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Halloween II (2009)

R | | 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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,349,565 (USA) (28 August 2009)

Gross:

$33,386,128 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Trivia

Rob Zombie was not comfortable shooting the first Halloween (2007) in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, as he was used to the flat 1.85:1 frame that had accompanied his previous films. For this film, he chose to shot the whole picture on 16mm, rather than the traditional 35mm, and he returned to his preferred 1.85:1 aspect ratio. See more »

Goofs

The Rob Zombie iterations of Halloween clearly remove any supernatural aspect from the character of Michael Myers, this results in a plot inconsistency from the first film. It is never explained how Michael was able to survive a gunshot wound to the face at point-blank range without immediate medical attention. See more »

Quotes

Annie Brackett: Want some egg whites?
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Annie Brackett: Oh, that's great. Pastry for breakfast. Seriously, 500 calories of sugar and shit.
Sheriff Lee Brackett: I know it. I know it.
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Crazy Credits

Stills of crime scene photographs of Michael's murders are shown over the credits. See more »

Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

I Just Want to Make Love to You
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Foghat
Courtesy of Bearsville Records/Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A Brutal, Bloody, Badly Executed Mess
29 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know where to begin after coming in from seeing Rob Zombie's Halloween II. The comments/reviews that I've read so far sum it all up perfectly. It's bad beyond belief. It's not scary or suspenseful. There are just back to back ugly, mean-spirited, and brutal killings. The main characters aren't likable at all especially Scout Taylor Compton as Laurie Strode. We cared for and wanted to see Jamie Lee Curtis survive every time she played Laurie. Compton is so bad, she should have been the first to get wiped out. There is no real story either, just ideas and visuals ripped from Freddy, Jason, and Leatherface plus other stuff that must have come from cocaine and or meth usage. Think of the worst Nightmare, Friday, Texas Chainsaw, or SAW volume you've viewed. I guarantee that this is worse. Zombie should start paying people like Sam Raimi, Wes Craven, Sean Cunningham and others to ghost direct his films. Uwe Boll could do a better job.


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