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Halloween 2 (2009) (2009)
Written by: The Arrow
Director: Rob Zombie

Starring:
Scout Taylor Compton/Laurie
Danielle Harris/Annie
Tyler Mane/Michael Myers
Malcom McDowell/Loomis
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PLOT-CRUNCH
Laurie (Compton) and Annie (Harris) have somewhat gotten over that Myers Halloween Treat they went through a while back. But hey, it’s Halloween again, and you know what that means, Mike back in the house and cadavers hitting the floor….HARD! Oh and did I mention some hot dame and a white horse? No? I’ll leave it at that…
THE LOWDOWN

I'm Michael Myers' sister. – Laurie Strode

ROB ZOMBIE seems to be a love or hate filmmaker. For every person that calls him a genius, you got somebody dropping the hack elbow behind his head. I personally opt on the sharp side of the blade. I loved Rob’s HOUSE OF A 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS and was half and half on HALLOWEEN (theatrical cut). And now I got HALLOWEEN 2 to deal with. So here we go! After glancing at some of the ratings out there, I quickly figured out that I’d be in the f*cking minority once again (its comfy here, come on over with booze and hoes if you want to join up). Yup, I liked the flick a lot. Now, before I go into it, let me put my pants on. Gimmee a sec… okay I’m back. In my world there are FOUR ERAS of Michael Myers. Era numero 1- HALLOWEEN and HALLOWEEN 2. 2- HALLOWEEN 4, 5, 6. 3- H20 and H8 (my least favorite era) and finally numero quatro the ZOMBIE era. So you have to understand that I totally separate all four of them. So I didn’t expect faithfulness to the world that John Carpenter created, Jamie Lloyd or Busta Ryhmes when stalking into the theaters to ring H2’s neck; I expected a ROB ZOMBIE film and that it’s exactly what I got.

With H2 Rob has totally detached himself from the original HALLOWEEN 2 (a little sly nod to the fans aside via the opening of the film) to take his own demented war path. I knew I was in for something different the second that “white horse in a dream” definition faded in onscreen off the bat. I like different – especially when it comes to dealing with a franchise that is 31 f*cking years old. For me, to see Michael Myers (Played by a uber threatening and grunting Tyler Mane) and his world approached in such a psychedelic and visceral kind of way totally cranked my dial to F*CK YEAH. Nope, it wasn’t too difficult for me to let go of what I knew about Haddonfield and embrace what was and what was to come. Props to Zombie for having such a big pair of balls with this follow up. He turned his back on a conventional sequel and instead went the auteur way. I respect that! Visually, talk about trippy and transfixing stuff! The color motif, angles and lighting here whooped my ass in their aesthetics. Much closer in vibe to HOUSE OF A 1000 CORPSES (my fav Zombie film BTW) than say DEVIL’S REJECTS. Same went for the score and sound design which spelled LIVING NIGHTMARE to me. I was hypnotized! And what about the violence you may ask? Well, I actually got uncomfortable a few times in terms of how BRUTAL this flick was. For the love of roofeys and head jobs – Myers wasn't playing here, he be angry and went out of his way to skull f*ck anybody in his way. SWEET!

Character wise, there was some good shit here, much deeper than usual in terms of the world of Halloween. Laurie (brilliantly played by Scout Taylor Compton) was very likable (even though she swore like a sailor on leave, F-Bomb madness) and watching her downward spiral as the film progressed made for a guttural and compelling watch to say the least. But the heart of the film for me was the relationship between Annie and Sheriff Brackett. Danielle Harris did a fine job in the role while Brad Dourif stole the show with his intense, sympathetic and emotional display. Shite, at a certain point I even felt vaclemp due to Dourif’s performance. WOW! What a showcase for the dude. Add to that a f*ck you new spin on the beloved character of Loomis (chewed fervently by Malcom McDowell) which will surely have fans talking, a spooky score by Tyler Bates, random potent suspense and unintentional/intentional (who knows) rips on HALLOWEEN 4 (won't say which part) and 5 (Michael showing his face) and you get a HALLOWEEN film that totally stood out.

