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.
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.
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...