Recently, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the films of Full Moon… more precisely, a film I just watched called Killer Eye 2: Halloween Haunt. I remember when I was a young man working at a video store and how I would eagerly anticipate the release of each new Full Moon feature. Each promising to deliver lurid tales of young women menaced by killer dolls or vampires or whatever other kind of fiendish creature Charles Band could dream up. Rarely was I disappointed in what I would bring home and pop in the old VCR.
The most recent offering from Full Moon, Killer Eye 2: Halloween Haunt is a vast improvement over the original Dave DeCoteau film. In this go around, five smoking hot coeds gather at one of the girl’s homes to decorate for Halloween. Apparently, the mother is away but places a lot of importance on having a kick ass haunted house for Halloween every year…and kick ass it is! There were so many cool props on display in this house it almost overshadowed the rest of the movie. I say almost because, lets not forget, we still have five scantily-clad lovelies running around. The girls start drinking and watching the original 1999 Killer Eye movie, which somehow causes mom’s magical, possessed, crystal ball to bring the Killer Eye prop/replica to life and creep around the house. Ta-daa! Now, as the girls go topless, take showers and have lesbian make outs, they are menaced by that pesky Killer Eye. Simple premise, but one that delivers upon what it sets out to do. Check it out…I doubt you’ll be disappointed if you enjoy that sort of thing.
Full Moon has had quite a few sequels of late. Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver, which was outstanding, Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong and Killjoy 3, which also easily surpassed the first two installments of it’s franchise. The quality of movies from Full Moon is on the rise once again and I am eagerly anticipating their forthcoming feature, The Dead Want Women featuring Eric Roberts.