Sequels, unfortunately, seem to be an unavoidable part of life whenever a film manages to be any good. Or even just painfully average, really, since the Hollywood machine will churn out anything they think they can make a profit on - and the horror movie formula is ripe for the picking.
With such fantastic offerings both new and old in the horror genre recently, it's only fair that a few follow-ups come along to poke long dead films with a pointy stick for our entertainment - and from genre classics to modern muses, 2019 has plenty of sequels in the works.
Honestly, there's potential in lots of these titles to conjure up an interesting, original storyline that expands upon some of the lore we've already seen, but whether we get a pumpkin spice basic b*tch rehash or a hot shot of caffeine into these franchises we'll just have to wait and see. Aliens did it, Dawn of the Dead did it, Evil Dead did it - there's faith that these guys can too.
In either case, get ready for a slew of number 2s, as these are some of the horror sequels we've got to look forward to in 2019...
10. 3 From Hell - TBA 2019
Rob Zombie has a real mixed back catalogue when it comes to his movies.
Focussed intensely on gore and an oppressive feeling of disgust, they often read like extended music videos from his career as a musician - but there is at least the the cult classics House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects to keep Zombie from being defined by the god-awful Halloween reboots or the maligned Lords of Salem. It's those former two films that are important here however, as a sequel to finish off the three-film saga is alleged to drop this 2019.
Distilling his best two of his seven feature length films into the aptly titled 3 From Hell, it's set to feature the protagonists from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, namely Captain Spaulding, Otis, and Baby. The rest of the plot is still shrouded in mystery, but considering the piping hot loaves of fan love that Zombie cooks up with these films it's guaranteed to cause a stir upon release.
A spoiler - considering that the three died at the end of Rejects, the title seems to be pretty literal, at the very least...