I’ll put the important part first; I’m trying to see what makes the Halloween series so great and I just got done with Halloween 2. Should I skip Halloween 3 and go straight to 4. What movie should I watch next? While I’m a big fan of slashers I never was interested in watching the Halloween series until now. It was 1989 before I was old enough to get my hands on horror movies so I didn’t get caught up in the initial hype. I’ve always found the Michael Myers creature design to be boring so I never sought out his movies. I read quite a bit of Jason Voorhees bashing in a thread about Rob Zombie being selfish for making another Halloween. That gave me the motivation to find out for myself which slasher I enjoy better, Jason or Michael. I watched Halloween 1 for the first time two weeks ago and found it to be brilliant. It’s a good thing I waited until now to watch it. If I had watched Halloween even just a few years ago I don’t think I would have appreciated many the things that make it great. The cast of characters is great; all three of the girls and especially Dr. Loomis. Donald Pleasance was just the right amount of camp and creepy and PJ Soles was a riot. But I still found the Michael Myers character to be boring. I watched Halloween 2 last Friday night and thought it was dreadful. There is nothing to like about this movie. The characters are boring and the story was dull. Dr. Loomis went from creepy to obnoxious and none of the characters actions made any sense. And why is Myers such an efficient killer until he’s in arms length of Jamie Lee then it’s like his depth perception is completely thrown off. It was a poor choice for them start Halloween II right were the first left off. I am interested in seeing if this story goes anywhere but I afraid that like most horror stories, the more that is explained the more you wish they would have left it all a mystery. I understand how those that were teenagers in 1978 can appreciate the Halloween movies but I don’t see the appeal yet. Especially with how well the Friday the 13th movies hold up. I watched 1 through 4 last year for the first time and loved them. When the Blu-ray set of Friday the 13th comes out I plan on having a marathon.