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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later -- This smart and suspenseful thriller scares up a bone-chilling good time with original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis (You Again) and a hot cast of hip young stars! Now the headmistress of a private school, Laurie Strode (Curtis) is still struggling with the horrifying, 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Myers...when he suddenly reappears with a vengeance.
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Writers (WGA):
Debra Hill (characters) and
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Release Date:
5 August 1998 (USA) See more »
This summer, terror won't be taking a vacation. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Steve Miner 
Writing credits
Debra Hill (characters) and
John Carpenter (characters)

Robert Zappia (story)

Robert Zappia (screenplay) and
Matt Greenberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Malek Akkad .... associate producer
Moustapha Akkad .... executive producer
Paul Freeman .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... co-executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... co-executive producer
Kevin Williamson .... co-executive producer
Cary Granat .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
John Ottman 
Jeremy Sweet 
Marco Beltrami (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Daryn Okada 
Film Editing by
Patrick Lussier 
Casting by
Ross Brown 
Christine Sheaks 
Mary West 
Production Design by
John Willett 
Art Direction by
Dawn Snyder 
Set Decoration by
Wanda 'Beau' Peterson  (as Beau Petersen)
Costume Design by
Deborah Everton 
Makeup Department
Jeff Himmel .... special makeup effects artist
Voni Hinkle .... hair department head
Louis Lazzara .... assistant makeup artist (as Lou Lazzara)
James MacKinnon .... special makeup effects artist (as James Mackinnon)
Tania McComas .... key makeup artist
Shari Perry .... key hair stylist
Thomas E. Surprenant .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
S. Michael Formica .... unit production manager
H. Daniel Gross .... executive in charge of production (as Daniel H. Gross)
Isabel Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Cotone .... first assistant director
Stephanie P. O'Brien .... second assistant director (as Stephanie O'Brien)
Michelle Parvin .... dga trainee
Art Department
Ignacio Acosta .... laborer
Patrik Alven .... leadperson
Ron Ashmore .... scenic gang boss (as Ronald Ashmore)
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... greensman (as Craig Ayers)
Bryon Baalbergen .... swing person
Peter J. Bates .... swing person (as Peter Bates)
Bruce Brewer .... scenic painter
Stephen Camp .... swing person
Dana Canfield .... propmaker
Elixandro Diaz Jr. .... plasterer
Pat DiGiulo .... laborer (as Pat DiGiulio)
Carl A. DiSalvo .... construction gang boss (as Carl DiSalvo)
Edwin Dockus .... greensman
Kelly Donovan .... swing person (as Kelly Shultz)
Matthew D. Egan .... propmaker (as Matthew Egan)
Todd Ellis .... property master
Nancy Garber .... swing person
Bobby Joe Garren .... greensman (as Bobby Garren)
Serge Genitempo .... scenic painter (as Sergie Genitempo)
Mike George .... construction production assistant
Ed Grecious .... propmaker
Kevin Hamm .... laborer
Paul Harris .... greensman
Colin Thomas Kass .... propmaker (as Colin Kass)
Joseph C. Kelley .... construction gang boss (as Joseph Kelly)
Jack Kerner .... scenic painter
Kris Klausmeier .... propmaker
David Krivonak .... construction office assistant
Rogelio Luna .... plasterer gang boss
David W. MacDonald .... construction coordinator (as David MacDonald)
Ben Massi .... scenic painter
Brien Maxwell .... propmaker
David Michel .... swing person
Paul A. Minitello .... head scenic painter (as Paul Minitello)
Edward Nua .... construction gang boss
Craig Nycz .... scenic painter (as Craig Nyez)
David Pahoa .... propmaker
Wes Perry .... construction gang boss (as Wesley Perry)
Lars Petersen .... propmaker
David Pixler .... propmaker
Charles Pujol Jr. .... laborer
David Pujol .... laborer
Tom Reta .... set designer (as Thomas Reta)
Robert Rodriguez .... laborer (as Robert Rodrigues)
Christian Rosauer .... propmaker
Monti Santilli Rainbolt .... assistant property master (as Monti Rainbolt)
Joan Schafer .... art department coordinator
Richard Shock .... propmaker
Keith Stalker .... propmaker
John L. Sullivan .... construction foreman
Dawn Swiderski .... set designer
Robert Tagle .... scenic painter
Ronald Thompson .... laborer
Steven C. Voll .... construction gang boss (as Steven Voll)
Shaun S. Wiggins .... laborer (as Shaun Wiggins)
Craig Zumbroegel .... propmaker
Burpo .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Bryan McBrien .... stand-by greens (uncredited)
Chuck Roseberry .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
Chris Barron .... machine room operator
Ken Beauchene .... boom operator
Steve Boeddeker .... sound designer
Sara Bolder .... dialogue editor
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Frank E. Eulner .... sound supervisor (as Frank Eulner)
Andre Fenley .... sound effects editor (as André Fenley)
Jonathan Greber .... digital sound transfers
Marni L. Hammett .... transfer supervisor
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Lacey .... foley editor
Kevin Maloney .... cable person
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr supervisor
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley recordist (as Pepé Merel)
Shannon Mills .... sound effects editor
Al Nelson .... sound effects editor
Mark Pendergraft .... sound re-recordist
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Steve Romanko .... machine room operator
Marcie Romano .... dialogue adr assistant sound editor
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound re-recordist
Claire Sanfilippo .... dialogue editor
Christopher Scarabosio .... sound effects editor (as Chris Scarabosio)
Dee Selby .... digital sound transfers
Kent Sparling .... sound mix technician
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound mixer (as Jim Tanenbaum)
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Ethan Van der Ryn .... sound effects editor
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Christian von Burkleo .... video services
Cody Dorkin .... adr (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)
Wayne Incorvaia .... special effects technician
Scott Patton .... sculptor
Paul Sokol .... special effects foreman
Bill Cochran .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Roger Kelton .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Russell Lukich .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Charles Darby .... matte effects supervisor: Digital Firepower
Melissa Darby .... executive producer: Digital Firepower
Dave Fiske .... general manager: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Matt Handgis .... digital compositor: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Eli Jarra .... composite supervisor: Digital Firepower
Brian Jennings .... visual effects supervisor
Roger Kupelian .... 2D animator: Digital Firepower
