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Space... the final frontier.

This saying rings even more true in the world of horror sequels. When the idea pot runs dry, sending the characters to space just seems to be a go-to plot device, and why not?

It combines two of the best and most popular genres in fiction. Sadly this doesn't always work how the filmmakers want it too. One thing is for sure though, this concept has spawned some pretty memorable films, whether that's a good thing is still up for debate.

Hellraiser 4: Bloodlines

This is probably the most respectable entry on the list and often considered the last good Hellraiser film. It is also the last entry that Clive Barker worked on and the last to be written as an actual Hellraiser film, at least until the much loathed Hellraiser: Revelations.

Bloodlines serves as a sequel and a prequel, and while a good deal takes place on a space station in the future there are also quite a bit of flashbacks too hundreds of years ago. For what it's worth though, Pinhead lurking about in the corridors of a dark space ship would actually be pretty damn scary.

Critters 4

It actually makes sense that a Critters sequel would end up taking us to space, after all the creatures are aliens and there had been scenes in space in the previous films.

So after terrorizing a small town a few times and then chasing Leonardo DiCaprio around an apartment building in his 1991 film debut of Critters 3 it was high time that sights were set to the sky. Critters 4 may not be the best in the series but it is still fun and a series I still enjoy more than the Gremlin films it is often compared to.

Leprechaun 4: In Space

I don't know what it is about the fourth movie in a series being the one in space but there really seems to be a trend here. I love the Leprechaun franchise but this is the hardest of the films for me to watch. Why a leprechaun is in space makes no sense at all, they never explain or even hint at why he is there. It is what it is....and let me tell you right now, it is weird.

Good old Lep is after a women again in this entry, a space princess, keeps doing his one liners and even grows into a giant. Yep, giant space Leprechauns, I think we're done here.

Dracula 3000

This isn't a direct or official sequel to any of the Dracula movies but it does make references to Dracula 2000 and kind of tries to pretend it is. What it really is, is an unimpressive made for TV movie that takes one of the oldest film icons and creatures from folklore and throws them into space. The perfect plot for filmmakers who have no real idea for a film. The only thing that makes this worth watching this is the hilarious fact that Coolio is in the film and becomes a vampire... in space.

Jason X

Everyone has seen this one and there are a lot of mixed opinions on it. Honestly I'm just surprised they waited until the tenth film to take Jason to space. The movie itself is pretty fun but it is oh so cheesy, sometimes that's okay though. You can hate or love this film but no one will be forgetting robot space Jason anytime soon.


What is your favorite sequel in space?


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