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Halloween II (1981)

R  |   |  Horror  |  30 October 1981 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Susan Shoop ...
Hunter von Leer ...
Dick Warlock ...
The Shape / Patrolman #3
Ford Rainey ...
Cliff Emmich ...
Nancy Stephens ...


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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Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)


$25,500,000 (USA)

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2.39: 1
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A number of area hospitals provided the filming locations for the Haddonfield medical facility, many of them hospital corridors. Most of these were filmed at two Californian hospitals, the Pasadena Community Hospital and the Morningside Hospital in Los Angeles. See more »


At the hospital, you can see the camera in the Marshall's mirror. See more »


Mrs. Alves: I'm trying to reach Mr. or Mrs. Morgan Strode. They've left? Could you give me another number? All right. Thank you. You should've called them right away. Now I can't find them.
Janet Marshall: I didn't know.
Mrs. Alves: Right away.
Janet Marshall: I'm sorry, Mrs. Alves.
Jimmy: I'll be with Laurie. Cover for me.
Mrs. Alves: I heard that. Two minutes. That's it.
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Referenced in 'Halloween' Unmasked 2000 (1999) See more »


Mr. Sandman
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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15 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what was the point of this movie? why was it even made, honestly, how can people call this a "classic" it was fueled with killing and stalking and nothing more, the story of it could have been made up in an hour, the acting is the only reason i give it 4 *'s, i just cant find the "classic"nis of it, i cant even believe this is a sequel to the first Halloween because it doesn't even feel the same, no eariness, no ghostliness, no horror, so i ask what was the point of this movie? why was it made? why did donald pleasence and jamie lee curtis agree to make this so-called "sequel", why? and most of all why do so many people like this movie? what makes it so good? i just don't know

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