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Halloween (2007)

R | | Horror | 31 August 2007 (USA)
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

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The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet... but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, a ten year old boy called Michael Myers brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage pursued by Dr Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home... is it pure coincidence that she and her friends are being stalked by him? Written by TheSteph

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The face behind the mask. See more »

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Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence and terror throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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31 August 2007 (USA)  »

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Halloween: Retribution  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,591,759 (USA) (31 August 2007)

Gross:

$58,267,261 (USA) (7 December 2007)
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Trivia

Of all the female leads (all the girls are supposed to be in high school including Judith Myers), only the actress playing Laurie, Scout Taylor-Compton was actually a teenager at the time of filming, much like how Jamie Lee Curtis who played Laurie in the original Halloween (1978) was the only girl who was a teenager. See more »

Goofs

(at around 16 mins) When the ten-year-old Michael Myers goes to get the knife from the drawer to kill his sister, as he removes it the knife bends slightly, revealing that it to be a fake. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Michael Myers, age 10: Come on, sweetie pie. Morning, Elvis. You're a pretty Elvis, aren't you? Yes, you are.
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Crazy Credits

End credits are inter-cut with home video clips depicting Myers childhood. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gifts from Strangers (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Halloween II
Written by Glenn Danzig
Performed by The Misfits
Courtesy of Caroline Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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This film was a Waste of Time
27 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dear oh Dear. The original was a classic and still makes me squirm a bit now when I watch it. What on earth was the point of this remake? Its just bad and really disappointed me but I guess I might have known it would. Far too much time is spent showing MM as a kid, although for me thats the best part of the film, as its different to the original and sets the scene a bit more, but when he escapes, thats when it goes downhill. The original was truly scary and edge of the seat stuff, all done by camera angles, music and building the tension. True to form, because they couldn't achieve that with a remake, they had to up the gore and it just didn't work, not for me. Verdict - nowhere near as good as the original and don't waste money at the cinema on this - see it on DVD if you must.


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