The butcher shop reopens
Horror 2which he still directed and wrote Damien Leone and after the first part released in 2017, it returns to the screens with a budget seven times higher than its elders and still wants to raise the same stomachs.
A year after his previous butchering, Art the clown, resurrected by an evil supernatural force, returns to the town where he committed his previous crimes during a Halloween party, where he must confront a brother and sister who appear to be mentally linked. To him.
Taking recipes from the original film, in other words, a kind of magic trinity, above, the actor David Howard Thornton Still embodying Art le clowning, excessive gore and a cheesy script, Damien Leone tries to do the trick of the first part, but this time the footage lasts more than 2 hours from 1:30 for its predecessor, which doesn’t really work. to turn out in his favour.
A broken fighter
Even if we assume its indirectness, it becomes clear when we see it Horror 2 It was not really planned since the first part that it would be a huge success beyond a certain audience boundary. Everything in the film is reminiscent of craftsmanship: we feel problems with the rhythm, the scale of the most used places is lacking (except perhaps the costume shop and the nightmare scene), and for good reason it is abandoned, as in the first part. sheds, parking lots, half-destroyed buildings, basements, basements… In short, only economy that quickly tires the retina.
Lighting goes hand in hand, often supported by two bulbs and three neon lights held by string. Most of the visual effects are similar to MacGyver’s Handbook Chapter 1.
Plus, what about the cast of actors and actresses who are barely passable at best, or even downright bad most of the time? Except, of course, the interpreter of Clown Art, the director’s selling point, with all its bravado and the frivolous atmosphere bordering on the grotesque that goes with it.
Art and the Pig
Such visuals, of course, are clearly intended for those who like very dark humor and gratuitous violence, without any real scenario to base it on. And it must be said that we are very well spoiled, flying eyeballs, candy skull boxes, acid sprays, razors, sawed-off shotgun explosions… In short, everything borders on obscenity. it happens with glee, but with limited effects, because it is often too guignolesque to look credible.
However, nothing can make us forget that the first part took a smart initiative to last only an hour and a half, while this second part became one of the longest cutters in history at 2 hours 18. Considering that by trying to exaggerate his narrative, the author ends up giving the impression of more circles with the mythology of Art, but this does not come across at all. Sure, there’s this little girl, probably representing a demonic entity (Satan?), but her story is never developed – or maybe it will be in the next installment, it’s already programmed, so it’s no surprise to find some characters here. This section to continue a new franchise as Halloween and others Friday the 13th.
Little Art Horror
In conclusion, we will say that this film will appeal to a certain audience that loves gore, or will simply be happy to find a horror film that does not try to indulge its old-fashioned violence. Even so, it will displease those – and we understand them – who prefer to follow the real story, which will often do more to prop up the violence, which is often completely gratuitous and therefore unpalatable in the long run.
The first part at least had the decency to get straight to the point, while the second part tries to artificially develop its own mythology and gets lost in so many intrigues going in all directions that we wonder why the director chose to do so. this format. Finally, there remains the good big bis gore, with its limited capabilities and unbridled energy, in which we can take a little guilty pleasure.