I must admit to not having seen the ‘cult classic’ Splatter Farm from 1987, before checking out its long gestated sequel Return to Splatter Farm.
The exposition is laid out fairly quickly in this sparse 71 minute feature, which carries some merits but is ultimately let down by its budget.
Thirty years after the infamous ‘Death Farm’ murders in rural Pennsylvania, serial killing is in season once more. A young woman and her friends descend upon the farm to party after discovering that she has inherited the land. But soon after, the strange occurrences and brutal murders begin again.
The filmmakers commit to using practical effects certainly work in Return’s favour but some woeful CGI takes you out of the film on multiple occasions; especially the fake fires which never look good.
From the five protagonists I couldn’t name a sympathetic one which means it is harder to engage with the story which again just feels like something we’ve seen before.
Safe to say that the 33 year wait for sequel to Splatter Farm probably wasn’t worth the wait.