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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

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Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

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On Halloween in 1963, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn't find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time. Written by Will

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The face of pure evil is back for Laurie Strode. 20 years later......... See more »

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Rated R for terror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,038,646 (UK) (23 October 1998)

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$55,004,135 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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Charles S. Dutton originally had a small role in the film as a detective, however his part was removed as script rewrites came in. See more »

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As Keri/Laurie is walking down the sidewalk in town she briefly watches a group of trick or treaters walking across the street. This distraction causes her to bump into a group of trick or treaters on her side of the street. The group across the street and the group she bumps into are the same, judging by the costumes they are wearing. See more »

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Laurie Strode: My brother killed my sister.
Will Brennan: How did he do that?
Laurie Strode: With a really big, sharp kitchen knife.
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Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998) ***
28 October 2012 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I don't usually approve of sequels that disregard other entries in its own series, but this one was welcome. It was a smart return to form after dealing with all sorts of alternating story lines in past sequels. For this one, lead actress Jamie Lee Curtis went on record as saying she wished to give something back to the fans for the 20th anniversary of the first HALLOWEEN, and to find some kind of closure for her Laurie Strode character. It was decided that parts 3 through 6 would be ignored, and that HALLOWEEN H20 would instead take up from where HALLOWEEN 2 left off, as though the other entries had never existed. So in this one we have grown single mom Laurie Strode still mentally suffering from the memory of the horrors she endured that fearful Halloween night when she was just 17. She has taken on a position as the headmistress of a school, changed her name and faked her own death to avoid an encounter with her murderous brother, Michael Myers, who still torments her memory. But this Halloween her teenage son John also turns the same age as she was when the masked madman stalked her two decades ago... It's refreshing to have Curtis back in the storyline, with the idea of having Laurie struggling with her own personal "Frankenstein Monster" demon that she constantly tries to contain. The climax at the last 30 minutes or so is well worth the wait, with Laurie gaining back her confidence. And the ending (which will not be revealed) was an excellent way to bring complete satisfaction and a fitting end to the first Trilogy. *** out of ****


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