Please read the review for Flowers before reading the review for L
ung II. Thanks!
At 10:45 pm on April 6th 2016, Crystal Connor, began her weekend by watching the second movie that was sent to her curiosity of Borderline Cinema
This is the unedited journal chronicles the harrowing experience that her neighbors endured for hours as she screamed, cried, and shouted expletive obscenities at her television as she watched Phil Stevens indie horror film Lung II…
Reader discretion is Advised
Entry 1: He’s back
Entry 2: You might wanna invest in some quality knives
Entry 3: That’s a nice stroller
Entry 4: Wait, they know each other?
Entry 5: When did he put on gloves?
Entry 6: How would he know that?
Entry 7: How does that not hurt?!
Entry 8: Really, LOL GTFOH
Entry 9: So they do know each other?
Entry 10: Fucking A! No one fucking listens
Entry 11: What kinda hotel just lets you check in with blood all over your shirt?
Entry 12: Really?! Your masculinity is that fragile, probably why she left you for a woman.
Entry 13: What the fuck did he do?
Entry 14: What did I just watch?
Plotline: A nameless man wanders the city, littered with necrotic artifacts and a trail of corpses. Are his grotesque hallucinations clues to a violent past? Or are they premonitions?
Overall / High Points: Like Flowers, Lung II has no dialogue but in comparing both films, Flowers is the stronger of the two in regards of giving you more to work with in telling a complete story. The incident which drives our lead over the edge seems to be blown out of portion in the way he responds to it without knowing more of the back story.
Lung II is beautifully shot, a non-ending, all you can eat buffet for those who are fascinated with morbid images and buildings in ruin. And it’s even more Hitchockian than Flowers because the entire film is shot in black and white. Just stunning.
You do not have to watch both films, but I hope that you do. Even if you don’t I think the conclusion would still be that this isn’t the older guys first time at the rodeo, and I just can’t shake the feeling that he ended up being a victim of the older guy. There is a scene which is almost identical in both movies which makes me believe that he was killed even before the women and it was his corpse that we see in the bathtub in Flowers.
My favorite scene is when he fights his demon in the bathroom. Still not sure who won.
Gore Factor: Lung II isn’t as much as Flowers though the sex scene in the refrigerator is odd. But if you’ve seen an adult film or five, you should be just fine.
Scariness Factor: Zero.
Where I watched it: Advance viewing copy
Washington State native Crystal Connor has been terrorizing readers since before Jr. high School and loves anything to do with monsters, bad guys, rogue scientific experiments, jewelry, sky-high high heel shoes & unreasonably priced hang bags. She is also considering changing her professional title to ‘dramatization specialist’ because it’s so much more theatrical than being just a mere drama queen. Crystal’s latest projects can be found both on her blog and Facebook fan page at:
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