A direct sequel to Haunted Hay Ride: The Movie, inasmuch as it
deals with the aftermath of that movie's killing spree and the attempts to
cope by those involved ... but of course, the killer, Hate, still hasn't
been caught. And Hate roams the city, killing pretty much everyone who
comes in his way, but especially those who take down Halloween
decorationms, put up Christmas decorations or wear Santa-outfits. Hate
also attacks Rabbi Shaw (Bret Warshawsky), but the rabbi can ward him off thanks to the
power of his belief. He then comes to the conclusion that Hate must be
some kind of demon ...
Detective Fletcher (Paul Kellogg), a man who has lost his faith
after his wife and kids have died in a car accident, cruises the town,
hell-bent to find Hate and kill him. More and more evidence though points
to the fact that Hate is not quite human, but how is a man who has lost
his faith to believe in the supernatural?
Old Man Brock (Warren
F.Disbrow sr), the man whose hay ride was attacked in Haunted Hay Ride:
The Movie, and Mrs Lorenzo (Joann Murano), whose daughter was the sole survivor of
that ordeal, team up to track down and kill Hate, and even though they are
an unlikely couple of heroes and way past the age to do such a thing, they
do a pretty good job - and if Hate wasn't a supernatural being impervious
to bullets, they would have gotten him, too ...
Dan (Dan Bartkewicz) and Betsy
(Jenny Hill) have a
problem: They are in love with each other, but he's a Jew and she's
catholic, and their families might never accept their relationship. But
that problem evaporates into thin air when the two of them find themselves
on the run from Hate, and suddenly, the synagogue Dan has avoided for
years seems to be the only safe place for them ...
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Slay Ride is fun: Basically it's your good old-fashioned slasher with
gory murders, a killer with a bizarre mask, and with his future victims
running around town like headless chickens. But then, Hate's Haunted
Slay Ride is not just that, it's also one of the very few sequels that
take the meaning of the word sequel seriously and don't just repeat the
events of the first movie in a slightly altered context but really present
the events that follow up the first movie. That the Christian iconography
is replaced by Jewish iconography is a nice and long overdue change, and
it's subtly enough done to not be misunderstood as religious propaganda
(as which it was not intended). Add to all of this an ensemble of
interesting characters carrying the story and a very compact directorial
effort, and you are left with something pretty good ...
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