5.2/10
3,022
34 user 64 critic

Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 (2011)

Trailer
1:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video

"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 »

Director:

Robert Hall
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Laid to Rest (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a Deranged Serial Murderer ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hall
Stars: Bobbi Sue Luther, Kevin Gage, Lena Headey
Hatchet III (2013)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces, and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

Director: BJ McDonnell
Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan
Hatchet II (2010)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Marybeth escapes the clutches of the bayou-butcher Victor Crowley and returns to the swamp with an army of hunters and gunmen, determined to end Crowley's reign of horror once and for all.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater.

Director: Jack Messitt
Stars: Rebekah Brandes, Daniel Bonjour, Greg Cirulnick
The Hills Run Red (Video 2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.

Director: Dave Parker
Stars: Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrink, William Sadler
Hatchet (2006)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a group of tourists in a New Orleans haunted swamp tour, find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore, Deon Richmond
See No Evil (2006)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain - a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago - band together to survive against the brutal killer.

Director: Gregory Dark
Stars: Glenn Jacobs, Christina Vidal, Michael J. Pagan
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Ten years after the events of the original movie, Victor Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and proceeds to kill once more.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Parry Shen, Kane Hodder, Laura Ortiz
See No Evil 2 (2014)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An undertaker's birthday party is interrupted when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead and proceeds to terrorize her and her friends.

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Stars: Glenn Jacobs, Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle
The Victim (2011)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A man lives alone in a remote cabin and is surprised by his visitors.

Director: Michael Biehn
Stars: Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Ryan Honey
Shiver (2012)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.

Director: Julian Richards
Stars: Danielle Harris, John Jarratt, Casper Van Dien
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

"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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil is only skin deep. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official MySpace

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chrome Skull See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dry County Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Laid to Rest (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Parade of the Dead
Performed by Black Label Society
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Laid to rest, yes, but gets the shock treatment for the sequel
17 September 2011 | by StevePulaskiSee all my reviews

Robert Hall's 2009 horror debut Laid to Rest wasn't perfect by any means, but offered a great gore-scheme and pacing and suspense that came to its favor. Its characters weren't very well crafted, and logic had to hide out so the film could do its thing, but overall it was a cute and enjoyable little gore flick. Did it ever need a sequel? Well, to Hall, since it was a moderate success on the message boards and online yes it did.

Laid to Rest 2, accompanied by the "Chromeskull" subtitle, is a bleak and ugly film not because it's gruesome and violent, but because its plot becomes blown out of proportion and it becomes a cocky horror film. Somebody should've whispered in the filmmakers' ears that this wasn't a big success, but a fairly unexpected one. The story has now become enlarged and has now gone to expand its boundaries to the point where it's unbelievable and contrived.

The film picks up right where the first left off, then manages to fast-forward three months later where we are introduced to Jess (Michaels), a girl going blind because of scar tissue in her eyes. Jess is drugged, kidnapped, and locked in a coffin by the killer who has a video camera on his shoulder and a shiny, chrome-silver mask in the shape of a skeleton on his face. He uses deadly, homemade knives that are something straight out of a sadist's mind, but are crafted with such detail they become one of the strongest points in the film.

I'm not going to even try to explain the backstory of the killer because I feel ashamed for even asking for it. I wished for minor backstory after seeing Laid to Rest. I thought, I'd like just a small, brief explanation of why this person was killing and videotaping it. I didn't need a huge, bloated, and exhausting storyline that is convoluted and outright ridiculous. The film wants to bring the top-secret, government business into play but it doesn't have the budget nor the skills to do so. This is a slasher film. It's a hack and slash, gorehound, bloody, disgusting, gruesome horror film that deserves zero conspiracy talk at all.

The fact that they bring the overblown backstory into play is just a clear sign of cockiness, but who can really blame them? If you spat out a random, unknown horror film into stores with a promising cover and you made big bucks off of it, you'd take the obligatory sequel one step further wouldn't you? Well, Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 doesn't take just one step, it takes about two leaps and, when you think it has officially stopped in one place, it manages to tip-toe a bit further and further. Have mercy.

Bobbi Sue Luther, director Robert Hall's wife respectively, played the heroine from the original film and makes a quick appearance in this one as well. Sadly, she's killed off very quickly just to bring in an annoying and obnoxious blonde girl instantly. She's no Bobbi Sue, and she's not even interesting enough to be concerned for unlike her.

Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 was somewhat promising, but ultimately falls flat on its face. There is a third film planned which I assume and sort of hope will close the series. I hope after this ludicrous sequel we at least get a final and respectable entry in a series that never got off its feet completely. Aside from gore, the series never truly accomplished much else. It succeeds in being a standout for a few reasons, but overall, when closely examined, or even mildly, it's just another horror film inspired by too many others.

Starring: Brian Austin Green, Danielle Harris, Mimi Michaels, Nick Principe, and Thomas Dekker. Directed by: Robert Hall.


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed