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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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Trivia

John Carpenter was offered a cameo in the film by Rob Zombie, but he turned it down. See more »

Goofs

When Michael kills Mya, her glasses are still on her face. When Laurie is running down the stairs she sees Mya and her glasses are hanging off of her face. See more »

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Coroner Hooks: Six guys to lift one stiff. That's one for the books.
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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 Shining (1980) See more »

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Kick Out The Jams
Written by Michael Davis, Rob Tyner (as R. Derminer), Wayne Kramer,
Fred 'Sonic' Smith and Dennis Thompson (as D. Tomich)
Performed by MC5
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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21st Century grindhouse retelling of John Carpenter's classic
2 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of Rob Zombie's other films *House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and Halloween*, I honestly can't see any reason why you wouldn't like this movie as well. The weird visions/dreams that Laurie Strode receives are very reminiscent of HO1C, it has the gritty look and feel of Devil's Rejects, and it takes the characters from the previous Halloween and instead of retreading the same story again, Zombie puts them into something entirely new and uncharted that was never attempted in the John Carpenter originals. Yes, it's extremely brutal and violent, but, it IS a horror movie, and a Rob Zombie one to boot, so what did you really expect out of it? Zombie said from the get-go that he set out to take the Halloween story and make it his own vision, which is exactly what he's accomplished with his two entries into this franchise. It's not high art, nor does it set out to be. It's a pure escapist, pop-corn genre flick, much in the vein of the exploitation movies that Mr. Zombie was weened on, and I applaud him for making it in such a fashion. Kudos.


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