Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: The Nightmare Isn’t Over! (October, 1981)

 
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In the good news / bad news department, it appears the Conestoga 4 may FINALLY be breaking out its creative rut, ad wise, just not for our targeted movie this round. Anyways, Halloween II is the kind of sequel you get when ya combine the writers and producers who weren’t all that interested to begin with with a case of beer and typewriter. Yeah, even though most of the players behind the original Halloween return for the sequel, instigated by Dino de Laurentiis, who guaranteed them all a profit upfront, the end result fails to recapture the magic of the original and shows all the earmarks of those paychecks already having cleared before a camera even rolled. Personally, I love and champion the original Halloween, but I am not a fan of the franchise it spawned at all. And it’s a dogfight between this franchise and the JAWS franchise as to which sequels did more damage to the films that spawned them.
 
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Halloween II (1981) De Laurentiis :: Universal Pictures / EP: Joseph Wolf, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad, Dino De Laurentiis / P: John Carpenter, Debra Hill / D: Rick Rosenthal / W: John Carpenter, Debra Hill / C: Dean Cundey / E: Mark Goldblatt, Skip Schoolnik / M: John Carpenter, Alan Howarth / S: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Lance Guest, Charles Cyphers, Leo Rossi, Tawny Moyer

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