I actually enjoyed this one more than the first film. Kept my attention, and I guess it helped that it has my favorite actor- Bokeem Woodbine! 3.5/5 for me.
Just before dawn is a mashup between Deliverance and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I wish I wouldn't have slept on this movie for so long. It's safe to say 1981 was the year for slashers! I feel Just before dawn doesn't get the recognition it deserves. I highly recommend giving this a watch if you haven't already.