Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.
Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.
After Doctor Samuel Loomis shoot's Michael Myer's Six Times and falls off a Balcony. Michael escapes and continues his massacre in Haddonfield, Laurie is also sent to the Hospital and Dr Loomis gathers a Group of Police Officer's to hunt Down Michael and put an end to his Murderous Rampage.
After Mrs. Alves sends Janet to inform Mr. Garrett of the issues with the phone line, Mrs. Alves hangs up the phone in Laurie's room again and dials 666 before completely giving up. See more »
(at around 40 mins) Dr. Loomis says that Michael is 21 years-old, yet when the credits appear at the end his age is given as 23. (This was a mistake in the credits for the original Halloween film. As Michael was 6 years old when he killed his sister Judith, in 1963, he would have been 21 15 years later in 1978.) See more »
"Too Ridiculous to be scary, too laughable to be shocking"
If you were to make a list of the worst sequels ever made, Halloween II would be right smack there up at the top of the list somewhere. Halloween had great potential for a sequel, but the writers, director, the actors, and everyone else associated with this mess sure blew it here. I don't know what they were thinking when they made this monstrosity, or maybe they weren't thinking at all is more likely.
Whereas in the original Halloween, John Carpenter built suspense with things we couldn't see, and things that go bump in the night, here we get scenes thrown in just to see how shocked we will be.
*********Possible Plot Giveaways Ahead If You Really Care*********** We pick up this movie exactly where the first one left off.
Donald Pleasance returns in his role as Michael Myers own personal psychiatrist, but plays the role as if he could have used a couple of valium himself. Jamie Lee is back of course, and is carted quickly away to the most unlikely hospital you'd ever want to be cured in. Not only is there hardly anybody working at this hospital,there aren't any patients either, other than Laurie. Imagine, your own private hospital. We do see a kid going into the hospital with a big piece of glass stuck in his mouth,because he ate something out of his Trick or Treat bag before Momma checked it out. The scene is totally pointless, put in simply for some kind of shock value, and probably spooking a lot of parents into not letting their kids go Trick or Treat come Halloween Night.
I have been in hospitals late at night, even small hospitals such as the strange one in this movie and none of them were ever as quiet as this one. There is so little to do in this place, that even the Nurse has time to go down to the whirlpool room to have a quickie with the Ambulance Driver who just happens to be her sleazy boyfriend. Of course, we know as soon as they go in there they've had it and that the whole thing is a setup for Michael Myers to perform another of his horrifying deeds. All the while we've yet to see any other patients, or see their room lights going on so I guess if you're in this place, you fend for yourself.
By the time Lance Guest, slips on a pool of blood, knocking himself out, we're in hysterics....that's laughing hysterically from how ridiculous the whole thing is. Jamie Lee Curtis is given little to do here except lie in her bed looking distraught, then crawl and limp around the hospital looking scared. Fortunately, her career would recover, if not her leg.
This movie was scribbled by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, misdirected by Rick Rosenthal so that John Carpenter wouldn't have to take the blame entirely I suppose. If anything else, this film should have permanently sunk the franchise, but like the famous bunny, it just keeps going and going and going and going......Too bad for us.
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