Halloween II Review

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A year after his Halloween rampage in Haddonfield, Illinois, masked serial killer Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) returns – ordered by an apparition of his dead mother (Sheri Moon Zombie) to murder his sister Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton). Michael kills vario


Rob Zombie loves John Carpenter’s Halloween so much he had to kill it with a grunge remake. Now he trashes his own vision with a sequel so shoddy it makes the disappointing 1981 Halloween II (homaged in a lengthy hospital stalk which turns out – gasp! – to be only a dream) seem classic.

Laurie is now a tattooed, traumatised party slut and Dr Loomis is a crass talk-show exploiter out to cash in on his association with serial killer Michael Myers, who has been sitting in a shed, growing his hair and eating dogs for a year and decides to go after Laurie (outed as his sister in Loomis’s latest book) this Halloween – gruesomely killing a random bunch of folks to get to her. In a word, ugly.

In a word, ugly. It just pips Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (aka Halloween 6) to the title of worst Halloween film ever.