Movie Name: Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil
Studio: Movie Studio
Release Date(s): January 8, 2002
MPAA Rating: R
A group of wayward teens head into the country to a court detention center. When their truck breaks down, and they go looking for help, tragedy strikes. With one of the boys shot, the home of a practitioner of voodoo becomes a safe haven. When the teens hear the legend of Killjoy, they decide to summon him to help their injured friend. Killjoy (Trent Haaga) however does give…he takes.
Directed by Tammi Sutton, Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil is a follow-up to Full Moon’s Killjoy in 2000. The movie was released straight to DVD and generally panned (but that is a common response to many Full Moon films).
Killjoy one was bad…even by Full Moon standards. I went into Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil thinking, “Well it can’t possibly get worse.” Well, it can. Despite being called Killjoy, the Killjoy character doesn’t show up until about forty-five minutes into a movie that is only seventy odd minutes long. That is a bad, bad sign.
The first part of Killjoy has troubled teens going into the country. They have possibly some of the worst dialogue and delivery. The leader of the group has the great line of “Show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T or you’ll find out what it means to me”…it was a lot of lines like this that I imagine the “writers” (also a stretch) might have brainstormed around a table and thought “Yeah, that’s awesome”. The kids meet rednecks and finally a voodoo practitioner…all in the wilds of the California hillsides.
Killjoy finally shows up when he is summoned to “help” a kid with a gunshot wound…It doesn’t make much sense since Killjoy (according the story) is a demon that tries possess people. A girl’s grandmother told her an “old story” on how Killjoy was summoned to kill bullies (which recounts the first Killjoy) and it puts the first Killjoy probably in the early ’70s or ’80s…yeah, that makes sense. Killjoy shows up and pretty much starts killing the teens…He still isn’t funny or scary (though Trent Haaga is probably better than the previous Killjoy actor Angel Vargas).
Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil isn’t even really fun for fans of horror. It is simply something to watch when you have nothing else, or if you and your friends want to watch a bad movie (at which you can find more entertaining bad movies). Killjoy 2 doesn’t even have the fun of Killjoy’s just awful production and is shot on worse sets that are just kept dark. The best part of Killjoy 2 probably is the horrible rap R & B song at the end of the film which sings about Killjoy 2…delightfully bad and that approach should have been used throughout the film. Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil is followed by Killjoy 3.