See No Evil 2 – USA, 2014

See No Evil 2

‘You will pay for your sins’

See No Evil 2 is a 2014 American slasher horror film directed by the Soska sisters (RabidAmerican Mary) from a screenplay by Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby. It was produced by Michael Luisi.

The movie stars professional wrestler Kane (WWE’s Glenn “Kane” Jacobs), Danielle Harris and Katharine Isabelle (American Mary; Torment).

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The film is a sequel to the 2006 See No Evil. Unlike the original, which had a theatrical release, this film was released in October 2014 direct to VOD, DVD and Blu-ray by Lionsgate.

A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws…

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Reviews:

“In its skill and cleverness, in its playfulness and bawdiness, See No Evil 2 reminds me very much of John Carpenter’s Halloween, though it is set in an environment closer to that of the hospital in Halloween 2 – a perpetuation, perhaps, of the Soskas’ evident misgivings about the medical establishment. Unlike its oppressively heavy predecessor, it is something of a rare bird among today’s horror fare in that it is a horror film that intends its audience to enjoy it.” Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

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“Bringing in directors like the Soskas was a great start, but giving them a script to work with that is such a cookie-cutter slasher doesn’t help. The creepy location is set, the group of partiers who will be fodder for the killer arrive, and the slasher does his slashing. Thankfully, as mentioned, the F/X work is great and the Twins infuse enough of their own flavor that the familiarity of the story can be somewhat forgiven. Somewhat.” Scott Hallam, Dread Central

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“Where the first film was carried by it’s unique kills and practical effects, See No Evil 2 is anything but. If you cast a 7ft giant of a man and have him play with a bunch of cool metal cutting tools, let him use them. With a little of half of the kills of the original, we are only treated to one solid practical kill, the rest were mostly off screen in done in extremely unoriginal ways. Being a big Soska fan, this was easily the biggest let down of the year.” Bloodbath and Beyond, Moviepilot.com

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“The kills are bloody as hell, and filmed beautifully. The Soskas know how to make blood spray look pretty, and tragic. Particularly since they are shooting in a dark hospital, they were able to hold the picture together in very low levels of lighting. The Blu-ray makes it perfectly evident that they can craft attractive lighting setups with barely a lit match, and some of those lighting setups are very clever.” Fred Topel, Nuke the Fridge

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