No movie genre commits to excess quite like horror. And that commitment to over-the-top tension, gore, and body count often translates to an overabundance of sequels.

For instance, the number of follow-ups to now-classic franchises like "Halloween," "Scream," "Friday the 13th," and "Nightmare on Elm Street" runs into the double digits, but, for the most part, they never quite live up to the original.

However, there are a handful of sequels that have equalled or, in some cases, outshined their predecessors. Sure, they're as rare as unicorns, but they do exist. And here they are, in no particular order.

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