years have passed since Michael tried to
kill his niece and were rumored dead but
Jamie Lloyd (J.C. Brandy) was kidnapped
by a cult after all those years and
remained in hiding.
gets impregnated by the main cult member
known as the man in black to continue the
The baby is born the night before
Halloween during a cult ceremony but a
kind woman helps Jamie escape with the
baby and Michael is on their trail.
Then Jamie hides her child in a washroom
at a bus station then uses a pay phone to
call a radio station crying for help to
the DJ on the air then speeds off and
Michael chases her and she crashes to a
farm and tries to hide from Michael in
there but Michael finds her and guts her
to death with farm machinery but before
she dies she tells Michael that the child
is not with her.
Tommy Doyle (Paul Rudd)
returns since the terrible incident with
his babysitter Laurie Strode back in 1978
as he is obsessed with Michael Myers
since that 1978 incident and it's been 17
long years since then.
He has his eye on a new family moving
into the Myers' house who are relatives
of Laurie Strode. One of them is Kara
Strode (Marianne Hagen) and her
illegitimate son Danny (Devin Gardner)
who hears the voice that Michael heard
and starts drawing pictures of his family
being killed as he senses Michael's
Michael slays almost all of Kara's family
except for her and her son to get to
Jamie's child and Tommy reveals Michael's
Dr. Loomis and Tommy
discovers the cult member in black who
has been experimenting evil for all these
years and follow him to the Smith's Grove
Sanitarium where Michael used to stay in
after killing his sister.
A nice beginning in this story revealing Jamie Lloyd as a teenager now giving birth to a baby with a cult surrounding her in which this seemed quite impressive to watch since it's been 6 years after the awful ending of the previous sequel. Also there's a narration by Tommy Doyle explaining Michael Myers' history. It was cool to see him back in action again since I always wondered whatever happened to him and Lindsey Wallace since they ran out of the house screaming to try and find some help since this maniac tried to kill Laurie Strode.
It looked dark and cool watching Jamie try to escape from Michael's clutches but it doesn't explain his absense and how he returned he just seemed to have appeared at that area to try to grab a hold of Jamie and her baby killing anyone who would be in his way.
The setting looked marvellous when Laurie tries to hide out in a farm as well as a good shocking killing scene on how Michael massacred her in which she was still partially alive when she chokes out the words to him that he can't have the baby which makes you cringe imagining the intense pain that she's in but yet this device he uses in the farm area was perfect to get her slaughtered to death in which he's never been this vicious before with his murdering. He also seems more powerful than ever too.
There's more terific moments like a child named Danny Strode living in the Myers house now since no one would buy it so Laurie's uncle decides to if you remember in the first film that her father was a realtor trying to find some way to buy that house since it's been cursed by Michael's evil in which there's thunder flashing with a dark figure calling to this kid. It was imaginitive since most kids fear of the dark when they're sleeping especially in a thunder storm. It also looked clever on what happens in that house since no one stuck around for very long in the previous films to find out what since it seems almost haunted or possessed which drove Michael to do what he did as a child. All that went on there was well put in even if it almost seems a bit far fetched compared to the original since we don't spot any evil callings or hallucinations. Plus it seems fun with people listening into a radio station with a cocky DJ named Barry Simms talking about the Michael Myers legacy and having people celebrating Halloween again which makes you want to jump into the fun listening to this guy. Plus we have Dr. Samuel Loomis listening as well in real bad shape too. It adds to a nice touch that he's getting up there in his age.
It's perfect to see Tommy Doyle calling in explaining to them that Michael's work isn't done and that he will be ready for him along with being obsessed by the Myers house.
More good moments with children pulling pranks posting a Michael image in front of the house that the Strode's live in with the word's "He's Coming" and an obnoxious drunken family man John getting aggressive about the Michael Myers thing. Nice one liners for a sequel to start off Halloween morning.
