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15 incredibly tenuous horror and sci-fi film sequels

Odd List Ryan Lambie 6 Nov 2013 - 06:50

From random films with altered names to unrelated storylines, we take a look at 15 incredibly tenuous horror and sci-fi film sequels...

The profit-driven nature of filmmaking usually means that, if a movie's a hit, sequels follow. And it's sometimes the case that, particularly in the realm of low-budget sci-fi and horror, those sequels are trotted out in a rush, or don't have anything to do with the film they're following.

This isn't to say that the sequels on this list are necessarily bad - it's a proper mixed bag of the great, the mediocre and the downright awful - but in each instance, these sequels have only vague links to their predecessors, or worse still, they're entirely different films rebranded to fit an existing franchise.  

Our list is by no means definitive - rather, we've chosen a collection of films that we find the most memorable.
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Peter Weir Retrospective: Gallipoli (1981)

Trevor Hogg continues his Peter Weir retrospective with a look at the director's fourth feature...

Gallipoli, 1981.

Directed by Peter Weir.

Starring Mark Lee, Mel Gibson, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins, Charles Yunupingu and Heath Harris.


Gallipoli evolves around the growing relationship between two runners whose destiny with death takes them to the Turkish battlefield where thousands of Australian soldiers were slaughtered during Wwi.

War has the power to shape a country’s psyche especially when the military engagement involves young soldiers senselessly dying. One such defining moment occurred when Australia was barely into its teenage years as a nation with the infamous Wwi battle of Gallipoli; it inspired Peter Weir’s 1981 film of the same name.

“I went to Istanbul, hired a car and drove to the battlefield, an extraordinary experience.” recalled the well regarded Australian film director of his 1976 trip to Turkey. “I saw no one in two days
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