Sunday 16 September 2012

DVD review: The Terror Within II (1991)

In a world gone mad, the last human colony struggles to survive underground, beneath a land of nightmarish mutants who seek to destroy them. But when the mutant breaks inside humanity's final stronghold, the battle for survival pits the human colonists against their deadly invaders miles below the earth's surface. The Terror Within II is written and directed by Andrew Stevens. The mutant/monster rapists are back again... Andrew Stevens returns as David along with his dog Butch, they are the only reccuring characters. The acting is pretty bad but  R. Lee Ermey is good in this, but in my opinion he´s always great regardless if he´s in a good or bad flick. The camerawork, editing, soundtrack and pacing is decent. There is gore, decent practical make-up fx. One of the highlights is when a character gets an arrow in the head. The mutant make-up fx design is decent and for different reasons (won´t go int details due to spoilers) we get a new and different look besides the original one.There is some T & A, we topless nudity from two actresses, a couple of very soft sex scenes. There is also a scene where a mutant/monster rapes a woman tied down but it isn´t very graphic and is shot from a distance.
This review is based upon the region 2 DVD release from Stax Entertainment, it´s part of a double feature which also includes part 1.
Rating: 1½ out of 7. The Terror Within II is not as good as the first but it´s a pretty decent sequel. Andrew Stevens give us more action and more T & A than the first The Terror Within. The plot is pretty similar to the previous flick but expands the world as we meet more suvivors, scavengers and so on.


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