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2012-09-30 03:47:16 AM
no
 
2012-09-30 03:57:40 AM
All-time greatest horror movie sequels? That would be a very short list.
 
2012-09-30 04:09:14 AM
28 Weeks Later and Aliens about do it for me.
 
2012-09-30 04:11:47 AM
Yeah I was thinking Aliens would have to be #1 on that list but it's really a war movie in sci-fi setting, not a horror movie.
 
2012-09-30 04:40:05 AM
Gremlins was a charming Spielbergian horror-comedy that might have scared 10-year-olds. Gremlins 2 was a full-out comedy satire, how was that a horror movie?
 
2012-09-30 04:40:55 AM
Admittedly the same could be said about Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 & 2.
 
2012-09-30 05:22:00 AM
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 had Dennis Hopper wielding dual chainsaws. I don't know what my point is but that actually happened.
 
2012-09-30 05:41:47 AM

Smashed Hat: Yeah I was thinking Aliens would have to be #1 on that list but it's really a war movie in sci-fi setting, not a horror movie.


It's still the sequel to a horror movie. So it has that going for it. Which is nice.
 
2012-09-30 07:18:01 AM
Aliens
Dawn of the Dead (original)
Evil Dead 2
Creepshow 2
Halloween 2 (original)
And I have a soft spot for Halloween 3, even though it's not particularly good.

That's about it. (28 Weeks Later sucked)
 
2012-09-30 07:53:23 AM
Texas Chainsaw 2 is one of the greatest sequels of all time. OF ALL TIME. Like many artistic masterpieces, it confounded critics and audiences at its release, but like a long simmering slag of your choice meats, it just falls off the bone after all these years.

oh man i am hungry. what were we talking about? oh yeah, Gremlins 2. Same idea really. Both sequels that looked at their originals and said screw it, lets go crazy
 
2012-09-30 08:37:37 AM
Oh and I believe the link involving Phoebe Cates and Presidents' Day seals this deal

Phoebe Cates
 
2012-09-30 08:57:58 AM
How could that list not include "The Silence Of The Lambs"? It's technically a sequel (to "Manhunter").

Other good ones:

Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
Exorcist III
Aliens
Evil Dead 2
Halloween 3 (Silver Shamrock!)
 
2012-09-30 09:49:14 AM
Psycho 2 was pretty good. What? It was.
 
2012-09-30 09:49:53 AM

ms_lara_croft: How could that list not include "The Silence Of The Lambs"? It's technically a sequel (to "Manhunter").


Silence of the Lambs is horror? I always thought of it more as a psychological thriller.
 
2012-09-30 10:01:30 AM
Gremlins and Gremlins 2 are considered more of a Christmas movie around my house.
 
2012-09-30 10:10:11 AM

Linger: Gremlins and Gremlins 2 are considered more of a Christmas movie around my house.


That reminds me of that bizarre story Pheobe Cates tells about her dad getting caught in the chimney. It was just such a strange non-sequiter.
 
2012-09-30 10:14:01 AM

Confabulat: Texas Chainsaw 2 is one of the greatest sequels of all time. OF ALL TIME. Like many artistic masterpieces, it confounded critics and audiences at its release, but like a long simmering slag of your choice meats, it just falls off the bone after all these years.

oh man i am hungry. what were we talking about? oh yeah, Gremlins 2. Same idea really. Both sequels that looked at their originals and said screw it, lets go crazy


Don't you pretty much have to go that route with a horror movie sequel? Otherwise you just keep repeating the same tired formula as the first movie.

Think of all the Leprechaun sequels,
Army of Darkness,
the upcoming Gigli 2
 
2012-09-30 10:30:07 AM

Linger: Gremlins and Gremlins 2 are considered more of a Christmas movie around my house.


Gremlins is set at Christmas...Gremlins 2 is in the middle of summer.
 
2012-09-30 10:31:02 AM
The greatest ever is Hellbound. It is in fact the greatest horror movie ever.
 
