A barely related sequel to a little liked film, I had no desire to see, was not perhaps the best start for this (wrongly sent straight to DVD) movie, but some good word of mouth made me take a risk.
I was glad I did as well as, although there is nothing new here, the film delivers some well crafted, glossy, shocks that lead to a very satisfying and (amazingly today) coherent finale.
It's pretty much a repeat match as far as most of the killings go ('Boogeyman' gets someone alone, does gruesome and nasty things, the body is then found by someone else) but at least the demises are suitably gory and nasty and carry a heavy "Saw" feel in the way some of them play out.
Much blood and gore later we are left with a solid, does the job well, glossy and modern Slasher flick (with possible supernatural tinges) that will come as no big revelation to anyone who has seen more than 4 horror films but is ultimately well worth a look for those in need for simple, well made, gory fun.
It's one to sit on your shelf ready to be pulled out at Halloween or on Friday the 13th's when you invite a few mates round for a bit of popcorn-horror entertainment.
And there's nothing wrong with that.