Let’s fact it, Hollywood just can’t make good prequels. Though the industry has excelled at every possible thing, they however disappoint as far as prequels are concerned. And its not the recent films, even the cult classic Star Wars franchise was let down by three unsuccessful prequels. Sigh! And the genre to be worst hit is definitely horror. Speaking of which, this week too we have the super hit horror franchise, Insidious releasing a prequel (Chapter 3). We just hope it breaks the curse! Until then, here are 4 horror movie prequels that failed to scare the sh#t out of people:
Amityville II: The Possession – Prequel to – The Amityville Horror
Less of horror, more of blood, flesh and bones! This prequel was definitely the idea that should have been rejected.
Exorcist: The Beginning – Prequel to – Exorcist
Exorcist continues to scare the sh#t out of people even today! However, the prequel was anything but scary. The critics panned the film calling it cringe-worthy and painfully humiliating.
Paranormal Activity 3 – Prequel to – Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity 3 had its scare moments, but still it failed to live upto the expectation set by the first two films in the franchise.
Annabelle – Prequel to – The Conjuring
Conjuring was a scare-fest! It was indeed the best horror film of the 21st century since Exorcist. However, Annabelle ruined the franchise with it’s prolonged duration and cliché horror scenes.
And the latest film to join the prequel league is Insidious: Chapter 3. The film is all set to go back to beginning i.e. to the origin of the demon. It delves into the life of Quinn, who is trying to connect with her dead mother. With the trailer crossing over 5 million views, its no doubt expectations are high! Here’s the trailer if you haven’t watch it already:
So do you think Insidious: Chapter 3 will break the curse?
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