I used to dislike this movie because Mikey wasn't present. I still dislike this movie because of that damn jingle (my brother and a friend of mine decided to sing along everytime it played in the movie). Honestly thought it's a decent flick, with an original plot.
Heard much about how III was the worst, but it's one of the best I find. You just gotta look at it as not a Halloween movie, more like it's something on its own. Carpenter and Hill's idea of doing a Twilight-Zone type series on Halloween stories would of been great had that Akkad guy decided to bring back Mike.