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In the first movie, the action took place around a pool, in a car and in the woods. This time, the possessed cop goes after rebels throwing a secret party with prostitutes in their office. The antagonist’s aversion to crime is reinforced, along with his persona. This is a moral trope popularized by the Friday the 13th franchise. The script fools no one here: the sinners get slashed...
The picture is cleaner; photography is more compelling and the still amateur editing is at least tighter. Although the acting is bad, any performance in this tops the previous ones. Flirting, nudity and sexuality are at the center of protagonist exposition and the movie is still unnecessarily awkward about it all. Despite some innovation, Pycho Cop Returns is nothing more than the copy of a copy.
This film struggles but generally tries harder. Robert R. Shafer returns as the villain and updates his delivery according to the adjustments made to his character. His temper’s been calmed and it makes the movie more tolerable. He blends in more easily and doesn't desperately beg to join the high ranks of famous horror icon anymore. He steers away from the generic presence he had in Part 1 a bit.