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... digital effects supervisor: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic (as Raymond McIntyre Jr.)
Belinda S. Merritt .... executive producer: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Reid Paul .... digital compositor: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Patrick Flanagan .... digital artist (uncredited)
Tyler Foell .... digital artist (uncredited)
Laura Albert .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Dick Butler)
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gil Combs)
Marguerite Happy .... stunts (as Marguerite M. Happy)
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Donna Keegan .... stunt coordinator
Julie Michaels .... stunts
Brennan Dyson .... stunt double: LL Cool J (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Amerian .... best boy electric
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera
James F. Cornick .... rigging gaffer (as James Cornick)
Alex Cruz .... rigging best boy grip
Keith Davis .... lighting technician
Roch Dutkowiak .... rigging electrician
Jim Etter .... lighting technician (as James Etter)
Renan Galindo .... lighting technician
Joe Louis Garcia .... grip
Brett F. Gates .... second assistant camera (as Brett Gates)
Nicola Goode .... still photographer
Augustus Gordon .... rigging electrician
Germaine A. Gray .... rigging electrician (as Germaine Gray)
Lamarr Gray .... rigging electrician (as Lamar Gray)
Willie J. Gray .... rigging best boy electric (as Willie Gray)
Dehn Harper .... video assist operator
Jason D. Hodges .... dolly grip (as Jason Hodges)
Mike Hodges .... key grip
Casey Hotchkiss .... camera operator
Jacques Jouffret .... Steadicam operator
Timothy 'Guido' Magaraci .... lighting technician (as Tim Magaraci)
Pat Maxwell .... dolly grip
Larry McCarron .... grip
Mark Morton .... lighting technician
Steve Pellant .... rigging electrician (as Steve Pelant)
Rico Priem .... grip
Ronald J. Pure Jr. .... rigging electrician (as Ronald Joseph Pure Jr.)
Freddie Saba .... rigging electrician (as Freddie Saba III)
Brian Sata .... rigging grip
Edmondo Sepulveda .... rigging key grip (as Edmundo Sepulveda)
Dan Squires .... camera loader
Chris Thornton .... grip
Victor Worrell .... best boy grip
Jeff Zucker .... gaffer
Matt Jackson .... grip (uncredited)
Ken Rudolph .... additional stop-motion photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Leigh French .... adr group voice casting
Tom Grode .... casting assistant
Cassandra Kulukundis .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leah Brown .... key costumer
Carolyn Dessert .... costume supervisor
Julie Glick .... key costumer
Sonny Merritt .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Maggie Cone .... post-production coordinator
Paul Covington .... apprentice editor
Greg D'Auria .... assistant editor (as Gregory Alan D'Auria)
Lynn Dupre .... apprentice editor (as Lynn Dupré)
Bob McMillian .... color timer
Lisa Mozden .... first assistant editor
Michael Spenelli .... editorial assistant
Roger La Prairie .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Marco Beltrami .... composer: additional music
John Carpenter .... composer: theme music
Melanie Dimmick .... orchestra contractor
Frank E. Eulner .... music supervisor
Ed Gerrard .... music supervisor
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Damon Intrabartolo .... conductor
Damon Intrabartolo .... orchestrator
Jonathan Klein .... assistant music editor
Janice Lester .... music preparation
Deborah Lurie .... additional orchestrator
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator
George A. Martin .... music editor (as George Martin)
John Ottman .... orchestrator
Suzie Slaka .... music preparation
David Slusser .... music editor
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Bruce Donnelly .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Chuck Alsobrook .... driver
Dean Caltogirone .... driver
Marc Cristopher .... driver
Vince del Castillo .... transportation coordinator (as Vincent Del Castillo)
Martin Delia .... driver
Carla Christina Formica .... transportation office coordinator (as Carla Formica)
David Joseph .... driver
Clifton Kearns .... driver
Betty Konz .... driver
Joe Lewis .... driver
Dana Mackey .... driver
James Maurer .... driver
Raymond A. McLaughlin .... transportation captain (as Ray McLaughlin)
Richard McLaughlin .... driver
Robert E. McLaughlin .... driver (as Robert McLaughlin)
James Moreno .... driver
James 'Obee' Oberman .... driver (as James Oberman)
Dennis Power .... driver
Vincent Puccio .... driver
Duke Sella .... driver
Juan Suarez .... driver
Wilbert Tolliver .... driver (as Lee Tolliver)
Michael P. Walsh .... driver (as Michael Walsh)
Other crew
Cody Baker .... office assistant
Joe Basile .... set assistant
Mark Carter .... key set assistant
Laurel Chaney .... assistant: Ms. Curtis
Richard Cody .... craft service (as Rich Cody)
Paul Croghan .... production coordinator
Jessica Cunningham .... assistant: Mr. Miner
Michael S. Dunitz .... location assistant (as Michael Dunitz)
Kiley Fascia .... first assistant accountant
Brian Fulgham .... office assistant
Terry Goldman .... assistant: Mr. Ottman
Jill Hahn .... accounting clerk
April A. Janow .... production accountant (as April Janow)
Chris Kocher .... accounting clerk
Mable Lawson-McCrary .... script supervisor (as Mable McCrary)
Michael J. Linowes .... business and legal affairs: Miramax (as Michael Linowes)
Paxon Malloy .... set assistant (as Andrew Paxon Malloy)
Kevin Manthei .... synthestration
Michael J. McKelvey .... construction medic (as Michael McKelley)
Gary Meadow .... business and legal affairs: Miramax
Jeff 'Doc' Porter .... construction medic (as Jeff Porter)
Ethan Salsitz .... office assistant
Buck Sanders .... guitar wrangler
Nina Saxon .... title designer: New Wave Entertainment
Janel S. Schuh .... set assistant (as Janel Schuh)
Gil Seton .... production counsel (as Gil Seton Esq.)
Dorothy Sidwell .... assistant: Mr. Freeman
Laura Simmons .... set medic
Jonathon Slator .... location manager (as Jonathan Slator)
Elizabeth Speckman .... post-production accountant: Prep Shoot Post
Thomas Trafelet .... location assistant
Wes Ward .... assistant location manager
Shelley Wolfe .... payroll accountant
Timothy Worley .... craft service (as Tim Worley)
Isaac Lipscomb .... adr artist (uncredited)
Patrick Peach .... production executive (uncredited)
RuDee Sade .... adr artist (uncredited)
Judy Sharinger .... completion supervisor (uncredited)
Laurence Starkman .... title designer (uncredited)
John Torrijos .... video services (uncredited)
Peter Christian White .... production assistant (uncredited)
Donald Pleasence .... in memory of (as Donald Pleasance)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Halloween: H20" - USA (promotional title)
"Halloween: H20 (20 Years Later)" - USA (promotional title)
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Rated R for terror violence/gore and language
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:18 | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Czech Republic:18 | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:PG (cut) | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #36140)

Did You Know?

The phrase "Do as I say" is spoken twice by Laurie while escorting the students to safety. This same line was spoken to the children in the original Halloween movie.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Michael hangs from the pipe at the school, Laurie's wound is visible before he stabs her.See more »
[During the opening credits, Dr. Sam Loomis can be heard saying a line from the original "Halloween"]
Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Loomis:I met him fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding, even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
20 Years?, 2 August 2012
Author: WakenPayne from Valhalla

I reluctantly decided to take a look at the only Halloween Sequel besides 2 that a majority of fans seem to enjoy. I however cannot suspend my disbelief at a few things.

1. Michael was shot in the eyes at the end of Halloween 2 and blinded him - If they want me to suspend that he can survive burning then... That would seem as much for a horror film but this is almost inexcusable.

2. Sam Loomis lives (It's mentioned he died "a few years ago)? I though at the end of Halloween 2 he lights a match in a room full of open gas canisters. Do they know what effects that has on a normal man? That is about it. One other complaint is that throughout - the killer doesn't feel like Michael. The first 2 movies bought something to the character, It may be completely unmatched in the other sequels but I think that Michael was supposed to be a nightmare to the screen - here it feels numb.

Overall: Decent sequel to my favourite Horror film - at least they tried (unlike remakes that shall remain nameless)

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