Halloween II (1981) Review
Written by: Danielle1989
It's not very often that there is a sequel that is just as good as the original. Halloween II was no letdown in any way imaginable in my opinion. Okay, well maybe Dick Warlock (The Shape/Michael Myers) didn't do a great job as we saw in the first one with Nick Castle, but everyone can't be perfect, right?
The second one stayed true to the first one, that is still coming up with those unexpected scares and invoking some fear in to the viewers. The majority of the film takes place in a hospital, which is creepy in itself. We see the relentless Michael Myers chase down and hunt his sister Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) for the remainder of the Halloween night, only to be "stopped" by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance) by him blowing up most of the hospital in flames with him in it! Leaving the question is Dr. Loomis alive? Did he finally put a stop to this killing machine?
It was also great to see Jamie Lee Curtis in the sequel, likewise with Donald Pleasance, two fantastic actors. Without them the film would have obviously been mediocre, and I think not as effective as it is with them. We are also introduced to new characters whom hold down the fort as well doing a fabulous job, a great ensemble to a horror film.
The setting of the film was dark and mostly back lighted, which contributed a lot to the atmosphere and feel to the film. Very effective and great directing on Carpenter's behalf. Carpenter is certainly the pinnacle of horror, and masters it well.