eight years after the horrible incident
when Reggie (Reggie Bannister) told Mike
the horrible news that his brother dies
in a car accident but it was actually
created by these hellish creatures from
antoher world led by a person named the
Tall Man (Angus Scrimm). Mike (James
LeGros) spent time in a psychiatric
clinic but is convinced that the Tall Man
is still out there digging up graves.
After Reggie's house explodes, him and
Mike are travelling around the country
trying to track down the Tall Man
bringing all kinds of weapons before he
wreaks havoc against a beautiful woman
that is in danger named Liz (Paula
Irvine) that Mike is always having dreams
about although he has never met her but
both of them communicate through each
He also experienced an image of a dead
corpse in an abandoned mortuary that he
also dreamt about afterwards.
Then suddenly Reggie picks her up and she
is fully alive and she introduces herself
as Alchemy (Samantha Phillips). Both of
these experiences that Mike is having is
leading towards where the Tall Man is
Meanwhile, Liz discovers that her
Grandmother (Ruth C. Engel) has
disappeared after her Grandfathers death
and enters a mortuary where the Tall Man
is residing in order to find her but she
is terrorised by him and one of his
Mike tries rescue her but then the Tall
Man kidnaps her again and is sent to a
crematorium. It's now up to Mike and
Reggie to rescue her again from his evil
clutches before it's too late.
The film shows some good battle scene's
that involves Reggie battling those little elf like creatures
in the house and then running out with a
good background shot on the house
There's a good conversation sequence between Reggie and Mike Pearson at
a graveyard arguing what the truth is and
the Tall Man terrorising them as it
looked quite strong.
There's a good shot with the Tall Man coming up from behind Liz and placing a hand on her telling her the
funreal is about to start like he did in
the first film.
Great shots of the mortuary
as well as Reggie and Mike checking things out plus a good shot on Alchemy gagged and leaning
down near a corner along with a neat
effects shot on some creature forming on
her back which looked icky and creepy.
We have a good shot on Grandpa returning from
the dead lying in bed staring and talking
ghostly towards Grandma and a nice
screaming reaction from her.
We show an interesting scene with Mike and Alchemy lying in bed
together telecommunicating with one
another as they are dreaming which almost
makes you think of A Nightmare On
Meanwhile we have a scene between Reggie with a lustful scene between Liz which
looked corny and quite phony and
unbelieveable. Just way too much.
We have a good scene between the Tall Man coming up towards a preacher and acting cold
and deadly towards him.
A good shot on a steel ball
attacking and killing this preacher as
he reacts well to all of this.
Great shot on Liz with a dwarf trying to drag her and then
a nice shot on the Tall Man picking
her up by the neck.
We have some good shots on Liz lying
down and getting pushed in a cremtory
fire with her suddenly leaping to life
and whacking a mortician with a
shovel and trying to defend herself to
There's also a good shot with a steel
ball with the camera behind it aiming
towards the mortician and hitting his
well as the steel ball drilling his hand.
There's another great scene with another
steel ball grinding through his body with
Also terrific dark shots on both Alchemy and Mike hiding in a dark
storage room with a steel ball looking
around with a neat red light effect on
Another great camera shooting
behind a steel ball aiming towards the two of them running
away trying to slam a door each time with
the ball breaking them open each time.
A good shot on Reggie holding a chainsaw challenging his enemy
in a corny kind of way as the scene borrows heavily on Tobe Hoopers chainsaw
fighting scene from Texas
Chainsaw Massacre 2.
There's a great moment with the Tall Man trying to push both Reggie and Mike into the metal bars
to the other world.
Great effects shot with the two
of them on some rocks and a creature from
a barrel crawling towards Mike and
then Reggie struggling with
him and then pulling him away.
A great scene with Mike trying to kill the Tall Man with his
own steel balls.
Bottom line is that the sequel is a
little disappointing as I expected it to
be a little better than this. During this time period there were alot
of corny horror flicks and sadly this
sequel became one of them. There are some good effects in this film
with the odd monstrous moments too plus
some deadlier steel balls with the blades
pointing out for the kill. So it's fun to
watch but not even as close as good as
the original. Oh well. Coscerelli heavily borrowed elements
from other horror flicks and used it in
this one too to top it all off.
The acting is
quite dated and not as effective like in
the first film but it's still passable. James
LeGros (Mike Pearson) this time plays the role of
but however, doesn't fit the part
too well. He still can deliver his
character as much as he can.
Reggie Bannister (Reggie) still can act kooky
and a natural ham with his part. When he
acts menacing though he seems a little
too comedic but again I think it was
intentional. does well acting menacing
by shooting his flamethrower towards his fellow actress in a certain scene. He also does well by opening up a
door with a chainsaw showing menacing
Angus Scrimm (The Tall Man) still pulls his weight
as the Tall Man but doesn't seem as dark
with his performance like in the first
film. He can still prove to be menacing.
Paula Irvine (Liz) really proved herself
to be a mysterious one in the film and
showing her stuff quite well too.
Samantha Phillips (Alchemy) has a great
presence to her part in the film as a new
cast member. She had the right looks too
to top it all off.
There is a full
naked corpse of Alchemy lying on
a table in an abandoned Mortuary.
Alchemy is then naked while
fornicating with Reggie but is
A creature forms
out of the back of a blonde woman who is
A steel ball cuts off a priests ear.
A hand is cut off by one of the Tall
Man's people and a steel ball cut's
through his body.
Another one of the Tall Man's people is
hacked by a chainsaw.
The Tall Man's face starts to melt away.
The side of Alchemy's head is sliced off.
The music is very
late 80's cheese sounding composed once
again by Fred Myrow with some
help by Christopher L. Stone.
There are some good metal scratching
sounds and the updated keyboard chiming
The Tall Man: You
think that when you die, you go to
Heaven. You come to us!
Reggie: Come on.
Lets go kick some ass.
[Reggie revs up his
chainsaw, about to take on one of the
Tall Man's henchmen]
Reggie: Come on, you mutha!
[the Tall Man is
planning to inject Liz with embalming
fluid, which Reggie has spiked with acid]
[the Tall Man glances up]
Mike: Suck on this!
[Mike releases a captured silver
sphere, which flies directly to the Tall
Man's head and inserts a drill into the
front of his skull. A yellowish fluid
flies from the back of the sphere, but
after it stops, the Tall Man rips the
sphere from his head & crushes it
like a beer can]
[Mike & Liz are in
the back of a hearse after escaping the
mortuary & the Tall Man. Reggie has
just been attacked by Alchemy in the
hearse's front & thrown out of the
Mike: One minute... we're gonna
wake up. This is only a dream.
Liz: That's right... it's only a
[the barrier to the hearse front
suddenly slides down. The Tall Man is
sitting at the wheel and glaring back at
The Tall Man: No! It's not!
[the back window breaks, and Mike
& Liz are pulled out by the Tall
Man's dwarf zombies]