after the horrible incident at the Deveraux's
house by the psychotic killer Russ Thorn by
doing away teens at a slumber party taking place
there, the young next door neighbor at that house
named Courtney (Crystal Bernard) is full grown as
her sister Valerie (Cindy Eilbacher) is put away
in a mental hospital since the incident after she
murdered the killer.
Courtney now has an all girl
rock band and decides to rehearse at her friends
relative's resort for her 17th birthday. However,
she keeps having the same nightmares of that
horrible incident as well as the killer
returning. She even has dreams of her sister
warning her not to go to that resort and then Val
herself gets slaughtered by the driller killer.
enters the resort with her friends they party and
hang out having a good time but Courtney keeps
experiencing deadly hallucinations and is
convinced that the resort is haunted and
continues to have deadly nightmares of the
she realises that Russ Thorn (Alanis Ilitch)
finally has returned and is reincarnated into a
younger and wilder 50's type rocker with a deadly
guitar and a large power drill at the end of it.
Russ does away her boyfriend Matt (Patrick Lowe)
and continues to grind holes into her other
friends too while they try to escpae him at the
Gory and pointless sequel but still
campy fun nonetheless (Of course the first one
was gory and pointless too). This time the film
tries to clone the sequels of A Nightmare
On Elm Street but in a ripoff way just
like the first one tried to clone Halloween.
Yes, the killer has lots of bad jokes while doing
in his victims and is murdering in Courtney's
I loved the beginning of this film before the
opening credits with a pleasant dream by Courtney
and then there's clips of the original film
proving that this one is a definete sequel as
well as clips of the later on sequences on this
movie coming together and then a screaming like
awakening reading SPM 2 which
looked cheesy but yet very necessary since this
is a cheesy film in itself.
I did like the moments with Courtney and her
mother discussing about the nightmares she was
having as well as her sister Valerie and next
door neighbor Trish in an asylum after that
horrible incident 5 years beforehand leaving it
an impressive moment on what became of them since
then. The neighborhood looks a bit updated since
the first one as well as spotting a dead dove
lying on a sidewalk in which I didn't get why it
was there in the first place.
Then there's alot of fun touches with Courtney
and her all girl band practising a rock song
showing that she has really gotten into the
entertainment field compared to her nosey preteen
Of course Courtney has a crush on the most
popular clean cut jock in her school named Matt Arbicost in which
there MUST be a romance for a slasher flick
between two teenagers.
There's also a moment with Courtney trying to
talk to her mother during dinner time about how
good her band is getting and wanting to go away
to a resort to practise in order to see this guy
in which this moment reminds me very much of a
scene in Carrie about going to a prom which makes
me wonder if this moment was paying a tribute to
that movie while the rest pays tribute to those
cult classic horror films like Psycho,
Friday the 13th and of course Elm
Street with some of the characters names
involved in it. Yet this moment was quite well
Then there's more nightmare sequences involving
Valerie warning Courtney not to go away which was
a nice touch to the story involved in the film as
well as some horrifying incidents at the insane
asylum too. Plus there's the encounter with
Courtney and Russ Thorn in the dream sequence
which looked necessary too since she encountered
him 5 years back while trying to put a stop to
him at that slumber party slaughtering that he
was doing excpet he has a new personality and
everything different about him.
Then there's pillow fighting as well as champagne
sprayed on these chicks having their own slumber
party at the resort with two horny boys peeking
in a window watching one of them taking her top
off. After all what isn't SPM
film without all of this. All of this was
combined nicely to watch as an entertaining
evening while watching something fun.
Then the next day there's a cool outdoor pool
party which really gives anyone who's watching
the perfect summer spirit. Plus some nasty
hallucinations which psychs you out including a
hand in a hamburger bun.
There's more terrifying moments with Courtney
hallucinating like a blood bath or someones face
exploding with acne in which you do wonder to
yourself is it for real or not and then the
terror starts to really happen with Russ Thron
killing her crush who made a birthday cake for
her and then crashing the slumber party with his
guitar and a drill attached to it along with
doing a song and dance before killing his next
vicitm which shows that this victim is not making
an intelligent decision on how to escpae from
The ending was extremely confusing and it didn't
make sense like it was saying "It was only a
dream.... No it isn't.... Yes it is. It's a
disappointment as you really don't know what the
hell happened with a crappy ending and the next
sequel bears no relationship to neither of them
which is even more sad cause you really want this
killer to be toast like in the ending of the
Bottom line is this story seems alot different
compared to the first one with a bit of a better
budget plus it's not always kill, kill, kill like
the first one showing better dialogue moments.
