10 Films That Were Probably Imagined By Insane Heroes

10. Rob Zombie's Halloween 2


Reality is often a difficult thing to gauge in horror movies, and Rob Zombie€™s follow-up to his Halloween remake has some understandable problems with the concept. Just as Zombie€™s revamp of Carpenter€™s original spiraled off in its own direction€”focusing on the childhood past of Michael Myers€”so too does the sequel deviate from the first Halloween 2. Myers returns to stalk Strode, and she in turn learns that she€™s his sister, while a sneering Dr. Loomis is pulled from the talk-show circuit to battle the madman again. Or, maybe all that happens€”maybe it doesn€™t. Truth is, whether intentional or not, Zombie€™s movie makes a good case that all of its addled adventures are taking place solely in Laurie Strode€™s 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 it€™s reasonable to argue that it€™s all a part of Laurie€™s ruptured psyche. The visions of a woman astride a white horse seemingly appear to both Laurie and Michael, and while the mutilation that occurs couldn€™t 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. McDowell€™s Loomis in the first Halloween remake was a more empathetic and kinder soul than Pleasance€™s hard-boiled therapist turned monster-hunter. Here, he€™s an opportunistic a-hole with no care for the harm caused and ineffective at doing anything at all to stop the killer. This doesn€™t make sense in the film at large, but it does if this is Laurie€™s 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, it€™s 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 she€™s been that way from the very first frames of the movie.

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