Sorority House Massacre 2: Nighty Nightmare 2002 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This really is one of the top 5 cheesy, T&A, slasher B-movies of all time. Most of the other reviewers have summarized the plot (or lack thereof) so I won’t rehash that, but I will suggest that you make this a double feature with Wynorski’s “Hard to Die” when you get around to it. Watch SHM II first, then HtD. You’ll see why afterwards.
After all, the whole point of this type of movie is for semi-naked women (OK, OK…I’ll admit it’s a stretch to think of them as “sorority girls” since the actresses are actually in their mid to late twenties) to run around babbling silly dialogue with absolutely no conviction. Like sheep, they’re brought to the slaughter. HtD improves on this by introducing automatic weapons into the mix. (Yes, in HtD the same women run around wearing little or no lingerie and firing automatic weapons.)
One aspect that seems to be overlooked by most reviewers is that this movie was actually shot and produced fairly competently. So many recent movies are independent productions shot directly on video and starring the friends of the filmmaker. The acting in these is certainly no better than it is in SHM II, but the camera work and audio are usually awful in these newer films. Camera motion is substituted for actual scares in an effort to be disorienting (I guess)...the lighting is uneven and annoying…and the audio is all over the place. In SHM II, the scenes are lit fairly well, the film has been color-balanced, and you can actually hear the dialogue. Yes, it’s a well-made cheesy B-film.
Anyway, if you don’t care for these retro-gems, don’t watch this movie and don’t bother reviewing it. You’ll just point out the obvious. NOBODY thinks that the acting is great…and fans don’t care. (In fact, we would be pretty upset if the acting was any good or if the plot made sense.) But if you’re a fan of the genre, check out both SHM II and HtD ASAP.