Day 9: Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II is one of the best horror sequels ever.  Really, it is.  Think about it.  Horror sequels are notoriously bad.  A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Exorcist II: Heretic, The Rage: Carrie II, Silent Night, Deadly Night 2, all follows ups to really good movies, all complete garbage.  I could go on and mention even later parts including most of the Halloween sequels to illustrate my point, but Halloween II is a pretty good movie.  It actually starts directly after the action in the first movie.  Laurie is recovering in the hospital, and Michael Myers still really needs to kill her.  So as he is trying to find her, his chance encounters with various late night hospital staff result in some pretty creative kills and some competent suspense.  The movie was written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and their skill is definitely attached to this sequel.  Dig a little deeper and give this one a shot.  It’s a lot of fun.


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