Friday, October 23, 2015


Halloween II Movie Review

Somehow Michael Myers has survived a point blank gunshot to the head, and returns to terrorize Laurie Strode and the citizens of Haddonfield. Rob Zombie returns for this sequel to his remake of the John Carpenter classic Halloween, and the bloodshed starts immediately...unfortunately, it is followed by more flashbacks of Michael as a child, and Michaels's continuous visions of his mother (Sheri Moon Zombie reprising her role of Deborah Myers) and a white horse.

I couldn't make this up

This psychological look into the mind of Michael Myers is completely unnecessary and very distracting...cutting this out would have brought the film down closer to 90 minutes, something the film would have benefitted greatly from. One has to wonder if Zombie did this as a simple excuse to have a role for his wife in this movie. The character of Deborah Myers has changed as well (and not just the way she looks)--in the first Zombie Halloween she was very much a good hearted mother who only wanted her son to get better--in this film she wants him to kill everybody in site, including her daughter Laurie (or Angel), so they may be a dead family together. Another oddity that is different from the first: Michael now grunts and makes various sounds when killing people (he was completely silent in the first). Also, and most bothersome, is that Dr. Loomis (Malcolm McDowell) is an arrogant jerk--this is a really hard pill to swallow. This movie has plenty of action, gore, and death to make it a decent horror flick, and the cameos are there once again (including Howard Hesseman, Mark Boone Junior, Weird Al Yankovic, and my favorite, Silas Weir Mitchell and his "crazy eyes"), but outside of that, there's not much going for this film. A convoluted plot, irritating characters (honestly I just wanted Michael to kill all of them, including Loomis, which is Halloween blasphemy), and a subpar ending make this an overall disappointment of a film.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5

Halloween II Trailer

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