H2: Halloween II Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
Relentlessly disturbing though it is, the movie is not particularly frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 29, 2012
The irony, of course, is that in attempting to breathe new life into Michael Myers, Rob Zombie may be the man who's finally killed him. Let us hope that in this case, the bastard stays dead: Halloween II might just be the bullet in his brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 5, 2011
The nadir of both the Halloween series and Rob Zombie's filmography...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 13, 2010
At one point in the film, a character is accused of "profiteering off the miseries of others" and that is exactly what Zombie will do to you if you see this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
We see Myers in silhouette dragging a victim out of a truck and then stabbing them again and again and again, singularly summing up what a numbing experience it all is. No flashes of blood, no hints of character, just shadows killing shadows.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 10, 2009
A painfully almost sadistically boring sequel...
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 4, 2009
By not reaching for empowerment, Halloween II diminishes the horror genre. Nearly every victim is a terrible person.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
October 31, 2009
Pushing the Halloween series further from its roots, Rob Zombie's first sequel to his remake of the popular John Carpenter slasher, is a muddied mix of symbolism and excessive violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 18, 2009
This film might be the most artfully rendered slasher sequel ever made. Alas, Zombie's dark poetry only goes so far without more substantive justification.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
October 16, 2009
In a word, ugly. It just pips Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (aka Halloween 6) to the title of worst Halloween film ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
October 16, 2009
[A] lumbering mess of a movie, which does no favours for the slasher genre, one that's fast losing any sense of innovation or vitality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 13, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Juergens
CampBlood.org
September 9, 2009
When Zombie kills a cow with an ambulance in the opening scene the cow dies quietly and doesn't then have to sit through the rest of the movie. And they say he shows no mercy!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 5, 2009
Rob Zombie makes incoherent films about people killing each other in brutal ways. Here's another one.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Lucius Gore
ESplatter
September 4, 2009
OK but not great
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
September 4, 2009
Zombie really doesn't escape the genre conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 4, 2009
Brutal and redundant but not without a certain ugly integrity, this gruesome sequel allows Zombie to continue to explore his idea that Michael Myers is a pathetic and tragically irredeemable product of childhood abuse...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
September 3, 2009
Zombie's rowdy redneck phantasmagorias and weird swoons of empathy can't disguise that there's nowhere left for the story to go.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 3, 2009
My open letter to Rob Zombie on his *cough* brilliant execution of Halloween II.
Full Review | Original Score: F-
Thomas Leupp
Hollywood.com
September 3, 2009
Wish Michael Myers would have taken his knife to that stupid white horse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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