Parker’s review published on Letterboxd:
Well, this monster went from super scary in the first one to dumb and clumsy in the second. The monster has a weird cat face now and is noticeably cheaper (as is the whole movie), it's also gone from being a creepy pale white color to a dirty, ugly brownish. Whoever played the character in the original gave it very haunting, tragic qualities. But the actress here (Julie Strain) plays it as more of a brutish anger monster, which is far less effective.
There's some goofy humor, a good cast (I love the guy who plays Randolph Carter) and a more adventurous feel than the slice & dice original, so there's some fun to be had watching this.