Release Date: September 24th, 1982.
Written by: Tommy Lee Wallace.
Directed by: Damiano Damiani.
Starring:Jack Magner, Diane Franklin, Burt Young, and James Olson.
This sequel to the 1979 Haunted House classic apparently took some liberties with its story telling, and was only loosely tied to its predecessor. At least it featured the adorable Diane Franklin; that made it way more watchable for us. Kinda.
|*This review is a re-do of one we did back in 2008. It needed an update.|
|"YOU EXPECTED THIS MOVIE TO MAKE SENSE?"|
|THE ALL-AMERICAN KID.|
|I COULD EAT A |
|YEAH, THAT'LL HELP.|
80's QT supreme, Diane Franklin, is as much as we loved her in classic movies like The Last American Virgin and Better off Dead, we really wish that she had done more high profile movies after them. Temptress.
Worst of all, it's a bit disconcerting how the movie seems to shamelessly rip-off The Exorcist too; not only because both movies have a showdown between a caring Priest and a possessed "child," but because they even did the old "Come into me, and leave the kid alone!" bit. Sure, they did it all differently, but it absolutely smacked of the whole Father Karras/Regan MacNeil bit.
|INCEST. NOT EVEN ONCE.|
|WE WATCHED THIS ENTIRE SCENE IN MORAL PROTEST. SIX TIMES.|
|LOOK, THERE'S SOME BLOOD.|
|OH, THINGS GET NAKED ALRIGHT... NAKED AND CREEPY.|
|THIS PICTURE SUMS UP THE WAY THAT WE FEEL ABOUT THIS MOVIE.|
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Diane Franklin was all over the place for a brief while, and then she just kind of fade away. She'll always be one of our favorite crushes though.