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28 August 2009 (USA) See more »
Family Is Forever See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Sheri Moon Zombie ... Deborah Myers
Chase Wright Vanek ... Young Michael (as Chase Vanek)

Scout Taylor-Compton ... Laurie Strode

Brad Dourif ... Sheriff Lee Brackett

Caroline Williams ... Dr. Maple

Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Samuel Loomis

Tyler Mane ... Michael Myers

Dayton Callie ... Coroner Hooks

Richard Brake ... Gary Scott

Octavia Spencer ... Nurse Daniels

Danielle Harris ... Annie Brackett

Richard Riehle ... Buddy the Night Watchman

Margot Kidder ... Barbara Collier

Mary Birdsong ... Nancy McDonald

Brea Grant ... Mya Rockwell

Howard Hesseman ... Uncle Meat

Angela Trimbur ... Harley David

Diane Ayala Goldner ... Jane Salvador

Adam Boyer ... Bruce Cabot

Duane Whitaker ... Sherman Benny
Betsy Rue ... Jazlean Benny

Mark Boone Junior ... Floyd (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Brian Rae ... Earl of Pumpkin / Deputy #9

Michael Deak ... King Jack / Deputy #10 (as Mike Deak)
Mike Kasiske ... Lord Treat / Deputy #11

Jake McKinnon ... Bishop Trick / Deputy #12

Nicky Whelan ... Wendy Snow

Jeff Daniel Phillips ... Howard / Uncle Seymour Coffins

Daniel Roebuck ... Big Lou

Catherine Dyer ... Reporter

Sylvia Jefferies ... Misty Dawn

Silas Weir Mitchell ... Chett Johns

Robert Curtis Brown ... Kyle Van Der Klok

Bill Fagerbakke ... Deputy Webb

Greg Travis ... Deputy Neale

Chris Hardwick ... David Newman

'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Weird Al Yankovic (as Al Yankovic)

Matt Lintz ... Mark (as Matthew Lintz)
Graham Marema ... Janet

Jesse Dayton ... Captain Clegg
Mark Lynch ... Teenage Zombie

Matt Bush ... Wolfie

Renae Geerlings ... Deputy Gwynne

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Deputy Fred King

Sean Whalen ... Becks

Meagen Fay ... Deputy Lyons

Chris Conner ... Sanders

Adam Fristoe ... News Producer

Eric Goins ... Cameraman
Trevor Pettiford ... Sound Guy

Justin Welborn ... Mr. Hyde

Michael Scialabba ... Paramedic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cesar Aguirre ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Bob Bass ... Phantom Jam Partygoer - HumanPork (uncredited)

Jay Burleson ... Phantom Jam Partygoer (uncredited)
Carl Cunningham ... Phantom Jam Cowboy (uncredited)

Eileen Dietz ... Winnie Gilmore (uncredited)
Brandi Gerard ... Nurse Paige (uncredited)

Travis Grant ... Young Reporter (uncredited)
Elizabeth Hammon ... Phantom Jam Partygoer (uncredited)
Barry Hopkins ... Townsperson at Festival (uncredited)

Lane Hughes ... Phantom Jam Partygoer (uncredited)
Bart Hyatt ... Phantom Jam Partygoer (uncredited)

Eric Ian ... Crazy T-Shirt Guy (uncredited)
Ryan Kightlinger ... Phantom Jam Partygoer (uncredited)
Susan Kiskis ... Press (uncredited)

Amir Kovacs ... Reporter (uncredited)

Patterson Lundquist ... Phantom Jam Partygoer (uncredited)

Sean Marquette ... Darren (uncredited)

Lynn McArthur ... Nurse (uncredited)
Debra Moss ... Hotal Guest (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Page ... Bookstore Patron (uncredited)

Darrell Phillips ... Phantom Jam - Argos T. Fleam (uncredited)

Steve Raulerson ... Firefighter #1 Car fire (uncredited)

Eddie Ray ... Larry Spooky McSpookerton (uncredited)
Christopher C. Romero ... Bartender (uncredited)

Cody Rowlett ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Jakob Sanders ... Trick or Treater #1 (uncredited)
Brian Stretch ... Haddonfield Deputy (uncredited)
Scott M. Yaffee ... Patron in Bookstore (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Zombie 
Writing credits
Rob Zombie (written by)

