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Coffin Joe is still looking for the perfect woman to give birth to a son of his, and, cleared of the past crimes in the first film (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul), keeps terrorizing the people in his small town with his iconoclast and sadistic practices. Written by
Sequel to AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL, picks right up where that movie left off. Coffin Joe (Marins) survives his ordeal and is freed from all murder charges due to a lack of evidence. He heads back to a small town to search for a bride to give him a son and kidnaps several women for possible candidates but ends up killing the wrong one as she swears vengeance on his soul. Even though this here is a sequel, it does play out more like a remake as both films are pretty much the same story, although its drawn out more here. The film being drawn out to a whopping 107-minutes is the real downfall because it could have lost a good fifteen or twenty-minutes and the pacing would have been much better. With that said, there's still plenty to enjoy here with Marins once again doing a great job on such a small budget. The budget is obviously bigger than the previous film but I'd say the majority of it was spent on the highlight of the film, which is an amazing sequence where Coffin Joe goes to Hell. This is when the film switches over the color and how they created the look of this secret really had my brain rambling in trying to figure it out. The only way I can explain the colors are if you've ever seen a melted bag of Skittles. The way this sequence comes off is never scary but it's certainly an amazing treat for the eyes as not only do we get the great color but we also get all sorts of strange stabbings, beatings and various other bad deeds being carried out by Satan himself. Marins once again gives a great performance and the supporting cast are decent enough for what they have to do. It's worth noting that the kidnapped women were all very brave considering they had to let spiders and snakes all over them. One woman on the bed was obviously terrified as can be seen with her extremely heavy breathing. The ending packs a nice little punch as well as the music score. Fans of the first film will certainly want to check this one out and while it's not as good as the first, it does have enough going for it to make it worth viewing.
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