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Halloween II (2009)

 -  Horror  -  28 August 2009 (USA)
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Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

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Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. Written by Anonymous

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You can run. You can hide. Or, you can fight... LIKE HELL. See more »

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

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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£522,661 (UK) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

$33,386,128 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Jesse Dayton recorded an album as Captain Clegg, the album was produced by Rob Zombie and released on August 18, 2009. A music video for the song 'Zombie A Go Go' was directed by Don Swaynos and released online, while several other videos, directed by Zombie, were included on the film's DVD / Blu-Ray release. See more »

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When Coroner Hooks and Gary Scott have a car accident, you can pause a few frames before the crash, and clearly see that a small explosive detonates in-front of the bumper before they hit the cow. See more »

Quotes

Annie Brackett: Look at me. What is going on? Let me just call my dad, okay? We can talk to him.
Laurie Strode: You know what? I have a message for your dad. Tell him that Angel says "fuck you"!
Annie Brackett: Who is Angel? Laurie!
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Stills of crime scene photographs of Michael's murders are shown over the credits. See more »

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References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Written by Lemmy (as Ian Kilminster), Fast Eddie Clarke (as Edward Alan Clarke) and Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor (as Philip John Taylor)
Performed by Motörhead
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Entertainment
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Good for a sequel.
19 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I thought this film was good, despite all the negative reviews I've found.

The "Halloween" franchise has always been about insane indestructible Michael Myers hunting down Laurie Strode. In this movie, precisely that happens. Expectations fulfilled.

But in this movie, Rob Zombie creates a world of carnivalesque violence. He also creates (in my opinion) a believable character in Laurie Strode, if not a likable one. Following the events of the first film, Laurie now suffers nightmares and crippling anxiety attacks.

YES there are some clichés but on the whole, I found this film to be a great slasher flick with the unique atmosphere of insanity that Rob Zombie creates. I think it is very telling that the girls are dressed up as Rocky Horror characters for the second half of the film.

In conclusion: this is one of the best horror sequels I've ever seen.


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