The Best Horror Movies and the Scariest Sequels
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By Melissa Marini October 13, 2011
Halloween is just around the corner so why not have a horror movie marathon of some of the best horror movies and the scariest sequels?
The Jigsaw games are more twisted in this installment. This time Jigsaw locks up a group of people who have to work together to survive, yet things don’t pan out that way. Jigsaw’s only survivor from the first movie (Amanda) winds up being his protégé.
Round two for Ghostface was just as thrilling as the first Scream movie. This sequel makes fun of every bad slasher movie and in turns becomes one of the funniest horror movies of its time. Revenge doesn’t always work in the favor of crazed killers. Sidney of course lives on…
This was the start to one of our favorite crazed killers: Ghostface. Scream was credited for revitalizing horror flicks in the 1990s, following Sidney Prescott’s life dealing with the mysterious, masked murderer.
The most recent installment of the Scream movie comes full circle, and more teens from Woodsboro die (surprise, surprise!). This sequel is by far the most twisted thus far—Sidney’s cousin isn’t so sweet; watch the movie to see why!
Jigsaw's games are gruesome to say the least. Some will survive and others will certainly die—that’s just the way of the games. It all began with a terminally ill brain cancer patient (John better known as Jigsaw as the movie progresses). There are a series of flashbacks that link everything together seamlessly.
A pair of siblings are bound for a frightening adventure during their drive home from college, when they run into a crazy creeper who likes dead human bodies.
The events that occur in this sequel are four days after the events of the first movie (talk about close proximity?!). That Creeper is yet again up to no good and this time he’s met his match—a farmer and his older son. They're seek revenge. And just for good measure, there’s a bus of teenaged basketball players and cheerleaders thrown in the mix.
It is now 20 years later— October 29, 1998 to be exact and Michael is at it again. He kills Dr. Loomis’ colleague since he wants the file on his victim (Laurie Strode) who survived his attack 20 years ago. He wants vengeance and to end her life once and for all.
On October 31, 1963 six-year-old Michael Myers murders his older sister (a real nice kid, right?). He’s sent away and put in the care of a psychiatrist (Dr. Loomis) for 15 years until he escapes on the night before Halloween and of course regains his taste for killing. He zeroes in on Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), and sets up one of the best horror franchises of all time.
Alice is murdered in this installment by adult Jason who watched her kill his mother (revenge reins here!). He also kills anyone else who comes to the camp—there’s a whole lot of blood shed amongst the new campers in 1984!
This is the third installment of the Nightmare series, which occurs six years after the first movie. A replica of a house on Elm Street is made, which leads to a stream of killings by Freddy as further revenge against those who killed him years ago. Who knew building a mini house could cause such danger? The nightmares continue...
Nightmares become reality in this slasher—Freddy Krueger seeks revenge on the children of the parents that set him on fire! Freddy's not your average villain; he manipulates dreams (super creepy!) to make get his thrills.
After three disappointing sequels, it looked like the Final Destination franchise was a bust. Enter Final Destination 5. The film still had its share of bloody deaths (which were made even more gory by 3D) but a well-paced plot and a clever twist ending made the "Death comes to collect" idea fresh once again.
What's more frightening that being killed by a crazed psycho? How about being killed by death itself? Alex and six other passengers are saved from a plane explosion he has a premonition about the event. Talk about a lucky break, right? Well, not really since death has other, more gruesome plans in store to get rid of them.
Who knew reopening a camp could be so life-threatening? Well, Camp Crystal Lake is home of Mrs. Voorhees, camp cook and a slew of murders happen on the camp grounds. Who's behind the killings? Watch and find out; you'll be surprised! There's only one survivor, Alice.
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