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Halloween II -- Crazed psychopath Michael Myers is still very much alive and out for more revenge in this spine-tingling blockbuster written by horror masters John Carpenter and Debra Hill.
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John Carpenter (written by) &
Debra Hill (written by)
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Release Date:
30 October 1981 (USA) See more »
More Of The Night He Came Home See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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"Too Ridiculous to be scary, too laughable to be shocking" See more (478 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode

Donald Pleasence ... Sam Loomis

Charles Cyphers ... Leigh Brackett

Jeffrey Kramer ... Graham

Lance Guest ... Jimmy
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Karen
Hunter von Leer ... Gary Hunt
Dick Warlock ... The Shape / Patrolman #3

Leo Rossi ... Budd

Gloria Gifford ... Mrs. Alves

Tawny Moyer ... Jill

Ana Alicia ... Janet
Ford Rainey ... Dr. Mixter
Cliff Emmich ... Mr. Garrett
Nancy Stephens ... Marion
John Zenda ... Marshall
Catherine Bergstrom ... Producer
Alan Haufrect ... Announcer
Lucille Benson ... Mrs. Elrod
Howard Culver ... Man in Pajamas

Dana Carvey ... Assistant

Billy Warlock ... Craig (as Bill Warlock)
Jonathan Prince ... Randy
Leigh French ... Gary's Mother
Ty Mitchell ... Young Gary
Nancy Kyes ... Annie (as Nancy Loomis)

Pamela McMyler ... Laurie's Mother

Dennis Holahan ... Laurie's Father
Nichole Drucker ... Young Laurie
Ken Smolka ... 1st Patrolman
Adam Gunn ... Young Michael Myers
Roger Hampton ... Patrolman #2
Robin Coleman ... Medic
Jack Verbois ... Bennett Tramer

Tony Moran ... Michael Myers (age 23) (archive footage)

Kyle Richards ... Lindsey (archive footage)

Brian Andrews ... Tommy (archive footage)

Anne Bruner ... Alice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Gottlieb ... Photographer at Hospital (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ... Nurse at the Hospital (uncredited)
Anne-Marie Martin ... Darcy Essmont (uncredited)
Nancy Platt Jacoby ... WWAR Sound Assistant (uncredited)

Lance Warlock ... Radio-Carrying Teen (uncredited)

Directed by
Rick Rosenthal 
Writing credits
John Carpenter (written by) &
Debra Hill (written by)

