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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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The sensational follow-up to the worldwide phenomenon. More terror, even more terrifying. See more »

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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

The 17-year-old who was hit by the police car and burnt alive, at first believed to be Michael Myers, was supposed to be Ben Tramer, the boy Laurie confesses to have a crush on in the original Halloween. The name of Ben Tramer is a reference to John Carpenter's friend Bennett Tramer. They went to USC (University of Southern California) as Tramer wrote episodes for '"Saved By the Bell" (1989)'. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place in 1978, but the ambulance has rectangular headlights, which were not introduced on full-size Ford vans until the 1980 model year. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sam Loomis: It's Time, Michael.
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Followed by Halloween 5 (1989) See more »

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Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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One of the best sequels ever
30 June 2006 | by (Hell) – See all my reviews

OK, so not many horror movies can come up with a great sequence to a movie. Then came Halloween 2. The BEST sequel ever. It continues from the ending of the original Halloween movies(which gives it extra points). Laurie sends the kid and the neighbor kid that she was babysitting out to a neighbor's house to call the police, not knowing that the "boogeyman" was still alive. He gets up and stabs her and in come Dr. Loomis to shoot him. She is then rushed to the hospital where Michael Myers follows her to kill her. While in the hospital, he kills anybody who gets in his way while he tries to find Laurie. All the deaths are different unlike Friday the 13th who all get killed the same way. When Dr. Loomis figures out he forces the sheriff to turn around by firing a shot through the car window. He finally finds her and is nearly blown up in the last scene. This movie should be viewed by all horror movie lovers. 10 out of 10.


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