Produced by
Malek Akkad .... producer
Jennifer Booth .... line producer: additional photography, Los Angeles
Mike Elliott .... producer: additional photography, Los Angeles
Andy Gould .... producer
Andrew G. La Marca .... executive producer (as Andy La Marca)
Matthew Stein .... executive producer
Paul Tennis .... associate producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Joseph Zolfo .... line producer: additional photography, Connecticut
Rob Zombie .... producer
Original Music by
Tyler Bates 
Cinematography by
Brandon Trost 
Film Editing by
Glenn Garland 
Joel T. Pashby  (as Joel Pashby)
Casting by
Monika Mikkelsen 
Production Design by
Garreth Stover 
Art Direction by
T.K. Kirkpatrick 
Set Decoration by
Lori Mazuer 
Costume Design by
Mary E. McLeod  (as Mary McLeod)
Makeup Department
Gino Crognale .... effects makeup assistant: additional photography, Connecticut
Gabe Doelger .... special makeup effects artist assistant
Sunday Englis .... makeup assistant: additional photography, Connecticut
Luis García .... key makeup artist (as Luis Garcia)
Lucas Godfrey .... special makeup effects artist
Connie Grayson Criswell .... hair technician (as Connie Grayson)
Bill Johnson .... makeup effects assistant
Louis Kiss .... special makeup effects artist
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker
Don Lanning .... key sculptor
Adrienne Lynn .... makeup artist
Bart Mixon .... makeup effects technician
Michael Moore .... hair department head
Michael Moore .... key hair stylist: additional photography, Connecticut
Douglas Noe .... makeup department head
Arturo Rojas .... key hair stylist
Peggy Schierholz .... hair assistant: additional photography, Connecticut (as Peg Sheirholz)
Matthew Silva .... special makeup effects assistant
Nikoletta Skarlatos .... department head makeup: additional photography, Connecticut (as Nikoletta Scarlatos)
Wayne Toth .... special effects makeup designer
Wayne Toth .... special makeup effects department head
Allen Weisinger .... makeup assistant: additional photography, Connecticut (as Alan Weisinger)
Roy Wooley .... assistant makeup artist
Josh Russell .... prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Andrew G. La Marca .... unit production manager (as Andy La Marca)
Leslie Rodier .... post-production supervisor
Matthew Stein .... executive in charge of production
Ed Tapia .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Crotty .... second second assistant director
Alexander H. Gayner .... first assistant director (as Alex Gayner)
Emily McGovern .... second assistant director
Hal Olofsson .... first assistant director: additional photography, Los Angeles
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director: additional photography, Connecticut
Art Department
Christopher Amerson .... painter
Aaron Barnes .... swing gang
Bil Barnes .... set dresser (as Bil 'Horndogger' Barnes)
Kip Bartlett .... assistant property master
Arma Benoit .... art department coordinator
Heather Bowers .... on-set dresser
Kenneth Brown .... construction buyer
John Brunot .... property master
Daniel Coe .... construction coordinator
Todd Hatfield .... scenic gang boss
Daphne Hayes .... buyer
Sammy Ray Hill .... greens foreman
Justin C. Hosp .... set dresser
Chris Hunter .... storyboard artist
Dean F. Janik .... signwriter (as Dean Janek)
Patrick S. Johnson .... set dresser
Steven Kerlagon .... scenic charge
Megan King .... art department assistant
Andree Lago .... scenic foreman
Johnny Lawson .... carpenter
Robert Lucas .... leadman
Robbie Martin .... painter
Ian McMains .... assistant property master
Ash Minnick .... set dresser
Blake Myers .... set dresser
Frank Ponce .... art department production assistant
Taraja Ramsess .... set dresser
Mike Samuels .... greens
John Eric Seay .... general foreman (as John Seay)
Chad Simpson .... scenic foreman
Keith D. Smith .... scenic
Marcus Turchi .... propmaker/gangboss
Jason Wilson .... construction foreman
Nichole Wleklinski .... set dresser
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Vincent Farrell .... utility sound
John Guentner .... foley mixer
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Trevor Metz .... sound editor
Nick Neutra .... foley supervisor
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... sound editor
Aynee Osborn .... sound editor
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Buck Robinson .... production sound mixer
Scott Sanders .... supervising sound designer
Scott Sanders .... supervising sound editor
Mike Sansom .... utility sound
Jack Snyder .... stage engineer
Peter Staubli .... sound designer
Peter Staubli .... sound effects editor
Jay Ticer .... boom operator
Kevin Zimmerman .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Chris Cline .... special effects: additional photography, Los Angeles
Joe Giles .... special effects makeup lab tech
Brian Goehring .... special makeup effects crew: Wayne Toth FX
Jared Guenther .... lab technician
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator: additional photography, Connecticut
Louis Kiss .... special effects makeup
Andrew Mortelliti .... special effects foreman
Brian Rae .... special makeup effects technician
