Motion Picture Purgatory: GRAVEYARD SHIFT II (1988)

At the tail-end of the tax shelter era, star Michael A. Miranda reteamed with director Jerry Ciccoritti for a follow-up to their earlier direct-to-video hit GRAVEYARD SHIFT (1987). Despite this, THE UNDERSTUDY: GRAVEYARD SHIFT II shares little with its predecessor, ditching the vampire cab driver story for a self-referential tale about making a low budget horror movie. In his latest Motion Picture Purgatory, Rick Trembles chalks up his cue and sinks this strange sequel. Rick sez: