Again, the slasher era was the time for sequel after sequel to cash in. Well, in the case of Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 it probably didn‚??t need a sequel, or any of the 3 sequels after that either. The first one was great fun, an enjoyable film. This one on the other hand was something that really didn‚??t need to be made.
The film finds us with a grown Ricky Caldwell, the little brother of Billy from the first film. Before I go on let me point out that Ricky‚??s last name is not the same as Billy‚??s was in the first film. I don‚??t remember him saying anything about taking his adoptive family‚??s last name, but whatever. So, we find him in a police station being interrogated about something (we don‚??t find out until later). He begins to retell the story of the first film, to establish how he became the way he is. After that we get going with the new story, about Ricky being adopted but for whatever reason having a terrifying fear of nuns, which is shown in a scene where a child Ricky freaks out after seeing nuns in slow motion! Well, everything goes fine until he is grown and has a thing for a girl. Well, this girl is treated badly by her boyfriend so Ricky without really even thinking decides to kill the boyfriend. The girl then comes up to him after seeing this, just to say thanks! After that it‚??s senseless death after senseless death‚?¶oh, and the worst acting you‚??ll ever see on screen!
This movie is atrocious, and lets examine why. First off, the first half of the movie is footage from the first film which is absolutely not needed. I have read that the director was originally hired to remake the first film (3 years after release?) and they decided to make it a sequel instead. And how exactly does Ricky recall the night his parents were killed when he was a baby in a car seat? In fact most of the stuff he talks about and flashes back to are literally things he would have no idea about! So, then we get to the main story of the film and it makes no sense. He has absolutely no reason to be going nuts. In the first film Billy had every reason to go nuts because he witnessed his parents being killed when he was 4 years old. That can really fuck someone up big time. But, Ricky has no reason to lose his mind. I guess one can argue the fact that he saw his brother gunned down in front of him. But, what was with the fear of nuns? In the first film his character seems to be universally loved by the nuns and other children. And just some of the things that were done way over the top like the killing of the guy in the movie theater who won‚??t stop talking. Or the fact that the movie they are watching is the first film. Then it gets super ridiculous when for absolutely no reason he goes completely insane and just starts killing people left and right on a suburban street. Then when he tries to kill himself he realizes he has no bullets left and we find him at the police station.
I think one of the worst things in this movie is when he goes to Mother Superior‚??s house to kill her (why? Who knows?), the character is played by a different actress and they covered that up by covering her face is what looks like a terrible flesh wound. And then they bring up quickly that she had a stroke. What stroke victim looks like that? No one! It was just a terrible way to cover the fact that they got a different actress.
Should you see this movie? No, I don‚??t think so. Granted it‚??s a movie to make fun of, literally. This movie is so poorly done and the awful acting from Eric Freeman is probably the one thing that can be made fun of for years to come. It‚??s almost as if he is deliberately acting over the top, hopefully that was the case, if not he must be the worst actor ever to grace Earth. I would avoid this movie.