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Revenge of the Sequel
In many sequel names, particularly in schlock horror, the title, or sub-title, describes some kind of return, revenge, reaction, counter-force, backlash, etc. that usually implies it's a direct consequence of one of the previous installments. The movie's tagline might even be something like "And this time, It's Personal."

Also expect "Son of _____" and "Bride of _____".

Compare There's No "B" in Movie. Subtrope of Stock Subtitle.


Examples:

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  • C. J. Cherryh's novel The Kif Strike Back. Cherryh was shocked that her publisher took her joking suggestion seriously.
  • It's worth noting that Return of the King is not an example of this trope because: 1) it's not a trilogy but the third volume of a single story, 2) the titular return is something that's been hundreds (?) of years in the making, and not a direct follow-up to the two previous installments.
    • Return of the Shadow was a rejected title for The Fellowship of the Ring, and eventually turned up as the title of the sixth volume in The History of Middle-Earth, Christopher Tolkien's Making Of dodecalogy.
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
  • Many Goosebumps books: "Return of the Mummy", "Say Cheese and Die - Again!", "Return to HorrorLand", "Return to Ghost Camp", "Return to the Carnival of Horrors", "Return to Terror Tower", "Revenge of the Body Squeezers" and "Bride of the Living Dummy". The "Goosebumps HorrorLand" series includes several non-numbered sequels, starting with "Revenge of the Living Dummy". The nineteenth (and last announced) book in the series is "Return to Chiller House", which is the last installment in a seven-book storyline.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle's first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories after bringing the character back to life was titled - what else? - The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
  • The final two books in Craig Shaw Gardner's Cineverse Cycle (which take place in a universe of clashing B-Movies) are called Bride of the Slime Monster and Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies (the first is Slaves of the Volcano God).
  • Parodied in-universe. Dan decides to use his new credit card to order The Ninja’s Revenge Part VII: The Last Revenge and The Ninja’s Revenge Part VIII: The Final Last Revenge on Pay-per-view.
  • The illustrated collections of the Bastard Operator from Hell have volumes named "Son of the Bastard Operator From Hell" and "Bride of the BOFH".

    Live Action TV 
  • The Quantum Leap episodes "Return of the Evil Leaper" and "Revenge of the Evil Leaper."
  • Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads? is kind of a variation on this.
  • Several Mr. Bean episodes: "The Return of Mr. Bean", "The Curse of Mr. Bean", "Mr. Bean Rides Again", etc.
  • From How I Met Your Mother comes "Slapgiving: Revenge of the Slap".
  • The second Cinemax season (third Sky1 series) of Strike Back is known as Strike Back: Vengeance in Britian.
  • An in-universe example happens in Friends, when Joey mentions to have acted in a movie titled "Family Honor 2: This-a-Time-a-It's-a-Personal".

    Music 
  • The O.C. Supertones' second studio album was titled Supertones Strike Back, and their sixth was titled Revenge of the O.C. Supertones.
  • Son of Schmilsson, Harry Nilsson's followup album to Nilsson Schmilsson.
  • The Frank Zappa instrumental trilogy Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar, Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar Some More, and Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar.
    • The song title Return of the Son of Monster Magnet (predating the above trilogy) parodies this trope.
  • Although it's not a sequel, Genesis gave us "Return of the Giant Hogweed," in which the eponymous weed (which, in real life, is very unpleasant) comes to life and wreaks havoc.

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  • "Pojan koston paluu" is used quite a lot in Finnish. It literally means "The return of the revenge of the son".
  • Similarly, in Spain "X 2: La Venganza" (X 2: The Revenge) is basically the Spanish equivalent of Electric Boogaloo.

Parodies:

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  • In Carpe Jugulum, the Old Count is writing a piece of "music" entitled Return of the Bride of the Revenge of the Son of Count Magpyr.
  • Star Warped, a Star Wars parody, entitles its third part "Episode VI: Return of the Son of Jobbi Rides Again", and the sixth "Episode III: Revenge of the Return of the Son of Psmyth Rides Again: the Next Generation - The Early Years".

    Live-Action TV 
  • A Blackadder the Third episode has the title character making sacracstic reference to "Dictionary 2: Revenge of the Killer Dictionary".
  • Mr. Show had a sketch called The Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost - a B-Movie parody which consisted largely of the characters arguing over what it was they were supposed to be afraid of.

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    Web Originals 
  • How 2 Kill a Mockingbird: Return of the Revenge.
  • Parodied by the Avatar: The Abridged Series guy.
  • Linkara names his live shows in such a manner (e.g: Return of Atop the Fourth Wall Live, Curse of Atop the Fourth Wall Live, Son of Atop the Fourth Wall Live, etc).

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