1981 / d. Rick Rosenthal
Picking up directly where the first HALLOWEEN ends, we continue to follow Laurie Strode as she struggles to survive an attack from a masked boogeyman hellbent on ending her life. Creepy hospital scenes and a driving re-do of John Carpenter’s classic musical score create tension and a true atmosphere of Halloween night, while the plot shines light on the relationship between Myers and Strode. Aside from the fact that Myers’ mask is clearly altered, the overall feeling and tone between the movies remains consistent. A worthy sequel, and the perfect film to set the mood for Samhain.