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While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

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It's the same night as the original Halloween. Michael Myers is around the neighborhood, after being gunned by Dr.Loomis six times. Now, he's in a hospital where the girl Laurie Strode was taken. And there's a reason why Michael is after her... Written by Jason Mechalek

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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$25,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

One of seven pictures director John Carpenter made with actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Five of them were Halloween movies, the others being The Fog (1980) and Escape from New York (1981). See more »

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When the police car hits 'Michael" and pins him against the van, there a shot where his upper half falls and his head hits the hood of the police car while on fire. In the very next shot, the body is instead shown upright while in flames. See more »

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[after Michael disappears]
Doyle Neighbor: What's going on out here?
Sam Loomis: Call the police! Tell the sheriff I shot him!
Doyle Neighbor: Who?
Sam Loomis: Tell him, he's still on the loose!
Doyle Neighbor: Is this some kind of joke? I've been trick-or-treated to death tonight.
Sam Loomis: [looks at the blood on his hand] You don't know what death is!
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Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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A good continuation
21 December 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Picking up exactly where the original left off, "Halloween II" has Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) getting transferred to the hospital, while Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance) continues looking for Michael Myers. In the process of everything, we learn some things about the characters (like a little something about Laurie that would play a part in the later movies). Of course, in the process, Michael himself goes around killing people. A particularly interesting scene is how he kills a woman in the hospital. Oh, and by the way, this is Dana Carvey's film debut (interestingly, he later co-starred with Mike Myers, whose name sounds like the killer here). A worthy sequel it is. Numbers 4, 5, and 6 were pathetic (and #8 apparently was), #7 was really cool, while #3 wasn't even really part of the series.


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