The third outing in the series and, amazingly, nobody has thought of demolishing the house and having a priest pee all over the foundations (or something suitable that would destroy the evil). Still the same location, or supposed to be anyway, and still the same pesky demons led by a pesky Angela. Guess what’s going to happen to any wandering teens.
This time the house is visited by a van full of teenagers who are on the run from the law. Well, SOME of them are on the run from the law, at least, and some of them are just caught up in the middle of things. Unsurprisingly, Angela (Amelia Kinkade, who could play the role in her sleep by this point) welcomes in the new blood with open arms.
Directed by Jim Kaufman, and written by Kevin Tenney (director of the first movie), there’s no denying that this checks off the boxes concerning what to supply the most undemanding horror fan. Yes, we have some gore, some one-liners and a smattering of gratuitous nudity here and there.
The film also has just as much fun with the gore and the death as the previous two movies but it takes a step down with the level of acting throughout. Almost everyone involved here is pretty poor and it’s not surprising that you won’t recognise any of the faces. What is surprising is that the third outing in this series is still almost as much fun just because of the freedom and opportunities provided by the central idea. This may be the one I’d not choose to watch again but I certainly wouldn’t mind if it ever did appear on my TV and I was distracted by it. And there is no better way to get bullets out of a gun than the way shown here, in one memorable moment.
DIRECTOR: JIM KAUFMAN
CAST: AMELIA KINKADE, VLASTA VRANA, TARA SLONE, PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ
RUNTIME: 85 MINS APPROX