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 various people, prompting his former psychologist Sam Loomis (Malcolm McDowell) to come to town in the hope of ending the carnage.


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.