On the downside, some clarity would have been nice in terms of Michael's motive. I mean really, why does he want to find his sister so damn much again? What do the ghosts that drive him want with her anyways? Her sweet ass (hey, that's my job)? And if it’s so important why is Mike going OUT OF HIS way to kill random peeps when he should stop wasting time and just get to Laurie already. MINOR SPOILER: There’s a scene in the flick that had Michael crash a Halloween party where Laurie is at. He kills some whore and then... well...then he goes away. WHA???? Dude Laurie is right there man! Nab her already and roll them credits! That made no sense to me. END SPOILERS Moreover, Michael’s second sight also annoyed me. How did he know where Laurie was all the time? How did he know who her friends were (being that he winds up killing all of them)? Sure I can assume this, and assume that, but it’s a filmmaker’s job to TELL me. I’m not the one getting paid to tell a story here yo! Finally the vulgar/white trash chick dialogue ("Hey dick lickers"... sigh) got on my nerves but thankfully, it wasn’t as prominent as it was in the original hence all was well in my little corner of hell.

All in all HALLOWEEN 2 was not what I thought I would be in for and in this case, that was okay. Instead of a generic slasher sequel, I got something that aimed to be more. Sometimes it failed, other times it nailed it on the head; but on the whole I appreciated the effort. Count me in on the director’s cut if it’s ever released, because I be craving more of this crazy shit!
GORE
I wouldn’t say the flick was overly graphic but it was definitely MUCHO BRUTAL., When Mike killed he meant that shit! I’m talking vicious and repeat stabbings, some dude's noggin bashed in by a healthy foot, a head rammed in a mirror again, and again, and again…and more! Myers was f*cking peeved here! LOVED IT!
T & A
We got titties to the left, titties to the right, titties all over and Arrow's feeling aight.
BOTTOM LINE
HALLOWEEN 2 was far from a conventional Myers tale and that will of course divide peeps left, right and center. But I for one appreciated its audacity, its schrooms inclined audio/visuals style and it’s in depth approach to its characters. It’s Michael Myers taking a ride on the Lynch train! Never thought I’d ever say that about the Halloween franchise, but hey, I just did! Granted the flick had some problems: it was too vague for its own good, sported lapses in internal logic and the hipster whore dialogue was like whacking off with a handful of glass. With that stabbed, the brutality of it all and the fine acting somewhat made up for that. HALLOWEEN 2 was a weird film, one that went against the grain but I’ll take that over 1,2,3 by the numbers any day. Cast all the stones ya want! I’m wearing a helmet! Booya!
BULL'S EYE
Rob Zombie also wrote the script to this one. Not sure what he was on when he did, but I want some!

Look out for cameos by Margot Kidder, Weird Al Yankovic and more!

Scott Taylor Compton auditioned for lead roles in The Messengers (2007) and Friday the 13th (2009). She was also in the running for the lead in Prom Night (2008).

Daeg Faerch), who played young Michael Myers in Halloween, grew up too much by the time H2 got the green light so he was replaced by Chase Vanek.

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9:07PM on 03/24/2010

I thought this was better than Zombie's Halloween.

First off, Rob Zombie made this more of his vision that he did with Halloween. I feel like more of his style. I felt in the 2007 version, he was trying a little too hard to please his fans and die-hard fans of John Carpenter's Halloween.

Scout Taylor Compton, i thought she was very good in this movie. Who wouldn't be angry, if you got attack from a killer? I didn't understand the critics on that one.

Malcolm McDowell is a hoot as the now Mean Spirited (But rich) Dr. Loomis. He had fun
First off, Rob Zombie made this more of his vision that he did with Halloween. I feel like more of his style. I felt in the 2007 version, he was trying a little too hard to please his fans and die-hard fans of John Carpenter's Halloween.

