Movie Number- 8
Title– Halloween II (2009)
Genre– Horror
Branden’s Rating– 3 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- 5 out of 10
Average Rating– 4
Netflix Rating– 2 Stars
Comments- We are both huge Halloween fans (1970s), and I love all of Rob Zombies previous works (House of 1000 Corpses, Devil’s Rejects, and Halloween (2008?)), but this movie was just not up to par. I understand that this is a “re-imagining” of the series, but the characters are based on characters that have already been created, so there should be some semblance of the original characters present. This movie didn’t have that at all, and made the characters out to be something they are not. I was incredibly disappointed with this one in every aspect except for the cinematography- I may be in the minority here, but I think Zombies cinematographic choices are excellent. Unfortunately, that cannot make up for this very lackluster movie. Bad-Mediocre.

This was the first Blu-Ray we got in from Netflix, and to be honest, it didn’t even look ALL that great (that is the fault of the movie, and will not be the case next time I hope). But, it was cool to get the Blu-Ray of a movie right on release day! A Perfect Getaway should be here tomorrow (on Blu-Ray), so look for that review soon! Thanks for reading.

Branden Chowen
Editor-in-Chief at Cinefessions

Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.