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Halloween II (1981)

R | | Horror | 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

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 persuit. Written by Rob Hartill

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He came back to finish what they'll never forget... 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)

Gross:

$25,500,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Due to its nudity and violence, the movie was banned in Iceland and West Germany, and later banned on video in Norway. See more »

Goofs

At the very start of the film, the camera pans down from the top of the trees. The porch lights are on and the front door of the Doyle residence is open. As a direct continuation of the first film we see Laurie instructing the kids and they run for help, the porch lights completely off and the door opened by Tommy. When Dr. Loomis goes to look for Michael the porch light is back on and he runs out of an already open door. See more »

Quotes

Doyle Neighbor: Is this a joke? I've been trick or treated to death tonight
Sam Loomis: You don't know what death is!
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Referenced in The Initiation (1984) See more »

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Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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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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