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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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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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$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

Danielle Harris (who plays Annie Brackett) was the object of Michael Myers' obsession in the original Halloween series. She played his niece, Jaime Lloyd, in Halloween 4 (1988) and Halloween 5 (1989). See more »

Goofs

When Laurie and Mya find Annie near death upstairs, Laurie tells Mya to go and call the police. Mya agrees, and slowly walks off screen, as Laurie turns away. The next shot shows Mya sprinting from that spot, with Laurie completely out of sight, not even standing in the door frame. But in the shot after, Laurie is clearly standing in the door frame, which was completely visible in the previous shot. See more »

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Coroner Hooks: Six guys to lift one stiff. That's one for the books.
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Follows Halloween (2007) See more »

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Honkytonk Halloween
Written by Jesse Dayton
Performed by Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures
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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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