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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

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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20 years ago, HE changed the face of Halloween. Tonight, he's back! See more »

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

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Box Office

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,187,724, 9 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,041,738
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Trivia

On the television in the girls' room a clip from Scream 2 (1997) is showing, reciprocating numerous Halloween (1978) references and clips in Scream (1996). However, according to producer Moustapha Akkad when the scene was filmed, the girls were actually watching So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), making an entirely different joke: a movie featuring Michael Myers had its characters watching Mike Myers. The clip was changed to Scream 2 (1997) in post-production. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) When Laurie is driving the van with "Michael" in it, notice in the long shots the road is solid pavement or concrete, a very "beaten path," however inside the van if you look outside the back window you can see the road is in excellent condition and has the yellow stripe down the middle separating the lanes. See more »

Quotes

Laurie Strode: Okay, John. I know that you get your smart mouth from my side of the family, so I'll cut you a break.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits have ended, the words "In Memory of Donald Pleasance" appear before the Dimension Films logo and the movie is finished. See more »

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Happy
Written by Sabelle Breer and Rhett Lawrence
Performed by Sabelle
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The BEST Michael Myers movie ever made
17 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Halloween H20 (1998) truly is the best Michael Myers movie in the entire Halloween franchise. Yes, it is even better than the 1978 original. Jamie Lee Curtis really does a great job as Laurie Strode, who is now the principal of a posh California school, and is a recovering alcoholic and has been haunted with anxiety and nightmares ever since her first run in with Michael. I love all the actors in this movie, Jamie of course, but josh hartnett was good too, along with Michelle Williams and LL Cool J. The dialogue and script was also good here, not bland cheesy or cliché at all. The scares weren't like amazing, but they were not bad by any means, the scenes were plenty tense and on edge, as they should be. The beginning of this film was great too, it really kicks of to an exciting start, Joseph Gordon Levitt gets us off to a scary start. To be honest, the Halloween franchise just should have ended with H20, I mean come on even Jamie Lee Curtis herself said that resurrection was a joke, things would've been sooo much better if it all just would've ended here. This movie had an AWESOME ending! I loved the ending to H20, it was just what happened and what was discovered in the next movie that I HATED. I mean come on, this film would've been a perfect way for Michael Myers and Laurie strode to go out. Go out with a bang. The only bang to resurrection was me shooting myself. 8/10 for Halloween H20.


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