Halloween II (1981)

halloween2 posterWe only had a couple of requests this week, but one of them stood out to me. With the recent release of the Halloween II remake, I figured, why not show you the classic that Rob Zombie royally fucked up. I really don’t understand why his films always have to be about white trash 70’s hilljacks who vocabulary consists of fuck and fuck. I liked the Devils Rejects but that was his original movie. That’s his thing is 70’s sleaze, I’m fine with that, just don’t insert it into every remake you touch. I can only hope when he remakes The Blob, thats the goo isn’t an alcoholic wife beater who talks like a drunken sailor. Anyways, this weeks request of the week comes from David Huckleberry.

It was only a matter of time before the sequel to John Carpenter’s extremely influential Halloween would be made, given that by 1981, films like Prom Night, When A Stranger Calls, Driller Killer, Don’t go in the House and the epic Friday the 13th had made their appearance. The movie picks up right where Halloween left off, as killer Michael Myers has survived multiple gun shots and escaped into the night, an injured Laurie Strode is taken to the hospital, and an increasingly unhinged Dr. Loomis continues the manhunt while occasionally spouting off dialogue about “Evil” and sometimes Druid rituals. The majority of the film takes place in a hospital, which is creepy in itself. Michael, at the end of the film ends up getting blown up by Dr. Loomis, the question is Dr. Loomis alive? Did he finally put a stop to this killing machine?Bleeding mask

The second movie stayed true to the first one, that is still coming up with those unexpected scares and invoking some fear in to the viewers. The setting of the film was dark and mostly back lighted, which contributed a lot to the atmosphere and feel to the film. Very effective and great directing on Carpenter’s behalf. Carpenter is certainly the pinnacle of horror, and masters it well. Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

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One Response to “Halloween II (1981)”

  1. Tony Farrar Says:

    THANK YOU! Best horror film ever! There is always that one horror movie that sticks with you, for me this is it(Close on a three way with Hell Night and My Bloody Valentine). It scared me to death but I watched it all the time.

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