Director(s) – John Bowker (Werewolf Tales, The Evilmaker), Joe Sherlock (Bloodsucking Redneck Vampires, Blood Creek Woodsman), and Joseph Voegele (Axegrinder 3, Natasha Nighty’s Boudoir of Blood)
Starring – Tonjia Atomic (Thingz, Penance), Melissa R. Bacelar (Skinned Alive, The Scream), and Melody Berg (Odd Noggins, Strange Things Happen at the Weird House)
Release Date – 2021
Rating – 3/5
I find myself in the middle of yet another Joe Sherlock mini-marathon and I’m really enjoying myself. I recently took on Blood Creek Woodsman along with the indie horror anthology Dark Zone Thirteen and loved them both. Blood Creek wasn’t like the newer films from Skullface Astronaut and Dark Zone Thirteen was a solid anthology that brought me back to what I enjoyed from the other Skullface films. It only made sense to follow up Dark Zone Thirteen with it’s sequel. Like always, I want to thank Joe for sending this one over for Horror Society and myself to check out. I truly appreciate it.
**Spoiler Alert** This sequel features even more stories from the famed thirteenth issue of Dark Zone featuring stories about serial killers moving into the same community as one another, time travel, the occult, and nudity. **Spoiler Alert**
Dark Zone Thirteen Part 2 is one of the few sequels that is just as the first film. Sequels often have a bad rep among movie goers for being weaker than the first film. They capitalize on the success of the first film with very little quality control placed in it. Dark Zone Thirteen Part 2 is able to deliver even more stories that work for the most part.
The acting in this one is fun but it once again does show the inexperience of the cast. Everyone seems to be having a lot of fun with their roles which once again shows in the performances. The women are beautiful and while delivering the cliched nudity that makes horror so much fun they still deliver solid performances as well while showcasing little to no clothing. The stories for this one is solid for the most part. I did enjoy some more than others but even the weaker segments are still enjoyable.
Finally, the film has some blood and more DIY effects. While they don’t stand out they still work for the film especially if you dig no budget horror. Overall, Dark Zone Thirteen Part 2 is a solid follow up to the original anthology. I highly recommend it for fans of horror comedy and no budget horror. Check it out.