John Carpenter followed up the success of Halloween with this most excellent sequel. Flashing back to the of Part 1, we see Dr Loomis shoot Myers and him fall out of the upstairs window of Laurie's house. But after rushing down stairs, Myer's body has disappeared, and so the scene is set for another round of murder and mayhem..
Laurie is taken to the local hospital whilst Doctor Loomis resumes his search with the local to try and find Myer's before he can kill again (with Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance reprising their original roles). But Michael isn't too willing to give up his prey so easily and follows Laurie to the hospital, randomly bumping off a few townsfolk to satisfy his bloodlust en route.
On arrival he proceeds to do away with the defenceless staff that are standing in the way of his final victim, using some quite innovative but gruesome methods. Including drowning nurses in scalding water, stringing up the guard with a lamp cord, sticking syringes into peoples eye's and bleeding patients to death by unplugging their hypodermic drips.
Whilst all this is going on, Dr Loomis discovers the REAL reason why Michael has returned to his home town of Haddonfield and gone on the rampage, so rushes to the hospital to save the day and stop Myers once and for all (putting a whole new shine on the phrase "going out with a bang")!
Though not one of John Carpenter's favourites, I found this highly enjoyable. Perhaps a touch darker and a bit gorier than the first, but equally chilling and overall a bloody good film!