Evil Dead is a low-budget horror basic. Its sequel, conveniently titled Evil Dead II, got here out six years after the unique and can be a basic—an amped-up model of the primary movie that provides extra humor and gore with the assistance of a bigger finances. Nonetheless, not each “half 2” within the scary-movie realm manages to enrich the primary in its sequence so grandly, however turns on the market are fairly a number of.
We’re not saying these first sequels are higher than the unique (although generally they’re). We’re additionally not considering motion pictures that aren’t particularly the second movie within the sequence (although generally, you’ll get an outstandingly superior part three, four, or higher; the horror style does like to reinvent itself). And we’re sticking to horror—so Aliens and Predator 2 followers, we’re proper there with you, however these lean a bit of extra sci-fi so we’re leaving them off this specific checklist. You’ll additionally discover it closely (however not completely!) favors titles with the precise numeral two in them. So in the present day io9 is celebrating 17 half twos that carry us pleasure—blood-splattered, terrifying pleasure…beginning with Sam Raimi’s 1987 Evil Useless II, starring Bruce Campbell, a chainsaw, some wildly malevolent bushes, the Necronomicon, and an entire lot of cackling Deadites.