10 Horror Movie Franchises That Should Have Stopped At One Film

9. Sinister

Blair Witch 2016
Summit Entertainment

An overlooked film to begin with, it is very hard to recall that Sinister actually got a sequel. Directed by Scott Derrickson, the film was a masterclass in horror. He created a very unique way to tell his story, using old tapes that depict grisly murders and the spooky implications they have.

Sinister 2 is a simple carbon copy of the original, just without the finesse. Released in 2015, Sinister 2 used the exact same tropes as its predecessor: a family move into a new house and discover some tapes, all of which depict murders. They are terrorised by the exact same villain and, essentially...You have seen this film a million times before.

What makes this entry hurt even more is that the original is now a cult classic. It has genuine scares and an intriguing plot, everything that the sequel is lacking. As far as horror franchises go, Sinister was a one and done. Sinister 2 never happened...IT NEVER HAPPENED, OKAY?!


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