It's funny, but I honestly don't think that I like any sequel better than the first! But I will say that there are some sequels that I do like as much as the first part. For example, 'Fright Night II' which I loved as much as 'Fright Night'.
As for why I liked it as much as Part I, well, the cast was frickin' awesome! And the fact that they kept the same actors for the main characters was a very good move. Plus Julie Carmen was just perfect for the role of Dandridge's sister, Regine! She had everything a great vampyre needs: She was enchanting, dark, elegant, mysterious, graceful, sexy, a voice like melted butter, and one hell of a set of fangs...! Absolutely perfect.
Then there's the music... How I WISH I could find the complete soundtrack! My 2 fave songs from it were 'Dressed In Red' performed by Leslie Lewis and 'Come To Me' performed by Deborah Holland. I have downloaded those two songs off the internet, but the quality isn't the best. But I love those tunes so much, I don't care.
And of course we can't forget the storyline... It had great continuity and substance, plus lots of humor too! It was just an all-around wonderful movie, and every bit as good as it’s predecessor.