There's also a good look on John and his obnoxious attitude towards his daughter Kara as well as a good shot on Danny pointing a knife towards this asshole for hitting Kara telling him off with his nasty words towards her and Danny. This moment looked very impressive making you think that Danny might be the next one to kill like Michael did reaching the same age at this point living in his home and in the same bedroom too.
More creepy touches to suggest that Danny can be the next one like Michael since he drew some deadly pics while Kara looks at these along with her sibling Tim and his girlfriend Beth which looked well put in looking like a typical fall morning on their way to school.
There's good silent moments with the family woman Debra doing laundry and acting frightened since things seemed too quiet in which this looked good and spooky like along with Dr. Loomis warning hwer about Michael explaining that they're in danger living in the Myers house which was well explained on the writing as to why. This looked good and dark.
What was more suspenseful is she answers the phone and it's the evil in the house answering it along with nice brief moments on Michael staring at her as well as her trying to escape from him but is stopped wherever she runs especially being tangled by clothes being hung to dry. Boy does Michael act brutal which is uses an axe for his weapon in which I was thinking he's angrier than ever for someone living in his house and getting more brutal with his slayings. But yet slasher films were starting to become more violent when this one was released.
More great dark killing moments like when John comes come drunk and the power goes out in which he goes into the cellar to find some bvloodied washed clothes in which this looked creepily mysterious as to why they were there as well as Michael electrocuting him and boy do the results look like total horror violence for the die hard slasher and gorehounds which you won't be disappointed to find out what happens here.
A perfect dark and wicked moment with an eccentric old lady named Mrs. Blankenship telling Danny about what Halloween is all about as well as telling Kara about her son hearing the evil voice coming from the Myers house which seems creepy coming from a lady like that as well as her discussing that she was babysitting Michael when he killed his sister which is a case of bad writing as if you listen carefully Michael was spying on his sister in the window when she tells her boyfriend that Michael is around somewhere as she was really babysitting him. Oh well some people don't pay close attention to the original films when there's more than one sequel happening after another.
Then in the story alot of fun happens with an outdoor party with Barry Simms hosting a show there in which you just want to join in and have a good time with all of this. Plus some good writing on a speech from Beth discussing that they need to forget about Michael and carry on celebrating Halloween as well as Tim living in the Myers house with him choked not knowing about that he did in which all of this looked perfect to watch.
There's a good creepiness when there's a little girl saying it's raining warm rain and that it's raining red with a corpse hung on the tree with wire and lights tied around him which looked different for a Myers killing here. It was pretty impressive I found especially with the lines that child was saying which leaves a chill down your spine.
A real cool moment is when Beth tells Tim about what Michael did to his sister as a child with thunder and lightning occuring in which it's nice to have a history discussed on what happened in the first film with her joking around about this as all of this looked enjoyable to watch.
There's the odd humor in the story like when Tim is having a shower and asking Beth to grab him a towel and of course it's Michael's hand giving him the towel before he plans to do him away.
There's also a real suspenseful moment when Michael is on the ground unconcious and in between him is Kara trying to reach for Danny as usual he could get up and grab her but still this keeps you peeled to the set watch every move that's made here.
There's an awesome moment with Kara and Danny running to Mrs. Blankenship and Tommy's home along with Michael slwoly walking towards them on their tail which reminds me of a similar moment with Laurie Strode in the first Halloween flick doing this but in this flick it looks alot darker and gloomier.
Later on we get a peek inside of the Smiths Grove Sanitarium as the place looks spookier than ever along with people working thwere part of the cult spotting unborn type babies in containers which looked gross as well as spotting a patient that was gutted speaking crazily towards Tommy before dying which was a nice impression for a story like this one.
It's cool with Tommy spotting Michael walking towards him and he almost loses it while trying to smash a door open to get Kara out while she's locked in keeping you glued watching wondering if he will rescue her in time.
