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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chase Wright Vanek ...
Young Michael (as Chase Vanek)


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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They survived the terror...but they can't escape their destiny. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

H2  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The visions that haunt Michael are also experienced by Laurie in the film's climax. Removing any supernatural characteristics from this phenomena, it just doesn't make sense. See more »


Deborah Myers: We're done waiting. Only a river of blood can bring us back together. It's up to you. It's always been up to you, Michael.
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Crazy Credits

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


Features Spooks (1931) See more »


I Fell In Love
Written by Marty Wereski (as Martin Weresky) and Jim Latham
Performed by The Frank & Friends Big Band
Courtesy of Mar-Tune Music
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What year is it anyways?
2 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So out of all my major gripes about this film, is the inherent shift between times. Is this a 70s, 80s, 90s, or 00 flick? Sure when you're in Haddonfield its the death to any decade with a vast number of 80s and 90s references. In the outside world there's flat TVs and fancy cell phones. I think Zombie wants us to feel ageless so that anybody can relate, but it just seems to corrupt the story a little bit.

Now on to my main thoughts. I think with less shaky cam we would have possibly the best Halloween film since the original part 2. His use of dreams kept the film going down the road of insanity. Frankly I'm glad we didn't have to watch the bubble gum princess Laurie for 2 hours like last time.

In my opinion Zombie brought Myers back to his roots as the shadowy figure like in the original part 1. No more of this obvious giant walking around in the open and looking like a overgrown child. Just shadowy jumps out of nowhere ending in bloodshed.

Speaking of bloodshed, there is no holding back either. Every kill is nice and bloody like a true slasher film should be.

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