Scout Taylor Compton, i thought she was very good in this movie. Who wouldn't be angry, if you got attack from a killer? I didn't understand the critics on that one.

Malcolm McDowell is a hoot as the now Mean Spirited (But rich) Dr. Loomis. He had fun with his role. Although some people will be disappointed, since he was sympatheic in the 2007 version.

It was an strange, oddball sequel. In some ways, it was closer to "The Devil's Rejects" in this one. Sherri Moon Zombie gives an unusual performance as the mother in Michael Myers' head!

But the best performances were Brad Dourif and Danielle Harris, which they were excellent in their supporting roles.

I didn't see the R-Rated theatrical cut yet. I know the ending in different than the Unrated Director's Cut. I hope this is the last Halloween movie. It will be so hard to imagine another Halloween movie.

The best of all as well, Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) is a one tough mean killer in this one, talk about angry management! Even some of these kills in the movie were tough to take.
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12:02AM on 02/09/2010

Disappointing

First and foremost, I am a fan of Rob Zombie's movies, even his first Halloween remake was decent IMO. However, this movie was too much of a see-saw of positives and negatives to be anything more than a single viewing at best. The positives: the violence and sheer brute strength Mike Myers exhibits is horrific. Definitely the best kills in the entire franchise apart from the hot tub nurse in the original Halloween 2. Gotta appreciate Rob Zombie putting his wife Sherri Moon on the screen,
First and foremost, I am a fan of Rob Zombie's movies, even his first Halloween remake was decent IMO. However, this movie was too much of a see-saw of positives and negatives to be anything more than a single viewing at best. The positives: the violence and sheer brute strength Mike Myers exhibits is horrific. Definitely the best kills in the entire franchise apart from the hot tub nurse in the original Halloween 2. Gotta appreciate Rob Zombie putting his wife Sherri Moon on the screen, best Horror candy since Linnea Quiqley. Now for the negatives: Laurie annoyed the fuck out of me. Her character development was schizo and I don't mean the way Zombie tried to portray her. There are better ways to have a person convey emotional disturbance other than saying "fuck" 500 times and being confrontational for the sake of it. The whole "white horse" metaphor was retarded. I can just see certain fans talking about it like it was so deep when in fact it was an acid-trip metaphor, cool to view but no substance. In fact thats the bottom line about this movie, its like a bad acid trip, fun to view at times, a bit horrific, takes too long to finish, and no substance
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1:33PM on 01/20/2010

Crap!!!

Really, out of all this Halloween sequels, remakes and whatever this was the worst, period! I felt like watching a 90 minute music video. Nothing made any sense, the characters were lifeless and I couldn´t care less about what happened in this flic. Even great actors like Brad Dourif and Mc Dowell couldn´t save this mess. If you wanna see a good new Halloween-esque movie, watch Cold Prey! Highly recommended!
Really, out of all this Halloween sequels, remakes and whatever this was the worst, period! I felt like watching a 90 minute music video. Nothing made any sense, the characters were lifeless and I couldn´t care less about what happened in this flic. Even great actors like Brad Dourif and Mc Dowell couldn´t save this mess. If you wanna see a good new Halloween-esque movie, watch Cold Prey! Highly recommended!
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9:29PM on 01/12/2010

Wow

Sheesh Zombie fans are very easy to please. Put up a faux artistic veil and people will swallow whatever Zombie feeds them. Yeah I gave him the fair shake and I was utterly let down. Halloween II was awful. Go back to music Zombie.
Sheesh Zombie fans are very easy to please. Put up a faux artistic veil and people will swallow whatever Zombie feeds them. Yeah I gave him the fair shake and I was utterly let down. Halloween II was awful. Go back to music Zombie.
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3:06AM on 01/05/2010
Color me surprised, but this movie was actually very good, and much better than Zombie’s first try. It was tense, and deeply disturbing in some scenes. I went to see it wanting to hate it, but ended up having a very good time. Solid stuff, but nothing ever gonna come close to the original (I mean the 1980s) Halloween, even though it feels slightly dated now. THAT was the best, and it won’t ever be bettered.
Color me surprised, but this movie was actually very good, and much better than Zombie’s first try. It was tense, and deeply disturbing in some scenes. I went to see it wanting to hate it, but ended up having a very good time. Solid stuff, but nothing ever gonna come close to the original (I mean the 1980s) Halloween, even though it feels slightly dated now. THAT was the best, and it won’t ever be bettered.
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4:19PM on 09/08/2009

