Halloween II

Film, Horror
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The first Halloween had such an ancient maniac-on-the-loose theme that it was easy to miss just how original the film was in its use of the new gliding Steadicam to prolong audience identification with the villain. Rosenthal is no Carpenter, but he makes a fair job of emulating the latter's visual style in this sequel (co-scripted by Carpenter) which takes up where the earlier film left off. The action is now largely set in a terrorised local hospital, while the villain has so palpably become an agent of Absolute Evil that any associations with contemporary sexual violence are fortunately diminished. The result won't make any converts, but Jamie Lee Curtis is as good as ever.

By: DP

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Screenwriter: Debra Hill
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis
Donald Pleasence
Charles Cyphers
Jeffrey Kramer
Lance Guest
Pamela Susan Shoop
Hunter Von Leer
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