New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 70

year has actually passed since the original events. Myers’ body, of course, was never found, and we get countless shots of the killer making his way back to Haddonfield, trudging through endless fields like he stepped onto the set of The Hobbit. Along the way he kills a few rednecks in bland and unoriginal ways. Back in Haddonfield, the local kids are having one of those incredibly well organized parties that only occur in slasher films and never seem to have enough beer. Dr. Loomis (McDowell) meanwhile has become a controversial celebrity, thanks to his best-selling book on Myers. McDowell has fun with the role and his performance is the only professional element of the movie, but making Loomis such a despicable character was another slap in the face to fans of the series. Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 is an improvement over Rob Zombie’s Halloween, although that’s akin to saying World War II was an improvement over World War I 1 star out of 5 NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 10 70