10. Rob Zombie's Halloween 2
Reality is often a difficult thing to gauge in horror movies, and Rob Zombies follow-up to his Halloween remake has some understandable problems with the concept. Just as Zombies revamp of Carpenters original spiraled off in its own directionfocusing on the childhood past of Michael Myersso too does the sequel deviate from the first Halloween 2. Myers returns to stalk Strode, and she in turn learns that shes his sister, while a sneering Dr. Loomis is pulled from the talk-show circuit to battle the madman again. Or, maybe all that happensmaybe it doesnt. Truth is, whether intentional or not, Zombies movie makes a good case that all of its addled adventures are taking place solely in Laurie Strodes head after Meyers' first attack scrambled her sanity. In an effort to set H2 apart from its real successor and from the movie Zombie previously made, the director tries a series of hallucinatory and stylistic touches out on the film. As a result, every scene of action or murder is handled so esoterically its reasonable to argue that its all a part of Lauries ruptured psyche. The visions of a woman astride a white horse seemingly appear to both Laurie and Michael, and while the mutilation that occurs couldnt be devised by a lightweight like Scout Taylor-Compton, if Laurie is the one on this bloody spree, behaving as if she is Michael, than the carnage she observes would resemble what she saw from him before. There are several altered aspects from the previous film that also support this theory, namely the change in Loomis. McDowells Loomis in the first Halloween remake was a more empathetic and kinder soul than Pleasances hard-boiled therapist turned monster-hunter. Here, hes an opportunistic a-hole with no care for the harm caused and ineffective at doing anything at all to stop the killer. This doesnt make sense in the film at large, but it does if this is Lauries world; she has reconfigured Loomis as an sniveling, impotent agent of chaos, whose own limp-wristed approach with Michael was the same thing that unleashed him on she and her friends. At the end, its not a resurrected Meyers who dispatches Loomis, but Strode herself, and when she walks from the shed wearing the mask, I believe the implication is not that this ordeal has driven her crazy, but that shes been that way from the very first frames of the movie.