Sequels truly are the bread and butter of the horror genre.
Once a decent horror film makes a killing at the box-office, you can almost always expect a sequel to quickly swoop in to hoover up whatever cash hasn't found its way back into the viewer's pockets. More often than not, horror sequels are fairly pedestrian, failing to live up to the spooktacular heights of their predecessors, although sometimes they'll strike gold and produce a sequel that expands on the original in fresh and exciting ways, giving fans a chance to relive the thrills, spills, and chills all over again.
Sadly though, the quality of said sequels matters not when there are piles of money to be gained from churning out endless follow-ups to beloved fright flicks and as a result, many of the big names in horror royalty have seen their names tarnished by a glut of poorly conceived films that wanted nothing more than to bleed you dry.
The films featured here today are representative of the point where the filmmakers should have thrown in the towel and let these sleeping corpses lie, allowing their respective franchises to bow out with a much-needed sense of dignity.