2012-09-30 10:32:02 AM
I thought Haviland Morris looked pretty good in Gremlins 2 as well.
 
2012-09-30 10:46:05 AM
I recall in Gremlins 2 there's a scene when the two main characters are drinking Jolt. We were old enough to understand product placement and thought the big cola companies didn't want their products in that crap movie.
 
2012-09-30 10:46:47 AM
I dunno its has some gems:

Right now this building is on fire!

And of course this Fark favorite:

Canned food and shotguns
 
2012-09-30 10:49:23 AM
Gremins 2 WAS relatively well-reviewed.... If it doesn't make the list, its because its not a horror movie, not because it wasn't good.

Is Return of the Living Dead considered a sequel? If so, i think that one should on there.
 
2012-09-30 10:51:57 AM
Gremlins 2 was a farce used by the director to kill the franchise. He didn't want to make a sequel, so he said "If I have to, it'll be one HELL of a sequel." and it was.

Interesting story, actually.
 
2012-09-30 10:54:14 AM
Gremlins 2 ... horror? No. Comedy. I remember liking it when I saw it way back when. Particularly the scene where they're debating the feeding rules.

Missing from the list:

Feast 2, although I'm not sure it qualifies as horror
The Grudge 2. Japanese version.
 
2012-09-30 10:57:52 AM
Bride of Frankenstein is a great movie, and is the horror sequel all others should be judged by.

/Looking forward to my Universal Classic Monsters box set on Tuesday
 
2012-09-30 11:04:04 AM

kronicfeld: Aliens
Dawn of the Dead (original)


The Dawn of the Dead remake is as good if not better than the original Dead 2. The acting was pretty good as well as the special effect. The extras on the DVD are good as well, especially the short of the man who was trapped in the ammo store across from the mall. I didn't even have an issue with the "running" zombies.
 
2012-09-30 11:05:14 AM

ms_lara_croft: How could that list not include "The Silence Of The Lambs"? It's technically a sequel (to "Manhunter").




eh, I would argue that Silence of the Lambs is closer to a spin-off than a sequel.

I also wouldn't call Gremlins 2 a horror movie, though i think it's a good movie otherwise.
 
2012-09-30 11:06:38 AM

kronicfeld: (28 Weeks Later sucked)


For what it was, i thought it was good.... but it was largely pointless and mostly just negated the previous film.
 
2012-09-30 11:06:50 AM
First of all, Gremlins is a Christmas movie.

Second:
j.wigflip.com
 
2012-09-30 11:10:57 AM

Mugato: That reminds me of that bizarre story Pheobe Cates tells about her dad getting caught in the chimney. It was just such a strange non-sequiter.


That was the best part!
/loves non-sequiters.
 
2012-09-30 11:23:26 AM
Most of that list was pretty awful.

Good horror movie sequels:
Aliens
Exorcist III
Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn
Army of Darkness (well, it was a sequel to a horror movie, though not very horrific)
Halloween II
Saw 2 (no it wasn't great, and the series started venturing into gore porn, but it was a decent continuation of the first -- they get increasingly ridiculous after this)
Nightmare on Elm Street 3

I'm sure there are others, but none are coming to mind.
 
2012-09-30 11:25:23 AM
No. Not horror.

Should Walter Mondale be considered one of the worst Presidents of the 1980s? Discuss.
 
2012-09-30 11:26:26 AM
No Jaws the Revenge? This time it's personal.
 
2012-09-30 11:27:08 AM
I think I fell asleep while watching Devils Rejects.

Anyways, I never considered Gremlins to be a "horror" movie, since it had a lot of comedy factor to it.
 