Patrick Tantalo .... special effects technician
Wayne Toth .... special effects makeup designer
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
Robert Vazquez .... special effects supervisor
Chris Zega .... lab technician
Visual Effects by
Jamie Baxter .... visual effects
Ryan Beadle .... data managment supervisor
Samuel M. Dabbs .... digital compositor
Samuel M. Dabbs .... lead title designer
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Manny Dubon .... iq artist
Shaina Holmes .... digital artist supervisor
Lindsay M. Hoppe .... digital compositor (as Lindsay Anderson)
Paulina Kuszta .... visual effects coordinator
James Rees .... compositor
Danny Aiello III .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Chris Barnes .... stunt player
Kevin Beard .... stunt player
Gregg Brazzel .... stunt player
Alex Brown .... stunt player
Robert Brubaker .... stunt player
Vince Cupone .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Ashley Cusato .... stunts
Scott Dale .... stunt player
Katie Eischen .... stunts
Scott Helgert .... stunt performer
Rawn Hutchinson .... stunt coordinator
Cal Johnson .... stunt player
Oliver Keller .... stunt player
Samantha MacIvor .... stunt player
Dina L. Margolin .... stunt player (as Dina Margolin)
Chris Nielsen .... stunt double: Loomis
Haley Nott .... stunt player
Nicole Randall .... stunt player
Benjamin Rowe .... stunt player (as Ben Rowe)
Cody Rowlett .... precision driver
Ross Morgan Ruben .... stunt player
Brandon Sebek .... stunt double: Bracket
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double: Laurie
Jay Spadaro .... stunt double: Loomis
Tim Sylvia .... stunt double: Michael
Tim Sylvia .... stunt player
Russell Towery .... stunt player
Mark Varner .... stunt player
Caroline Vexler .... stunt double: Laurie
T.J. White .... stunt player
Nicole Randall .... stunt double: Brea Grant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Birdsong .... best boy grip
Marsha Blackburn .... still photographer
Doug Brantner .... lighting technician
Bob Calandro .... grip
Bethany Carroll .... grip
David Daniel .... camera operator
Joe Abraham Dean .... lighting console programmer
Justin Duval .... gaffer
Amy Ecklund .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
David Ellis .... pre-rig electrician
James J. Ferris .... electrician
David Giesbrecht .... still photographer: Connecticut
Philip Gleason .... video assist operator: additional photography
Brian Hart .... set lighting technician
Thirl Haston .... camera car
Timothy Healy .... gaffer: Connecticut reshoots
Chris Heinrich .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Melissa Hollingsworth .... set lighting technician
Paige Jarvis .... grip
Carl M. Johnson .... lighting technician
Matthew Kistenmacher .... best boy electric
Ed Koza .... grip
Robert Lau .... first assistant: "a" camera: Connecticut (as Rob Lau)
Levi Loy .... rigging key grip
BJ McDonnell .... MK-V AR operator
BJ McDonnell .... Steadicam operator
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator
James McMillan .... key grip
Phil Miller .... key grip
Greg Mitchell .... video assist operator
Denny Mooradian .... rigging gaffer
Ray Myers .... lighting technician
Craig R. Owens .... grip
Michael Sandow .... second assistant camera
Elliott Schackne .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Greg Still .... lighting technician
Troy Toebben .... rigging electrician
Kenneth Wales .... lighting technician
David J. White II .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Wimer .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting
Tara Feldstein .... casting assistant
Craig Fincannon .... additional casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... additional casting
Patrick Ingram .... extras casting
John Fitzgerald Page .... extras casting assistant
Aron Siegel .... extras casting assistant
Gene Vassilaros .... casting associate
Nathan Wright .... extras casting assistant
Ali Merhi .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Meredith Coats .... costume production assistant
Casey Delong .... costumer (as Casey De Long)
Meta Issa .... costumer
Nisa Kellner .... costumer
Gertrude Moore .... seamstress
Daniel Grant North .... costume supervisor (as Dan North)
David Paulin .... ager/dyer
Margaret Robbs .... ager/dyer
Hans Georg Struhar .... costumer (as Hans Stuhrar)
J. Brad Watson .... costumer (as Brad Watson)
Amanda Zenil .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Karlo Babakhanian .... iq assist
Kristyn DiPane .... dailies project manager
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Skip Kimball .... digital intermediate colorist
Bryan Park .... digital intermediate film editorial
Richie Roefaro .... editorial assistant: Technicolor
Stuart Sperling .... first assistant editor: avid
Amber Taylor .... digital intermediate producer
Luke Dylan Taylor .... post-production assistant (as Luke Taylor)
Adrian Kays .... trailer editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Brian Cachia .... musician
John Carpenter .... composer: theme music
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Sarah Martin .... music coordinator