The chracters reprising their roles however were
performed by different actors in which I never
understood why except for the driller killer
since he'd look too old to be reincarnated as a
ghost of a 50's rocker killer. There's more of
the dark comedy in this one since many slasher
flicks were turning out to have elements mixed
like that with their horror. To people that love
cheesy rock n roll like I do you all may get a
real kick out of it. An intersting summer type
The acting is sometimes corny and a
bit comedic but it is a bit better than in the
first film (But the film itself isn't). Former TV
star Crystal Bernard (Courtney Bates)
does well performing her role in this and even
does better than Jennifer Meyers who
played that role as the 12 year old girl in the
first film. She also has a fairly nice singing
voice too and has had experience in her first
acting gig on an episode of the sitcom
Gimme a Break as Katie's friend in an
all girl singing group called the Hot Muffins.
She also really knew on how to cry emotionally
and have a good senstivie attitude towards her
role in the film. A good moment with her almost having a nervous breakdown crying which
looked well done. She really showed a
ton of great dynamic energy to her part in the
film. Does well almost near the end of her performance with her cackly vengeful laughter as this was quite impressive. She was better noted on her work in other
shows but still she did a good job in this one.
Patrick Lowe (Matt Arbicost) played
the nice clean cut good looking teenage boy next
door who had the looks for this role and seemed
to do not too bad in his role either. He really
said his lines clearly with all that was
happening and knew on how to be the true mature
understanding type which he made this moment very
effective for the story.
McArthur (Amy) had the
innocent teenage girl appeal to her and knew how
to pull her part quite well with what she had to
do in which impressed me making her one of the
best character actress' in the film and can see
her carrying on in other shows.
Cummins (Sheila Barrington) was
the lustful one in the flick showing it off for a
brief bit but she knew on how to make her
performance fun to watch and can be well
remembered for her role since she was gaining a
reputation in the odd cult horror flick. She had
a terrific singing voice (Unless she was
lipsynching) but looked convincingly good playing
in her band.
Heidi Kozak (Sally Burns) was a perfect key role
to the film in which she showed a nice bubbly
behavior to her part in the flick as well as a
nice understanding type of attitude. She was alot
of fun to watch in the film plus had the right
looks to the part she portrayed which also lead
her for work in a couple of other cult horror
films besides this one.
Joel Hoffman (T.J.) was often getting killed off in
previous horror films pretty fast like in Killer
Workout and Slaughterhouse
but he has a good supporting role in this one but
he seems like he is trying too hard by studying Sean
Penn when he played Spicoli in Fast
Times at Ridgemont High as a true actor
should be natural performing how they should
portray their role and not someone else. Thumbs
down for that dude.
Ilitch (Russ Thorn) was quite a ham as the
reincarnated driller killer. He looks 20
something years younger and was a classic as a
humoress killer. His lines were cheesy of course
but he didn't let his performance get in the way
due to that as he had the looks and the moves
along with the hyped laughter and speaking. He
truly studied this role and really got into it
We have a supporting role by Jennifer Rhodes (Mrs.
Bates) as Courtney's shaken up mother who tries
to do well but sometimes overdoes it. I enjoyed
her as a Sister Gloria in the first sequel of
Night of the Demons much better.
What's a SPM
without boobs? We have Juliette Cummins
dancing in a summer resort topless having a
The gore loads up more so than in
the first one. There's a chopped off hand
A guitar with a drill on the end grinding holes
through numerous people's chests with lots of
blood and guts spilling out
Blood is pouring out of a bathtub
A face is decaying from a big zit
An arm is ripped off.
Plenty chunks of flesh and blood too.
Cox's synthesising for the film is
interesting as it is light sounding in many areas
especially during the very beginning of the movie
and some of it while the teens are on the run
from the killer almost sound Texas
Chainsaw Massacre like. I loved the
electric guitar sounds when the killer uses his
were you looking at?
Courtney: A dead bird
Amy: YEEEECH... you are so weird
Killer: [to Courtney] I am you, and
you are me, until we go all the way.
I'm all wet!
think your sweetheart's been taking too many diet
Do they always make that much noise?
Sally: The more they do it the louder they
get. Practice makes perfect.
Courtney: My... burger's... weird.
face it turning into one big pimple!
Courtney: Sally, I don't see a thing.
Sally: You may not see it but its there.
There's one, its just lurking below the surface.
Sheila, be careful... Who knows who's out there.
having a hallucination whilst talking to Sally]
Sally: The weirdest things are happening
to my face! I've got the fastest growing zit I
have ever had in my entire life! I mean, look at
this thing! Isn't this the grossest thing you've
ever seen? I need to get some more "Oxy
10". It hurts like hell.
[Suddenly, Sally's zit starts growing to a
grotesquely monstrous size until her face
explodes in an eruption of goo]
panicking over a horrific vision]
Matt: I'm gonna go call the cops.
Sheila: Ohh, God. Anybody got any tranqs?
Your dream,no your a dream.
The Driller Killer: [picking up dead
boyfriend's arm and splatting it on the birthday
cake] DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A DREAM TO YOU?
Killer: I can't get no... satisfaction!
Killer: Let's BUZZZZZ!