The Haywire Effect: Halloween II

April 28, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Halloween II is a movie that I didn’t know was bad when I went to review it. I think I’d watched it so much growing up that I’d kind of mentally adjusted to its Crap Factor and had been subconsciously overlooking all its flaws. Virtually everyone I know has at least seen the first two Halloween movies, and it’s the consensus amongst most of them that “they should’ve ended it after Two.” I think most people remember it this way simply because Halloween III: Season of the Witch is one of the most ball-crushingly horrible sequels ever made, and contains so many plot holes and lapses in logic that it begs the question, “What were they thinking?”
“I’ll get you next Halloween, He-Man!”
There was already a lot of nostalgia going into my first Haywire Effect episodes knowing I was gonna tackle a series that has essentially come to define a lot of my childhood pastime. I was watching Halloween movies before most kids even knew of their existence, let alone asked their parents to rent them and gotten shot down, be it due to the violence or the T and A factor. By the time Halloween: 20 Years Later came into existence, I was so psyched it was out of control – I saw the movie three times in its first week of release. Yes, I was only 15… and yes, I did have to sneak in once… but it wasn’t my fault – I needed something to wash out the poopy taste that Snake Eyes left in my mouth (another movie that begs that age-old question, “What were they thinking?”).
 
What were YOU thinking, Nic Cage?
So, as you can tell, if I was that psyched to see the newest Halloween at 15, I had been harboring a love for the series for a while. Remember the old axiom “love is blind”? It’s true for more than just relationships I’ve found out, and as you’ll see from this second Haywire Effect, it can try to graft rose-colored glasses over your eyes to make you look past some really atrocious writing and plot holes bigger than the combined ego of the cast of Jersey Shore.


Warning: Adult language


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