Justin Meldal-Johnsen .... musician: electric bass effects
Tom Rowland .... music supervisor
Robin Urdang .... music clearances
Nan Vernon .... musician: vocal colorist
Rob Zombie .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Lord Ajmer .... driver
Cesar Angobaldo .... transportation coordinator
Joseph Aroesti .... driver
Ralph Astarita .... driver (as Ralph J. Astarita)
David Bostic .... driver
Gail Bristow .... driver
Steven Wayne Brown .... driver (as Steven Brown)
Jerry Clark .... driver
Kerry Cochran .... driver
Tina Del Castillo .... driver
Jack E. Griffith .... driver (as Jack Griffith)
Barbara Hopkins .... driver
David Little .... transportation captain
James A. Lundin .... base camp generator (as Jim Lundin)
Tara N. Talley-Brown .... transportation assistant (as Tara Miller)
Thomas Van Schaick .... driver
Vanschaick Thomas .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Charlotte Acker .... production assistant
Samuel Adler .... office production assistant
Atanas Bakalov .... office production assistant
Cassandra Barbour .... clearance
Dawn Barkan .... animal supervisor: Connecticut additional photography
Paul Bednarz .... stand-in
Eric R. Bellamy .... payroll accountant
Stephen Bise .... stand-in: Malcolm McDowell
Justin Bones .... additional set production assistant
Melanie Booth .... stand-in
Bambi Brook .... animal trainer: Connecticut additional photography
Alexander T. Carey .... assistant production coordinator
Sasha Charlemagne .... production coordinator: additional photography
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC
Caryn Cheever .... first assistant accountant: additional photography
Ryle Eddings .... production assistant
Vincent Farrell .... production assistant
Tal Fiala .... account executive
John Findley .... location scout
Patrick Fogarty .... production assistant
Chasity Frye .... stand-in
Laurie Garner .... stand-in: Sheri Moon Zombie
Nicholas Giancola .... additional production assistant
Nicholas Giancola .... production assistant
Dave Ginsberg .... assistant location manager: additonal photography
Brian Gonsalves .... production assistant
Adam Hamilton .... stand-in
Wayne Han .... production assistant: re-shoots
Ashley Harvin .... stand-in: Sheri Moon Zombie (as Ashley Ivey)
Scott Helgert .... stand-in
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (as Mariah Breitel)
Vanessa Hickey .... production assistant
Nicholas Hiles .... production assistant
Elliot Holmes .... production assistant
Greg Holstein .... production supervisor: additional photography
Jeff Hynick .... executive in charge of business and legal affairs
Kent Igleheart .... stand-in: Brad Dourif
Rodney L. James .... stand-in: Tyler Mane
Samuel Jerome Johnson .... assistant location manager
Melody S. Jones .... craft service
Zach Kane .... key craft service
Bahaa Khaddaj .... production assistant
Paula Kramer .... production coordinator
Nichola Lafferty .... production secretary
Kimberly Lambert .... stand-in: Scout Taylor-Compton
Robert Lane .... production accountant
Adam Levy .... set medic
Anthony Lote .... set production assistant: re-shoots
Peter Lowe .... caterer
Kathleen Maatubang .... assistant: Mr. Akkad
Sarah Martin .... assistant: Mr. Gould
Jeff Maynard .... executive in charge of post production
Max McDonough .... assistant: Mr. Zombie
Mike McGuirk .... film runner
Mike McGuirk .... production assistant
Adam Miller .... production assistant
Lauren Minichino .... location scout: additional photography
Sammy Montana .... production executive
Michael Neale .... location manager
Sommer Oliver .... travel coordinator
Sabina Padilla .... assistant: Mr. La Marca
David Paris .... helicopter pilot
Jeremy Platt .... production executive
Sonia Randazzo .... assistant accountant
Anna Rane .... script supervisor
Paul Rathburn .... chef
Marijke Richman .... key set production assistant: additional photography
Bob Riley .... production assistant
Brandon Ripley .... production assistant
Trevor Schliefer .... production assistant
Christopher Scott .... additional set production assistant
Laura Sevier .... clearance
Gene Michael Smith .... additional production assistant
Greg Staley .... key production assistant: reshoots
Rozanne Stark .... set tutor
Hayden Stevens .... photo double/stand in: Chase Wright Vanek
Kai Thorup .... second assistant location manager
Wayne Toth .... puppeteer
Carol Tresan .... animal wrangler
Greg Tresan .... animal wrangler
Jeff Warden .... production assistant
Jacob Wasserman .... production assistant: reshoots
Sharon Watt .... script supervisor: additional photography
Steven Weisberg .... location manager: additional photography
Richard W. Welch .... set production assistant
John Weselcouch .... production assistant
Seth Zimmerman .... key assistant location manager
John Beteag .... puppeteer (uncredited)
Chrissy Chambers .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rachel Ferretti .... post production intern (uncredited)
Marie James .... catering assistant (uncredited)
Greg Savage .... stand-in (uncredited)
Ethan Russell .... the producers wish to thank
Daryl Sabara .... special thanks
Don Terbush .... the producers wish to thank