There's many painful situations with Tommy injecting Michael with giant poisonous needles in which you wonder if he will finally conk out or not. But what's really cool is that he gets his revenge on Michael after all the years he was obsessed by him and scarring him for life bashing him with a metal pipe and boy does he really get it here. For all you horror fans who love extreme violence in your film this is a perfect moment to watch this.
Bottom lin is that this was indeed my
favourite sequel although lots of viewers
hated this one but it shows alot of good
action sequences plus it's dark and
Michael is more menacing too but who
could blame him after moving into his
house that is sacred to him.
Actually, this one was the very first
Halloween film that I saw when it went to
my theatre's and couldn't wait to watch
the very first one.
This is a great one to watch close to
Hallows Eve if you enjoy sequels that is
and like my taste too.
A door was open for another sequel but
what was really frusterating was when
they made another sequel it was a direct
one to part 2 and I was wondering what
would happen to the newborn child and
what Michaels plans were since he wants
his entire family to be extinct.
The film didn't receive alot of publicity
but it was briefly reviewed on a TV show
on the violent films that are out.
Some of the fans were almost convinced
that Michael was going to die for sure in
this one as they waited so long for the
next sequel but were they ever
I enjoyed the
acting. It wasn't Oscar winning but still
it was well done for a low budget film.
Donald Pleasance (Dr. Samuel Loomis) reprised his role for the last time as
Michael's shrink before he
passed away (May you rest in peace). He didn't look too healthy as you can tell
and before the closing credits it was
saying to the memory of him. He does have a bit of an old man's type of speaking in his voice which seems to work out well into this picture and seemed to get into this one which I was impressed by his performance still knowing his stuff to play this role.
Paul Rudd (Tommy Doyle) steps into this role instead of Brian Andwers since the filmmakers couldn't find him at the time due to MIA but he does
an amazing job nonetheless as he seemed
to study his role as an adult
quite well with his obsessiveness with
Michael Myers. He has a good expressionless attitude and acts believeably obsessed and disturbed about stuff along with great intense energy when the terror unravels.
Marianne Hagen (Kara Strode) seems to do well as a caring single mother really studying this part along with having a troubled attitude in which she seemed to make this moment very lifelike. She shows a ton of energy too into what she does along with really throwing in with the punches when she tries to survive the terrors around her having a great freaked out attitude. Does well speaking sharply towards her onscreen father. She was defientely a good character actress.
Child actor Devin Gardner (Danny Strode) is
very well focused on his role as the
child who hears the evil voice in which he does well with his expressionless attitude acting like he's actually in a trance and having a good silent attitude. He also does a good job with his emotional frightened behavior too and really getting into this. I could see him going far in his acting career and this was a nice stepping stone for him.
Mitch Ryan (Dr. Terrence Wynn) had the nice rough edged looks to his role along with having a good mysterious behavior towards to all he does here. He also really brihgt on a great seriousness and charm to whenever he talks along with knowing how to really have a great dark and evil attitude later on in the story with his performance drawing this all perfectly well.
Kim Darby (Debra Strode) certainly acted like a perfect basketcase of a family woman along with doing well behaving sympathetically and caring too. She also knew her craft by behaving intimidated by all that's happening to her and showing good energy while acting like this in which she really stands out perfectly well in her supporting role. There's a good suspenseful blocking
scene on her trying to get away
outside and being distracted by sheets
that are hung to dry.
English (John Strode) played a downright nasty performance as the family man. He was great at being a convincing prick in which you could tell that he was a serious actor and not surprising that he has many acting credits proving to be another true character actor here. He was believeably intimidating and dysfunctional too and had the perfect mean and masculine looks too to add to his credit. Does a great job speaking cruelly towards his onscreen daughter and a nice strong blocking movement of him smacking her and speaking sternly and threating her which he drives this to a good hype. Reacts well in shock when someone points a knife at him. Does well acting drunk when
he gets home and it's dark in the house
as he seems to pull it off trying to goof
around. Also shows off great wide eyed and jaw expressions getting electrocuted. Good stuff here and another great key member to the story.
