This atrocious sequel to the 1977 horror classic is padded with so much of that film's footage that it seems more like a rerun than a new story. The entire cast seems to have lengthy flashbacks of the previous movie's events, including -- in what must be a cinematic first -- the German shepherd dog. The remaining screen time is spent on an uninvolving battle between some bland motocross bikers and the cannibal hillfolk. To be fair, director Wes Craven has stated that the film was extensively tampered with prior to release. That may get Craven off the hook, but doesn't make this muddled mess any easier to watch.~Robert Firsching
not as good as the original, but very entertaining
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
I have always been a fan of the original THHE, and actually never saw this until it arrived in the mail. I am a huge fan of Arrow Video and its releases rival that of the Criterion Collection in terms of PQ/AQ and extra content. While the original is a cult classic on its own terms, Part 2 feels like a completely different movie, and for that, it works. Cheesy and goofy, but still creepy and a great watch around Halloween season.
For Collector's, this is a great movie to add to your collection! This is part 2 and if you remember the second wasn't as wonderful as the first. But, this is great for Blu-Ray fan's and an must for collector's.
Nice to even have this strange sequel on Blu-Ray. Not one of Craven's best, that's for sure, but still fun to watch. Very low budget - picture quality is probably best it will ever get. Bare bones set though - no commentary, etc.