The folks over at Movies, Films and Flix are back at it with another massively researched post. They recently figured out the best 21st century horror films and horror franchises (statistically speaking). Now they've crunched the numbers for the best horror sequels. They broke down a ton of data from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, Amazon and Box Office Mojo in an effort to give the world some solid horror statistics.
The list will surely incite some annoyance, but the statistics are hard to argue with. They aren't saying these are the best sequels. They are saying these sequels have the best critical/audience/box-office averages. If you want to read more, head over to the site so you can read more about the best franchises, sequels, and 21st century horror films.
10. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
MFFM Score - (57.36)
I'm amazed this was in the top 10. I guess it made a lot of money which helped the ROI.
9. Day of the Dead (1985)
MFFM Score - (58.34)
George Romero is the man and Day of the Dead is his most divisive film. I'm stoked it made the list.
8. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
MFFM Score - (58.985)
My only problem with this film is that they named the demon "Toby."
7. Scream 2 (1997)
MFFM Score - (59.945)
Scream 2 is my favorite sequel and I'm stoked to see that it made the list. I love that it only had 365 days to go from script to screen and it still rocked.
6. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
MFFM Score - (64.06)
Bride of Frankenstein is a critical/audience darling and that carried it to sixth place.
5. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
MFFM Score - (64,146)
Dream Warriors is a bonkers film that made a ton of money and featured this insane line: "This is it, Jennifer: your big break in TV."
4. Evil Dead 2 (1987)
MFFM Score - (70.38)
Sam Raimi is my hero. Evil Dead 2 is a bonkers masterpiece that had a better MFFM score that its predecessor, Evil Dead. That is rare in the horror world.
3. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
MFFM Score - (74.239)
Dawn of the Dead transcends horror and has become a classic of film.
2. Aliens (1986)
MFFM Score - (74.356)
James Cameron is my hero. It doesn't get any better than Ripley battling the queen alien.
1. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
MFFM Score - (78.834)
The folks at MFF are aware many people do not consider Silence of the Lambs to be a sequel. However, they included it for the people who do.
Either way you can't argue that Silence of the Lambs is a great film.