The slasher genre is typically made up of horror movies in which a masked assassin chases and kills characters with sharp objects. There is some debate about which film would have given birth to the subgenre, but there is no question that the most famous and most cemented was Halloween – The Night of Horror (1978), by John Carpenter. It is also clear that over the years the subgenre has gained strands and therefore each type of creature has become “the killer”, monsters with wings, hauntings, and possessed puppets.
Now Netflix has created its own slasher horror franchise, which is causing a stir. ‘Rua do Medo – Part 1: 1994’ came to streaming and surprised the platform’s subscribers with the violence and bloody deaths caused by murderers manipulated by a witch.
The sequel, ‘Rua do Medo: 1978’, is released on July 9 and pays homage to ‘Friday the 13th’.
With that in mind, CinePOP decided to create a list of the 10 most famous Slasher horror movie sequels in theaters. Come and see.
Halloween II – The Nightmare Continues (1981)
As noted, John Carpenter’s genre masterpiece Halloween has made history due to its influence. As such, the most profitable independent film in cinema at the time would not be immune to a sequel. After all, who would be foolish to refuse this profit? Carpenter, however, despite his involvement in production, screenplay, and soundtrack, left management to command Escape from New York. The director’s chair fell into the hands of usual collaborator Rick Rosenthal. In the plot, after the attacks in the first film, Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) is taken to the hospital, where maniac Michael Myers follows her, with Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) on her heels.
Friday the 13th – Part 2 (1981)
The first Friday the 13th (1980) was hastily produced to hitchhike on the hit Halloween (1978). Even the creators aren’t ashamed to admit it, and they’ve done it in multiple interviews. Distributed by Paramount, the horror franchise has lived to become one of the most famous and celebrated slasher series in cinema. The sequel was quick to be produced and was released the following year. This is when the killer Jason first appears and is still not wearing his famous hockey mask (he was wearing a bag on his head). This is one of the best examples of franchising.
Nightmare Hour 2 – Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
Slasher films are quick to produce and generate a big financial return. Thus, many films of this type in the 1980s had their sequels produced annually. And if in the above article I mentioned Friday the 13th as one of the most famous franchises of its genre, the other would be A Hora do Nightmare. This sequel to Wes Craven’s original hit disappointed fans, however. What is curious is that the film is seen as a gay stronghold (just review the feature film to understand), a statement made by the creators themselves, who wanted to introduce small details that indicated it. , without anyone noticing it in time. In the plot, Freddy Krueger tries to possess the body of a boy in order to return to the world of the living.
Toy Killer 2 (1990)
Three years later, Chucky was back after hitting Toy Killer. Despite being completely destroyed in the previous film, the damn puppet is reassembled by the company itself (highly unlikely, even in this fantasy) and soon commits other crimes. Little Andy (Alex Vincent) is adopted into a new family after his mother suffered a nervous breakdown from the events of the first film (translationally, actress Catherine Hicks refused to return in the sequel). In the New House, he meets the coolest character in the movie, his older adoptive sister Kyle (role of Christine Elise), who is the one who helps him fight Chucky in an apotheotic finale inside the Factory. puppets.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Directed by the same Tobe Hooper twelve years after the success of the original film, this sequel follows a totally contrarian tone – a fact that turned away many horror fans at the time. The first film was raw and realistic, almost resembling a documentary. This sequel, with a lot more money, is a slasher opera that doesn’t take itself seriously and plays with the genre’s conveniences, sounding more like a parody. Everything, of course, not to mention the gallons of blood and the disturbing scenes. With a very inspired Dennis Hopper, this sequel has been rediscovered as a cult work.
Candyman 2 – Vengeance (1995)
Bernard Rose’s Mystery of Candyman (1992) is a sophisticated, psychological horror, planned and born as a cult horror – hovering above the rest of the genre. With the character’s success, since kissing a villain who becomes an icon isn’t easy, the producers decided to turn Candyman into a new Jason or Freddy, and the sequel followed the same path, more bloody and common to its fellow slasher. In the plot, this time, a backstory of tragic hero and slavery is given to the character.
Panic 2 (1997)
Reinventing a genre is not for everyone. But that’s exactly what the first Panic (1996) did. The late Wes Craven had already given a new flavor to slashers with The Nightmare Hour (1984) and with Scream he went even further, playing and satirizing the genre. The rest is not far in terms of script intelligence, sharp dialogues and references. Apart from all that, the movies have even added thriller to the mix – a device in which audiences have to find out who the killer is. Here, it is the protagonists, and not the psychopath, who are the center of attention. In the story, Sidney (Neve Campbell) goes to college and there a new (or new) serial killer pursues her.
I still know what you did last summer (1998)
Each time, the titles of the films in this series are getting bigger. The first film clearly revolved around Scream, with the same screenwriter (Kevin Williamson). It’s a new wave of slasher films that dominated the late 1990s: more aware and smarter, but not forgetting the clichés of the genre – that’s what audiences want to see. Here in this sequel, however, we see a clear slot machine. The murderous fisherman, voluntarily left alive at the end of the first, returns to pursue his revenge. The plot is moved to the Bahamas, and the film borrows even more from Scream – when it comes to revealing the killer.
Urban Legend 2 (2000)
What if I Knew What You Did Last summer was the second Scream, Urban Legend (1998) was the third Scream. Columbia Pictures, now Sony, did not let it down by investing in its slashers at the end of the 1990s. After I Know What You Did…, it tried to do Lenda Urbana (1998) in the same direction: dialogues with quotes and references – but little by little the new formula was already wearing out. And if that turned out to be true a few years after Panic, imagine back in 2000, when this sequel came out. The result was less than warm. In the plot, a group of film students face the fury of a masked assassin, who no longer wears an Eskimo coat, but a fencing suit. Jennifer Morrison and Eva Mendes are the lures of the cast.
Hungry Eyes 2 (2003)
Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, the first Famished Eyes (2001) was already late in the era of the slasher. However, with its mix of road movie and monster cinema, it ended up creating a lively following, becoming a cult following for a generation. The sequel didn’t take long to arrive, but it didn’t hit the overall taste as much as the previous one. The more intimate feel of the original – with two brothers going through the worst nightmare of their lives – has given way to a more “mundane” film within the subgenre. So, a group of high school teens come face to face with the evil Creeper, when his school bus breaks down on the road.
Psychosis II (1983)
It is not very fair to call Alfred Hitchcock’s immortal classic Psycho (1960) a slasher. Either way, the suspense helped shape what we would see years later, and its influence is being felt strongly. What a lot of people don’t know, or want to forget, is that the iconic black-and-white feature has had a sequel (well, not just one, like three). Over twenty years later, Norman Bates was back on the big screen – again impersonated by Anthony Perkins. And not just him, Vera Miles returns as Lila, sister of the original’s protagonist (Janet Leigh). In the plot, Bates attempts to reintegrate into society after being released from prison / mental hospital. But the nightmares of the past are starting to resurface.
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