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Also Known As:
"H2: Halloween II" - USA (promotional title)
"Rob Zombie's Halloween II" - USA (complete title)
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Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, terror, disturbing graphic images, language, and some crude sexual content and nudity
105 min | 119 min (unrated director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:12 (with warning) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (cut) | Germany:18 (heavily cut) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (2010) | Japan:R18+ | Malaysia:(Banned) (re-rating) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45526)
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Did You Know?

In the director's cut, Micheal takes off his mask and yells "Die" before stabbing Dr. Loomis. Based on this scene, it marks the first time ever in the series where Michael Myers actually speaks. This is also the first time the characters face can be seen clearly.See more »
Continuity: When Loomis is doing the book signing before the guy comes at him with the gun he signs the book with a black pen, this changes to red in the next camera shot.See more »
Deborah Myers:We're done waiting. Only a river of blood can bring us back together. It's up to you. It's always been up to you, Michael.See more »
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Wait a minute, I thought Annie and Loomis died in the previous film.
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49 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
Pumpkin men, Weird Al, and a ghost horse; Halloween II is one bizarre movie, 30 August 2009
Author: dyl_gon from Canada

It was quite the dilemma deciding whether Halloween II was a good film or a bad one. One thing is certain: it's a "weird" film, undoubtedly the most bizarre major studio release of the year. Rob Zombie's sequel or "vision" – as it's being touted – seems to have been envisioned with the aid of various hallucinogenics and mind-altering substances, withering away whatever was left of the original John Carpenter Halloween mythology after Rob Zombie's remake and leaving a nonsensical, uber-violent mess in its wake. This isn't a so-bad-it's-good movie, nor would I call it a just-plain-bad one; this is a so-weird-it's-good movie, a blood-drenched collage of absurdities and irrationality, which like a train wreck (a term some would use to refer to previous Zombie efforts), is hard to look away from. Little of the iconic original Halloween is left here – all that's left is Michael Meyer's mask, which itself is less recognizable beneath the grime and torn pieces – but perhaps it would be foolish to try to match the original masterpiece anyway. Zombie has crafted something entirely different; something quite frankly silly, dumb and, for lack of a more politically correct term, "retarded", but nonetheless entertaining, not in spite of, but because of this.

