starring: Tamara Stafford, Kevin Spirtas and John Bloom
|Its got Texas chainsaw massacre written all over it.|
We start the story with one of the previous film's survivor, Bobby Carter, having a nightmare-flashback about the horrid events that befell on his family that faithful day. The trauma was too much for him that he chickened out on a trip to the very same desert with his girlfriend, Rachel, where they were supposed to test a new formula fuel for dirt bikes (cleverly named "Super Formula") with the friends. Not wanting to miss the opportunity, the gang went on without him which turned out to be a terrible idea as not only was the bus low on fuel, but one of them have been reading the map upside-down and forget its daylight savings time. So their solution? Take a detour into the dirt road and stop on a silver mine shaft in hopes for fuel.
Before you could say "D'OH!", Rachel was then attacked by a mongoloid, Pluto, who was less than happy to see her. After kicking the crap out of our maniac, Rachel reveals to everyone that she's Ruby from the first film and the deformed loon she just fought was her brother so somehow survived through the last film. Worse, she also found out that their uncle, a huge cannibal named Reaper, had taken over the family business of hunting down folks in the desert and he had set his teeth and machete on killing and eating them.
So with the social allegory stepping out and the dumbfoundery stepping in, you would expect a terrible movie and, for truth's sake, Hills Part II is pretty crappy. And yet, I admit it is still worth the watch; unlike the first movie, Hills Part II packed some kills that were more faithful to the slasher tone and introduced a new cannibal named Reaper who wasn't afraid to hulk over his victims. He is a mean killing and eating machine that may look more funny looking than scary, but memorable enough for his odd character and brutish appetite.
So try opening some booze and play this tape for the night,and you might have yourself a film to poke fun at.
1 male crushed by boulder, later found mutilated
1 male gets a spear shot to his chest
1 male had his head hacked with hatchet
1 female had her throat slashed with machete
1 female pushed and lands head first to a rock (debatable, injury doesn't look too fatal)
1 male pushed by a dog and falls off a cliff
1 male burned to death after falling into a mine shaft
total: 8 (?)