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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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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$55,041,738
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Trivia

Norma (Janet Leigh) tells Kerri/Laurie that the girls shower is clogged again. This is a reference to Janet's role in Psycho (1960) where she was butchered in the famous shower scene. See more »

Goofs

(at around 57 mins) The look of the mask changes back and forth for the scene where Charlie gets killed upstairs (the original mask was deemed unsatisfactory after principal photography was complete and some, but not all, scenes involving the mask were re-shot). See more »

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Laurie Strode: My name's not Keri Tate.
Will Brennan: Oooh, what is it?
Laurie Strode: Laurie Strode.
Will Brennan: [laughs] Strode?
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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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References Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

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Happy
Written by Sabelle Breer and Rhett Lawrence
Performed by Sabelle
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A Division of Sony Music Corp.
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Pretty damn good sequel
21 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I have a soft spot for Halloween: H20, it's a good old Dimension produced slick flick that I've seen on TV in the AM hours enough times for it to really grow on me. Also, it makes an effort to do something different this time around,as opposed to the same old well worn formula that we're used to. Don't get me wrong, it's still a slasher flick, but it's more coherent and self aware than the previous the entries, who are somewhat guilty of sleepwalking on the coat tails of the original duo. The notable feature here is the return of Laurie Strode, Jamie Lee Curtis making a comeback in a very different, commanding turn as the character she started out as so many years before. It's nice to see her back, even if they did subvert their own running continuity to do so, but I guess horror franchises were never much about the logic side of things to begin with lol. Casting in general on this one is pretty cool. The nurse from the original first two flicks shows up in a delightfully eerie prologue alongside a super young Joseph Gordon Levitt, setting the stage for the horror to come. Laurie is now headmistress of a swanky private school in upstate NY, and severely, stiflingly overprotective of her son (Josh Hartnett in his film debut). Him and his friends, including Michelle Williams and Jodi Lyn O Keefe, are excluded fom a school camping trip and left behind to get up to shenanigans right around the time old Michael decides to make an epic return to visit Laurie, and mercilessly slaughter anyone who gets in his way. Adam Ark in and a really unnecessary, dumb ass LL Cool J get in the way and become knife food as well. Seeing Michael and Laurie reunite again is legendary, and had to happen eventually, this film being just the enjoyable entry to showcase that. PS: back to the stupid mask again. When will they learn.


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