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Halloween II (1981)

R | | Horror | 30 October 1981 (USA)
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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In a continuation of the plot of Halloween, Michael Myers shows off his indestructability by resuming his murder spree despite being gunned down with six bullets in the original movie. Laurie Strode is once more his intended victim, with Dr. Sam Loomis again in hot pursuit. Written by Rob Hartill

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How do you kill what's NOT alive? See more »

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Horror

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Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,676,836, 1 November 1981

Gross USA:

$25,533,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,533,818, 30 October 1981
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(MGM Color)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was shot on location all around the greater Los Angeles region. 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

Sam Loomis: I'm sorry I left you. Are you all right?
Laurie Strode: Why won't he die?
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Crazy Credits

Michael Myers (age 23) is listed in the ending credits. The film takes place in 1978 when Michael Myers is 21 years old, which is also stated by Dr. Loomis in the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Digging Up the Marrow (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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A classic in it's own right.
11 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Though the original "Halloween" is often said to be the best and most influential horror film ever made, "Halloween II" is just as influential in it's own right. It set the standard for what a slasher sequel would become: more blood, more gore, and a higher body count. Where as the original took a more psychological, suspensful approach, part 2 dives more into the slasher/shock territory. "Halloween 2" picks up exactly where the first one left off. Laurie Strode is taken to a hospital for her wounds. Michael Myers follows and wreaks murderous havoc on the unsuspecting crew of the hospital. I like the approach that "Halloween 2" takes. It makes it a much more enjoyable film to watch and I don't believe that it could have been done any better. It definitely set the standard for the need for slasher films to have sequels, even if they were pointless and could not live up to the original. I mean before "Halloween 2" very, very few horror films even had sequels...."The Exorcist" being the only one I can think of, and we all know how disastrous that was!! I think is very safe to say that "Halloween 2" created to "horror movie franchise" craze that has become so popular, even today. And with good reason, it is not a bad film by any means. Nothing was going to compare to the original, but the isolated hospital setting and inspired performances from all involved make this a worthy companion to the first film, and more of an inspiration to slasher films of the 80's than it is given credit for.


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