Curse II: The Bite Reviews
I waited to long to see a movie that, basically, sucks!
I, literally, saw a little more than half of this on cable about 20 years ago and completely missed most of the 2nd half. I knew that the movie sucked, or that it was going to suck but, I was determined to see it. All of the characters, in varying amounts, suffer from terminal stupidity. The story, while ridiculous & stupid, stands up as perhaps the best part of the movie, save perhaps Jill Schoelen & Sandra Sexton, who are freaking knockouts! This movie also suffers from something called "gore-porn" which is basically pointless gore that adds nothing to the story or ANYTHING meaningful to the movie whatsoever...
The violence in this movie, while there was some, is by no means over the top & is not something that I had a problem with. The gore, the vast majority of which takes place in the final scene of the film, has some violence to it but, it is by no means worthy of anything, except for perhaps a "Razzi"...
This movie is by no means the worst film ever made but, if I had a "Top 100 Worst Films Ever Made" list it would arguably be on that list!
Muahaha! This is true horror! Watch the visual effects of the last 10 minutes and then.... RUN! It may catch you.
This movie does what what a lot of badly made franchises do, it disregards its preceded, and has it's own little warped tale to tell. It easily could have just been called "The Bite".The silent night Deadly night movies did this a lot as well.
My anchor in this is without a doubt, Screaming Mad George's icky and always disturbing effects. There's just something so damn wrong about his work, I LOVE IT!. Unsettling and gross, thankfully I don't have snake phobia, if you do seek this out.
The movie has a harsh mean streak and some deaths made my stomach turn, most notably the brain sucked from mouth or the snapping off of the lower jaw bits. Unsettling.
The script does suffer though, with some unneeded sub plots and some lame side characters, the movie should have focused more on the two likable leads instead of straying from the snake path to watch that boring salesman and all his crap.
The soundtrack was on and off, I liked it in the scary parts but when it went the "this is mundane time" way, it was annoying and dated.
The ending was my fav part, very creepy with a sad streak. If you've seen David Cronenberg's The Fly, you may see the ending as a homage, or a rip off, do what you will though.