Thursday, April 28, 2016

Halloween 2 Movie Review 389

Halloween 2 is a 1981 horror movie sequel to the original Halloween(1978). It is directed by Rick Rosenthal and is written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill who were responsible for the original movie. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence.

The movie carries on from the where the first film left off. Michael Myers is supposed to be dead, but we all know that he isn't. Laurie(Curtis) is taken to the local hospital after what happened to her and Dr. Loomis(Pleasence) is still looking for Michael. Michael is wandering around Haddonfield and he manages to get himself a knife and he kills someone on his travels. He discovers that Laurie has been brought to the hospital and decides to go there and finish her off. She talks to a paramedic called Jimmy(Lance Guest) and they become friends.

Michael arrives at the hospital and he cuts the phone lines. He kills lots of the hospital staff. Laurie knows that he is coming for her and she is paralysed with fear. Michael knows that she is in the hospital and will stop at nothing to get at her. Loomis is confronted by a colleague and a marshal who are going to take him away to an institution because hey think that he is obsessed with Myers. They talk about Myers and Loomis finds out that Laurie is Michael's sister and that is why he is going to kill her. Loomis gets the Marshal to drive to the hospital where Laurie is. He thinks that Michael is there.

Michael chases Laurie as she tries to escape. She makes it outside and Michael comes for her. Loomis and the others get to her in time and Loomis goes after Michael. He shoots him and they think that he is dead, but he isn't. He kills the marshal and chases after Loomis and Laurie. He stabs Loomis and he gets shot by Laurie this time- does this guy ever die?? Loomis manages to ignite gas and cause an explosion and sets Michael on fire and the guy FINALLY dies! The movie ends with Laurie being taken away seeing Michael's smouldering body.

This was an enjoyable sequel and although it was not as good as the original, I liked the way that it followed on from the first story. Michael is still creepy and the atmosphere is tense also. I think that this is the best sequel in the series.I will give it a 7/10.


Tony Briley said...

Halloween 2 was one of the first horror films I ever saw in the movie theater. Definitely scared the fire out of me. I saw this one before seeing the first, it was years later before I was able to see it on cable TV (or might have been a vhs rental). I still like part 2 better than all the rest, including the original. Though I felt H2O did the series justice.

Amanda said...

I liked the original the best I have to say, but the second one is a worthy addition to the series. The rest of them are so so but still enjoyable!

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