Keith Bogart (Tim Strode) came across nicely as someone who likes to have a good time and thinking lightly on things. He seemed one of those typical teenage types who loves to party. He shows some good spunk into what he does here and is believeably humoress into everything that he did here.
Mariah O'Brien (Beth) was really sharp with her speaking and also really was hit on target in her performance focusing on everything perfectly along with having a good sarcastic attitude along with showing great timing into being powerful with her personality too. She was very memeorable in her supporting role like most of the cast mmembers here. Two thumbs up.
Leo Geter (Barry Simms) has a brief supporting role in this flick but many fans remembered him well in this one and he was a natural ham I must say within his performance acting hyper, blunt and right to the point with stuff. He seemed believeable playing a controversial partying DJ and has a great clear voice while he says his lines. He shows a ton of hyped up energy acting wild and crazy.
J.C. Brandy (Jamie Lloyd Carruthers) fills in for this part since Danielle Harris dropped out in which she does well with her nervousness and anxious type of spooked behavior. Even if her part wasn't very big she certainly makes a good impression onto the screen with this part and worked very hard on this role too. She does a great job at screaming while going into labor also does a great job speaking weakly and painfully towards him choking out her words while slowly dying.
Janice Knickrehm (Mrs. Blankenship) defientely was believeably eccentric in her part with her crazy speaking and owl like features. A great speech on her inside
the house with her onscreen boyfriend talking
about what Michael did as a child which
showed some nice energy and terrific
blocking on her behalf of it
during a thunderstorm. She really knew this part perfectly by what she did in the film and shows a nice powerful performance in her brief supporting role. She will be remembered well to the fans of this flick.
exposes her breasts after having sex on
Halloween night in the Myers former
Michael is furious
as ever since the Strode's moved in to
his house so the gore is bigger than ever
in this one.
He impales his niece on sharp objects of
a hay mchaine of some sort in a barn.
There is a splash of blood after he axes
a woman offscreen in the head.
A corpse is dangling from a tree with
wire and lights wrapped around him.
But the most gruesome murder happens to
our good old friend John Strode as
Michael slams him against a fuse box down
in a cellar and his head explodes.
There are other gruesome moments too in
this film so we get lots of blood in this
A good one is when Michael's head is
being bashed numerous times by Tommy
Doyle with a steel pipe while he was
drugged by needles and green blood pours
out of him.
John Carpenter's theme
song will always be used in any Halloween
film but Alan Howarth upgraded
it a bit along with some other old music
from the first film. This is without a
doubt Alan's best composing ever!!!
I loved the heavy guitar riffs when
Michael is about to come in for the kill.
Alan you rock!!!!
We have an awesome
songtrack by Brother Cane with
their hit "And Fools Shine On"
which was played briefly in the middle of
the film as well as during the closing
credits. Great song too.
Tommy Doyle: When Michael Myers
was six years old, he stabbed hs sister
to death. He was locked up for years in
Smith's Grove Sanitarium, but he escaped.
Soon after, Halloween became another word
for mayhem! One by one, he killed his
entire family, until his nine-year-old
niece, Jamie Lloyd, was the only one left
alive. Six years ago - Halloween night -
Michael and Jamie vanished. Most people
believed them dead but I believe someone
hid them away. Someone who keeps Michael,
protects him... tries to control him. If
there's one thing I know, you can't
control evil. You can lock it up, burn
it, and bury it, and pray that it dies,
but it never will. It just... rests
awhile. You can lock your doors, and say
your prayers, but the evil is out
there... waiting. And maybe, just
maybe... it's closer than you think!
Lloyd: [opening line] Michael,
please don't hurt me.
black: [Producer's Cut]
[before shooting Jamie]
Man in black: Your work is
Barry, whatever happened to that
psychiatrist of his, Loomis? I heard the
old quack was dead!
