Special Report

50 Worst Movie Sequels of All Time

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35. A Haunted House 2 (2014)
> Directed by: Michael Tiddes
> Starring: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.0 out of 10

The comedic talents of Marlon Wayans and Cedric the Entertainer were not enough to save the sequel to “A Haunted House,” a send-up of horror flicks. Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes chided the sequel as “sloppy, vulgar, and manic” and gave it a rating of 8%. Audiences were kinder, with 43% of filmgoers saying they liked “A Haunted House 2.”

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34. Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
> Directed by: Rob Hedden
> Starring: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.0 out of 10

While “Jason X” was critically panned, even it was better received than the 1989 flick “Jason Takes Manhattan,” which won over just 8% of critics rating it on Rotten Tomatoes. Most of the movie takes place on a ship rather than in the Big Apple, and the censoring of explicit content by the MPAA left the film with much to be desired.

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33. Leprechaun 2 (1994)
> Directed by: Rodman Flender
> Starring: Warwick Davis, Charlie Heath, Shevonne Durkin
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.7 out of 10

Neither critics nor audiences were especially enthralled with the original “Leprechaun” (1993), which stars a young Jennifer Aniston. Regardless, the horror flick about an evil Leprechaun grossed nearly $19 million at the domestic box office when adjusting for inflation, making a sequel inevitable. Not a single critic reviewing the film on Rotten Tomatoes gave it a positive rating, and only 28% of audiences liked it.

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32. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
> Directed by: Rick Rosenthal
> Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.3 out of 10

The original “Halloween” (1978) is a tense, economical slasher film that changed the horror genre forever. It currently has a 96% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The eighth film in the series — “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002) — won over a mere 11% of critics, with Variety’s Joe Leydon accusing it of being “even more uselessly redundant and shamelessly money-grubbing than most third-rate horror sequels.”

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31. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)
> Directed by: Andy Fickman
> Starring: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.5 out of 10

The original “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” (2009) raked in more than $146 million at the domestic box office on a $26 million budget. Kevin James returned to play the New Jersey mall security guard in the 2015 sequel that, despite grossing nearly $71 million, only received positive reviews from 5% of the critics logged on Rotten Tomatoes. Many reviewers took issue with the movie’s over-reliance on “fat jokes.”