Rob Zombie's H2 is a hardcore horror film that bests the first film on all levels.
Aug 28, 2009
H2 is the follow up to the first film of the rebooted Halloween series. This time around Rob Zombie doesn't try to emulate the sequel of the original series, instead he creates a surrealistic dreamscape of a film that's totally unique in it's own way. The murder set pieces are very brutal, violent and hardcore. You wont see any PG-13 nonsense here. Just a straight forward horror film that goes right for the jugular.
The film picks up right where the first one ended. Laurie Strode has just survived the night HE came home and his hospitalized along with her best friend Annie. After a long hospital stay and a horrific nightmare Laurie tries to put the past behind her and move on with her life. But the past year and the horrific slaying of one of her best friends and family has her living with terrible nightmares and seeing a therapist to try and deal with all of her drama. Just as she thinks about moving ahead with her life she notices that it's only a few days before Halloween.
I don;t want to spoil the fun but the film is a very worthy sequel that easily tops the first film. I was impressed by how Rob Zombie managed to create an original story line out of this paint-by-the-numbers series. He could have easily just put himself and auto-pilot and created a boring cookie cutter horror film. Instead he thought out of the box and created a nightmarish world that Michael Myers lives in and we get to see what goes through this killing machine's mind and what motivates him in his non-stop slaying mode that has no qualm, rhyme or reason. But a peak into the method by his madness is a hellish one. I have to recommend this movie for fans of the new Halloween series and those of us who love to watch a straight forward hardcore old school horror film. The ending will satisfy those who love a realistic ending in scary flicks.
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