Well it’s Halloween. So what better way to celebrate then to review some horror films? Most websites that discuss horror films will list the best of the best (The Exorcist, The Shining, From Justin to Kelly), but for this site, we’re going to talk about 4 terrible sequels. Let’s kick things off…
Wrong Turn 5
Apparently the first one was in theaters, and there have been 4 sequels, with this new one just hitting shelves. I haven’t seen any of the previous films, but I don’t believe the “filmmakers,” of this one have either.
The plot of is…actually I’m using that term quite loosely. Actually, I don’t want to say that word again in association with this film. Actually, I don’t want to say say, “film,” in association with this thing either. It’s a thing, and it happened.
So this thing takes place in a town. Right outside the town is a music festival that a news reporter tells us RIVALS Lollapalooza and Coachella. Yeah, you heard that right. Now imagine how many people that could be. This town is essentially hosting this festival, with people coming from all over to stay in town for the concert. Now let’s look at this town…
Did the news reporter choose the least crowded street? Also, that is the MOST people in one shot we’ll see in the entire film. After this shot, they all pull a David Copperfield and disappear. Is that the right term? To, “pull a David Copperfield?” I haven’t seen a performance by him since he made the Statue of Liberty disappear. Maybe that’s what I should have typed. The townspeople pulled a Statue of Liberty. Anyways, they all disappear, bye bye, and we’re left with main cast.
After this introduction to the shoddy set, we meet a group of college students that are TOTALLY looking forward to this festival. We know this because they brought pot, mushrooms AND ecstasy with them.
These guys know how to party! And OH how they party. For instance, they tell stories around a campfire.
The story they tell is of the cannibals that have attacked the town in the past. Essentially Potsy Mcgee explains what happened in Wrong Turn 1-4 in just a few sentences. After telling this story, they, you guessed it…they…
Now if you notice, they pass right by someone. They don’t hit him, but he lies on the ground as though he was struck. They assume, since he’s on the ground, that logically he was struck. Oh, also this man is the leader of the cannibals. Also he is John Locke.
Our cast of substance users checks to see if Locke is dead and, to their surprise, he attacks them. So they each take turns beating him up.
Now if a man falls in the middle of the woods, does not a police officer hear it? The answer is yes, also immediately.
After the police officer arrests EVERYONE she sees, she tells the rookie officer to wait with the car. I’m guessing it’s to have someone arrest the car if it does anything suspicious? Did I mention he was not given a name? Well, it’s a horror film (thing), so he has to die. Looks like his life just took a…
And no, I have no idea why they look inbred and Locke doesn’t. Anyways he is imprisoned, and soon the inbred cannibals (cannibreds?) try to free him. So they take down a power line pole and suddenly the entire town is without power. Apparently this one downed telephone pole affects the entire town, but not the concert. Also, cell phones.
I’m already getting sick of describing the plot of this thing. So, yes, the power goes out, and then we see each character die one by one. Finally the sole survivors is the police woman and a girl who losses her eyes.
…and they both die. Doesn’t make sense for the story, but if they killed the cannibreds, how could they possibly make Wrong Turn 6?
AWARD WINNING DIALOGUE
The Marshall will be here to pick you up in the morning.
You won’t live that long.
I highly doubt it.
Because that makes sense. Here’s another one that hints that the filmmaker previously made porn films…
Hi officer, I think I took a wrong turn. Can you tell me how to get backstage?
Another wrong turn, eh? Well I can show you but you have to have a pass to get in.
I would do ANYTHING for a pass.
And here’s my favorite…
They want us to split up it makes it easier for them to kill us that way so we should stick together. Here until dawn. Now get to your stations.
We need to call for help.
The lines are dead, cell too.
Sheriff, Lee has a short wave radio on the back of his thrift store. I’ve seen it.
You’re going to need power!
He has a generator too. Good thinking Mose.
Now I’m going to go across the street to the store. I’m going to fire
up the short wave and call for help.
I’ll call for help.
No, you stay here.
It only took her 40 seconds before she changed her plan. I just…I….you know what, I’m glad she died. NEXT…
Amityville: The Evil Escapes
This made-for-tv movie opens with a group (gaggle?) of preachers shaking bells in the Amityville house.
The demon, trapped with no where left to go, Looney Tunes it’s way into a lamp.
