Jen and Sylvia Soska are back in their director's chairs again with See No Evil 2 from Lionsgate and WWE Studios. The film was written by Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby and stars Danielle Harris (Hatchet III), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary) and Glenn Jacobs (See No Evil).
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.
I absolutely loved this film. See No Evil 2 is not your conventional horror film, there is of course blood and violence, but there were also little moments of humor scattered through out.
You really cannot ask for a better cast to help follow up the amazing 2006 See No Evil. Danielle Harris was of course the strong female lead. I mean come on, it's Danielle Harris, we all know she's pretty much the best scream queen since Jamie Lee Curtis. She is the embodiment of female bad-ass once again going toe to toe with the rather large psychotic murderer without batting an eyelash. Katharine Isabelle is the comedic relief throughout the film. She is oversexed and kind of the stereotypical horror movie "skank", but she pulled it off without a hitch. She will have you laughing almost every time her character hits the screen. Last but certainly not least, our monster, Glenn Jacobs reprises his role as Jacob Goodnight. He is even more terrifying than he was in the first film. He is masked and ready to destroy anything that gets in his way. Jacob Goodnight is down right horrifying and depicts what nightmares are truly made of.
The setting was also pretty intimidating. What is worse than being stalked by a murderous psychopath? Being locked in a morgue with him while he hunts you and your friends down one by one. The lighting was dark and ominous, and it really added to the overall spook factor of the film.
See No Evil 2 blows the first film out of the water. The film as whole was phenomenal, the script, the cast and the direction were all a horror fan's dream. Jen and Sylvia knocked it out of the park with their direction.
Speaking of the Twisted Twins, fun fact,
Jen and Sylvia have a cameo during the beginning credits as cadaver versions of themselves as their names scroll across the screen.
I am going to have to strongly disagree with the low ratings the critics are giving this film, and being a fan of horror and knowing what I like, I am giving this film a 9.5.
You can pick up See No Evil 2 on DVD wherever movies are sold. If you're lucky (like I happened to be), you may be able to find it on Blu-ray, there were a limited run and I was only able to find it at my local Family Video store.