Producer Irwin Yablans spent the time between Halloween and Halloween II cooking up more of the same. This time the innocent lambs set up for slaughter are a quartet of students (sporting fancy dress for more picturesque effect) who are locked overnight into a haunted house as a fraternity initiation test. To nobody's surprise but their own, jokey efforts to stage manage some nocturnal frights turn into the real thing. Amazing, though, what a competent director, cameraman and cast can do to help out a soggy plot. Tolerably watchable by comparison with the average Halloween rip-off.