2012-09-30 11:31:19 AM
Poltergeist wasn't a "good" sequel but this guy scared the shiat out of me. So it was effective on one level.

t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-30 11:32:18 AM
I'd be remiss if I let a "horror sequels" thread go by without mentioning Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed. It is the best (yeah, yeah, ONLY) horror sequel worth anything resembling a good goddamn since Exorcist III With one hell of a climax. It's not better than the (excellent) first film but it's AS good, in my opinion (a claim I can't authentically make about any other horror sequel in the last 20 years). It's the misbegotten, utterly redundant third (and series-killing) third film that is truly a waste of money, time and celluloid.
 
2012-09-30 11:32:32 AM
I think it sould. I love Gremlins 2.
 
2012-09-30 11:35:04 AM
"The Woman" is a probably the best horror sequel I've ever seen. Though it stands on it's own and there isn't much continuity between it and the first movie, it's objectively the better film.
 
2012-09-30 11:35:12 AM

Confabulat: Oh and I believe the link involving Phoebe Cates and Presidents' Day seals this deal

Phoebe Cates


Everyone always thinks of the awesome mutant Gremlins when they think of The New Batch, but I always think of that speech first. Hilarious delivery and it's even better if you know what Joe Dante was going for. My favorite bit in the movie and the second best thing that Phoebe Cates has ever done.

T.rex: Is Return of the Living Dead considered a sequel? If so, i think that one should on there.


Depends on how you look at it. John Russo intended it to be a quasi-sequel, but Romero (along with most fans) doesn't knowledge it as such. In the movie they reference the film Night of the Living Dead but play it off as a dramatization of a real event, so it could be argued that it doesn't meet the qualifications. I've always been on the side of "no," myself.
 
2012-09-30 11:37:09 AM
I don't watch a lot of horror movies but I've always liked
Hellraiser 2
Evil Dead 2
And here's where I show my bad taste, the Nightmare on Elmstreet and Friday the 13th series. You just can't help but enjoy 80s and 90s schlock horror.
 
2012-09-30 11:37:34 AM
Ohh, FFS, I'll do it then!


wfiles.brothersoft.com
 
2012-09-30 11:42:08 AM
i1078.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-30 11:42:22 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-30 11:45:50 AM
I know I'm in the minority on this, but I really liked Paranormal Activity 2 (and 3), and how they built a storyline out of the first and really fleshed it out in the sequels. Holding out hope that 4 doesn't turn flat-out ridiculous, and that they end before it just gets silly.

Also: WHAR CLOVERFIELD 2 WHAR.

/wishes Super 8 actually was a prequel
 
2012-09-30 11:50:43 AM
www.boti.ru
 
2012-09-30 11:56:59 AM
The spider gremlin still scares me, as well as the dentist scene, so yes.
 
2012-09-30 12:00:17 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "The Woman" is a probably the best horror sequel I've ever seen. Though it stands on it's own and there isn't much continuity between it and the first movie, it's objectively the better film.


What's the first one? Saw The Woman and thought it was good. Really loved the soundtrack.
 
2012-09-30 12:01:10 PM

Gunny Highway: The greatest ever is Hellbound. It is in fact the greatest horror movie ever.


Hellbound is a damn good movie but I put it equal to Hellraiser.
Hell On Earth was awful.
Bloodline had it's moments.
Inferno was actually pretty good for b-grade horror-suspense. Except it wasn't really a Hellriaser movie. I contend if it was called "Pinhead Presents : Tales Of The Box" or something like that, more horror fans would have given it a chance.
While not as good the same applies for Hellseeker (still haven't seen 7-9)
 
2012-09-30 12:06:25 PM

Cosmk: I know I'm in the minority on this, but I really liked Paranormal Activity 2 (and 3), and how they built a storyline out of the first and really fleshed it out in the sequels. Holding out hope that 4 doesn't turn flat-out ridiculous, and that they end before it just gets silly.

Also: WHAR CLOVERFIELD 2 WHAR.

