DECOYS 2 - THE SECOND SEDUCTION
Reviewed by: Dave Murray
Jeffery Scott Lando
What's it about
Those wacky sub-zero Canadian alien hotties are at it again! This time they are trying to reproduce in a new college town, trying not to make popsicles out of their victims, and trying to stay one step ahead of intrepid teaching assistant and alien-sex survivor Luke (Sevier). Can he stop Constance (Poirier) and her blonde man-freezers once and for all? And just how many girls can 4 fratboys nail in one semester?
Is it good movie?
Now, Decoys, despite its flaws, rocked my sorry ass in many a hardcore way. And the fact that it was a Canadian genre flick just made the violation that much sweeter. So, along comes a sequel, and I have to say... I was inpressed!
First off, the story and the effects were top notch once again. Great tentacles, great laughs! Just cheesy enough for what this flick needed to be... a fun and sexy alien party in the snow! It's great to see Kim Poirier take time out of her new gig hosting the Space Channel's HypaSpace to reprise her role from the first flick, and it was also great to see cameos by genre favourites Tobin Bell (Saw) and the incredible but underused Dina Meyer ( Starship Troopers, Saw II). But the real surprise here was relative newcomer Tyler Johnston, who handled his role well and fought them aliens damn good!
The settings were great, and the flick looked killer because there's just something about those chilly northern universities that is just perfect for alien horror flicks. Now if they could just make a Canadian horror flick that isn't burried in snow (you know, like maybe during the other 10 months of the year), that would be cool too.
The story had flow, and the characters were all what they needed to be. Granted, the effects weren't as cool as in the first flick, but this time we had the added twist of those pesky yet adorable alien babes slowly getting their man-meat cooled down to better impregnate them. Nice touch, and a great sign that the folks behind this one and its predecesor are thinking about some more freaky tentacle hijinks. I mean seriously, we need more quality stuff like this, Slither and Ginger Snaps coming out and showing the rest of the wimpy PG-13 horror world that Canada has balls to spare when it comes to high quality genre fare.
Keep the good ones coming guys. We seriously need more of this stuff.
Video / Audio
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85:1.
Audio: English, Japanese & Portugese (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portugese, Korean and Chinese.
Sadly, no extras here. Come on Sony, where's the Canuck lovin', huh?
Just as fun, sexy and campy as the original, with a great lineup, likeable folks, wicked tentacles and some nifty twists in the plot. If you liked the first one or the spectacular gross-out chuckler Slither, this is a must. A fine example of what Canadians can do both in front of and behind the camera. Kudos to director Jeffery Lando. He and everyone involved did a stellar job. Highly recommended, just remember to keep warm....brrrrrr!