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Feature 6.9
Video 8.8
Audio 8.7
Special Features 7.0
Total 7.0
Distributor: Roadshow
Classification: R18+
Minutes: 101 minutes
Reviewer: Simon O'Donnell

7.0


Halloween 2
(2009)

Once again, from the twisted mind of Rob Zombie comes another horror film remake in Halloween 2 that is more a surreal and psychological journey of the survivors, rather than a gory killing spree of Michael Myers (Tyler Mane). Halloween 2, continues from the fallout of the previous film and a year has passed since Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) finally ended the murderous reign of Michael Myers but to make matters worse, his body disappeared on the way to the morgue.

Scarred from these events, Laurie has moved in with her best friend Annie (Danielle Harris) and her father, Sheriff Bracket (Brad Dourif) but this horrific nightmare cannot just be dismissed and with another Halloween around the corner, everyone’s favourite serial killer is about to return in a bloody way.

Unfortunately with Michael come the dark secrets of this town that is the catalyst of this sequel but unfortunately something worse is lingering around this film. Halloween 2 is your clichéd horror movie and where it does fail as opposed to the previous remake are the characters that seem quite unbelievable in their attitudes and I found it hard to connect with them. Laurie and Annie are like little spoilt princesses that makes you egg on Myers to clean things up.

To make matters worse, Malcolm McDowell also returns in this sequel as Myers’ doctor who ironically returns to the town to promote his book about this serial killer to justify the psyche of this killer. McDowell comes through more as comedic value rather than serious force of nature.

It’s not that Halloween is an abysmal movie but rather it’s lacking true humanity which Zombie may have been trying to achieve that at the root of all evil, we all have our inhuman ways of dealing with our problems. Nonetheless and removing all the psychobabble, Halloween 2 is a traditional slasher film that will have most people squriming in their seats that is highlighted by the decent video quality that makes these killings larger than life. Add in Dolby Digital 5.1 and your screaming will only be highlighted by surround sound of these killing. A special note should also be made about the soundtrack that suits the story perfectly thanks to Mr. Zombie.

In conclusion, Halloween 2 is a strange beast that is more a journey of the survivors rather than Myers himself and unfortunately when you cannot relate to these characters, you start betting on the villain. I must admit that Blooper Real is a killer though, rent before you buy!

Special Features

- Deleted Scenes
- Blooper Real
- Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures Music Videos






 
 



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