You think that would be the end of it, but the filmmakers hate us so………YARD SALE TIME!
An old woman buys the lamp for her sister in Florida. As she is telling us the setup for the film, she cuts herself on the lamp.
The possessed lamp is then transported to the sister by Grossy Ms. Gross Finger.
It just so happens that Grossy Finger’s sister has her daughter and kids moving in with her. TIMING! Oh, also their last name is Leacock.
Once the EVIL LAMP is plugged in, it cartoons it’s way out of the cord.
…and hilarity ensues. First…
Right when we think the film has ran out of steam, we get the classic, “hand in the disposal,” bit.
Oh, wait, make that TWO HANDS in the disposal!
Some other things happen, such as the youngest girl in the family becoming possessed, and a couple people die. Eventually the priest from Amityville (possible the other films?) seeks them out and tries to help the family out. Trying be the key word.
Tired of this film, the lamp allows itself to be picked up by the OLDEST PERSON THERE and tossed out the window.
As the family embraces each other after such a terrible lamp-related ordeal, we see the wreckage of the lamp…and this final shot….
AWARD WINNING DIALOGUE
That’s a nasty looking finger lady.
NASTY LOOKING FINGER LADY
At my age, I’ve had worse.
WHAT? What kind of things has this woman seen?
Old Woman 2
I’ll have Walt look at that saw…and that kettle…
and that old lamp…it’s been doing funny things lately.
Pet Sematary 2
I knew this would be a good film when, within 2 minutes, we see this…
The premise of this film, is that there’s a cemetery that, when something is buried there, they come back to life. Be it a…
I’m getting ahead of myself. So Pet Sematary 2 opens with a film within a film (filmception), on an actress. We find out that her son is played by Edward Furlong and that she also has a tendency to die shortly after being introduced.
Well you can’t have a mom dying without John Connor reciting his line from T2.
And away we go to the town of Ludlow. John Connor’s dad (played by Anthony Edwards) opens up a veterinary clinic.
After being open for less then 10 minutes, they already have a patient!
John Connor befriends the kid with the dog, who happens to have an abusive father-in-law. Who happens to love rabbits and loves to watch the rabbits love the rabbits…
The wabbit lover, who loves them rabbits, HATES dogs. And kills the boy’s dog because it barked too loud. Wait, an animal is dead in a film called Pet Semetary 2? I think we all know where this is going…
So the dog comes back to life and is a little…off. We know this because the dog kills the wabbit lover. That’s probably not a thing the dog would have done before being semataried. John Connor and his friend witness the death, and realize there’s only one thing they can do…
That night the wabbit lover comes back from the dead and kills his son, wife, and even a teenager!
Amidst all these happy reunions of boy and dog, wabbit lover and rabbits, dirk bike and teen’s head, John Connor has the idea of bringing back his mom by using the…
…oh never mind you get the idea. Pet Sematary. He uses the Pet Sematary to bring his mom back to life……………..pet sematary. So, at this point, John Connor’s father, Goose, gets wind of what is going on and, in trying to find his son, comes face to face with the undead wabbit lover.
The final scene has John Connor figuring out that maybe an undead mother is a BAD idea and leaves her.
AWARD WINNING DIALOGUE
(talking to stepson)
I thought we were going to tone down your tubby ass?
Hey…so sorry I’m not the stud you are.
You better watch your mouth Drew buddy, I’ll take that hey and shove it right back down your throat.
Okay, quick, give me a movie that’s about a few guys celebrating a bachelor party in Las Vegas? Think you have it? Just wait. In this same film, they party TOO hard, and one of them goes missing. Still think you know it? Okay, well what if the rest of the film focuses on them searching for their friend? Wait, The Hangover? What’s that? No, I was talking about this gem of a thing!
Yeah, not only did they steal the premise, they cover most of what I said in the first 20 minutes. I think the “filmmakers,” believed condenscing the story of The Hangover within their own film would make it the superior of the two films. After the ripoff of a premise they mix things up a bit. Instead of the missing friend being trapped on the roof, he’s DEAD.
The premise is that rich people capture not-rich people to be tortured in front of them…and…uh…hell, I’m done with this. I can’t do this anymore. This movie was terrible, and you should feel terrible if you watched this on purpose.