Clever and ballsy? cmon!

While i do agree that making a sequal for a franchise as old as halloween u dont wanna stick to the same old formula. having said that... the white horse dreams? Zombies wife's horrible acting ability (not to mention the new kid playing little michael), and the fact that every damn character in this movie...along with every other one of his movies..is white trash trailer park dirtbags....its getting very old and shows a lack of creativity on Zombies part. Just cuz hes a hillbilly dirtbag doesnt
While i do agree that making a sequal for a franchise as old as halloween u dont wanna stick to the same old formula. having said that... the white horse dreams? Zombies wife's horrible acting ability (not to mention the new kid playing little michael), and the fact that every damn character in this movie...along with every other one of his movies..is white trash trailer park dirtbags....its getting very old and shows a lack of creativity on Zombies part. Just cuz hes a hillbilly dirtbag doesnt mean everyone in the world is. Dont get me wrong i love the halloween movies and i know what he was trying to do but i could not find a single thing i liked about this load of crap. im sorry it blew and i told many people who wanted to see it not to go. Someone actually walked out of the theater i was in...what does that tell ya.
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5:11AM on 09/03/2009
Way trippier, more entertaining, and better acted then 2007's Halloween. Mike was pissed off here and it showed, which upped the quality factor for me.

Definitely the oddest Halloween film to date. I freaking loved it. :)
Way trippier, more entertaining, and better acted then 2007's Halloween. Mike was pissed off here and it showed, which upped the quality factor for me.

Definitely the oddest Halloween film to date. I freaking loved it. :)
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4:08AM on 09/01/2009
My review for this film is coming tomorrow, but for now let me just say that this film is vastly superior to Zombie's first entry (which I appreciated for its ambition, but found deeply flawed). Interesting how Zombie's second film in a series seems to be so much better than the first (such as with the Rejects series).
My review for this film is coming tomorrow, but for now let me just say that this film is vastly superior to Zombie's first entry (which I appreciated for its ambition, but found deeply flawed). Interesting how Zombie's second film in a series seems to be so much better than the first (such as with the Rejects series).
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9:39PM on 08/31/2009

badass movie

halloween 2 gets a 10/10, holy shit this movie is a crazy and i need to see it again but my blu eyes need to be red.

much better than rob zombies halloween part one.
halloween 2 gets a 10/10, holy shit this movie is a crazy and i need to see it again but my blu eyes need to be red.

much better than rob zombies halloween part one.
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8:41PM on 08/31/2009
Well sorry to say but Rob Zombie's Halloweird 2 wait I mean Halloween 2 is yet another disappointing, overly bloodsoaked horror movie with no suspense. Rob didn't do the Halloween movie any justice with his two offerings and the series hopefully will rest in peace after this one. It has been done to death now and it can no longer be revived so stop here. I don't understand were he was going with the remake and this one. The things I liked about the original was the simplicity and the sheer
Well sorry to say but Rob Zombie's Halloweird 2 wait I mean Halloween 2 is yet another disappointing, overly bloodsoaked horror movie with no suspense. Rob didn't do the Halloween movie any justice with his two offerings and the series hopefully will rest in peace after this one. It has been done to death now and it can no longer be revived so stop here. I don't understand were he was going with the remake and this one. The things I liked about the original was the simplicity and the sheer suspense and terror not the gore and in these type of films less is more. None of that can be found in his two efforts, he should just stick with his own creations. Overall it was just a bunch of screaming, yelling and violence, not scary and suspenseful which it should have been. The acting this time around wasn't as annoying as in the remake and was stronger but not amazing either. See it if you want a draining experience, otherwise stick with the original classic which is the best.
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7:29PM on 08/31/2009

Loomis

My issues with the entire vision that Zombie had for Myers in both of his Halloween films aside, this movie was just 'OK' to me.

