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Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 (2011)

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"ChromeSkull" is the sequel to the 2009 horror hit "Laid to Rest." It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely escaped death in the first movie and is hell-bent on continuing where he left off..... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Austin Green ... Preston
Thomas Dekker ... Tommy
Mimi Michaels ... Jess
Owain Yeoman ... King
Danielle Harris ... Spann
Gail O'Grady ... Nancy
Johnathon Schaech ... Agent Sells
Nick Principe ... ChromeSkull
Christopher Allen Nelson ... Max (as Christopher Nelson)
Angelina Armani ... Holland
Brett Wagner ... Tiny
Allison Kyler ... The Girl
Aimee-Lynn Chadwick ... Allie
Chris Carnel ... Trost
Camden Toy ... Dr. Kerr
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"ChromeSkull" is the sequel to the 2009 horror hit "Laid to Rest." It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely escaped death in the first movie and is hell-bent on continuing where he left off... and forging a new path of terror and destruction. Written by Anonymous

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Evil is only skin deep. See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chrome Skull See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dry County Films See more »
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The character 'Trost' is named for cinematographer Brandon Trost. See more »

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There's an additional scene after the credits where the FBI-agents interrogate a woman, probably the wife of Chromeskull. See more »

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References Gojira (1954) See more »

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Laid to Rest
Written by Kurt Meinicke, Steve Salama, Tillian Meier, Jolion Ridges
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Very Solid Sequel, Great Effects
19 September 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

ChromeSkull (Nick Principe), who barely escaped death, is hell-bent on continuing where he left off... and forging a new path of terror and destruction.

Robert Hall wrote and directed this picture, just like the first part. And Hall proves he knows what he is doing in the big chair -- while primarily known as a makeup artist, he skillfully controls this story and makes it a very powerful franchise for the 21st century. And he has not left the makeup behind, either -- CG is used very sparingly, with more than enough practical effects and gore to satisfy any horror fan.

The cast is also a bit stronger this time, with horror icon Danielle Harris making a sizable cameo and the well-known Brian Austin Green in a starring role. His character calls to mind certain aspects of "Saw", which I think is unfortunate, but also overcomes those comparisons. ChromeSkull is not Jigsaw -- he cares not for redemption or to test humanity.

There is an expanded mythology in this film centering around "the organization", which I found to be a bit complicated and hard to follow. Maybe I need to view the first film again, view this film again or listen to the commentary. I feel there is a lot of potential here for exploring the organization, and also potential for sequels (though hopefully they do not proceed without having a solid story to tell).

This sequel is more mature than the original, but relies on the same strengths -- fast-paced action, terror and gore. If that is the type of horror film you like, this is a must-see for you. I do not wish to say it is anti-cerebral, but this is not a thinking film... it is blood first, story second... and not in a bad way.


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