It is well-known that sequels of horror movies are never successful in attracting audience of ghost stories. Perhaps, there are only two examples where the sequel has been successful in making the required impact. Accordingly, here are two great sequels of horror movies that everyone must watch.
Conjuring 2 is a classical horror movie in the footsteps of the popular and highly acclaimed predecessor, Conjuring. The plot consists of two paranormal investigators travelling to London to help a mother get rid of her house from demonic possession. Interestingly, the film crew called for the services of a priest during the production as witness reported inexplicable events during the movie production. On the popular website Rotten Tomatoes, the movie got a high rating of 73% and 87% from the critics and audience, respectively.
The rating is specifically noteworthy considering that few sequels in the horror movie industry got such a high rating, as Conjuring 2. Without depicting gore, the producer is able to deliver a spine-tingling chill. According to the critics, the mobile camerawork and moldering production design offers a powerful and chilling visuals to the audience. In addition, solid acting and emotional back story adds to the story line. Sheri Linden of Hollywood Reporter explains that audience are willing to pay for the classical ghost film, which are different to the current generation of megaplex fun-house horror movies.
Most of us have heard about the Exorcist. The original movie has several sequels, but none could gain the fame of the original movie, produced in 1973. Yet, rarely does anyone talk about the version produced in the year 2000.
“The Exorcist, the Version you’ve never seen” is a remake of the classical 1973 movie, Exorcist. In fact, the story-line remains the same as in the 1973 version. The only difference is the re-editing and remastering job, which were not possible due to the limitation of technology, in 1973. Despite criticism of the re-make that it does not provide a new concept, the re-make got rave reviews from the film critics and audience. The film review website, Rotten Tomatoes has given the movie one of the highest ratings in cinematic history. These ratings are also verified by extremely positive reviews from the audience.