This is another one of those “How is this a sequel?” movies. It’s like the American Horror Story series on FX, it doesn’t have much connection from season to season other than it’s about supernatural/scary stuff.
The plot in a nutshell is about this guy named Jesse and his girlfriend who move into this old mansion that has been owned by Jesse’s family for many generations. Then Jesse’s friend and girlfriend show up to stay with them. The house has a history, particularly of Jesse’s parents getting murdered by a ghost looking for a crystal skull in the flashback prologue scene.
Once Jesse and his friend uncover a picture of the crystal skull with Jesse’s great great grand pappy, they decide to go dig up his grave to look for the skull. What they find is Jesse’s great great grand pappy who is kind of a zombie/ghost who tells them the crystal skull background story and commissions Jesse and his friend to be the guardians of the skull. Then the skull gets stolen by a hulking brute and taken through some portal on the second floor to an otherworldly jungle.
It’s even more of a comedy than the other House movie. There really isn’t much horror, except for maybe Bill Maher’s performance.
I liked how the first movie had George Wendt and this one has John Ratzenberger. What is it about these movies that attracts Cheers actors?
I can’t say I like this one as much as the first one, but it has its moments. You just have to roll with it and hope for the best.