The film takes a satirical look at a young preacher who becomes a local sensation after appearing to communicate with the dead through a TV remote control.
Reviewed by James A. Janisse
The original Halloween, released in 1978, changed the face of the horror genre. Although there had been earlier “slasher” films (notably, Black Christmas in 1973), this low-budget independent film was the first to make it big and really bring the subgenre to the mainstream. It was soon followed by Friday the 13th and other films that amped up the gore and number of teen victims. Thus, when it came time to bring Michael Myers back to the big screen, the filmmakers behind Halloween II followed suit and tried to combine the original’s suspense with the new demand for more graphic and bloody sequences. READ MORE
When a group of teens win a contest to spend a night in Michael Myers’ childhood home to be broadcast live on the internet, they believe they are in for a little fun and some free publicity. But, things go frightfully wrong and the game turns into a struggle to make it out of the house alive.
Laurie Strode is rushed to the hospital, while Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt the streets for Michael Myers, who has found Laurie at the Haddonfield Hospital.