Sometimes sequels are highly anticipated (you know which ones you like), and sometimes sequels happen for no reason, and you never end up hearing about them until you magically find a $2 copy of one in the bargain bin at your local discount store. These unknown sequels are almost universally always terrible. Movies so bad it makes you wonder who even thought this was a good idea, and then decided to pay people to make the movies. Mind-boggling.
Not all of them are terrible, but the good ones are few and far between. Let's take a look at 8 sequels that you likely didn't even know existed.
1. Road House 2
Everyone remembers Patrick Swayze's performance in the original movie. It gave us a whole new respect for bouncers in dive bars, but what happened to him after he finished saving the town from the bad guys? Well, it turns out that we almost found out, Swayze was going to reprise his role but ended up cancelling due to creative differences. So what did they do? They created his "movie son," and had him follow in his father's footsteps as a paid "cooler."
2. Son of the Mask
The Mask, starring Jim Carrey was funny the first time you watched it, but after that it just started to wear out on you. One of the few good things it had going for it was the breakout of Cameron Diaz. With all of that being said, why would they even try to make a sequel? Well they did, and it appears to be even worse than the first one.
3. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
The original Blair Witch movie was a cultural phenomenon. It was genuinely scary to most people, and it appeared to be as "real" as it got. It was one of those movies that you either liked, or you hated. This movie wasn't "liked" at all, it was made quickly to try and rake in more cash off the first movie's success, but it only ended up earning 5 Razzie nominations. It even won for worst sequel or remake.
4. Home Alone 4: Taking Back The House
After Home Alone 3 (which was a huge flop), the movie producers apparently decided it was time to get back to the basics, so they made Home Alone 4. It went back to the original story line of Kevin and his family, one year after the shenanigans that took place in New York.