/wishes Super 8 actually was a prequel


I actually really liked PA3. The second was okay, but I liked the third much, much better. I'm loving the mythology they built and the last ten or fifteen minutes of 3 were some of the creepiest I've spent in a theater in a while. As far as Cloverfield 2, Matt Reeves keeps saying that they're working on it but they don't want to do it until they've nailed the story.

MagSeven: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "The Woman" is a probably the best horror sequel I've ever seen. Though it stands on it's own and there isn't much continuity between it and the first movie, it's objectively the better film.

What's the first one? Saw The Woman and thought it was good. Really loved the soundtrack.


Offspring.
 
2012-09-30 12:12:48 PM

Jizz Master Zero: Cosmk: I know I'm in the minority on this, but I really liked Paranormal Activity 2 (and 3), and how they built a storyline out of the first and really fleshed it out in the sequels. Holding out hope that 4 doesn't turn flat-out ridiculous, and that they end before it just gets silly.

Also: WHAR CLOVERFIELD 2 WHAR.

/wishes Super 8 actually was a prequel

I actually really liked PA3. The second was okay, but I liked the third much, much better. I'm loving the mythology they built and the last ten or fifteen minutes of 3 were some of the creepiest I've spent in a theater in a while. As far as Cloverfield 2, Matt Reeves keeps saying that they're working on it but they don't want to do it until they've nailed the story.

MagSeven: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "The Woman" is a probably the best horror sequel I've ever seen. Though it stands on it's own and there isn't much continuity between it and the first movie, it's objectively the better film.

What's the first one? Saw The Woman and thought it was good. Really loved the soundtrack.

Offspring.


Thanks. I'll have to check that out.
 
2012-09-30 12:13:29 PM
Gremlins 2 was good but NOT that good.

Plus...

idiotflashback.files.wordpress.com

Fark you Kevin Kline
 
2012-09-30 12:19:07 PM
lol, I dont even remember Gremlins 2 except I think Gizmo dressed up like Rambo?

Nightmare on Elm Street 3 is awesome yet no other movie in that series is watchable. Actually you know what movie is sweet - Joyride 2. Truck guy is BACK and this time it's personal, even moreso
 
2012-09-30 12:23:01 PM

doglover: Gremlins 2 was a farce used by the director to kill the franchise. He didn't want to make a sequel, so he said "If I have to, it'll be one HELL of a sequel." and it was.

Interesting story, actually.


I'm surprised that we haven't had a Gremlins 3 yet. Even if Joe Dante isn't involved, just find some new actors, throw in a bunch of CGI Gremlins, and it'll probably make money.

:-/

That said, I love Gremlins 2 because of what Joe Dante did with it. The long, mostly irrelevant Looney Tunes intro, the Hulk Hogan (or John Wayne) scene in the middle of the movie, the prescient satire of Donald Trump and what the entertainment industry would eventually become...

The movie is definitely not for everyone but I think it might be Dante's best work.
 
2012-09-30 12:27:27 PM

Primitive Screwhead: Gunny Highway: The greatest ever is Hellbound. It is in fact the greatest horror movie ever.

Hellbound is a damn good movie but I put it equal to Hellraiser.
Hell On Earth was awful.
Bloodline had it's moments.
Inferno was actually pretty good for b-grade horror-suspense. Except it wasn't really a Hellriaser movie. I contend if it was called "Pinhead Presents : Tales Of The Box" or something like that, more horror fans would have given it a chance.
While not as good the same applies for Hellseeker (still haven't seen 7-9)


Deader and Hellworld are more of the same as that Tales From The Box concept. Hellworld benefits from Lance Henriksen, and kind of a heady concept that's really more of an update of Pumpkinhead than a Hellraiser movie.

Revelations is not a Hellraiser movie. It's a slasher film with a guy cosplaying as Pinhead, made by the Weinstein's so they wouldn't lose the rights. It is a travesty and a joke.
 
