Horror 101 – Episode 79: Halloween II (1981)

Horror 101 – Episode 79: Halloween II (1981) – September 29th, 2018

The Nightmare Isn’t Over!

Greetings listeners! Welcome back to the Horror 101 show. After taking a month off we return to weigh in on the upcoming Halloween 2018 film and what its going to mean after its release. Is it enough that Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back to play Laurie Strode and John Carpenter will be making the music? Does it make sense that this new film will be replacing everything thats come after the original 1978 film? Few sequels are as perfect as Halloween II (1981). It begins the moment the original film left off and it is an exceptional film which concluded an excellent story. And with this new film threatening to remove it from the Myers canon its clear our only act of defiance is to give the Horror 101 treatment to Rick Rosenthal’s Part II. We’ll be speaking to long time listener Eugene and getting his thoughts. We’ll spend some time on what we’re expecting from the new movie and retrospecting on Part II. Join us as we defend one of the greatest horror sequels ever made.


01:00 Prelude to Terror…
05:00 Returning for one more show (in this dungeon)
08:20 Few sequels are as perfect…
11:00 Opening Halloween 2 titles…
12:50 Dean Cundey returns…
14:30 The Sheriff’s daughter…
16:30 The nurse and Loomis…
19:05 Great suspense…
21:00 Why won’t he die?
23:00 Eugene weighs in…
28:30 The #Metoo Halloween
31:25 Scoring Part II
34:45 Conclusion…thanks for listening!

Halloween II (1981)

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Written by: Debra Hill & John Carpenter


Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode
Donald Pleasence as Sam Loomis
Charles Cyphers as Leigh Brackett
Lance Guest as Jimmy
Dick Warlock as The Shape / Patrolman #3
Jeffrey Kramer as Graham

Director of photography: Dean Cundey

All video, pictures and audio used from Halloween II is copyright © 1981 by Dino De Laurentiis Company and Universal Pictures. Used for educational purposes. No reproductions of any kind.