Doctor Sam Loomis: Not dead, just
very much retired.
Simms: OK, next caller. We have
Duanne on the line. What's on your feeble
excuse for a brain?
caller: Well Barry, I'm a big fan,
I listen to your show all the time. I
can't believe you're really going to be
paying a little visit to our little town
Barry Simms: Do you have a point
to make Duanne or should I continue
spanking the monkey?
caller: Oh Barry, you're too much.
I know things are different now in the
ninties: gays in the military, cut off
your husband's dooginger and become a
national hero, so I don't see the point
in bringing back Halloween to
Barry Simms: Wank, wank. Thank you
[cuts him off]
Doyle: I was only 8 years old when I
saw him... but I was one of the lucky
ones. I survived.
Simms: There is help for people like
you. It's called electroshock therapy.
C'mon, you don't really believe Michael
Myers is actually alive?
Tommy Doyle: Micahel's work isn't
done in Haddonfield, and soon, very soon,
he'll come home to kill again. But this
time I'll be ready.
Sam Loomis: Good God! Terrence, come
Dr. Wynn: Good grace, what a
night! Not so much as a sign for five
miles on that road.
Doctor Sam Loomis: That's the
beauty of the countryside... I thrive on
Dr. Wynn: God, you look good Sam.
Doctor Sam Loomis: Ah, I feel
great! I had surgery, plastic surgery.
Skin grafts. It cost a fortune, but at
least I don't frighten people anymore.
Dr. Wynn: Well don't tell me that
the revered rasputin of Smithsgrove has
grown complacent in his old age! I won't
believe that for a second.
Wynn: Well, guess who after 32 years
is finally relequishing his duties as
chief administrator of Smithsgrove?
Doctor Sam Loomis: Dear God. You
don't mean you're...
Dr. Wynn: Retiring? I came by to
give you the news myself.
Doctor Sam Loomis: Well, I wish
you will Terrence.
Dr. Wynn: To old friends, to
retirement, to new beginnings.
Wynn: I'd like you to come back to
Doctor Sam Loomis: Dr. Wynn, you
know it is not wise to play Halloween
Wynn: It's no prank; you're the one
I've chosen Sam. I want you to come back.
Doctor Sam Loomis: After my stroke
six years ago they practically had to
hold a pistol to my head to get me to
retire. But things are different now- I'm
different. I've buried the ghosts, I've
buried them in this manuscript. I don't
want to practise medicine anymore.
Sam Loomis: It was Jamie Lloyd.
Dr. Wynn: That was six years ago
Sam. She died with him in that explosion,
you know that.
Doctor Sam Loomis: I've wanted to
believe it. But I've felt Michael's
presence, behind these walls, just like
all those years ago. Plotting, staring,
Staring. Waiting for some signal. I can't
go through this again, not alone. Please,
as my colleague, as my friend. Help me.
Sam Loomis: Dear God! Jamie!
Paramedic: Only God can help her
Strode: Enough of this Michael Myers
Beth, who's that guy that lives across
the hall from you?
Beth: Why? You interested?
Kara: No. He's always staring out
of his window. Last night I caught him
Beth: Oh, that must be Tommy. On a
weirdness scale from one to ten, he rates
about a thirteen. Supposedly some scary
shit happened to him when he was a kid.
Messed up his head really bad. He's
harmless though. Probably just lonely...
Tim Strode: ...or horny. Something
you haven't felt in a while.
You have no business in my town.
Doctor Sam Loomis: Michael Myers
is my business.
Go back to your loony bin. I've got
enough problems around here without you
stirring up ghost stories.
Doctor Sam Loomis: I suppose it
was a ghost who did all of this, and a
ghost on the radio last night, and a
ghost being carried out of here
Sam Loomis: I knew what he was, but I
never knew why.
