Listed as a sequel, but what is actually a prequel, we follow the events at a run down motel where the owners have a sadistic secret up their sleeves. When guests come to stay at their accommodation, very rarely do they leave as one by one they are butchered by masked assailants, all of whom are intent on making profits from filming and selling the murders on videotape. Seems a little extreme when I'm sure they could just put their room prices up if they wanted to earn more, but I guess they must be a tad sick in the head to realise that. Similar to the first instalment, the main body of the film is basically a cat and mouse movie whereby a team of murderers are stalking a group of innocent friends. The storyline is as predictable as ever, and you know people from each side will die and then we'll have a face off in the final scenes to see who comes out on top. Despite being aware of the obvious format, it was still quite watchable, albeit not particularly jumpy or morbidly sadistic. Why people would ever choose to stay in such a grotty place is beyond me as I would have thought that sleeping in your car would be a better option. In all honest, I can't really remember the specifics about the original but this is basically more of the same, and helps us understand how the characters and arrangement in the first film came into place. It's watchable yet forgettable, and with no known faces, I suspect this will just fade into insignificance (if it hasn't done so already). Much like motel settings themselves, you'll only take advantage of this one if you're really desperate and looking for something cheap and cheerful, yet probably still coming away feeling relatively deflated and disappointed.