Monday, May 16, 2011

HALLOWEEN II (1981)

Excellent sequel to the groundbreaking original follows the advice of the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." and picks up exactly where the original lets off. Donald Pleasence shoots Michael and he falls off the balcony. Donald runs outside...and the asshole ain't there! The cops come and take Jamie to the hospital, so what does Michael do? He goes to the hospital and starts killing the fuck out of everybody! It's awesome.

Early 80's slasher were the best and although HALLOWEEN II only has one brief topless scene and Michael's not really that intimidating looking, it's still a really solid movie with a jackrabbit pace and a steady body count. My favorite kill was the one where Michael stabs the nurse in the upper back and literally picks her up with the knife. That's hardcore.

Respectable body count, Donald Pleasence freaking out, hammer to the skull, fire, blood, explosions, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD on TV, sexy nurses with hot 80's hair, pre-THE LAST STARFIGHTER Lance Guest, no cell phones, cool HALLOWEEN theme, syringe to the temple.  HALLOWEEN II is required viewing. Also on the HALLOWEEN II Blu-Ray there's a remastered copy of TERROR IN THE AISLES in the Extras!

Part 1 - Halloween
Part 3 - Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Part 4 - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Part 5 - Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Part 6 - Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Part 7 - Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Part 8 - Halloween: Resurrection
Remake 1 - Halloween
Remake 2 - Halloween II


Oh shit! It's THE LAST STARFIGHTER!!!