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Greed and Hollywood seem to go together very well, something that hasn't changed to this day. Sure we all want to have money so we can have a roof over our heads and food on our tables, but some people let it go to their heads. There's a lot of money to be made in sequels, which is of course why there are so many. Not that all sequels made out of greed are bad, but a lot of times the opposite is the case. And when a film that was intended to stand on it's own is labeled a sequel you know someone is trying to make some extra bucks. The first 'Curse' sequel is an example of this, but if not taken too seriously it can be enjoyed in a so-bad-it's-good way. It must have done well on video because two years later we got this film, which also was a standalone that became a sequel. The difference is that no matter what frame of mind you're in while watching it, it still pretty much sucks.
Pros: Cast does it's best, especially Christopher Lee who deserves better. Lots of beautiful South African scenery. Moves a decent pace for such an uneventful movie. Pretty impressive monster suit. A few OK shocks.
Cons: Too talky and uneventful. Aside from Elizabeth and the doctor the rest of the characters are way underdeveloped. Bland and repetitive score. Forgettable. Flat direction. Not much of a plot.
Final thoughts: Whoever thought it would be a good idea to make this part of the 'Curse' series was out of their mind. Sure neither of those are good films by conventional standards, but at least they're entertaining and deliver decent thrills. This 'sequel' is just bland and lacking in what makes a successful Horror film. It's not the worst you'll ever find, but unless you're a completeist don't bother.
My rating: 2/5
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