I still found Scout pretty annoying and didn't buy her as the type of character she was trying to portray. I enjoyed Danielle Harris and I agree with Arrow that Mr. Douriff was excellent in his role.

It's already been noted about Myers' ability to just know everything about Laurie even thought he wasn't around her ... weird.

The violence was very brutal
My issues with the entire vision that Zombie had for Myers in both of his Halloween films aside, this movie was just 'OK' to me.

I still found Scout pretty annoying and didn't buy her as the type of character she was trying to portray. I enjoyed Danielle Harris and I agree with Arrow that Mr. Douriff was excellent in his role.

It's already been noted about Myers' ability to just know everything about Laurie even thought he wasn't around her ... weird.

The violence was very brutal and aggressive BUT save a couple of nifty set-ups, there was too much 'OMG he's stabbing someone violently again!' in it for me. Some variety would've been welcomed.

My biggest issue with the film came from Loomis. I have to say that I couldn't stand the direction that Rob sent him in. Dr. Loomis was a hero in the Halloween films, someone you could root for. Here? What a prick! I mean what's the point of making Dr. Loomis into THAT?

Donald Pleasence must be rolling over in his grave.

Oh and House of 1,000 Corpses better than The Devil's Rejects? You're insane!
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1:31PM on 08/31/2009
While some of the other Halloween sequels are enjoyable, it is merely on a pure ''entertaining to see Michael Myers off people in creative ways'' level. To me, this is the first Halloween sequel since the original part 2 that tries to be more. And for that, whether you liked the movie or not, I think everyone should give props to Rob Zombie.

This ain't no bullshit commercial soul-less movie put out to make a quick buck. This is a movie that tried to be something completely original. And
While some of the other Halloween sequels are enjoyable, it is merely on a pure ''entertaining to see Michael Myers off people in creative ways'' level. To me, this is the first Halloween sequel since the original part 2 that tries to be more. And for that, whether you liked the movie or not, I think everyone should give props to Rob Zombie.

This ain't no bullshit commercial soul-less movie put out to make a quick buck. This is a movie that tried to be something completely original. And like Arrow said, sometimes it failed, but overall it succeeded.

This movie also did what no other sequel ever did, which is to make Michael a true character. That's why it didn't bother me about the random victims he killed. This movie was just as much about Michael's journey as Laurie's. Michael's journey just happened to invlolve killing some random peeps!

I only wish that the studio hadn't rushed Zombie so much, as it does suffer from lapses in internal logic which keep it from being a true classic. One would think that with the proper time given, Rob could have corrcted these mistakes. But to me, this will end up being the best of the Halloween sequels.
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1:27PM on 08/31/2009

Any room in the minority?

