I wholeheartedly agree with everything the reviewer SomeoneSomewhere
said about this film. There is no point to this movie. None whatsoever.
Let me start off by saying the first Invoking film was complete crap.
It didn't have a wide distribution and the few people that saw it hated
it. In fact, people on the IMDb page for the Invoking hated the movie
so badly that the last time I was on that page they were gleefully and
desperately trying to make the movie have the lowest rating on IMDb.
That says a lot because there is total crap out there.
As far as the Invoking 1 and it's sequel, Invoking 2, are concerned, both movies have much in common: terrible acting; annoying and underdeveloped characters; lame villains; utterly lacking in anything scary; the house on the movie cover for the Invoking 1 is nowhere in the movie, and the same goes for Invoking 2, which also features a house on the cover, which is nowhere in the movie; both movies have titles trying to cash in on more popular horror flicks: Invoking one was originally called Sader Ridge but changed to the Invoking to cash in on the Conjuring's title, and Invoking 2's subtitle, "Paranormal Events" was obviously created to cash in on Paranormal Activity's title; and, last but not least, both movies are completely and utterly pointless. I remember a Simpson's episode where Homer is put on a lie detector. The law enforcement agent asks him, "Homer, do you understand the questions I'm about to ask you?" Homer says, "Yes," and the lie detector explodes! That same type of thing would happen to me. If you attached a lie detector to me and asked, "I'll give you $1 million if you can tell me what the point of the Invoking 1 and 2 were about. Can you honestly tell me what the Invoking 1 and 2 were about?" I'd say, "Yes, I can tell you what they were about." and the lie detector would explode!
Seriously. There is no point to either the beginning Invoking movie nor the sequel. Neither of the movies brought anything new, interesting, or innovative to the horror film genre at all. Not once. Furthermore, in terms of story, they have nothing in common. You don't need to see the Invoking 1 in order to understand the Invoking 2. The stories aren't related at all. There aren't any actors in the sequel that were in the first movie; the sequel makes no mention of the story in the first movie; the stories were even set in a completely different location than the first movie; and I you wouldn't know the movies were supposed to be part of a series without the title.
Regarding this sequel, Invoking 2, it's an anthology with 6 unrelated stories. None of the stories are even 20 minutes long. In fact, 2 of them are less than five minutes long. Plus, none of the stories is fleshed out, nor do they feel like they were finished. There were a lot of inconclusive and ambiguous elements in the story that made the stories unsatisfying. I kept saying things like, "Okay, what happened to that guy? How come this woman doesn't have a back story?" The stories ended abruptly and I was left scratching my head and wondering what is the point of telling a story that has no conclusion. What's worse is that many of the stories were pretty predictable. I kept saying things like, "How much do you wanna bet that dude is gonna ? How much do you wanna bet that chick is gonna ?" and it always happened. It is no fun watching a horror movie that features underdeveloped and unlikable characters, zero scares, clichés, inconclusive story elements, and predictability at almost every turn.
Don't bother watching this. Even Scooby-Doo is scarier. There were a few shots of mutilated bodies. But all the kills in every one of the short films was off-screen. Plus, it sucks how this movie had attractive women I thought would get naked (some of them even disrobing) but the movie went the non-nude route with a lot of teasing but no payoff.
All in all, this anthology is 73 minutes long with boring shorts that have no relation to each other whatsoever. If you ever decide to watch this garbage, I'm 100% positive you'll be saying, "I could make a better movie than this even if I spent the entire shoot smoking weed out of a Drano bottle." IMDb please allow 0 star ratings.
The Invoking 2
The Invoking 2
"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-down to hell."
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