We are not going to allow the powers that
be tell us what to do anymore. For years
Halloween represented everything wrong
with Haddonfield, but Michael Myers is
gone. There is no Boogeyman.
Barry Simms: Dang Tim! Does she
get this riled up in the sack? I bet she
wears crotchless panties and barks like a
Blankenship: A long, long time ago,
it was a night of great power. When the
days grew short, the spirits of the dead,
returned to their homes to warm
themselves by the fire's side. All across
the land, huge bonfires were lit. Ohhh,
there was a marvelous celebration. People
danced, and they played games, and they
dressed up in costumes, hoping to ward
off the evil spirits. Especially the
[on the phone] Beth look out
there's someone in the room, he's right
Doyle: Where are they? Where's Kara?
I feel like I've been drugged.
Doctor Sam Loomis: We have been
Tommy Doyle: I don't understand,
why didn't they kill us when they had the
Doctor Sam Loomis: It's his game,
and I know where he wants to play it.
Sam Loomis: I thought Michael was a
monster, but you...
[Loomis gets knocked out, Wynn rises]
Dr. Wynn: Leave him. It's his
Wynn: I was getting worried Sam, I
was afraid you wouldn't make it.
Doctor Sam Loomis: Why now?
Dr. Wynn: Beacuase you were the
first one to see it. You recognised its
Dr. Wynn: Evil. Pure, uncorrupted,
Doctor Sam Loomis: You are a mad
Dr. Wynn: I have my plans for this
baby. Jamie's baby, will be the dawn of a
new age. And I'm asking you to join me.
Wynn: About time Doctor Loomis.
Welcome to your fate. The time has come
for you to know the truth. The time has
come for you to join us.
Doctor Sam Loomis: Why now?
Dr. Wynn: After Jamie escape last
night, I knew she would come to you. And
I knew you would lead us to her baby, her
very special baby. I needed her, just as
I need you now. It's your destiny Sam, it
lives inside you. It always has, you know
that don't you?
Doctor Sam Loomis: You are... a
Wynn: Look around you Sam, madness
everywhere. Famine, war, a great plague.
These are signs we must restore balance
to the natural order of things. We merely
provide the means.
Doctor Sam Loomis: Michael?
Dr. Wynn: We've given him the
power, the gift of thorn. I am its
deliverer. I follow it, act as its
guardian! I protect Michael, watch over
him. And... now it's time for another.
Now it's time for you, Doctor Loomis.
Wynn: Spirits and powers of the
flame, attend and witness this ritual.
Bear our gifts to Thorn. Open us to the
path of Darkness. By these runes
transform us. Let the hammer descend upon
the Chosen One to whom we offer this
sacrifice of Innocent Blood. And then
Danny, your journey begins. Kill for him!
Man in black: Danny, kill for him.
has a knife to Wynn's throat]
Tommy Doyle: Untie her!
Dr. Wynn: Do as he says! Do it.
Dr. Wynn: You should join us, you
Tommy Doyle: Shut up.
Doyle: [seeing a gun] Doctor
Loomis, you know that can't stop Michael.
Doctor Sam Loomis: Nothing can
stop Michael, but it can stop Wynn.
Wynn: Michael, your final sacrifice.
Kara: Michael, you can make him
stop it. Don't kill the baby. You know
whose baby it is, don't you?
Dr. Wynn: [shouts] Michael!
Kara: The baby is yours. Isn't it,
[Producer's Cut only]
Where do we go?
Doctor Sam Loomis: As far away
from Haddonfield as possible.
Tommy Doyle: Come with us.
Doctor Sam Loomis: No, I have some
business to attend to.
Sam Loomis: [Producer's Cut only]
Michael? It's over! It's finally over.
It's all over.
[he pulls off the mask, and sees it is
Dr. Wynn: [startled]
Michael. Michael's gone!
[he grabs Loomis's arm]
Dr. Wynn: It's your game now