Bava attempts to further the mythology of the first film with this lesser second entry that takes place in an apartment building with the mondus operati being a television broadcast this time. Whats missing this time out is the horror but there is gore aplenty for the gore hounds as well as some embarrassing old school effects ie: puppetry. Also of note as Asia Argento's screen debut.
So, Germany again, this time Hamburg. This film lacks the originality of the first part but nevertheless comes with a lot of funny moments and quite disgusting ideas. A nice side effect: Now I know that watching TV may cause serious trouble...
The isolated, corporate / conglomerate / cosmopolitan setting is so Cronenberg, so Dawn of the Dead, and so Die Hard, even its seizure-inducing neon strobe child demon birth scene could not distract enough from the bothering allusions to other sources. Would make a great companion piece to Shivers. Also, it's mildly racist.
(2.5 stars) Once again, it's pretty much more of the same. A lot of blood, a lot of screaming and a LOT of '80s cheesiness. (This time complete with an entire aerobics class getting close and friendly with the demon zombies). It's late night horror fun with a good '80s synth soundtrack. Ridiculous giallo style horror.
This is a rather marvelously meta monster movie. Some of the scary parts include the writing, the shoulder pads and what a really poor host Sally is. The soundtrack is terrific. The gore is very gorey.