Halloween 2: The Quickening
Year: 1981
Rated: R
Run Time: 92 minutes
Production Company:
Director: Rick Rosenthal
Starring: Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tony Moran
T & A: Hell Yeah, Mang
Amazing Grace : Come Sit On My Face

"More of the Night HE Came Home!"

If you are going to make a sequel to a movie called "Halloween", well, then, "Halloween 2" is the correct title for your movie. And darn it if the makers of this movie didn't realize this also! So they were very clever in naming their movie. Unfortunately the movie itself isn't as clever; actually, a Mongoloid box turtle with syphilis could churn out a more suspenseful thriller. But parts of it are entertaining, like when a Michael Meyers impersonator goes up in a fire ball of twisted metal, not unlike Princess Di.

Anyway, this movie sets its sights low and achieves what it sets out to do: A bunch of people get killed by a guy in a William Shatner mask. And it's pretty entertaining, if that's what you're into.

The film sets up a pattern of having uninteresting people say and do really boring things, and then have a guy come and kill them. This formula makes the audience side with the villain, because at least he does something other than talk, walk around, and make immature sexual advances towards the female characters in the film. I would contend that this was a slightly unhealthy angle for the film to take, as the film's hero is a homicidal maniac, but I didn't make this film, so who am I to say?

At one point a character opens a dumpster, and a cat jumps out and hits him in the face. I have never seen a cat act in this manner in my life, as most felines avoid human contact whenever possible. This leads me to believe that Michael Myers, the serial killer in this film, was not acting alone and had an accomplice whose job was to hide in a dumpster and throw cats at people. Call me nutty, but that sounds like a pretty interesting storyline, but I didn't make this film, so who am I to say?

Donald Pleasance is in this. He's really cool and funny and I miss him a lot. He was one of the good ones. Jamie Lee Curtis, however, has never had a good role. Some may point out the fact that she can't act, but I point out her groundbreaking work on that one sitcom with Richard Lewis. That was really good, I think...


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