Legacy of Terror 2018

This book contains the reviews of 100 sequels, 20 prequels and 60 remakes.

For each category, installments are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, a list of moods, eight ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Halloween II

A psychiatrist assists a policeman whose daughter was murdered in tracking down the serial killer responsible before he slaughters his only victim still alive.
United States
1981
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Festivity: 
Halloween
Character Focus: 
Serial Killer Film
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
6
Will send you to the hospital and wait for you there!
5.04
3.04
5.04
5.04
3
3
3
Performances
Plot
Ambiance
Halloween II happens right after the events and explores the collateral damage of Halloween, the 1978 classic about a mental patient stalking teenagers. While a search for the missing body of Michael Myers is taking place, the survivors either grieve or recover from injuries. The most interesting part of the plot takes place in a Hospital and the rest mostly back in the suburb.
There is a good mix of new and old elements, and aside from dragging subplots that bring little to the story, this is more than an acceptable sequel, in continuity, tone and entertainment value. The two main protagonists are back and their character manage to evolve over a very short period of time. More importantly, the ambiance is still dark. The mood is familiar. The photography is matched.
An idea is thrown that Michael Myers, labeled serial killer until now, might be, by this point, some sort of a supernatural being. He can sure take a bullet and a rough landing. This surreal ambiguity weighs on Jamie Lee Curtis's character, leaving little room for fun and games, though the secondary characters take care of the sex aspect to redeem a return to Haddonfield otherwise rather tragic.
Alternate Titles: 
Halloween 2
Halloween II: The Nightmare Isn't Over!
Halloween Part 2
Halloween Part II
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