Halloween II1981

Critics score:
29 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times:Halloween II is good enough to deserve a sequel of its own.Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader:Rick Rosenthal, who directed this 1981 sequel, doesn't have Carpenter's expansive, affectionate way with stereotypical characters, and without it they're empty shells -- bodies waiting for the slaughter.Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews:Halloween is a classic and its first sequel is a sloppy afterthought.Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:It's a little sad to witness a fall from greatness, and that's what we get in Halloween II.Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out:The result won't make any converts, but Jamie Lee Curtis is as good as ever.Read more

Variety Staff, Variety:This uninspired version amounts to lukewarm sloppy seconds in comparison to the original film that made director John Carpenter a hot property.Read more