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Halloween H2O

Halloween H2O (1998)

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51

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 57
Fresh: 29 | Rotten: 28

Halloween: H2O is the best of the many sequels, yet still pales in comparison to the original Halloween.

45

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 6

Halloween: H2O is the best of the many sequels, yet still pales in comparison to the original Halloween.

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Movie Info

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

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Horror

Robert Zappia, Matt Greenberg

Oct 19, 1999

Miramax

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While Carpenter's film was all about economy and a skilful use of empty space, Miner's busy compositions have a cluttered feel that is echoed by superfluous orchestral music.

August 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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I'm currently stuck watching the revival of a movie form that appalled me the first time around, then disappeared from view after a torrent of thoughtless re-workings that resembled bloody tape loops.

November 15, 2002 Full Review Source: CNN.com
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...Steve Miner is no Carpenter.

April 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comments (2)
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Halloween: H20 is as stylish and scary as it is ultra-violent. It brings back a stunning Jamie Lee Curtis in the role that made her a star and it's a work of superior craftsmanship in all aspects.

February 21, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Now that they have produced something vaguely enjoyable, hopefully the film makers will let the series rest in peace.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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The scary slasher-movie genre has been ratcheted up several notches with the release today of Halloween: H20.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Too bad it's only a smidgen better than the series' first first sequel, 1981's gory Halloween II.

February 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

[Director] Miner is tasked with getting these characters in one setting, and he accomplishes his duty for the most part.

October 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Unquestionably the best of the Halloween followups...

March 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

It's somewhere around minute 58 - that's in a film that runs 80 minutes before credits, folks - before anything particularly interesting happens.

August 24, 2008 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

H2O successfully captures the foreboding mood of Carpenter's 1978 original before eventually settling for the obvious. And at 86 minutes, it's just too short.

January 24, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

Brilliant and witty. Those are two words that will not be used to described this film, nor, I suspect, its target audience.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat | Comment (1)
Film Threat

The horror genre is not my forte in either taste or interest, but I have to admit, I enjoyed sitting through Halloween: H20.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

The selfish pea brains who brought their bright-eyed infant to...this violent horror movie deserve a private, late-night visit from the uncompromising Michael Myers.

July 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Then Michael shows up and blah blah blah.

November 29, 2003 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
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If you're a Halloween fan, you're probably over 30, and this film will suit you--you need your sleep.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

The biggest mystery about Halloween: H20 is why the filmmakers bothered to send it to theaters.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

I thought the original Halloween was overrated, the 2 or three cheapie sequels I've seen were even worse, and this new entry is still crap.

September 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Comments (2)
Montreal Film Journal

...a welcome resurrection for which fans will undoubtedly be grateful.

June 25, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Halloween: Twenty Years Later has forgotten the wellspring from which it flows.

January 27, 2002 Full Review Source: ToxicUniverse.com | Comment (1)
ToxicUniverse.com

Nothing more than a dull retread of worn-out cliches, buoyed only by the much-anticipated return of a familiar face.

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

The movie was competently staged by director Steve Miner, and the actors were fine. It held my interest throughout. It's just that this story has worn itself out from the retelling.

January 1, 2001 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Audience Reviews for Halloween H2O

One of the best horror movies I've seen in my life. Its both entertaining and very well acted by Jamie LEe Curtis, and has one of the best ending climaxes to a horror movie I have ever seen
July 28, 2012
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Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Michael Myers is dead, right? Crazy psycho murdering sociopath ... they killed him in the last one, right? It's been 20 years! Scream queen Jaime Lee returns to scream, er, bloody murder again (her mom, Janet Lee, famous for some other obscure scream rite of passage, along for the ride) and it is ever so ... that guy is dead, right?
October 26, 2011
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

    1. Will Brennan: What do we do? What dowe do?
    2. Laurie Strode/ Keri Tate: Try to live!
    – Submitted by Jimmy G (20 months ago)
    1. Norma Watson: Oh. Miss Tate. I didn't mean to make you jump. It's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare.
    2. Laurie Strode: I've had my share.
    – Submitted by Rebecca & (2 years ago)
    1. Jimmy Howell: Are you coming?
    2. Tony Allegre: Nah, l-l better stay here and protect her.
    3. Jimmy Howell: Oh-ho ! Right, dude. Good.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Sarah Wainthrope: Oh, it's so lame. No, no, no. It's worse. I, I went there two summers ago with my family. Loathsome! No, it's worse. It'll come to me. Wretched! You know? Okay, think-think, campfires, s'mores - Repugnant! That's it, repugnant. I would rather have my eyes pierced.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Laurie Strode: (it's just her and Michael left at the school) - Michael!
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Loomis: I met him fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding, even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and the blackest eyes, the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply, evil.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
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