2012-09-30 12:32:11 PM

Jizz Master Zero: Cosmk: I know I'm in the minority on this, but I really liked Paranormal Activity 2 (and 3), and how they built a storyline out of the first and really fleshed it out in the sequels. Holding out hope that 4 doesn't turn flat-out ridiculous, and that they end before it just gets silly.

Also: WHAR CLOVERFIELD 2 WHAR.

/wishes Super 8 actually was a prequel

I actually really liked PA3. The second was okay, but I liked the third much, much better. I'm loving the mythology they built and the last ten or fifteen minutes of 3 were some of the creepiest I've spent in a theater in a while.

Agreed. And if they do the fourth one right, they could actually recut all of them together to be a single piece, either in a linear or non-linear way, to really great effect.

As far as Cloverfield 2, Matt Reeves keeps saying that they're working on it but they don't want to do it until they've nailed the story.


(yeah, I've been keeping an eye on that)

 
2012-09-30 12:36:24 PM

Shadowtag: Deader and Hellworld are more of the same as that Tales From The Box concept. Hellworld benefits from Lance Henriksen, and kind of a heady concept that's really more of an update of Pumpkinhead than a Hellraiser movie.

Revelations is not a Hellraiser movie. It's a slasher film with a guy cosplaying as Pinhead, made by the Weinstein's so they wouldn't lose the rights. It is a travesty and a joke.


I didn't realize Lance was in Hellworld. (shame on me)
Thanks, I'll push it to the top of the horror queue :)
 
2012-09-30 12:37:46 PM
I liked Cloverfield a lot but I don't think we need a sequel. Although if we get one going the Gremlins 2 route might not be a bad idea. Is Mothra still available?
 
2012-09-30 12:46:38 PM

Mugato: Poltergeist wasn't a "good" sequel but this guy scared the shiat out of me. So it was effective on one level.


More disturbing as he was literally dying during filming.
 
2012-09-30 12:47:49 PM

SilentStrider: ms_lara_croft: How could that list not include "The Silence Of The Lambs"? It's technically a sequel (to "Manhunter").

Silence of the Lambs is horror? I always thought of it more as a psychological thriller.


I dunno. If you were one of the skinned chicks floating in the bathtub I think you would consider it horror.
 
2012-09-30 12:51:16 PM
THIS
 
2012-09-30 12:53:06 PM

You Are All Sheep: I thought Haviland Morris looked pretty good in Gremlins 2 as well.


So THIS.
 
2012-09-30 01:30:13 PM

Shadowtag: Revelations is not a Hellraiser movie. It's a slasher film with a guy cosplaying as Pinhead, made by the Weinstein's so they wouldn't lose the rights. It is a travesty and a joke.


I still haven't made it beyond the first five minutes. I'm trying, though. I'm trying.
 
2012-09-30 01:33:15 PM
Sleepaway Camp 2, Critters 2.

/still holding out on the Student Bodies sequel.
 
2012-09-30 02:01:31 PM

maxpower007: Sleepaway Camp 2, Critters 2.
/still holding out on the Student Bodies sequel.


Thanks for bringing back memories. I loved Critters as a kid.

Kill Crites!
 
2012-09-30 02:52:43 PM

doglover: Gremlins 2 was a farce used by the director to kill the franchise. He didn't want to make a sequel, so he said "If I have to, it'll be one HELL of a sequel." and it was.

Interesting story, actually.


It truly is one of the best sequels of all time. It's not a horror film. As I mentioned in the other movie thread this morning, it was essentially hyper-meta before meta even became a word. Hulk Hogan, Leonard Maltin, Christopher Lee, etc. The story behind it makes the movie that much more entertaining. It's a good movie on its own, a great sequel considering the quality of sequels, but it truly stands out as a film when you understand the backstory.
 
2012-09-30 02:54:13 PM
And, because it's awesome, they even got Chuck Jones to come out of retirement to do the Looney Tunes intro/lead-in.
 
