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Laurie Strode is rushed to the hospital, while Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt the streets for Michael Myers, who has found Laurie at the Haddonfield Hospital.

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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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This is the only Halloween film to show the morning after the 31st, every other movie ends on Halloween night. See more »

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Jimmy passes out lying in a pool of blood, but later in the car there is no blood on him anywhere. See more »

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Dr. Sam Loomis: Did you see the blackboard back there in the elementary school?
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Featured in Coming Soon (1982) See more »

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Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
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An surprisingly good sequel.
2 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

On the same night in 1978, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) thought he killed Micheal Myers but he has escaped. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has survived from being killed and now she's taken to the hospital. Micheal is following Laurie and He stalks the hospital employees one by one to get Laurie. But there is a dark secret between Laurie and Micheal that we will know on Halloween night.

Directed by Rick Rosenthal (American Dreamer, Bad Boys, Distant Thunder) made a terrific sequel, which is entertaining but this sequel doesn't quite have the same suspense as the first film. But it has a different look and the setting in the hospital could be a scary place.

DVD from Goodtimes Home Video has an above average non-anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer and an fine Dolby Surround 2.0 Sound. The DVD only extra is Production Notes and a Hidden Feature.

DVD from Universal has an good anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer and an fine Dolby Surround 2.0 Sound. DVD extras are Theatrical Trailer and Production Notes. Although the Universal DVD was supposed to be a Special Edition with Commentaries, Documentary and Deleted Scenes but it didn't happen. Produced & Written by John Carpenter and the late Debra Hill. Panavision. (****/*****).


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