Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this sequel to 2007's Halloween remake is brutally violent, grotesquely explicit, and terrifyingly violent. There are innumerable scenes of killing, and it says a lot about the movie's savagery and viciousness that they're still grim even though it's not particularly well made. Expect sex scenes and non-stop stream of extreme profanity, too, but it's really the violence -- with young women covered head to toe in blood, slashed to ribbons, whimpering, and crying for aid -- that makes Halloween 2 truly unpleasant. Parents also need to know that this film review is for the rated theatrical version, and there is an unrated director's cut available for purchase and rental.
Topless go-go dancers cavort at a costume party/concert. Constant sexual discussion and language -- ambulance attendants discuss necrophilia; a young couple makes out and discusses various extreme sexual acts. A strip-club owner goes to have sex with one of his dancers, but they're brutally murdered before that happens.
Constant, bloody, hyper-realistic violence, including slashings, shootings, stabbings, strangling, bare-handed neck-breaking, and more. The film's killer stabs people repeatedly with bone-breaking force, severs windpipes with broken glass, and strangles and snaps people's necks with his bare hands. Victims howl with pain and terror and spit blood; arms are broken with enough force that the bone snaps through the skin. A man's head is obliterated by a series of stomps; his mangled body is dangled for all to see. In another scene, a naked woman is smashed into a wall until her head is obliterated. Characters are literally covered in blood after assaults, and murder victims are seen with their eyes stabbed out and a butcher's knife protruding from their skull. All of this is depicted with excruciatingly realistic makeup/special effects, with grisly detail.
Non-stop stream of profanity, including "f--k," "motherf--ker," "s--t," "damn," "Jesus," "a--hole," "dick," "piss," "oh my God," "p---y," 'balls," "ho," and "c--k," among much more.
No positive messages to be found here -- it's a dark, bloody gore-fest that's all about killing and pain.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters drink (beer, wine, liquor) to excess and smoke cigars and cigarettes. One character gets roaring drunk.