Picking up almost directly after the events of the first film, Amy, Seth & their boss Holden are working late at the city morgue. It’s Amy’s birthday & she is off out with her friends much to Seth’s disappointment (it’s painfully obvious he holds a torch for her). Before she leaves though a call comes in that the morgue is to expect a large shipment of bodies, all the victims of Jacob Goodnight’s rampage at the hotel including the man himself.
Amy decides to stay & help but is soon joined by her friends. Holden, not wanting to Amy to miss out on her birthday agreed to throw a party for her at the morgue. We now have the additional fodder of Tamara, Kayla, Carter & Amy’s brother Will…
It’s not long before Tamara & Carter wander off to go & view Jacob’s body. Tamara is fascinated by serial killers & gets aroused being around Jacob’s body. After some extremely awkward & questionable behaviour with Jacob’s body the pair start having sex.
Then Jacob wakes up….
See No Evil 2 makes no attempt to break any new ground within the slasher/killer genre & is better for it. Jacob Goodnight stalking the halls of the large morgue offing teens in various ways is exciting if not a bit slow. Time is taken to develop some characters while others are left to scream, fall over & die. We don’t really learn anything new about Jacob here although he is a bit more vocal (not necessarily a good thing).
The best stuff comes from the character Tamara who lights up the screen with her kooky & slightly unhinged behaviour.
The film does try to throw a few surprises in here & there with at least one death standing out as unexpected while also being quite liberal with the gore when needed.
The film builds Jacob up to be this unstoppable monster where you’re not sure if he is actually alive or dead & his outfit (the burn mask in particular) really adds to the whole image.
Sadly his final scene is a little cheap & it’s quickly clear that he probably isn’t dead.
Not quite living up the original movies standards but still a hefty slice of entertainment pie. I would be very surprised if we got third one though…
See No Evil 2