With a title like this, you’d think this was a sequel. But it’s not. Instead you it’s a horror comedy with a few familiar faces. I caught about fifteen minutes of it one night and it intrigued me enough to remember the title. It was like a humerous prototype for The Blair Witch Project. But was it worth seeking out?
Crippen High School was the site of a bloody massacre, and so the building was shut down. A few years later, a film maker, his cast and crew decide to shoot their own version of events, but at the same location.
You and I both know this is a horrible idea, but these folks (including a very young George Clooney) aren't that bright. Soon corpses start piling up and young Callie (Lori Lethin of Bloody Birthday fame) finds herself the center of the killers attention. Will she live to regret her decision to Return to Horror High?
- A innovate premise for the time
- Has a few clever kills
- Has a few clever lines
- Relies a bit too much on the premise to mine laughs
- Not very scary
- Never finds it’s footing
Overall the movie never really takes off. The horror moments end up stopping the comedy cold and some of the bad and limp jokes keep anything from being really frightening. I did like Maureen McCormick as the twisted police officer who seems to really enjoy blood. But most of the other characters are pretty annoying. Worth checking out for anyone who wants to see where something like The New Nightmare and Scream might have been inspired. But don’t expect to have your pom poms blasted off. And sadly no skeletal cheerleaders to be found here.
Scores (out of 5)