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Halloween II (1981)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  30 October 1981 (USA)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Jamie Lee Curtis is clearly wearing a wig. She has very little hairline and the texture of the hair is different. See more »

Goofs

In Halloween, Michael falls off the back balcony of the Doyle house, however in this film he falls off the front balcony. The balcony in the first movie is a covered balcony, the balcony in this film is not. See more »

Quotes

[after discovering Laurie is Michael's sister]
Sam Loomis: [to the Marshall] Turn this car around, now!
Marshal: I can't do that. I have orders.
[draws gun and points it at him]
Sam Loomis: Well those orders have changed!
Marshal: Doctor, you're getting yourself into a lot of trouble.
Sam Loomis: What is it you guys usually do? Fire a warning shot, right?
[Loomis shoots out the window, and the car screeches and turns about]
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Mr. Sandman
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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An surprisingly good sequel.
2 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

On the same night in 1978, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) thought he killed Micheal Myers but he has escaped. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has survived from being killed and now she's taken to the hospital. Micheal is following Laurie and He stalks the hospital employees one by one to get Laurie. But there is a dark secret between Laurie and Micheal that we will know on Halloween night.

Directed by Rick Rosenthal (American Dreamer, Bad Boys, Distant Thunder) made a terrific sequel, which is entertaining but this sequel doesn't quite have the same suspense as the first film. But it has a different look and the setting in the hospital could be a scary place.

DVD from Goodtimes Home Video has an above average non-anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer and an fine Dolby Surround 2.0 Sound. The DVD only extra is Production Notes and a Hidden Feature.

DVD from Universal has an good anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer and an fine Dolby Surround 2.0 Sound. DVD extras are Theatrical Trailer and Production Notes. Although the Universal DVD was supposed to be a Special Edition with Commentaries, Documentary and Deleted Scenes but it didn't happen. Produced & Written by John Carpenter and the late Debra Hill. Panavision. (****/*****).


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