All Hallows' Eve 2 hits store shelves this week.
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All Hallows' Eve 2 is festive horror project bound to be fallen in love with by short attention spanned gore hounds. As an anthology film, I found it to be a consistent effort in mood and tone even without the core plot that strings all the stories together. A lot of my preconceived notions were really slapped down while viewing this film. I mean, it does not stray completely away from any formulas, but I just found the whole spectacle very satisfying.
I really enjoyed the shrouded meanings behind some of the stories. There is one section in particular with a message extremely clear to me concerning the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The whole way it is presented just cracked me up.
The challenge I think with anthology films of this sort is the fact that you have to tell a whole story in a short amount of time without cheating the viewer. All Hallows' Eve 2 is successful with this idea for the most part. Some of the stories were cut off a little short at times. Some of the stories were a little too ambiguous. I think the majority of these tales, however, were written to really tie up nice in a short amount of time keeping the viewer interested and wondering, “What the hell will be next”!?
One thing I noticed in All Hallows' Eve 2 is that there was really no nudity. This was quite refreshing as the mantra for just about every contemporary horror film of this sort relies VERY heavily on gratuitous skin scenes to get the point across. All Hallows’ Eve 2 is lean on this and I think it really proves the “less is more” idea to a tee. Let’s unclutter the stories of the perky breast of confused women freshly out of their teens and……uh…..what was I saying?
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-Scott L. Lambert