H2: Halloween II
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Filmmaker Rob Zombie returns to Haddonfield for this Dimension Films sequel that finds the murderous psychopath Michael Myers (once again played by Tyler Mane) out on the loose again. The film picks up where the last one left off. Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) survives an attack by her mental-patient brother, Michael Myers, whom she doesn't know is related to her. On the way to the morgue, the ambulance carrying Michael crashes and, miraculously, the killer survives and heads out into the countryside, his body never recovered by the authorities. In the meantime, the madman's… More

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"Halloween II is full of in jokes and references but nearly devoid of wit."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"Zombie walks the walk, you can't deny it. And he's found the medium where he can let his freak flag fly highest."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Relentlessly disturbing though it is, the movie is not particularly frightening."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"At one point in the film, a character is accused of "profiteering off the miseries of others" and that is exactly what Zombie will do to you if you see this movie."
‑ Perri Nemiroff, CinemaBlend.com
"By not reaching for empowerment, Halloween II diminishes the horror genre. Nearly every victim is a terrible person."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"You didn't think Michael Myers was dead, did you?"
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Most of its 101 minutes are filled with routine slasher scenes and flecks of pop-Freudian hokum about why the infamous Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) is such a murderously unhappy guy."
‑ Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly
"The irony, of course, is that in attempting to breathe new life into Michael Myers, Rob Zombie may be the man who's finally killed him. Let us hope that in this case, the bastard stays dead: Halloween II might just be the bullet in his brain."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"We see Myers in silhouette dragging a victim out of a truck and then stabbing them again and again and again, singularly summing up what a numbing experience it all is. No flashes of blood, no hints of character, just shadows killing shadows."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"Pushing the Halloween series further from its roots, Rob Zombie's first sequel to his remake of the popular John Carpenter slasher, is a muddied mix of symbolism and excessive violence."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"[Halloween II] offers up a rush of fiercely imagined nightmare images."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Zombie has talent to burn, but he's slumming here, and one suspects that he knows it."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"The nadir of both the Halloween series and Rob Zombie's filmography..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A painfully almost sadistically boring sequel..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This film might be the most artfully rendered slasher sequel ever made. Alas, Zombie's dark poetry only goes so far without more substantive justification."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
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