Monday, October 17, 2016
It Was The Boogyman, Wasn't It?
Halloween II deserves more praise as it had everything stacked against it, from Carpenter's refusal to direct to the need of a bad wig for Jamie Lee Curtis.
Despite being filmed several years later (and the aforementioned wig), director Rick Rosenthal does an incredible job keeping the tone of the original film.
My favorite part, however, happens before the opening credits (which are great too, btw).
Picking up exactly where the original film ends, Rosenthal basically expands that endings seamlessly and expands on the "it was the boogyman" line with an even better one.
You don't know what death is!
Cue more electronic version of the classic Carpenter theme. Zoom into pumpkin containing a skull.