|Genre: Adventure, Horror, Slasher, Psychos, Suspense, Halloween, Serial Killer, Teenage, Murder, Escape|
Tagline: The Nightmare Isn't Over
Plot: Picking up right where the last film ended, this sequel begins as Dr. Loomis pumps evil Mike Myers full of lead, then watches helplessly as the maniac killer stands up again and runs away. Laurie Strode, the teenager last terrorized by Myers, is taken to a nearby hospital to recover from her traumatic ordeal. But Myers isn't through with her yet, and the fright-night monster works his way through the sleepy town, leaving a river of blood in his wake. Determined to get his revenge on Laurie, he eventually descends upon the hospital -- and the dark secret that binds the two of them is finally
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Everything looks so damn bleak and boring, especially the scenes in the hospital, he uses tons of dull colors, lots of straight edges and there are pesky shadows everywhere. ... Halloween 2 could've been a million times better, the story is there, the performances are there, it just seems to be a lack of soul that wieghs the thing down.
--Sonny Fernandez (Diabolical-Dominion.com)
Playing more formulaic than the original and not capturing the outright suspense of the original; this is still an entertaining follow-up, is watchable, gives a little bit more of the Myers back story and has some pretty cool deaths.
This doesn't come close to capturing the atmosphere of the original, and since it tries to keep a tense tone for its entire run, Halloween II becomes exhausting by the end. 62/100
--Jack Witzig (ColdSpot)
Picks up right where the first film ended and, unlike many sequels, does a good job of driving the story further. ... Despite being an overall success, Part 2 does have some continuity problems.
| Written by|
Halloween, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween: Resurrection
Jaws: The Revenge, The Last Starfighter, I Ought to Be in Pictures
A Fine Mess, Hunter, The Sorority House Murders
| Music By|
Big Trouble in Little China, Christine, They Live
|The combination of creative talents works well, for although it was not better than the original, "Halloween II" was just as good (rare indeed for a sequel). |