I had seen these movies before and really enjoyed watching them again. I was suprised at just how creepy these movies are - how could I have forgotton? I had read the book when i was alot younger, but preferred the movie alot more - which is not often the case !! I won't mention the plot..for those that haven't read the book or seen the movies.. but if you like scary over blood and guts, then you will like these.
The sequel also breaks the mould of many horror movie sequels by actually been good and moving the story on well. It acknowledges the happenings of the first movie ..but gives us a totally different assortment of personalities and circumstances. Clancy Brown is terrific in it as the sheriff and really steals the show throughout.. I was dissappointed towards the end of the movie and felt it lost its edge and ran out of steam. Its only a minor gripe, but still, a shame as the sequel had some really scary moments, great tension and would have been so much more memorable, and on par with the original, if it could only have had a decent ending (IMHO). STILL I really enjoyed the set even if it did lack any extras ! :)