All Hallows' Eve 2 online movie review - Not really a sequel
I enjoyed the first film in this series. It was a short, tight three story anthology filled with gore and fright, and were all connected together by the horrifying Art the clown, and each story had a beginning and an ending.
The end of the first movie also ended unlike most modern horror films, in the fact that it reminded us that this is a HORROR film and that EVIL is supposed to win. Then they came out with this "sequel", which to me, is only one in name. Absent is Art the clown, replaced by a pumpkin headed entity who until the end of the movie, is just kind of there and rarely seen. In the first movie, there was actually a getting to know the three main characters watching the VHS tape. In this sequel, we really have no connection to the woman watching the tape. Like the pumpkin headed entity, she's also just kind of there This sequel is also MUCH longer than the first movie, and to me, seemed like it wanted to be an "ABC's Of Death" clone with numerous stories being told, each of varying length. Not many of them were able to keep my interest, although there were a few I did like. My favorite being a tale of a monster under a little boys bed All in all, I don't think this was a needed sequel. If it had stuck to its predecessors formula, it would have been much better