House of the Dead 2 Review
Written by: DerbyDemon
Well, I'm baaack, poised with poison pen and ready to dismember the latest "no-need-to-make" movie, House of the Dead 2. This poor excuse for anything made its debut on Sci-Fi Channel on February 11, 2006. The only thing I can say about that is I've now lost two hours of my life that I'll never be able to get back for no apparent reason.
To watch this movie, one needs to be a glutton for punishment. It stars (and I use that word very loosely) Emmanuelle Vaugier (Alex) and Ed Quinn (Ellis) two zombie squad members out to find Zombie Zero in order to develop a vaccine for those nasty zombie bites. Sid Haig has a cameo appearance as Professor Curien. Boy, has his career taken a nose-dive since House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. Vaugier and Quinn run the acting gauntlet from A to B. The movie was directed by Michael Hurst and writing credits go to Mark A. Alman (for the story) and Michael Roesch. Other writers were listed; I'm not going to shame them by naming them here.
The action takes place at "Questa Verde College" (sound familiar?--Questa Verde was also the name of the suburb in "Poltergeist") where it seems the campus is either really dark and no one is around OR the campus is really dark and full of zombies; zombies who seem to suffer some sort of whirling-dervish fits.
I wasn't expecting much from this (after all, it debuted on the Sci Fi Channel), but every now and then you can be pleasantly surprised. Not this time. As for waiting for the DVD, I would just as soon watch a hog scratch its ass on a fence.