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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  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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| (unrated director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jeff Daniel Phillips plays two completely different roles in the movie: Howard Boggs and Uncle Seymour Coffins. He is only the third actor to ever play two different roles in the same film in the either Halloween series (the others being Nancy Kyes) and Danielle Harris). Dick Warlock actually plays three different characters, "The Shape" (Michael Myers) and Patrolman #3 (the one that hits the Michael lookalike with his patrol car) in Halloween II (1981) and "Assasin" in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). See more »


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 »


Laurie Strode: [walking around the hospital] I-I need something for my head!
Laurie Strode: [yells out] HELLO?
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Crazy Credits

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


References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


(I Know) I'm Losing You
Written by Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland and Cornelius Grant
Performed by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Bloody Waste of Time
2 September 2009 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

This movie has badly damaged the Zombie brand of horror movie. I liked Rob Zombie's earlier slasher\horror flicks. Movies like "Devils Rejects" and "House of 1000 Corpses" combined genuine real life psycho characters with tongue-in-cheek humor that made the movie viewer feel in on the joke. These movies didn't take themselves very seriously, and while gory, were also at least a little bit fun to watch.

Zombie obviously tried to bring some of that camp levity to "Halloween II", notably by including "Weird Al" Yankovic in a cameo role, which helped a little. I think the movie could have used a lot more of "Weird Al" and a bit less of Mrs. Zombie (Zombie's wife played a leading role in this turkey, some type of angel of death as Jason's Mommy...don't ask, too stupid for words).

Unfortunately, this move really stunk. It was just bloody disembowelment after decapitation after evisceration. It was a stupid and bloody mess and a complete waste of time.

Stay away from this stinker.

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