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Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

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It's October 30, 1988 and Michael Myers has been in a coma since his pursuit of Laurie Strode, 10 years ago, was finally stopped (events of H1 and H2). However when he is transfered from Richmond Mental Institute to Smith's Grove he awakes when he hears that he has a niece in Haddonfield and after killing the transfer crew he escapes. In Haddonfield, the niece, Jamie, has been adopted by the Carruthers family but keeps having nightmares about Michael (but she doesn't know who he is). On Halloween night, Jamie goes out trick and treating, little knowing that her murdering Uncle is following her and her step-sister Rachel. Rushing to her aid is Dr. Loomis and with the help of Sheriff Meeker starts to search the town for Michael and to find Jamie to protect her. But can anything stop Michael this time? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Horror has returned to Haddonfield See more »

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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,768,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The mask on the movie poster looks nothing like the mask used in the actual film. The mask on the poster looks just like the mask from the first film. See more »

Goofs

The burn scars on Dr. Loomis' face change periodically throughout the movie. There is a dramatic change from when he is riding in the truck with the preacher on his way to Haddonfield compared to when he arrives and comes into the police station. See more »

Quotes

[Rachel catches Brady with Kelly]
Brady: I mean, you blow off our date at the last minute...
Rachel Carruthers: So you hop on to the next best thing? I thought you were different from other guys.
Brady: Oh, I'm different, it's just, it's just that... I just, I just got pissed off, that's all.
Rachel Carruthers: Oh really? Well, I'll just let you get back to little Miss Hot Panties.
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Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Halloween 5 (2011) See more »

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Halloween Theme
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Great performances by all, excellent sequel
23 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film, I was bored. I thought it was uneventful. But then, I watched it a second time and loved it. This movie is very suspenseful, has very little blood/gore, and the acting by Danielle Harris is just incredible. I also love Ellis Cornell, she is such a doll! Brady was an idiot to let go of such a cute girl.

Rent this! It's better than II and V.


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