Down 445 this week

Halloween II (2009)

R  |   |  Horror  |  28 August 2009 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 34,533 users   Metascore: 35/100
Reviews: 492 user | 216 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

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.



Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Video

1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Halloween (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane
Halloween II (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers
Halloween 5 (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Set one year after the events of Halloween 4, Michael Myers returns to Haddonsfield once again to try and kill his niece.

Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.

Director: Joe Chappelle
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley
Halloween (1978)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record -- a "gift from the Lords." The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Bruce Davison
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:





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

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Laurie has a picture of Charles Manson over her bed. Later, after Lynda's father tries to kill Loomis, it is revealed that the gun was not loaded - just like the gun Manson follower Squeaky Fromme pointed at President Gerald Ford. See more »


When Loomis is doing the book signing before the guy comes at him with the gun he signs the book with a black pen, this changes to red in the next camera shot. See more »


Michael Myers: [From Alternative Ending]
[before stabbing Loomis]
Michael Myers: DIE!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


References The Professionals (1966) See more »


Spring from The Four Seasons
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is the one on AMC today, not the original, nrcsseemom
Better film if under the mindset that Laurie is the killer. brandonhelee
Rank The Halloween films Legion_89
Theatrical or directors cut? welcometoprimetime
Zombie didn't even want to do this motherfckzombies-261-668745
Garbage carrollwareone
Discuss Halloween II (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page