Produced by
Barry Bernardi .... associate producer
John Carpenter .... producer
Debra Hill .... producer
Joseph Wolf .... executive producer
Irwin Yablans .... executive producer
Moustapha Akkad .... executive producer (uncredited)
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
John Carpenter 
Alan Howarth 
Cinematography by
Dean Cundey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mark Goldblatt 
Skip Schoolnik 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Production Design by
J. Michael Riva  (as Michael Riva)
Set Decoration by
Peg Cummings 
Makeup Department
Frankie Bergman .... hair stylist
John Chambers .... makeup technician (as John F. Chambers)
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jeffrey Chernov .... production manager
Nancy Platt Jacoby .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William S. Beasley .... first assistant director
Duncan Henderson .... second assistant director
John Carpenter .... director: additional scenes (uncredited)
Art Department
Kevin Conlin .... property
Michael Diersing .... construction foreman
Terry Feller .... propmaker (as Terry G. Feller)
Andrew P. Flores .... labor foreman
Matt Furginson .... swing gang (as Frank M. Furginson)
Serge Genitempo .... standby painter
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator (as Walton Hadfield)
Darrell Huntsman .... greensman
Jerry Palermo .... construction painter
James A. Rathbun .... assistant property master
Eugene J. Reed .... property
Richard M. Sternbach .... production illustrator
Daniel Stoltenberg .... property master (as Daniel Lee Stoltenberg)
Jerry T. Tirado .... leadman
Sound Department
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer (as Tommy Causey)
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Michael C. Gutierrez .... sound editor
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound editor (as Warren Hamilton)
Gregg Landaker .... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Purvis .... assistant dialogue editor
David E. Stone .... sound editor (as David Stone)
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Gene Wahrman .... dialogue editor
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects supervisor (as Larry Cavanaugh)
Frank 'Paco' Munoz .... special effects (as Frank Munoz)
Visual Effects by
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects (uncredited)
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts (as Hill Farnsworth)
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Glynn Rubin .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunt coordinator
Jesse Wayne .... stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Donald Pleasence (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dic Alexander .... grip (as Richard Alexander)
Jon Antunovich .... electrician
Bobby W. Brown .... electrician
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera
Norris L. Essex .... electrician
Jiggs Garcia .... additional camera operator
Kim Gottlieb .... still photographer
László Horváth .... grip
Casey Hotchkiss .... first assistant camera (as Case Hotchkiss)
Gary B. Kibbe .... additional camera operator
Kris Krosskove .... dolly grip
Walter Rexford Allen Lott .... electrician
Drain M. Marshall .... rigging gaffer
Terry Marshall .... electrician (as Terry Marshall Jr.)
Thomas Marshall .... best boy electrician (as Thom H. Marshall)
Steve Mathis .... electrician (as Steven R. Mathis)
Riggs Murdock .... second assistant camera (as Joseph Riggs Murdock)
Douglas Olivares .... first assistant camera
Mark Pearson .... best boy grip
Patrick G. Ralston .... electrician
Douglas Ryan .... additional camera operator
Joe A. Salamdino .... grip
Dennis E. Shelton .... electrician
Raymond Stella .... camera operator
Raymond Stella .... panaglide operator
Ray Thomas .... electrician
Mark Walthour .... gaffer
Ronald Woodward .... key grip (as Ronald T. Woodward)
Casting Department
Susie Johnson .... extra casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frances Vega Aubrey .... costumer
Jane Ruhm .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Michael D. Ornstein .... associate film editor
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Kimberly Ray .... assistant film editor (as Kimberly K. Ray)
José Antonio Torres .... assistant film editor (as Jose Antonio Torres)
Transportation Department
Ray Appel .... driver
Larry L. Berneau .... driver
Alan Broberg .... driver
Denny Caira .... driver (as Dennis Caira)
Raymond Claridge .... driver
James M. Downs .... driver
Gary Hardman .... driver
Bruce Hauer .... driver
William Charles Hauer .... driver
Bob Hendrix .... driver (as Bob L. Hendrix)
Mark Jackson .... driver
Gary Kincaid .... driver (as Gary E. Kincaid)
James A. Lundin .... driver
Jerry N. Marsh .... driver
Kenny Moore .... driver (as Kenneth James Moore)
Dave Pierce .... driver
Wayne Roberts .... transportation captain
Joe Sawyers .... driver
Mario Simon .... driver
Jim Sprayberry .... driver
Andy Straub .... driver (as Andy R. Straub)
Gary Vermillion .... driver
Thomas Vilardo .... driver (as Tommy G. Vilardo)
Eddie Lee Voelker .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Ami Agmon .... location manager
Candy Artmont .... script supervisor (as Candy Anne Marcellino)
Lynne Birdt .... production coordinator
Andy Bonin .... technical advisor (as Andy Bonin M.D.)
Bob Burris .... craft service (as Robert C. Burris)
Steve Burris .... craft service
Randi Chernov .... producer's assistant (as Randi Linn Chernov)
Maurice Costello .... registered nurse (as Maurice Costello Jr.)
Bernie Granados .... first aid: construction (as Bernie Granados Jr.)
Egbert W. Jetter .... caterer
Patrice J. Klinger .... accounting assistant (as Patrice Klinger)
Deborah D. Lee .... first aid
Don Post .... mask maker
Geoffrey Ryan .... production assistant
Art Schaefer .... production accountant
Jamie Shourt .... main title sequence: Shourt Works Ltd.
Geoffrey Ryan .... location scout (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Halloween II: The Nightmare Isn't Over!" - USA (video box title)
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92 min | Sweden:90 min (cut)
Color (Metrocolor)
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Brazil:16 | Canada:R (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1998) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1982) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1982) | France:12 | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (cut) | Germany:16 (cut) | Germany:(Banned) (uncut) | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Italy:T (VHS rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 (video) (re-release) (1999) | Norway:18 (re-release) (cut) (1988) | Norway:(Banned) (video) (1986) | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1983) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:18 (original rating) (cut) | USA:R (certificate #26416) | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (original rating) (cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