Picking up where the remake left off, Halloween II sees Laurie Strode recovering from her ordeal with psychopath Michael Meyers. Mentally-traumatized after both the Halloween day massacre of nearly everyone she knew and her own dispatching of Meyers – by way of shot to the head -, Laurie finds herself dreading the one-year anniversary of the serial killings, plagued with the irrational fear that the deceased Meyers will return to small-town Haddonfield to finish her off. Well, low-and-behold, Meyers is alive, and he makes it his mission to track down Laurie and finish what he started.

The general plot outline is as generic as can be, but it's hard to fathom or comprehend the insanity that occurs. Michael Meyers, the original mask-wearing soulless psychopath, the "pure evil" murderer, the "Big Cheese" of all horror movie villains, has now been transformed into a homeless vagrant who randomly eats dogs. Yep, that's right, he's a hobo that eats dogs now. When a film is remade, one expects some alterations, but this is akin to remaking Indiana Jones and turning him an extraterrestrial who molests children. There is practically no semblance of the original character...and the new ones just messed. As well, Meyer's is followed by his deceased mother, himself in child-form and a gigantic white horse, seemingly all figments of his imagination. Except they interact with Laurie as well...making them ghosts? Except Meyers isn't deceased, so it makes absolutely no sense for there to be a ghost version of him. Maybe Laurie is inexplicably psychic and seeing into Meyer's mind? Or maybe Zombie just ate a few too many shrooms. Either way, this mom-boy-horse trio follows Meyer's around as he kills various victims, instructing him on what to do next. It's as stupid as it sounds.

Dr. Loomis has also been changed significantly. The remake hinted at Loomis profiteering slightly off the Meyers incident, but here it has been taken to ridiculous proportions. He's now a prima donna celebrity who travels around in a jet black limo with his publicist, throws hissy fits at reporters and threatens to beat on woman. One sequence has Dr. Loomis appearing on a talk show alongside Weird Al Yankovic, with the famed disc-joker lampooning the doctor and Michael Meyers (making puns about whether this is the same guy who starred in Austin Powers) until Loomis finally explodes with anger on air at the hosts assertion that Meyers is a shark. If it sounds like this has nothing to do with the film, it's because it doesn't. This irrelevance not only pertains to the Weird Al scene, but all of Dr. Loomis's scenes. His entire role is a completely separate, unrelated tangent in which he gallivants around the country promoting his book. For that matter, even Laurie and Michael have about ten minutes in the way of plot. Laurie, up until the last fifteen minutes, never encounters Michael. The near entirety of Halloween II is Michael fighting random people – farmers, strippers, tough-guy scumbags – while Laurie lives her life as per usual.

The rest of the film is a compilation of pumpkin people, vans running into cows, "golden showers", discussions about fornicating with corpses, and sex with a guy in a wolf costume who sounded suspiciously like Michael Cera. It's weird, undoubtedly convoluted, but in the end it's pretty entertaining. It's punctuated with displays of head smashings, throat slittings, and other displays of excessively graphic violence. Nudity is slightly down from the first one, but there are still several scenes involving bared breasts. In the end, between all the nonsense, gore and nudity, Halloween II is a big-budgeted, toned-down Hollywood stab at a Troma movie. In other words, a pretty fun movie.

I'm one of the few who actually enjoyed Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween – a lot. For reasons I won't get into here I enjoyed it immensely, but at the same time I could completely understand why so many disliked it. It took some of the things that made the original Halloween so great in many people's eyes and switched them around completely. Those who despised the first Halloween for that reason will likely loathe this second installment with a passion. However, if one can go into Halloween II not expecting a Halloween movie – or even a reasonably scary horror – they might just have a good time. It's not "bad" per say – although it's hard to say what Zombie intended it to be – but it's enjoyable in its bizarreness. Worth checking out if you don't mind Carpenter's story being completely bastardized.

- Dylan,

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