2012-09-30 02:55:43 PM

skinink: kronicfeld: Aliens
Dawn of the Dead (original)


The Dawn of the Dead remake is as good if not better than the original Dead 2.


Everyone is entitled to his or her opinions, but NO.
/still liked it, though
 
2012-09-30 03:01:50 PM
 
2012-09-30 03:25:47 PM
[REC]2
Bride of Chucky
Halloween 2
Bride of Re-Animator
Bride of Frankenstein
House 2

Yes, I have 3 Bride of movies, but they're all great. Suck it.
 
2012-09-30 03:34:14 PM

misanthropicsob: [REC]2
Bride of Chucky
Halloween 2
Bride of Re-Animator
Bride of Frankenstein
House 2

Yes, I have 3 Bride of movies, but they're all great. Suck it.


Man I love the House movies.
 
2012-09-30 03:40:24 PM

IMDWalrus: I'm surprised that we haven't had a Gremlins 3 yet. Even if Joe Dante isn't involved, just find some new actors, throw in a bunch of CGI Gremlins, and it'll probably make money.


I'm pretty sure Joe Dante is trying to get a Gremlins 3 off the ground. but yeah, I'm surprised one hasn't been made sooner.
 
2012-09-30 03:41:38 PM
maxpower007:
Man I love the House movies.

Underrated Horror-Comedy Classics!
 
2012-09-30 03:45:01 PM
The opening sequence of 28 Weeks where they're in that tiny farmhouse scrounging up stuff to make dinner and then the infected come after them and all the people are running for their lives was farking awesome. The whole thing went WAY downhill after that.


/oh sure not only was mom the only person ever infected without displaying symptoms, but dad is the only infected person ever to seem to have emotional attachments to people and can also somehow track them all over the city
 
2012-09-30 03:48:04 PM
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7355783/79709321#c79709321" target="_blank">Primitive Screwhead</a>:</b> <i>Hellbound is a damn good movie but I put it equal to Hellraiser.
Hell On Earth was awful.
Bloodline had it's moments.
Inferno was actually pretty good for b-grade horror-suspense. Except it wasn't really a Hellriaser movie. I contend if it was called "Pinhead Presents : Tales Of The Box" or something like that, more horror fans would have given it a chance.
While not as good the same applies for Hellseeker (still haven't seen 7-9)</i>

I sort of consider Hellraisers 1 and 2 to be one film, they were basically shot back to back. I'm not one for remakes or special editions but Clive Barker said he couldn't do everything he could with them so if someone threw him some money to revisit them, I wouldn't complain.

Hell on Earth was half a good movie. Until the new cenobites appeared, it was decent. And it had hot goth Paula Marshal and Dax from Star Trek.

Hellraiser: Bloodlines had a shiatload of cut scenes with 18th century cenobites that would have made it a 10x better movie. I don't know what happened. The rest of the sequels, you're right, they were just separate stories with Pinhead basically playing the Rod Sterling role.
 
2012-09-30 03:50:48 PM
...I farked up the HTML in that post. I never did that before. Sure I'm drunk but still
 
2012-09-30 03:57:05 PM

Already Disturbed: The Dawn of the Dead remake is as good if not better than the original Dead 2.

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinions, but NO.
/still liked it, though


I wouldn't say "better" but it was just as good, IMO. And the remake really wasn't that much of a remake. It was "zombies in a mall". That's where the similarities between the original and the remake end. But it had Sarah Polly and Ving Rhames, who are both awesome for two very different reasons and a kick ass opening sequence.
 
2012-09-30 04:35:29 PM

jj325: Bride of Frankenstein is a great movie, and is the horror sequel all others should be judged by.

/Looking forward to my Universal Classic Monsters box set on Tuesday


Oh...enjoy.

Love me some over-acted, black&white monster flicks. They are the BEST.
 
2012-09-30 05:41:46 PM

eddievercetti: Gremlins 2 was good but NOT that good.

Plus...

