After reading the various replies, and thinking on it a while, I have a feeling that the maker's were maybe trying to do an Evil Dead thing. 1st one pure horror, 2nd one more funny. Of course this could be just my interpretation, but I found that #2 seemed to try and squeeze in some funny stuff.
Of course it failed, but it did make me think "is that was what they were trying for?" Any thoughts on this?
Personally I think it was more along the lines of "The first one did okay, now we have to cash-in and make a sequel. What? No story? Fuck it, throw a lot of dialogue and some jokes in there, we've got ninety minutes to fill."
I didn't laugh at anything in the second flick. I chuckled and laughed out loud once each in the first, though. I giggled when Crowley ripped one victim's head apart at the jaw and laughed out loud at the very end, when Crowley does a death rattle and coughs blood into the guy's face. I think if it had more humor like that, the movie would have worked a lot better.
As for Adam Green and his so-called "Old School American Horror" -- pardon my French, but fuck him. Dude's got some balls to make that claim, especially when he's obviously referring to the Slasher films of the early 80s, which were only a minor though popular sub-genre. When I think Old School American Horror I think of stuff like The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, The Sentinel, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead...not slasher movies. And CERTAINLY not Hatchet.