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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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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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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)
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Did You Know?

One of a batch of suspense / horror movies made during the late 1970s and early 1980s starring Jamie Lee Curtis who became known as the "Scream Queen". The films include Halloween (1978), Prom Night (1980), The Fog (1980), Road Games (1981), Terror Train (1980) and Halloween II (1981).See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Budd:[singing] Amazing Grace, come sit on my face / Don't make cry / I need your pie...
Jimmy:Look why don't you just shut up, all right?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Grindhouse (2007)See more »
Mr. SandmanSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Gory follow-up full of flaws, 27 June 2009
Author: leslie_rulz08 from Australia

From the director of The Witches of Eastwick (1992), The Birds II: Land's End (1994) & the underrated Halloween Resurrection (2002).

Halloween II continues exactly where the original left off. Dr Loomis (Donald Pleasence) has shot Michael Myres 6 times & Laurie Strode (Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis) is going to hospital. But, Michael has left the spot where he landed after the shooting & is loose on the streets of Haddonfield-again. While Myres is on his way to the hospital to get to Jamie, Loomis & friends are failing to capture the shape.

Nothing much or original going on in the plot. Just a continuation of the first.

Still, the movie is really tense-especially how the film is set up. There are really suspenseful chase scenes unlike the original Halloween (1978) which was a really good horror film but just isn't scary or suspenseful. Just well-made.

Halloween II however, manages to do what the first part couldn't. It is full of suspense. But unlike number 1, there is no time for character development so none of the characters are likable enough to root for. The once likable Laurie Strode is now a weak Jason Voorhees victim who just won't talk. Speaking of Jason aka villain in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Halloween II (1981) is better in many ways but there is no time to get into that.

This flick is clichéd & predictable as hell.(:) a combo which ruins any horror movie. Also this pic gives Michael Myres backstory which ruined the mystery & horror of the character. It also ruined Laurie Strodes character & the development of the plot in the first movie. I mean the rampage in the original was obviously random.

But what this film does have is descent acting, a good score & good direction by first time director Rick Rosenthal. The Halloween song is fractured kind of but i like the original better. Another thing is that this movie introduced the Mr.Sandman song into the series. That song goes with the film very well despite the fact that one doesn't relate to the other. But those things don't save me giving this movie 2 out of 5 stars.

At least we get some effective death scenes & some good gore. Unlike the first, Halloween II has a gallons of gore. The gore in the original is underrated. The gore in this one is overrated. Memorable death scene involves a bath tub.

Bad slasher sequel which is awful compared the classic original.

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