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