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TOP 10 | Good Bad Sequels

26 Jul 2017

It's no coincidence that so many of the best good bad movies are sequels. By their nature most sequels are derivative cash-grabs required to up to the ante on their predecessor, which is almost a recipe for so bad it's good fun.

 

10

Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)

A commercial airliner crash lands in the Floridian swamps leaving assorted cabin crew, passengers and heavily armed bank robbers to face off against a huge, angry crocodile. 

 

 

9

Hot Potato (1976)

This sequel to Black Belt Jones (not to be confused with Black Belt Jones 2 which, confusingly, isn't a sequel to Black Belt Jones) sees Jim Kelly kicking ass in Thailand as a special agent tasked with rescuing a senator's daughter. Or an ambassador's daughter. It depends which bit of the movie you listen to.

 

 

8

The Return of the Bionic Boy (1979)

Technically this is also a sequel to Cleopatra Wong because Marrie Lee's signature character is drafted in as godmother to young Johnson Yap, the cy-boy star of the first movie. The climax with the fire-breathing metal dragon tank is unmissable.

 

 

7

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985)

An arthouse horror movie gone wrong that features the divergent charms of Christopher Lee (taking a payday), Sybil Danning (taking it seriously) and Reb Brown (taking the piss).

 

 

6

Troll 2 (1990)

Perhaps the most infamously awful part 2 in moviedom, if you don't count Attack of the Clones. The stories are legendary: nobody spoke English, there aren't any trolls, the cast featured local mental patients, etc. Somehow it's all true.

 

 

5

Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)

If you've only seen the ubiquitous meme in which an enraged killer jeers, 'garbage day!' before shooting a stranger in the bins, do yourself a favour and check out the whole movie.

 

 

4

The Impossible Kid of Kung Fu (1982)

The followup to For Y'ur Height Only sadly doesn't feature a dub by Dick Randall, the producer who spearheaded the trend for giving Asian actors stupid voices in American releases. But it does feature a primordial dwarf jumping a ravine on a miniature motorcycle.

 

 

3

Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)

Chuck Norris takes on drugs, evil and non-Americans in his most outlandish and over the top movie. And Billy Drago delivers one of the best hammy bad guy performances of the 80s. On a technical level it's like a proper movie, but it's so dumb it has to be considered good bad.

 

 

2

Deathstalker II (1987)

John Terlesky is criminally overlooked as a comedic leading man. In Jim Wynorski's absurd sequel he's perfect as the overly confident, narcissistic hero, and there's great support from the similarly underrated Monique Gabrielle.

 

 

1

Psycho Cop Returns (1993)

The sequel to 1989's Psycho Cop ditches that movie's strangely conservative approach to gore and nudity (with a vengeance), as the eponymous antagonist bludgeons his way through a late night office party. It seems to be trying to say something about corporate excess, which just makes it funnier.

 

 

 

 

 

Video: Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 - How Naughty?

 

 

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