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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Tommy Lee Wallace was originally offered the opportunity to direct this film, but turned down said offer because he didn't like the script. See more »

Goofs

Stuntman Dick Warlock's eyes are very noticeably blue throughout the movie, yet Michael's character is supposed to have "the blackest eyes, the devils eyes." Tony Moran's eyes in the original's unmasked shot appeared brown. See more »

Quotes

Budd: Happy Halloween.
Karen: Budd, you are the biggest jerk I have ever met.
Budd: But you love me...
Karen: Yeah, and I'm an idiot.
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Connections

Followed by Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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Just as great as the original
2 March 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

HALLOWEEN II (1981)

cast: Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis, Charles Cyphers, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Leo Rossi, Hunter von Leer, Nancy Stephens, Tawny Moyer, Ana Alicia, Gloria Gifford, Ford Rainey, Dick Warlock.

plot: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance) and Sheriff Brackett (Charles Cyphers) continue their hunt for Michael Myers (Dick Warlock) as Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) is wheeled into the hospital, confused on why she was targeted. As Myers murders every nurse, doctor and ambulance driver in his way to get to Laurie, Loomis discovers the chilling connection between the killer and his target.

the good:

Just as good as the first, only a few improvements. The death scenes are more gruesome, the suspense is higher, the mask looks creepier and the chilling score is even more chilling.

the bad:

Lacks the character development of the original, but most of the characters are still likable.


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