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The competently low-budget sequel (which was made 5 years after the
original) sees the story continue where the first film finished off,
and director Jean-Paul Ouellette delivers a far better effort on this
Lovecraft outing than on the previous one. However while being rather
expansive, slicker and better paced, it was kind of laid-back on the
violence (which the first film wasn't afraid to bare) and jolting
thrills (which aren't as imposing). Some things happen off-screen, but
there a few twisted and ravaging acts caught. The slick tone seemed to
be aiming for pulpy fun in a fast-moving chase format than the
simmering atmospheric jolts in a confined setting, and for most part it
Returning characters Randolph Carter (exaggeratedly acted by Mark
Kinsey Stephenson) and Eliot Damon Howard (a solid Charles Klausmeyer)
make for a fruitful chemistry, as they must do battle again with the
demon with no name. Along for the ride is John Rhys-Davies and Maria
Ford who spends plenty of screen time in the nude under her flowing
long hair is very convincing in her part. Julie Strain is the lucky one
who gets suited up in the creatively effective make-up FX of the
titular demon and David Warner also gets in the act, but with very
little in the way to do.
This time around the story (with a consistently witty script) holds a
little more substance and character to its framework (where modern
science and ancient folklore come to terms) and explores the
possibilities, than reverting to a simple stalk n' slash exercise.
After the leaving the tunnels under the Winthrop house, this time the
action mainly occurs in the illustrative backdrop of the University
grounds. The openness of it didn't do much in the favor of holding
suspense, but the atmosphere is glum and its straight-laced quirkiness
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