After a routine drug deal turns bad, Heather is arrested and taken to a mental institution. Inside the asylum, Heather's mind plays tricks on her, and she becomes convinced that a plot is un... Read allAfter a routine drug deal turns bad, Heather is arrested and taken to a mental institution. Inside the asylum, Heather's mind plays tricks on her, and she becomes convinced that a plot is under way to murder her.After a routine drug deal turns bad, Heather is arrested and taken to a mental institution. Inside the asylum, Heather's mind plays tricks on her, and she becomes convinced that a plot is under way to murder her.
Not perfect, but I found myself enjoying it
When I hear or read of an Asylum movie sequel, I immediately think considering The Asylum's notoriously bad reputation that this is not going to be good. Imagine my surprise when I found myself enjoying Killers 2. It is not perfect, a few of the fight scenes are poorly choreographed and shot, some of the humour felt out of place considering the scenario, Steven Glinn's character is unbearably obnoxious and the cat fight shower scene between the "hot girls" added nothing to the story other than to perhaps bring some conflict between a prominent Asylum movie cliché. However, generally Killers 2 is crisp and clean, with more subtle lighting tricks and less claustrophobic-feeling photography and more of a sense of confinement. The scene where the lead character literally loses it is wonderfully surreal. The direction is generally good, a big improvement over the execrable Scarecrow Slayer, the confinement is menacing, some of the film has a sense of intimacy and while there is atmosphere it was a good idea to have it as like a stark atmosphere rather than the in-your-face sort that you get a lot. Apart from some misplaced humour, the script is vibrantly sharp and brutally shocking, while the story never bored me, didn't feel too predictable or implausible and most of all it was suspenseful and had a frightening intensity to it. The characters on the most part are types of characters that we see a lot from time to time, but a big attempt is made to make them have more than one sides to their personality instead of being one-sided and annoying. Only Steven Glinn's character belongs in the latter category, so much so you actually long for his depth. The acting I was also surprised by, Kim Little is unbelievably good in the lead, entirely believable as delicate, desperate, dangerous and deceptive. DC Douglas is frighteningly confident in his arrogance, while Melissa Renee Martin's brief appearance is quite a scene stealer. All in all, enjoyable and for The Asylum I found it a decent movie. 6/10 Bethany Cox
- Jan 20, 2013
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