Film Review: HOUSE OF WHORES 2: THE SECOND CUMMING (2015)

Film Review: HOUSE OF WHORES 2: THE SECOND CUMMING (2015)

Nov 14, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-11-14 at 7.52.40 PMWhen I began watching the first installment of House of Whores a few months ago, I had no idea what to expect, and I ended up enjoying it immensely. It was fun, funny, gory, sexy, and full of all kinds of different sight-gags and crude, frat-house humor.

Those same concepts are brought over into the second film, House of Whores 2: The Second Cumming. If you can’t tell right off the bat from the title what kind of movie you’re going to be sitting down to watch, let me explain. A couple of serial killers in clown masks have themselves a TV show where they break into houses, attack and torture people, rape them or force them to rape each other, all while smiling (presumably) under their rubber masks.

If all that sounds graphic, it is. There is a warning at the beginning of the film that tells you to prepare yourself, which if it appeared in most films could easily be taken with a grain of salt. This film, on the other hand, pulls no punches, and what the clowns themselves don’t accomplish, with their violent, canned-laughter filled antics, Nurse Hatchet, the film’s gory mistress and dirty centerpiece, certainly will. Her segment is a filthy, horrific, music-video stylized gore-fest, complete with disembowelings, necrophilia, graphic nudity, and urophilia. Ringling Brothers these clowns ain’t.

Graphically, the film tops the originally with outlandish visuals, both computer generated and practical. Plenty of flash images help round out the dark, yet comedic, aspect of most of the film. It’s rare to see a sequel of any measure – Hollywood, indie, underground – top its predecessor, but HOW2 blows away the original in terms of its content, its production, and its story.

HM&M Films is working very quickly to make a name for themselves in the world of underground horror, and they’re doing something few other filmmakers in the genre dare to do – not take themselves too seriously.