Not all sequels are terrible - Toy Story, The Bourne Identity and Batman Begins all received excellent second (and third) instalments, for example - but sometimes a disastrous sequel comes along that nobody was asking for. Here are five of the worst.

1. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

Teen Wolf Too stillThis comedy didn't leave audiences howling

Swapping Michael J Fox for Jason Bateman, this fantasy comedy follows Scott Howard's cousin Todd as he adjusts to life in college on a boxing scholarship, and makes a hairy discovery about himself. We'd much rather watch the actually-quite-good 'Teen Wolf' TV series. With a pitiful 7% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, we're glad 'Arrested Development' star Bateman went on to bigger and better things.

2. Home Alone 3 (1997)

Home Alone 3 posterWarning: Home Alone 4 and 5 also exist

Take away Macaulay Culkin and the magical score by John Williams and you're left with a bog-standard, slapstick comedy about a kid who accidentally comes into possession of a microchip belonging to a gang of villains. Alex D Linz gives an adequate Culkin-like performance in this otherwise forgettable retread. Its 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is, surprisingly, slightly higher than Home Alone 2's 24%. Who'd have thought it? 

3. Titanic II (2010)

Titanic II posterEven the ship looks sad to be in this film

Although not an official sequel to the Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio classic, Titanic II was no doubt trying to find an audience with some of the hundreds of millions of people who watched James Cameron's Oscar-winning disaster film. Set on the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a luxury liner follows the path of its doomed namesake. The film doesn't have enough reviews for a Rotten Tomatoes score, but its 1.6 rating on IMDb should give you an idea of what to expect from this low-budget rubbish.

4. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

Blair Witch 2 posterDid anyone want a Blair Witch sequel?

In 1999, The Blair Witch Project demonstrated how lucrative the now done-to-death found-footage genre could be for horror films. A sequel quickly followed, with a significantly larger budget, but stylistically it was a very different beast, and nowhere near as good. Prepare for boredom as a group of tourists explore the mythology of the first film in the Black Hills. Blair Witch 2 boasts a frankly terrifying 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

5. American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002)

American Psycho II posterAngrier. Deadlier. Sexier. Inferior.

Just two years after Christian Bale entertained audiences with his brilliantly deranged portrayal of killer businessman Patrick Bateman, this straight-to-video sequel cast comedy star Mila Kunis as Rachael Newman, an ambitious criminology student who develops a taste for murder. Not even co-star William Shatner could save it: the film holds a terrible 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

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