Bitterly disappointing from a French Horror perspective
Going into this film, I had high expectations. Not only was it a sequel to Baby Blood, but it also had an intriguing storyline to it. Something is killing off people in the city and all leads point to a vicious mafia family. But there is a creature who is looking for something, or someone, and will let nothing stand in its way.
Considering Baby Blood was such a hit, I had a high expectation for this one. I am not quite sure why Baby Blood needed a sequel, but then again, when does France ever need an excuse to exercise their horror franchise? Anyway, it had a fairly decent plot and I was very happy to see that the lead actress from Baby Blood was also the lead in Lady. Unfortunately, her role was very subdued and almost felt like she was very bored with what she had to play with. The same can be said for French Cinematic legend, Phillipe Nahon. His character was merely background, which is disappointing that such a high calibre actor hasn't been utilized to his full potential. Apart from the bland performances from the cast, I couldn't help but feel that the movie was that of a movie made for television. It was clear that the budget wasn't there, and to follow up on such a successful movie from the early 90's , it was just such a shame that the same respect wasn't put into this one. It was just a run of the mill, standard soap opera Horror film. The charm from the first film, with its black comedy approach, was thrown out the window for this one. Lady Blood came across as a much more serious film, which is yet another mistake from the director. This should have been a crazy, fun ride that the first one was. There were some pretty decent scenes of gore and sheer nastiness, as the French gangsters were quite menacing, so that's at least something that can be salvaged from what is ultimately a wreck of a film. By French standards, I am bitterly bitterly disappointed by this one. I would say, don't bother. Just treat Baby Blood as a single movie and leave this movie for late night runs on the television.
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