All Hallows' Eve 2 (2015)

A lone girl pops in an old VHS tape that is left at her doorstep on Halloween night, but the shocking images found on the tape are nothing compared to the horror lurking right outside her door! In the grand tradition of TRICK 'R TREAT and TALES FROM THE CRYPT comes ALL HALLOWS' EVE 2, a mildly entertaining--though mostly forgettable--entry into the annals of anthology horror. The film is comprised of eight uneven shorts of varying degrees of quality that are bound together by only the most threadbare of all wraparound stories. Leading off with the bloodiest (and arguably the best) vignette, a little pumpkin-carving fun turns into a nightmare for a babysitter and her ward when the seeds sprout into monstrous killer gourds! "The Offering" takes a much more subtle approach in establishing true terror, as a father and son set out to make their annual offering to some unseen beast in the forest. The remaining shorts are rather bland and predictable, each bearing the unmistakable mark of the amateur filmmaker in a series of adequate but underwhelming entries. One is much better off either watching the original ALL HALLOWS' EVE, or one of the other aforementioned anthologies to set the mood this Halloween!

Rating: 5/10.

Movies like ALL HALLOWS' EVE 2:
ABCS OF DEATH, LITTLE DEATHS, V/H/S, DEATH BY VHS, TRICK 'R TREAT, TALES OF HALLOWEEN.

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