October 31st 2007 05:33
Okay, it’s not anywhere near as unnerving or frightening as John Carpenter’s original, but this sequel should’ve been titled more precisely Halloween Part Two as it continues straight on from where the first one finishes, in fact the movie even starts with the last moments of the first movie and then takes the baton and runs with it. It stumbles and falls a few times, but that’s to be expected, it wasn’t directed by Carpenter it was directed by debut feature director Rick Rosenthal.
Jamie Lee Curtis as hospital bound Laurie
Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) and Sheriff Brackett (Charles Cyphers) examine Michael's handiwork
A young man inadvertently alerts Myers to Laurie’s whereabouts, and thus the tension is racketed up ten fold as Myers begins murdering the few hospital nurses and interns on nightshift (yes, oddly convenient for the purposes of the movie that the Haddonfield hospital is so vacant on Halloween night).
Of course I have to mention the infamous Halloween score again, because this is integral to the movie’s atmosphere. Carpenter alters the themes slightly, but the central elements are still as powerful as ever and damn scary too … always, every time.
Here is the original theatrical trailer:
There was an alternate ending made for the television version which provided viewers with a more upbeat consequence for the character of paramedic Jimmy (Lance Guest). Warning: contains spoilers:
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