6.5/10
49,980
482 user 163 critic

Halloween II (1981)

R | | Horror | 30 October 1981 (USA)
Trailer
2:19 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris
Halloween (1978)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin
Halloween 5 (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.

Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Stars: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.

Director: Joe Chappelle
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor
Halloween (2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

Director: Chuck Russell
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Pamela Susan Shoop ...
Hunter von Leer ...
Dick Warlock ...
The Shape / Patrolman #3
...
...
...
...
Ford Rainey ...
Cliff Emmich ...
Nancy Stephens ...
Edit

Storyline

In a continuation of the plot of Halloween, Michael Myers shows off his indestructability by resuming his murder spree despite being gunned down with six bullets in the original movie. Laurie Strode is once more his intended victim, with Dr. Sam Loomis again in hot persuit. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Just when you thought it was safe to go trick or treating... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,500,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The word painted on blood on the chalk board was 'Samhein". The Celtic word refers to an ancient Irish holiday at the end of Summer on October 31, the Festival of Samhein. However Dr. Loomis refers back to it as a title, being the name of a god of worship, the "Lord of the Dead". Samhein "is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Most commonly it is held on 31 October-1 November, or halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. Along with Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasadh it makes up the four Gaelic seasonal festivals. It was observed in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Kindred festivals were held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands; for example the Brythonic Calan Gaeaf (in Wales), Kalan Gwav (in Cornwall) and Kalan Goañv (in Brittany)". See more »

Goofs

(2 minutes into the movie) When Laurie takes off Michael's mask in the beginning, Michael does not leave the mask off long enough so that we could see his deformed eye like we could see in the previous movie. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sam Loomis: Did you see the blackboard back there in the elementary school?
Marion Chambers: Yeah.
Dr. Sam Loomis: In order to appease the gods, the Druid priests held fire rituals. Prisoners of war, criminals, the insane, animals... were... burned alive in baskets. By observing the way they died, the Druids believed they could see omens of the future. Two thousand years later, we've come no further. Samhain isn't evil spirits. It isn't goblins, ghosts or witches. It's the unconscious mind. We're all afraid of the dark inside ourselves.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: Halloween II (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
wow..
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


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Excellent film! What is the correct aspect ratio? LeSamourai86
Nurse Jill's shoes fall off. Brilliant! popcorn_bliss
This movie makes no sence gatewaybaby
Where the hell are Laurie's parents?? Kimrubymoon
So...I'm twisted, but... Kimrubymoon
Filming Locations centipede84
Discuss Halloween II (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?