Most Popular "Horror Movie Prequel" Titles
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1. Leatherface (2017)
R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller | Completed
A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell while being pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.
2. Annabelle (I) (2014)
R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
Votes: 95,442 | Gross: $43.16M
3. Bates Motel (2013–2017)
TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.
4. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Votes: 214,695 | Gross: $92.93M
6. The Thing (I) (2011)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.
Votes: 101,666 | Gross: $16.91M
7. Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)
R | 93 min | Horror
A group of college students gets lost in a storm during their snowmobiling trip and takes shelter in an abandoned sanitarium which, unbeknown to them, is home to three deformed cannibals.
8. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When a group of friends enjoying a bachelor cruise in the Caribbean stumble upon a research facility on a remote island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The group must find a way to survive before the flesh eating virus consumes them all.
9. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
R | 91 min | Horror
After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
Votes: 86,651 | Gross: $84.75M
10. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
R | 104 min | Horror
A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.
11. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.
Votes: 29,761 | Gross: $41.81M
12. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
R | 83 min | Horror
In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.
Votes: 80,462 | Gross: $104.01M
15. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
R | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.
Votes: 8,559 | Gross: $0.24M
16. Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008 Video)
R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller
Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.
17. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991 Video)
R | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A puppeteer's ability to bring inanimate objects to life attracts the attention of the Nazis during World War II.
18. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999 Video)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller, Western
Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.
19. The Nightcomers (1971)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Prequel to the Henry James classic "Turn of the Screw" about the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel, and the the slow corruption of the children in their care.
20. Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009 Video)
R | 94 min | Horror
Doing what he believes must be done in order to save his family and livelihood, farmer John Rollins places an odd scarecrow among his crops and promptly reaps the benefits. The thing is, his luck probably won't last for long.
21. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
R | 94 min | Drama, Horror
Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves.
23. Fritt vilt III (2010)
95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Takes place in the 80's where a group of teenagers go to visit an abandoned hotel, only to find themselves hunted by a psychotic killer through the Norwegian woods.
24. Ringu 0 (2000)
Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...
25. Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013)
87 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
In this third installment of the hit Nazi Zombie action horror movie, Outpost: Rise Of The Spetnaz, we discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers and see them in ... See full summary »
26. Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (2012)
R | 88 min | Action, Horror
After inheriting the family mortuary, a pyrophobic mortician accidentally exposes hundreds of un-cremated bodies to toxic medical waste. As the corpses re-animate, the mortician's ... See full summary »
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | Announced
This prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep finds Elvis shooting a film in Louisiana when he runs afoul of a coven of she-vampires.
28. Remains: Road to Reno (2011)
11 min | Short, Horror
A freak accident turns most of the world's population into ferocious and ravenous predatory zombies. A small group of uninfected human survivors do their best to survive this harrowing ... See full summary »