The Fear 2: Halloween Night (1999)
Plot: An unfortunate young man, whose father commited an unspeakable act in front of him as a child, travels with his mates to his uncle’s remote hillside cabin so they can explore their inner fears by dressing up in costumes. Unbeknownst to the clan, the uncle has left a nasty secret behind for them to encounter.
Review: So here we are at the sequel to ‘The Fear’ that was reviewed beforehand, now only if I can find a trailer and some images I’d be set.
I was surprised to see that the Director Chris Angel also directed Wishmaster 3 and 4 – they were actually good sequels, yes some may argue but sure that’s my opinion.
The sequel starts off with a brother and sister (or mother?) driving in Halloween costumes when then suddenly stop at a busted up car, the sister takes a look round and hears a scream – turns out there’s a real killer on the loose and chop she’s down. Ok well that part didn’t sense as the killer dumps the kid in the boot and then floors the car.
To be honest it’s probably going to be a 90′s hack ‘n slash film with Morty shoved in somewhere along the line.
The film follows a bunch of teenagers who arrives at ‘Michael’s’ (main character) relatives house to stay to explore their ‘inner fear’ – just like the first film really. It hasn’t got the same level of tension as the first but sequels usually (well if not directed by the same person) tend to veer off into a different direction completely. This hasn’t which is good, just expands a bit on the Morty killings (joke yes, but he does kill).
One of the characters called ‘Crow’ shows Michael Morty, but in this one it looks different…but in a bad way, wish they had kept the look and feel of the first one. The uncovering of it was a major disappointment in my opinion and just wrecked the rest of the film. He looks all buffed up and on steroids or something. Plus you can see it’s an actual costume and NOT wooden like in the first film, sorry if I ruined Morty for you guys.
Anyway the killings start after a while and it’s really a copy of the first in a way, except that this time they have to do an ancient ceremony for some reason. Supposedly at the end of the ceremony all your fears will be gone.
About 50 minutes in and nothing remotely exciting has happened, no kills from Monty or anything…sigh.
Oh and the mask that Michael carries around with him just looks like the one from the Jim Carrey film ‘The Mask’.
If you can pick the first or this sequel up for under 5£ then it’s definitely worth checking out for a night’s watch.
**Can’t seem to find a trailer for this film, if anyone knows of one just contact me in the usual place.