[idiotflashback.files.wordpress.com image 340x425]

Fark you Kevin Kline


She does.... twice a day...

/sobs
//faps
///sobs more
 
2012-09-30 06:27:11 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: I'd be remiss if I let a "horror sequels" thread go by without mentioning Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed. It is the best (yeah, yeah, ONLY) horror sequel worth anything resembling a good goddamn since Exorcist III With one hell of a climax. It's not better than the (excellent) first film but it's AS good, in my opinion (a claim I can't authentically make about any other horror sequel in the last 20 years). It's the misbegotten, utterly redundant third (and series-killing) third film that is truly a waste of money, time and celluloid.


I believe you've mentioned this on other threads. And I've always replied something like "This! This! This!".

So, "This! This! This!"

/except for the fact that I think the 3rd one is merely good. Just because it doesn't compare with the first two shouldn't be a factor. (But hey, we're human, so it is)
 
2012-09-30 06:49:40 PM
I took my baby brother to see that after our mother told me not to. She said it would give the six year old nightmares. It did.
 
2012-09-30 06:53:12 PM
The all-tile greatest horror movie sequel will be when they make "Barney's Big Adventure 2".

Or another Care Bears movie.

/"DAAAAARRRRRK-HEART!"
 
2012-09-30 06:58:15 PM
Gremlins 2: not a horror movie, as many have said. It does, however, remain totally awesome.
 
2012-09-30 07:07:51 PM
Any movie starring Phoebe Cates should be on a best of list.
 
2012-09-30 08:27:20 PM

Mugato: Poltergeist wasn't a "good" sequel but this guy scared the shiat out of me. So it was effective on one level.

[t3.gstatic.com image 256x192]


I was hoping for the family to fight Satan or one of his top daemons but all we got was Fred Phelps. Creepy dead pastor is creepy. Sequel was a major disappoint. Not as awful as the 3rd in the series.
 
2012-09-30 08:29:46 PM

MoronLessOff: maxpower007: Sleepaway Camp 2, Critters 2.
/still holding out on the Student Bodies sequel.

Thanks for bringing back memories. I loved Critters as a kid.

Kill Crites!


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-30 10:16:34 PM

feanorn: Gremlins 2: not a horror movie, as many have said. It does, however, remain totally awesome.


Yeah.
 
2012-09-30 10:22:19 PM
Im taking notes from my 11 yr old... Critters and Gremlins 2
 
2012-09-30 11:49:41 PM
 
2012-09-30 11:58:04 PM
depends on where you put the hyphen
horror-movie sequel - YES, it is an awesome sequel to a horror movie
horror movie-sequel - NO, it is not a horror movie (although still awesome) which happens to be a sequel.
 
2012-10-01 12:23:51 AM

AlanSmithee: Pandora's Litterbox: I'd be remiss if I let a "horror sequels" thread go by without mentioning Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed. It is the best (yeah, yeah, ONLY) horror sequel worth anything resembling a good goddamn since Exorcist III With one hell of a climax. It's not better than the (excellent) first film but it's AS good, in my opinion (a claim I can't authentically make about any other horror sequel in the last 20 years). It's the misbegotten, utterly redundant third (and series-killing) third film that is truly a waste of money, time and celluloid.

I believe you've mentioned this on other threads. And I've always replied something like "This! This! This!".

So, "This! This! This!"

/except for the fact that I think the 3rd one is merely good. Just because it doesn't compare with the first two shouldn't be a factor. (But hey, we're human, so it is)


It's not utterly unwatchable (and it's not even the worst lycanthropy-based-movie-franchise sequel of the past 22 years [shakewave your mangy, flea-bittten paws "Howling*" series and "An American Werewolf In Paris") but it's definitely a major, MAJOR (like Godfather III-sized) downstep in quality from the first two.

*although, if I must be honest, I did find Howling VI - The Freaks to be not entirely without some redeeming qualities (but that's the old long-buried "Its better to light one candle than to curse the darkness" Catlick rising in me).

