HOUSE OF THE DEAD II: DEAD AIM
"All guts, no glory"
It took only a single zombie to create an army. It'll take everything humanity has to stop it.
A sequel in name only, this next chapter takes us to a college university completely overrun by the zombie plague. Only this time, the zombie strain gets mutated, creating a whole different zombie breed, called "hyper-sapiens". Stronger, faster, and meaner with razor teeth, these "hyper-sapiens" literally destroy, and rip apart everything in their way. An emergency team is sent in to find a blood sample from Patient Zero, the original "hyper-sapiens". Is their any escape out of this hell? The emergency team knew that this would be their worst nightmare. They had no idea.
This is only a sequel by name, with only a slight mention of the original incident. Although I was one of the very few that actually liked the original, this second chapter was ten times better. In my opinion, this has got to be one of the most underrated zombie films out there. I was extremely surprised with this film. This film had me captivated from the very beginning to the very end. It wasn't predictable at all, so you never knew what was going to happen next, which adds to the tension.
These were some of the best zombies I've seen in a long time. This film was like a cross between "Resident Evil", "28 Days Later" and "Land of the Dead", which, in my opinion, is a very good thing. Originally made for the Sci-Fi channel; I was extremely surprised and gleefully happy with the amount of gore. It seemed like at one point, every other scene was blood filled. Also, it was very, very realistic looking. I also loved the new zombies. Think of "28 Days Later" only the zombies were pretty ripped up, huge razor-sharp teeth, ripped up and bashed in faces. Every zombie looked unique in it's own way, which was a very nice difference apart from other zombie films.
The acting was spot on. A very nice addition was seeing Sid Haig. Although he only has a brief appearance, the Sid Haig zombie kicks ass! I was surprised with the amount of talent here. Even the background actors/actresses did a fine job. Best of all was the zombies. Some of the most believable and best I've seen.
Again, in my opinion, this is one of the most underrated zombie films out there. If you are one of the few like myself, you'll absolutely love this one. If you didn't like the first one, don't let that ruin it for you. This one is ten times better. I highly recommend this film. It's definitely worth at least a rental. I rate this an 8 out of 10 naked zombie chics.