New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 69

Strode (Taylor-Compton) has been rushed to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital immediately following the events of the first movie. After spending half the running time of the first film establishing Michael Myers’ backstory, Zombie tears up his nature versus nurture argument by resurrecting Myers, presumably by supernatural means. Unfortunately we haven’t seen the last of the young Myers, as Zombie peppers his sequel with flash- backs and dream sequences. Myers has a recurring dream of his mother accompanied by a white horse. Just in case we’re not on board with his cod psychology, he opens the film with a quote from a textbook informing us exactly what a white horse symbolizes. This is but the first of many laughable moments sprinkled throughout this mess. Just when we think Zombie is retreading the 1981 film, we realize it was all a dream, and a Watch the trailer for Halloween 2 (2009 version) NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 10 69