I dig everything about Zombie, from his music to his movies. (BTW if you haven't seen him in concert I'd highly recommend) And this movie was no exception.
One thing I don't like is when remakes try too hard to be the same movie (Omen, Psycho), and that's what I really liked about Zombie's Halloween and man did he go all out for this sequel! I had a feeling with the commercials that it was gonna be different but as you say, Arrow, it's alright! I liked that Scout and Malcolm didn't make me
I dig everything about Zombie, from his music to his movies. (BTW if you haven't seen him in concert I'd highly recommend) And this movie was no exception.
One thing I don't like is when remakes try too hard to be the same movie (Omen, Psycho), and that's what I really liked about Zombie's Halloween and man did he go all out for this sequel! I had a feeling with the commercials that it was gonna be different but as you say, Arrow, it's alright! I liked that Scout and Malcolm didn't make me think one bit about Jamie Lee and Donald, because it's THEIR characters this time and they showed it! The violence was pretty brutal, guess Michael doesn't like being shot in the face (who would? lol), the highlight of course being the head stomping! Good lord!
Something else I always like about Zombie's movies: The soundtrack. First of all shout out to Bates for a great score as usual, but the use of the original Halloween music at the end just gave me the chills! But to the lyrical music. You'd expect with Rob being a metal artist that he would choose some metal, but he goes against the grain and chooses music that the characters listen to, which creates awesome scenes. I mean, after HO1000C, I never look at the song Brick House the same way. And who else would have thought Moody Blues would be used in a stalk sequence?
So overall, good sequel! I may be stoned ( and not in the good way lol) for this, but I like this more than the original by the numbers sequels, rather than a headtrip this movie was
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1:18PM on 08/31/2009

YES!

It's like The Arrow and I shared some sort of Laurie/Michael psychic connection because I couldn't agree with this review more!
It's like The Arrow and I shared some sort of Laurie/Michael psychic connection because I couldn't agree with this review more!
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1:06PM on 08/31/2009
Not as good as i thought it would be, here's why:

*Too many flashbacks/dreams.
*That white horse and mother part was stupid as hell.
*Only nudity you see in it belongs to strippers and whores.
*When it showed Michael as a kid, he was played by a different person.

I understand Zombie wanting to create a different plot than the other Halloween movies, but i think the first one was way better.
Not as good as i thought it would be, here's why:

*Too many flashbacks/dreams.
*That white horse and mother part was stupid as hell.
*Only nudity you see in it belongs to strippers and whores.
*When it showed Michael as a kid, he was played by a different person.

I understand Zombie wanting to create a different plot than the other Halloween movies, but i think the first one was way better.
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11:44AM on 08/31/2009

It's about time!

It's about time someone gave this movie a good review! But i'm in the minority with you Arrow...because I fuckin' LOVED this film. I found it much better than Zombie's first foray into Myers land. This movie felt complete to me becuase it was his own vision. The direction was amazing along with the score...and the acting...wow! Scout BLEW ME AWAY! I found her a tad annoying in the first one but in this sequel i felt for her and as her character spiraled throughout the movie my heart would
It's about time someone gave this movie a good review! But i'm in the minority with you Arrow...because I fuckin' LOVED this film. I found it much better than Zombie's first foray into Myers land. This movie felt complete to me becuase it was his own vision. The direction was amazing along with the score...and the acting...wow! Scout BLEW ME AWAY! I found her a tad annoying in the first one but in this sequel i felt for her and as her character spiraled throughout the movie my heart would drop. It was like watching my new best friend lose it. Even her two friends weren't as annoying as Annie and Lynda in the first.
Speaking of Annie...i love the progression of her character. Her fierceness is gone and she is now like a grown woman. She acts like Laurie's mother now so it shows she had to grow up. But right after Scout, Brad Dourif was the next person to steal the show. He was great and pulled at my heartstrings. The movie was at it's best when it focused on this trio and their dynamics and how they'r trying to survive.
The opening was GREAT and full of tension and scary as fuck. The soundtrack was perfect. It didn't bother me to NOT hear the halloween theme. I consider Zombie's Halloweens a completely different movie series.
Of course the movie isn't perfect though. Some of the dialogue needed fixing...and the movie needed to elaborate on more things. But my BIGGEST peeve was Myers' need to KILL EVERYONE. Yes the death scenes were fuckin' amazing, but why did he have to kill everyone when he just wants Laurie.
But overall this is one of my favorite movies of 2009. Is this a classic? No. Is this Zombie's best movie? No. That would be House of a 1000 Corpses. Is this even the best Halloween sequel...idk it's tied between this and Halloween 4 to the original series. But is this movie good...FUCK YES!!!
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11:42AM on 08/31/2009

Right on!

