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BeasleyOnFilm's avatar


It's not as good as the first Halloween film, but it's certainly a decent enough horror sequel. A little too much Myers though, which makes him less scary rather than more scary.
9 years ago
JackBurtonNasGarrasDoMandarim's avatar


This movie made me remember the Terminator saga. The Michael Myers stalking Jamie Lee Curtis scenes seem to have been used as a reference to John Cameron's Terminator.
The movie lost with Carpenter leaving the director's role, but it's still a good one. You gotta love Michael Myers.
7 years 8 months ago
ChrisReynolds's avatar


Nowhere near as good as the first but it still was a pretty effective slasher. Scares were well handled, lots of suitably gruesome kills (this sequel ramps up the bodycount). Plot starts to become silly, and Michael Myers is inexplicably invulnerable. Jamie Lee Curtis is pretty good, but Pleasance seems as though he's just phoning it in after a much superior performance in the first film. Most of the other characters are underdeveloped slasher fodder.
8 years 5 months ago
Jashezilla's avatar


Still not anything amazing but I did find it more enjoyable that the first. It's a bit more intense, more realistic, and adds to the story really well. Gotta say though, that hospital being completely empty is laughably ridiculous.
2 years 7 months ago
xzynomorpher's avatar


I thought it was OK...
10 years 7 months ago
CrumbThumber's avatar


turn off your brain type of movie
9 years 7 months ago
tigh66's avatar


Halloween II was always going to be judged against the success of the first film; as is often pointed out in many of the special features on the Blu Ray, this movie is inherently derivative of the first whereas the first one was an original. With all that said, this film succeeds where many of the latter slashers would fail.

The setting is a huge asset here, as the hospital at night is wonderfully eerie and spooky. Similarly, the other half of the movie gives us Haddonfield up in arms over Michael Myers’ invasion of their idyllic suburb; notice how many shots have citizens mulling around the streets trying to catch a glimpse of the carnage.

Donald Pleasence gives perhaps an even better performance here than the first film; once he realizes that Michael Myers is an unstoppable force of evil, you begin to see him lose his sanity and become more fevered in his actions and dialogue. Jaime Lee Curtis unfortunately has very little to do here, mostly lying in a catatonic state for the first half, than shuffling around the halls of the hospital in the second. The rest of the cast is a mixed bag similar to the first film.

Rosenthal’s direction is solid, helped along by Dean Cundey’s continuity as cinematographer from the first film. And credit to Alan Howarth, who takes Carpenter’s famous score and dials it to eleven with a gothic vibe that works well with the idea that Myers is publicly on the prowl.

Best scene: the final showdown in the surgery room. Suspenseful and brings our three main characters of the two movies together.
1 year 6 months ago
On cinema at the cinema's avatar

On cinema at the cinema

So incredibly boring
2 years 2 months ago
thestuman101694's avatar


Pleasence's presence in this picture is a profound pleasure . . . No, I'm just using sarcastic alliteration.
8 years 9 months ago
Cassiodoro's avatar


Not bad
9 years 7 months ago
DynatiaCydonia's avatar


10 years 9 months ago
lordbeda's avatar


as good as the first
9 years 10 months ago
Emiam's avatar


-3/5 or 5/10

Better than part 1. Unlogical things the characters do makes you stop believe in what you're seeing. Happens more.
3 years 10 months ago
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