Monday, September 21, 2015

The Invoking 2 (RLJ DVD)

I don’t remember watching the original Invoking. Quite honestly I’m a little fed up with the paranormal anomaly Horror theme at the moment, but I am trying to keep an open mind. As with any genre, these things can start to bleed together, each genre filled with tropes and stereotypes that define it. I’m frustrated with the over use of computer generated everything and the same eye modifications that you see in this particular genre. That would bring us to The Invoking 2 where much of what you’ve seen in other paranormal Horror, demonic Horror and possession Horror comes at you full tilt boogie in the same, repeated and unoriginal style, but… and there is a light at the end of this tunnel, The Invoking 2 has a few choice scenes that keep it interesting.

That’s not to say that The Invoking 2 is good. It isn’t really good, but It isn’t nearly as bad as other films within this realm. This particular movie seems to take great strides into cramming as many styles and scenes of horrific action into one movie. The result is that some of it works, some of it doesn’t but at least you’re not forced to sit through loads of meaningless dialogue waiting for the next generic scenes. Instead you get scene after scene of Horror, not all of it good, not original but at least the filmmakers put their budget on the screen.

If you just need something to watch in the background while you’re doing something tedious, The Invoking is mostly plotless, full of scenes that try to be horrific and you won’t care if you missed most of it when you’re done. That’s not a ringing endorsement, but it certainly didn’t waste my time completely.

The Invoking 2 is available on DVD and Digital Video October 6th.

From RLJ: 

Although hundreds of disturbing paranormal events occur every year, most of these chilling encounters go unreported… until now. Bear witness as hapless victims experience the unspeakable terror of confronting demonic forces, murderous poltergeists and other evil entities that are dead set on claiming their souls. Descend into an abyss of waking nightmares as these bloodthirsty, malevolent spirits seek to possess their prey and drag them—kicking and screaming—to hell. 

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