The Houses October Built 2 (2017) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Bobby Roe
Starring: Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Mikey Roe
Rated: UR/Region A/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Image Entertainment
Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton – a group who take “extreme haunt” to another level – five friends decide they must face their fears in order to move on. Heading back out on the road to visit more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again and a new terror begins.
I remember not being that big of a fan of the first Houses that October Built. I’ll be honest with you folks before I watched the sequel I’m reviewing today I had to go back and re-watch the first one because I didn’t really remember anything at all about it besides the girl in the mask that has been on the cover of both movies. The Houses that October Built 2 ends up being a bit of a pointless sequel. It follows the guys from the first film as they are now making a living off visiting haunts with the fame of what happened to them in the first movie. Of course, they have to have their female friend from the first film to go with them or most aren’t interested so some of the film is spent to them talking her into doing this weird stuff again. That finally happens but until that point, we basically get some footage of these guys going to real haunts and trying to act along while really experiencing them. It is kind of dull for the most part if I am to be 100% truthful with you.
So we finally get things going in the last part of the film as the Blue Skull folks from the first movie seem to be on the trail of these guys. We watch as they slowly get stalked and we have to ask ourselves if they really are in danger since they didn’t even bother to kill anyone the first time around in the first film. Things finally get hectic in the movie’s final moments but then we get a twist and then we get another twist and we’re basically shown just how pointless not only everything we saw in this film but everything we saw in the first film was. The Houses October Built was always a good idea but I don’t think nothing good has ever really been done with the concept. The sequel here proves that point in a lot of ways and I don’t think I’ll ever feel the need to watch it again.
– Deleted Scenes
– Uncut Projection Scene
– Portrait of a Scare Actor 2
– “Halloween Spooks” music video