run time: 105 mins
movie summary: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister. (www.imdb.com)
my thoughts: Michael survives the attack from Laurie in Halloween I, and continues his pursuit of her. This is the only similarity from the original Halloween II and this reimaging.
Laurie is in the hospital for many injuries after their battle, where Michael shows up and kills everyone there until he reaches her. This nightmarish killing spree turns out to be a dream to Laurie due to all the anti-depressant pills she knows takes.
The one year anniversary of their epic confrontation is approaching and Laurie is even more scared now since they never found Michael’s body. She attempts to live her life but is drowning in deep depression.
Dr. Loomis tries to make money off of Michael and his story so he writes a tell all book. Laurie gets a copy and finds out she is Michael’s sister. She tries to party and drink away the news, but Michael emerges from the woods and finishes the job he started last year.
Laurie gets kidnapped and dragged to the shack Michael has been staying at. The police and Dr. Loomis surround the tiny shack and get Laurie to surrender before she kills him. Finally a gun battle ensues and Laurie ends up in a mental hospital where she spends the rest of days imaging her mom and Michael are in the room with her.
Halloween II is nowhere near as good as the original. Zombie decided to take his version of the storyline and head in a different direction. His films are filled with violent tendencies and gory murder scenes instead of actual scare tactics. Hopefully he is not allowed to make a third installment. Halloween fans need to forget his movies and the black eye his 4 hours has left on the once powerful franchise.
my star rating: 2 out 10