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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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Storyline

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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All New. From The People Who Brought You "Halloween"... More Of The Night HE Came Home. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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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

Director Rick Rosenthal had to go to bat for the casting of Leo Rossi as Bud. See more »

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Other than a patient that Jill responds to, no other patients are ever seen or heard throughout the large hospital, despite the fact that the maternity ward has several newborn babies. See more »

Quotes

Janet: Julie saw him, you know.
Bud: Who?
Janet: Michael Myers.
Bud: Come on...!
Janet: I swear, yesterday when she was coming to work.
Bud: Where'd she see him?
Janet: You know the Shop And Bag out by the mall? She stopped at the light and saw him walking in that field behind the Lost River Drive In. Julie said he was so creepy.
Bud: Julie's full of shit. He didn't escape until last night.
Janet: You don't have to swear about it.
Bud: She's a goddamn moron anyway.
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Referenced in Night Court: Halloween II: The Return of Leon (1986) See more »

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Mr. Sandman
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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A very good sequel, or a continuation if you prefer
29 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this is the best sequel and has a lot of merit. We are of course introduced to many secrets, such as why Michael Myers is so interested in killing Laurie Strode. It picks up right where the other one left off, with Loomis chasing after Myers, and Laurie being taken to the hospital. Michael finds her soon after, and stalks her through the hospital. My favorite part was when Michael was walking through the parking lot, and the trademark music is playing. The end was fabulous, with Loomis blowing up the anesthetic room, and severely wounding Michael. This film is definitely worth seeing, and I recommend it to anyone who wants a good scare.


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