I must say that despite my well known enthusiasm towards this movie since day one, I still managed to enter the theater with a tid bit of a worry due to all those scathing reviews floating around the 'net this past day. But I'm quite happy to announce that by the time the film was said and done, I left the theater with a grin from ear to ear. Halloween 2 is not only one of the most intensely terrifying horror films I have seen this year, it's also without a doubt the most emotionally
I must say that despite my well known enthusiasm towards this movie since day one, I still managed to enter the theater with a tid bit of a worry due to all those scathing reviews floating around the 'net this past day. But I'm quite happy to announce that by the time the film was said and done, I left the theater with a grin from ear to ear. Halloween 2 is not only one of the most intensely terrifying horror films I have seen this year, it's also without a doubt the most emotionally gripping.

The performances were spectacular, with the stand outs of Scout Taylor Compton, Brad Dourif and Malcom McDowell for convincingly expanding their characters far beyond their initial incarnation. The characters were so fleshed out and intriguing that even the characters like Loomis who did nothing but act like a total dickbag still managed to excite me every time they showed up on screen. I'd got to give an ultra special shout out to Tyler Mane for saying more with just a glare than most people say with their words.

I'd say one of the major things that stands out for this film is the overall soundtrack and sound design. The sound managed to consistently keep you on edge through out, even in ordinary conversation. The ambient, pulse-pounding score provided by the mad genius Tyler Bates definitely hit every right note when the film called for it and the excellent use of classic songs is to die for- pun intended.

The gore was brutal to the extreme. Zombie has made quite a name for himself among the horror community for his incredibly well done murder sequences and this film is no exception. Yet I'd also like to give Zombie super special props because the way he chose to shoot the gore and death sequences managed to give the audience mucho sympathy for even the most smallest and insignificant of characters.

Rob Zombie has without a doubt grown as a director. His writing is pretty much the same level it has always been, but his directing has gotten fantastic. His choices with the music cues, the shot compositions, the juxtaposition of scenes and his absolutely amazing use of slow motion has without a doubt captured my own personal imagination.

I'd also like to express my complete love for the film's use of dream sequences. Even the ones where you're not supposed to know it's a dream manage to convey such a creepy atmosphere and intense imagery. The first dream sequence, which I will try not to spoil, is one of the most intense experiences at the cinema you'll probably have this year and this is coming from someone who sat through and loved the french gorefest Martyrs earlier this year. There's also another notable dream sequence that involves an incredibly fucked up family feast that'll make you squirm in your chair.

Any complaints? A few minor ones. While Cinematography overall through out the film was absolutely phenomenal (I love the use of moonlitten silhouettes), there were times where the scenes were a bit too dark to make out any detail. It made it difficult at times to accurately tell what exactly Myers was doing to a few of his victims. The editing also didn't help at times.

Overall, I'd give this film a solid 9/10.
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11:28AM on 08/31/2009

OK - Possible Spoilers

This Halloween had some awesome parts - Violence interlaced with partying, good atmosphere, beautiful beginning, Laurie + Annie + Sheriff. But other parts were just terrible, Dr. Loomis - everytime he came on the screen it was the exact same scenario, I liked the twist in his character but he always got the same question and always answered it the same way, the killings of people I didn't really care about - farm family, Rabbit in Red owners, and I wasn't completely sold on the White Horse,
This Halloween had some awesome parts - Violence interlaced with partying, good atmosphere, beautiful beginning, Laurie + Annie + Sheriff. But other parts were just terrible, Dr. Loomis - everytime he came on the screen it was the exact same scenario, I liked the twist in his character but he always got the same question and always answered it the same way, the killings of people I didn't really care about - farm family, Rabbit in Red owners, and I wasn't completely sold on the White Horse, yeah it was cool, but they shouldve simplified I love Sheri Moon just as much as the next guy but I didn't need her in every scene with a giant ass white horse saying stupid lines. There were moments of genious just not enough to get me sold on the movie.
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