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The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1992)

R | | Horror | 10 March 1993 (USA)
A creature of demonic nature, too hideous to have a name, once again terrorizes the college kids that summoned it.

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A creature of demonic nature, too hideous to have a name, once again terrorizes the college kids that summoned it.

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A really fun monster movie, even better than the first
25 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Evil never dies, it just keeps finding new ways to come back. That's why we have so many sequels in the Horror genre, which is a blessing and a curse. Sequels usually aren't as good as the originals, much less better than them, but occasionally they surprise us. The first 'Unnamable' film didn't exactly break Box Office records, but became a hit on video and eventually a sequel was born. The character of Randolph Carter was a recurring character in H.P. Lovecraft's short stories and even though he never wrote an official second part involving the titular creature, this film is loosely based on 'The Statement of Randolph Carter.' Not that the first film cried out for a sequel, but the one we got is really quite good for what it is.

Pros: Once again the performances are solid, which includes all the newcomers. A different, but still very good score. Writer/director/producer Jean-Paul Ouellette again succeeds in making a suspenseful genre film. Moves at an energetic pace. Stellar make-up and creature effects. Doesn't take itself as seriously as the first and is sometimes pretty amusing. Though not atmospheric like part 1, there are still plenty of goosebump-inducing moments. Has a few good ideas.

Cons: More plot this time, but that's not saying much. Lacks the atmosphere and feeling of dread that hangs over the original.

Final thoughts: If you watch both 'Unnamable' flicks back to back you'll be in for quite a shock. Whereas the first one is more like a spooky, haunted house kind of movie this sequel takes the monster run amok approach. The bad news is that II isn't nearly as chilling as I, but that doesn't change the fact that it's really good of it's type. Apparently Ouellette had plans to make two more sequels, this time putting the characters of Carter and Howard in other Lovecraft inspired situations, but they never came to fruition. A shame, but at the least the series ended on a high note with this one.

My rating: 4/5


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