9. Happy Death Day 2 U
From pure existential cosmic terror to one of the wackiest horror films of the year, Happy Death Day 2 U had no right being as good as it was.
From a title that would make 2 Fast 2 Furious blush to a story that repeats a gimmick that the first instalment seemingly exhausted, 2 U could have been one hell of a retread rushed into production.
It was way more than that though, and instead of resting on its laurels, doubled down on the mechanics of this time-looping world and the mythology of the baby-faced killer. For some, that might ruin the mystery of the original, but the script is smart enough to address any potential shortcomings, and instead spins them into exciting new set pieces.
It's a sequel that constantly attempts to go bigger than its predecessor, and while that doesn't always make it better, it certainly makes it entertaining. It's big, it's loud, it's daft, and it sucks we won't get a third.