"You can't kill the boogeyman", explained John Carpenter in the original, and to prove it Michael Myers returns in the handsome but grisly sequel Halloween 2
. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode but spends most of her time cowering in a hospital gown, and Donald Pleasance runs around like a maniac as the panicky doctor desperate to hunt down Myers before he kills again. Carpenter writes and produces with partner Debra Hill and together they replace the mystery and uncertainty of the original with an exponentially bigger body count, some strange tales about the Druids and Pagan ceremonies, and the now-familiar family ties between Michael and Laurie. First-time director Rick Rosenthal (Bad Boys) paces the film at a brisk jog and directs it with a clean, crisp style, taking the murders out of the dark to display them in all their nasty detail. --Sean Axmaker
Picking up precisely where its predecessor left off, HALLOWEEN II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding manic they left for dead in the first HALLOWEEN. It seems the inhuman Michael Myers is still very much alive and out for more revenge as he stalks the deserted halls of the hospital where his sister (Jamie Lee Curtis) lays waiting. As he gets closer and closer to his terrified target, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) discovers the chilling mystery behind the psychopath s savage actions.
Horror master John Carpenter takes you further into the terror that lies in wait on the scariest night of the year.
* AUDIO COMMENTARY FROM STEPHEN JONES (FILM WRITER AND AWARD WINNING HORROR EXPERT) & KIM NEWMAN (FILM CRITIC, BROADCASTER AND AUTHOR OF THE B.F.I. COMPANION TO HORROR ).
* THEATRICAL TRAILER.