(directed by Rob Zombie, 2009)
Believe it or not, Halloween II
, the new film directed by Rob Zombie, is actually a mashup of the 1981 version of Halloween II
, Rob Zombie's 2007 Halloween
remake, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show
... with just a drop of UHF
(Weird Al Yankovic has a cameo).
The Rocky Horror
stuff is my favorite part... but it doesn't last long.
Let me just warn you that a very large portion of this film is a dream sequence... and once the dreamer woke up in his or her bed, it not only pissed off me - it also pissed off a testosterone driven, muscle bound, uncaged man animal sitting behind me, who yelled an expletive at the movie screen.
So, if you're taking steroids, you might wanna avoid this film.
does not take place at a hospital on the same night as the first movie, which is what happened in the 1981 Halloween II
. This one takes place a year later on Halloween... yes, you may have seen some hospital scenes in the previews and you're now scratching your head. Let's just say I've given you a hint.
My main man, Micky Dolenz, from The Monkees, who had a cameo in the first Halloween
remake as a gun store owner does not make an appearance again in this film. So, half a star off its final verdict for that.
I heartily recommend the review of this movie by TheUsualSuspect. Check out his review thread for that.
Sherri Moon Zombie... Sherri Moon Zombie is the wife of the director, Rob Zombie, and to date, I believe she's been in every single one of his movies, with a big part. Until they either divorce or she gets run over by an ice cream truck (my favorite of the two), I assume she'll continue to have main roles in all of his movies. There are tons of trashy porno movie sets needing to fill up roles to women who wanna be filled up, but Sherri Moon neglects them all. In Halloween II
, she constantly pops up as a figment of Michael Myers' imagination ~ she plays his mother, who is now dead ~ and everytime she appears, she's accompanied by a white horse, as if Halloween
is now some kind of Neverending Story
(although it is a neverending series...) fantasy thing. It is not. This is not the first time that the Halloween
series has been weird... Halloween 6
, which was brutally re-directed and trashed, dealt with Michael being influenced by a cult and our very own stars in the sky.
But now, with Halloween II
, the white horse stuff is probably the weirdest.
With any luck, though, Sherri Moon will leave the horror genre and take that white horse somewhere to make beastiality porn. (!)
Still, I do like some of the bizarre imagery Rob Zombie creates for the film... there's a skeleton that has Michael Myers head for a skull. That was pretty creepy and cool. There are also a few bizarre, trippy scenes here and there.
It has a confusing ending. I kinda like that, but at the same time, this whole movie was really just a mess, and there's nothing brilliant about it. However, with that said, it was at least a very unique take, and with it actually being the 10th film in the Halloween
series, what more could you do?
At least it's not 2002's Halloween: Resurrection
, the worst movie in the series, if not all time. Look at that title... Halloween: Resurrection
. Forget knowing that by resurrection, they mean Michael Myers coming back to life. Isn't that the dumbest title ever? Wouldn't a horror film called Christmas: Resurrection
be just... wrong?
Granted, Halloween II
is not really a great title for this movie.
It should have been called Sherri: Resurrected