I like to think that there are two ways to enter a horror film. You either, for some reason, want to be scared completely out of your wits (and tits); or you want to have fun. After all, we’ve gone so passed desensitisation that it has flipped around and a truly amazing horror is one that can enthrall us with amazing comedy. You have to go into creating your horror film with these thoughts. You are going to blow people's sense of safety and security away from them and leave them putting the lights on whilst they sleep; Or you are going to pick some actress, get them to scream and flail around with hilarity. Guess which section See No Evil 2 falls in?
Do you know what? Genuinely, it’s not that bad. I fully went into this film with little to no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Rating much higher than the original movies, this sequel is a bit of a gem. It’s not overly horrific, nor is it completely hilarious, but it is manageable. It feels fun and when Jacob comes back to life and the bloody murders come in, you can sit back, put little effort into it and feel mildly satisfied. It’s not perfection, but it’s not quite shite either. It’s like a brunch really, not vital to your meal component but when under-taking, you’ll lap up every slice of gory bacon.
I feel sort of bad pressing play on this. It’s a wriggling, niggling feeling under my skin, because it’s genuinely tosh. It’s not that it deserves to clang to the bottom of a trash can, but it doesn’t deserve its praises entirely sang. Just. If you love stupid, silly, trashy horror movies and you want a film where you can guess what happens, but don’t rightly care because everyone is having the best time doing it, then See No Evil 2 is worth a watch.
See No Evil 2 is out on DVD Now