Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002)

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1.5 Overall Score
Story: 1/10
Acting: 1/10
Visuals: 1/10



Movie Info

Movie Name:  Killjoy 2:  Deliverance from Evil

Studio:  Tempe Video

Genre(s):  Horror/B-Movie

Release Date(s):  January 8, 2002

MPAA Rating:  R

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Killjoy’s back…but who cares?

Denise Martinez (Debbie Rochon) and Harris Redding (Logan Alexander) are tasked with escorting a group of wayward teens to a work-farm assignment but become lost in the countryside.  When their car breaks down and one of the teens is shot, the group find themselves seeking help from a woman (Rhonda Claerbaut) who knows about the dark arts.  When one of the teens summons the demon Killjoy (Trent Haaga), Killjoy starts taking his pound of flesh…and the teens might not survive until morning!

Directed by Charles Band, Killjoy 2:  Deliverance from Evil is a low-budget horror sequel.  Following Killjoy in 2000, the film was released to negative reviews.

Killjoy was an awful movie that wasn’t even fun in the bad sense.  Killjoy 2 continues that “not fun” style but is a slight improvement over the original…maybe?  The horror of summoning Killjoy doesn’t match the horror of watching the movie.

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We’re so edgy…

With a movie about a demonic killer clown, you kind of expect a demonic killer clown.  Instead, Killjoy 2 has a long opening sequence involving a police bust, a broken van, a shooting, and voodoo…taking over thirty minutes in a film under an hour and a half.  Once the clown shows up, it isn’t much better.  He just kills some people, and there is no urgency or fear.

The actors in Killjoy were bad and the actors in Killjoy 2 aren’t much better.  The whole cast is rather bland and their acting involves yelling and the characters often don’t seem to know if they are cool or lame (a great example is Logan Alexander’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T speech near the beginning).  Trent Haaga is a better Killjoy than the previous Killjoy, but he still feels like a low-budget Freddy Krueger.

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Holy water and Killjoy don’t mix

Once again, the visuals in Killjoy 2 are slightly better?  Instead of a generic warehouse, we have a generic woods and cabin.  The idea of Killjoy being a demon that can pop up anywhere doesn’t really jive with the “Killjoy Legend” presented in the first film which weirdly was a known story by the characters in the movie…so when does Killjoy take place?

Killjoy 2:  Deliverance from Evil does resemble Deliverance…it is tough to watch but for different reasons.  The movie feels like lazy horror movie making and saying it is an improvement over Killjoy isn’t much of a compliment.  The film is for fans of bad horror only and for people who love Full Moon’s low-budget style.  Killjoy 2:  Deliverance from Evil was followed by Killjoy 3 in 2010.

Related Links:

Killjoy (2000)

Killjoy 3 (2010)

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