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Halloween II (1981)

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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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The Nightmare Isn't Over See more »

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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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Lance Guest did his own stunt when he trips on the blood and falls on the floor. Moreover, this scene was done in a single take. See more »

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Water at 125 degrees Fahrenheit is not hot enough to scald a body. Minimal effects usually start at about 140 degrees. See more »

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Dr. Sam Loomis: If that wasn't Michael Myers burning up in that car, a lot of other kids are going to be slaughtered tonight.
Deputy Gary Hunt: He's dead. You saw it.
Dr. Sam Loomis: I saw a man in a mask. I want to believe but I have to be sure. I cannot stop until I'm certain he's dead.
Deputy Gary Hunt: You talk about him as if he's some kind of animal.
Dr. Sam Loomis: He was my patient for fifteen years. He became an obsession with me until I realized there neither reason nor conscious or anything about him that was... even remotely human. An hour ago I stood up and fired ...
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Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
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A good continuation
21 December 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Picking up exactly where the original left off, "Halloween II" has Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) getting transferred to the hospital, while Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance) continues looking for Michael Myers. In the process of everything, we learn some things about the characters (like a little something about Laurie that would play a part in the later movies). Of course, in the process, Michael himself goes around killing people. A particularly interesting scene is how he kills a woman in the hospital. Oh, and by the way, this is Dana Carvey's film debut (interestingly, he later co-starred with Mike Myers, whose name sounds like the killer here). A worthy sequel it is. Numbers 4, 5, and 6 were pathetic (and #8 apparently was), #7 was really cool, while #3 wasn't even really part of the series.


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