As for the topic, I love the anarchic elements of Gremlins II and watch it any chance I get. They should definitely stop there though.
 
2012-10-01 12:31:36 AM
I once had a complete set of "Gremlins 2" trading cards.
 
2012-10-01 12:41:49 AM
List fails for not having Troll 2.

/and Gremlins 2 was awesome
 
2012-10-01 01:06:13 AM
I seem to remember Hellraiser 2 being good. I wish Phantasm 2 were better. I liked it a lot!
 
2012-10-01 07:58:03 AM
No love for Fright Night 2? At least Brewster got an upgrade in the girlfriend department.
 
2012-10-01 09:10:44 AM

Mulchpuppy: No love for Fright Night 2? At least Brewster got an upgrade in the girlfriend department.


Got nothin' but love for Fright Night 2. It took me until just a few years ago to realize that Roller Skating Vampire was a dude and not an ugly woman.
 
2012-10-01 09:12:36 AM
I never really cared for Gremlins 2. A few chuckle moments here and there, but that's about it. Last time I watched it was just to catch the little bit that Faith No More's "Surprise, You're Dead" played.
 
2012-10-01 09:12:54 AM

Hoban Washburne: The opening sequence of 28 Weeks where they're in that tiny farmhouse scrounging up stuff to make dinner and then the infected come after them and all the people are running for their lives was farking awesome. The whole thing went WAY downhill after that.


/oh sure not only was mom the only person ever infected without displaying symptoms, but dad is the only infected person ever to seem to have emotional attachments to people and can also somehow track them all over the city


I can buy that mom was a carrier for the disease and suffering the symptoms. I think that happens with every virus. But yeah, Robert Carlysle "bloodhounding" them all over England was pretty far-fetched.
 
2012-10-01 09:13:31 AM

MagSeven: Hoban Washburne: The opening sequence of 28 Weeks where they're in that tiny farmhouse scrounging up stuff to make dinner and then the infected come after them and all the people are running for their lives was farking awesome. The whole thing went WAY downhill after that.


/oh sure not only was mom the only person ever infected without displaying symptoms, but dad is the only infected person ever to seem to have emotional attachments to people and can also somehow track them all over the city

I can buy that mom was a carrier for the disease and NOT suffering the symptoms. I think that happens with every virus. But yeah, Robert Carlysle "bloodhounding" them all over England was pretty far-fetched.


/FTFM
 
2012-10-01 10:24:53 AM

ruetheday69: MoronLessOff: maxpower007: Sleepaway Camp 2, Critters 2.
/still holding out on the Student Bodies sequel.

Thanks for bringing back memories. I loved Critters as a kid.

Kill Crites!

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 720x393]


Noice. Can't wait for next Caturday to use this baby.
 
2012-10-01 11:22:37 AM
Gremlins 2 will always hold a soft spot in my heart just for me making my cousin jump three feet in the air by grabbing the back of his neck during one of the more suspenseful scenes. Plus it was funny as hell.
 
2012-10-01 01:31:24 PM
Gremlins 2? Where they become aware 40 minutes in that they're in a movie and Hulk Hogan has to come along to set things right?

Gremlins 2 and the word "best" shouldn't ever appear in the same sentence together.
 
2012-10-01 05:39:06 PM
Come On, Hulk Hogan's best On the Big Screen Performance was in that movie!
 
2012-10-02 12:22:04 AM
no
 
2012-10-02 06:52:53 AM

MoronLessOff: ruetheday69: MoronLessOff: maxpower007: Sleepaway Camp 2, Critters 2.
/still holding out on the Student Bodies sequel.

Thanks for bringing back memories. I loved Critters as a kid.

Kill Crites!

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 720x393]

Noice. Can't wait for next Caturday to use this baby.


Yup.. I re-watched Critters 2 a few years ago and realized that had to be the origin of the cheeseburger meme.
 
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