A number of area hospitals provided the filming locations for the Haddonfield medical facility, many of them hospital corridors. Most of these were filmed at two Californian hospitals, the Pasadena Community Hospital and the Morningside Hospital in Los Angeles.See more »
Continuity: When Officer Hunt calls for backup at the Myers' House he says that the address is "45 Lampkin Lane". The address on the house is 709.See more »
Dr. Sam Loomis:Did you see the blackboard back there in the elementary school?
Marion Chambers:Yeah.
Dr. Sam Loomis:In order to appease the gods, the Druid priests held fire rituals. Prisoners of war, criminals, the insane, animals... were... burned alive in baskets. By observing the way they died, the Druids believed they could see omens of the future. Two thousand years later, we've come no further. Samhain isn't evil spirits. It isn't goblins, ghosts or witches. It's the unconscious mind. We're all afraid of the dark inside ourselves.
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14 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
"Too Ridiculous to be scary, too laughable to be shocking", 25 March 2003
Author: clydestuff from United States

If you were to make a list of the worst sequels ever made, Halloween II would be right smack there up at the top of the list somewhere. Halloween had great potential for a sequel, but the writers, director, the actors, and everyone else associated with this mess sure blew it here. I don't know what they were thinking when they made this monstrosity, or maybe they weren't thinking at all is more likely.

Whereas in the original Halloween, John Carpenter built suspense with things we couldn't see, and things that go bump in the night, here we get scenes thrown in just to see how shocked we will be.

*********Possible Plot Giveaways Ahead If You Really Care*********** We pick up this movie exactly where the first one left off.

Donald Pleasance returns in his role as Michael Myers own personal psychiatrist, but plays the role as if he could have used a couple of valium himself. Jamie Lee is back of course, and is carted quickly away to the most unlikely hospital you'd ever want to be cured in. Not only is there hardly anybody working at this hospital,there aren't any patients either, other than Laurie. Imagine, your own private hospital. We do see a kid going into the hospital with a big piece of glass stuck in his mouth,because he ate something out of his Trick or Treat bag before Momma checked it out. The scene is totally pointless, put in simply for some kind of shock value, and probably spooking a lot of parents into not letting their kids go Trick or Treat come Halloween Night.

I have been in hospitals late at night, even small hospitals such as the strange one in this movie and none of them were ever as quiet as this one. There is so little to do in this place, that even the Nurse has time to go down to the whirlpool room to have a quickie with the Ambulance Driver who just happens to be her sleazy boyfriend. Of course, we know as soon as they go in there they've had it and that the whole thing is a setup for Michael Myers to perform another of his horrifying deeds. All the while we've yet to see any other patients, or see their room lights going on so I guess if you're in this place, you fend for yourself.

By the time Lance Guest, slips on a pool of blood, knocking himself out, we're in hysterics....that's laughing hysterically from how ridiculous the whole thing is. Jamie Lee Curtis is given little to do here except lie in her bed looking distraught, then crawl and limp around the hospital looking scared. Fortunately, her career would recover, if not her leg.

This movie was scribbled by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, misdirected by Rick Rosenthal so that John Carpenter wouldn't have to take the blame entirely I suppose. If anything else, this film should have permanently sunk the franchise, but like the famous bunny, it just keeps going and going and going and going......Too bad for us.

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