of horror once and for all. (85 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
“ Sweet. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
14.
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer. (90 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
“ Cordell...is...back! ” - mattressman_pdl
 
15.
Phantasm II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work. (97 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
16.
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man. (91 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
17.
Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins. (90 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ All of the films just felt like one long movie, so I'm kind of counting all three of 'em. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
18.
The Final Conflict (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him. (108 mins.)
Director: Graham Baker
“ It's a strong movie on it's own, as far as I'm concerned. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
19.
Child's Play 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind. (84 mins.)
Director: John Lafia
“ Sorry, Jack... ” - mattressman_pdl
 
20.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
 
21.
Day of the Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
“ I can't choose between dawn and day...both strong sequels. ” - mattressman_pdl
 
22.
Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more vampires which are out for revenge. (104 mins.)
“ Actually...not bad at all! ” - mattressman_pdl
 
23.
Psycho II (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him. (113 mins.)
“ Not bad for what it was... ” - mattressman_pdl
 
24.
Carnosaur 2 (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A team of scientists go to a nuclear mining facility to investigate a possible meltdown and instead find a large amount of cloned dinosaurs. (83 mins.)
Director: Louis Morneau
“ Okay, go ahead and laugh ” - mattressman_pdl
 
25.
Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil... (85 mins.)
Director: Greg Spence
“ I know, they were all bad. But this one has it's moments. ” - mattressman_pdl