Worst sequels ever

by votesmall | created - 20 Oct 2011 | updated - 19 Mar 2014 | Public

There are some excellent sequels, like T2, Aliens, and Hot Shots part Deux!, but there are also some awful ones. This is their story.

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1. Halloween II (2009)

R | 105 min | Horror

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35 Metascore

Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 39,955 | Gross: $33.39M

In 1981, one of the best sequels of all time was released: Halloween II. It was classy, atmospheric and badass, spawning many of Michael Myers' trademarks.

Here we have a vulgar, nonsensical, idiotic and disgusting sequel to one of the worst remakes of all time: Rob Zombie's Halloween. That's right. Worse than Rob Zombie's Halloween by at least seven times.

This is the worst sequel I've ever seen. It's depressing and deplorable in every possible way. The characters are morons who you don't care about, Michael looks like crap and the movie is drowned in its own blood that it renders it useless and devoid of credibility or enjoyment.

2. Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

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The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior.

Director: Lee Harry | Stars: Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jean Miller

Votes: 4,396 | Gross: $0.15M

Bad acting, bad story, too many flashbacks, bad script, and overall bad movie makes this the worst of the worst. Also, this movie has spawned at least six internet memes.


3. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

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15 Metascore

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

Votes: 33,769 | Gross: $20.76M

This is the worst. Not as bad as Silent Night, Deadly Night 2, but defenitely second. The shark is out for revenge, and it manages to kill nobody in the Brody family. Also, it can stand on its tail and roar like a lion. Jaws, everybody!

4. Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

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A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Clint Howard, Neith Hunter, Tommy Hinkley, Hugh Fink

Votes: 1,087

It's not even about a Santa Claus killer! It's about bugs and a cult!

5. Home Alone 4 (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

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Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv... See full summary »

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: French Stewart, Erick Avari, Barbara Babcock, Jason Beghe

Votes: 26,701

Wow, this sucks. It was just so bad. Marv is now FRENCH STEWART!!!! Kevin is now played by some different kid who looks like he's five, and there is a smart house, despite that this movie apparently takes place in 1991, which is kind of impossible, because Kevin went to new york in 1992. And his parents are divorced, but get back together at the end. ??? It's not like walking out of a bar, folks! It's a divorce! There is also a royal family and a remote control taht can control the weather. To its credit, some of the traps are kind of funny, but the film is just too silly to be taken like others in the series.

6. Caddyshack II (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

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When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Dina Merrill

Votes: 13,026 | Gross: $11.80M

7. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

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The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel

Votes: 33,098 | Gross: $22.17M

This was bad. Poorly made, they killed off good characters after making them horrible, they had some stupid plot lines, a ridiculous concept, and what could have been good turned out to be horrible. And the only character that was mean to everybody got to live! WHY??? Also, Freddy actually turns into a SUPERHERO in one scene and apparently just decides to slash him up. Well, why did he have to turn into a superhero to do that?

And Freddy's Revenge is not really that bad, but it is very homoerotic, and is not the worst in the series. I made a list telling why.

8. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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42 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 54,811 | Gross: $59.95M

Oh, my God. I mean, oh, my God! Where do I begin? First, the opening is so slapstick, it isn't even funny. And the credits, whereas in the other movies are flying by in space, these ones seem to be on that cheap star wars credit option on movie maker. Second, WHY THE #!$% is RICHARD PRYOR IN IT??? First off, he gives a horrendously unfunny performance, almost coming off desperate for money, (he only made me laugh twice in the movie) second, he has more screen time than Superman! With the first two movies, they put their heart and soul into the effects and the quality. With Superman III, (they put a coming soon ad in the credits of Superman II) you can obviously tell that it was made for money. The film was also made as a comedy, with an awful villain, awful special effects, bad acting (save Christopher Reeve and Jackie Cooper) and an overall bad script.

The thing that takes the cake in this film for me is the scene where the evil supercomputer takes a woman and turns her INTO A ROBOT!!!

This film should have been about an evil Superman clone, not a computer and an eccentric control freak billionaire.

9. Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)

R | 75 min | Horror

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Two friends discover a puzzle box in Mexico, which unleashes cenobite Pinhead.

Director: Víctor García | Stars: Steven Brand, Nick Eversman, Tracey Fairaway, Sebastien Roberts

Votes: 5,410

This is a somewhat unofficial sequel produced by Dimension on a budget of 300,000 dollars. ? And although the Lament Configuration puzzle box is as cool as ever, the acting is bad, the story is bad, and although I like Stephan Smith Collins's effort to play Pinhead, he just looks too different. Personally, I think that they just made this one so they wouldn't lose the rights to the franchise before the remake came out.

10. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 204,100 | Gross: $107.33M

I liked how Robin was made more menacing with a cool costume, and Arnold Schwarzaneggar was pretty cool, but George Clooney shouldn't be Batman, and the bat credit card made me literally want to light my television on fire.

11. The NeverEnding Story III (1994)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jason James Richter, Melody Kay, Jack Black, Carole Finn

Votes: 8,951

12. Son of the Mask (2005)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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20 Metascore

Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.

Director: Lawrence Guterman | Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Traylor Howard, Alan Cumming, Liam Falconer

Votes: 44,943 | Gross: $17.02M


13. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

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15 Metascore

A group of tourists arrive in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project (1999) to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Stephen Barker Turner, Erica Leerhsen, Kurt Loder

Votes: 31,841 | Gross: $26.44M

The original Blair Witch Project terrorized the minds and imaginations of movie goers all over the world. Just what was terrorizing those people in the woods? What made those freaky stick figures? What caused them to spend an entire day going in circles? What caused Heather to scream at the end? What was terrorizing them during the night? Was it a ghost? A demon? A witch? It's up to you to decide. To use your imagination to fill in the gaps. And that's what made the original so friggin scary. You didn't know what it was, and it really makes isolation all the more scary. Blair Witch 2 starts with the national phenomenon of the Blair Witch Project, which is clever. Then we are introduced to drugs, pointless sex scenes, cut ins with footage from later on in the movie, pointless visions, a VERY annoying wiccan, a miscarriage, camera footage that works when played backwards, a psychic goth chick, and implausible real estate. Are any of these subplots reveale? No. Nobody figures out why the goth chic was psychic, nobody knows why the footage works when played backwards.

14. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

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27 Metascore

The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a SeaWorld theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

Director: Joe Alves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 31,497 | Gross: $45.52M

This was bad, but not as bad as Jaws 4: The Revenge. I loved it when I was younger, but now I see that it is filled with lousy, wrong facts, dumb characters, and a shark that only nibbles. The 3-D effects make Jaws stupid and ridiculous, though you do get some neat shots of the shark underwater. Stick with Jaws 1 and 2.

15. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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29 Metascore

During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 158,979 | Gross: $80.28M

I was excited for this, but I was astounded at just how terrible this is. They had to do it in Antarctica? It was astoundingly boring, and too PG-13. I mean, come on! Two of the most horrific antagonists finally get people on an isolated continent and they only fight each-other? WHY? And why was there an abandoned city anyway? It's a mess. This was worse than Freddy Vs Jason! (Which it ripped off, and that's saying something)

16. Alien³ (1992)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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59 Metascore

After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Votes: 234,335 | Gross: $55.47M

Ugh. Why was Ripley bald, killed, and in bed with Charles Dance?


17. Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996 Video)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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Our deadly leprechaun is in space to woo a beautiful princess who is impressed with his gold and desires to separate him from it.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Warwick Davis, Brent Jasmer, Jessica Collins, Guy Siner

Votes: 4,998

Jason X meets Hellraiser: Bloodline. Yeah, I wouldn't watch it either.

18. Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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Larry and Richard use a voodoo-revived corpse to track down hidden money to clear their names.

Director: Robert Klane | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Troy Byer

Votes: 11,091 | Gross: $12.74M

The idea that this would happen to them again is bogus and the plot is ridiculous when voodoo is introduced.

19. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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23 Metascore

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 64,674 | Gross: $48.61M

What are the odds that this would happen to the same person again? No Keanu Reeves, and a villain that was in no way related to the original Howard Payne.

20. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

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A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Director: Kim Henkel | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Jacks, Tonie Perensky

Votes: 16,415 | Gross: $0.14M

A cross-dressing Leatherface????


21. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

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19 Metascore

Set back in the 80s when Harry met Lloyd in high school where they cross paths with a mean principal and a bunch of other outcasts much like themselves.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Derek Richardson, Eric Christian Olsen, Eugene Levy, Timothy Stack

Votes: 32,255 | Gross: $26.28M

Not worth ANY laughs. You will feel dumber just watching it!

22. The Birds II: Land's End (1994 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Horror

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Birds go berserk and turn against mankind.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Brad Johnson, Chelsea Field, James Naughton, Jan Rubes

Votes: 1,277

It's not Hitchcock.

23. Grease 2 (1982)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

Director: Patricia Birch | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy

Votes: 28,294 | Gross: $15.17M

I hate musicals, but I personally didn't see the need for there to be a sequel to Grease. It kind of wrapped at the end. I don't know, but I just thought it was silly and unnecessary.

24. The Sting II (1983)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

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Lonnegan is planning to get back at Gondorff and Hooker for bilking him out of half a million. At the same time Gondorff and Hooker are planning their next caper. And their mark is a man ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis, Teri Garr, Karl Malden

Votes: 1,702 | Gross: $6.35M

I haven't ever seen this, but people say it sucks, so, here we go.

25. Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012 TV Movie)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

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Finn Baxter and his family move from California to Maine to their new house. Finn is terrified, and believes the house is haunted. While he sets up traps to catch the "ghost", his parents ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Christian Martyn, Eddie Steeples, Jodelle Ferland, Doug Murray

Votes: 5,276

A better effort than four, but it can't even compare to the original trilogy.

26. The Sandlot 2 (2005 Video)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

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A film about a group of young baseball-enthusiasts who test the terrifying myth of Mr. Mertle owning a freakishly large and dangerous dog in his backyard.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Max Lloyd-Jones, James Willson, Samantha Burton, Brett Kelly

Votes: 4,003

Okay, I won't lie, as it is fun to watch, but... THERE WAS NO SEQUEL NECESSARY!!!!!

27. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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22 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 36,227 | Gross: $15.68M

In the words of Christopher Reeve himself, who wrote it, the less said about Superman IV, the better. I mean, come on! Nuclear man is absolutely ridiculous. It should have been either a Superman clone or a villain made of solid kryptonite. The peace theme is okay, and the film isn't NEAR as bad as Superman III, which was painful to watch, but Superman IV is at least fun to watch. This film is a serious guilty pleasure for me.

Not to mention, Superman rocks, as always, he casts his charm onto Superman IV and makes it awesome.

28. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 308,422 | Gross: $229.09M

Don't get me wrong, this is one of my favorite movies. I love it and it defenitely is awesome. But the main problem I have with this is the fact that the main characters in this are responsible for all the deaths in the movie! I mean, they're all acting so innocent, when really Kelly, Eddie, Ian Malcom and Roland Tembo are the only likable characters in this movie. Also, it really just doesn't add up. I like it, and it's easy to watch, but the characters and a few scenes just make me want to puke. I mean, they love the dinosaurs so much, they bring one into their trailer, and the t-rex almost kills them. Serves them right! And at the end, they actually steal the other team's, who saved their lives and led them to safety, bullets! Their only means of defending themselves!

29. Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002 Video)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

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En route to a run-down shelter they are set to renovate as community service, a group of juvenile delinquents and the two chaperones accompanying them run into a minor set-back when their ... See full summary »

Director: Tammi Sutton | Stars: Charles Austin, Wayland Geremy Boyd, Bobby Marsden, Aaron Brown

Votes: 715

Believe it or not, this film is even worse than Killjoy. While the storyline is a lot better, this film is still really stupid, though I did like Charlotte and the song. Actually, Killjoy looks even more ridiculous here than he did in Killjoy! And that's saying something!