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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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You can run. You can hide. Or, you can fight... LIKE HELL. 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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Technical Specs


| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the director's cut, Micheal takes off his mask and yells "Die" before stabbing Dr. Loomis. Based on this scene, it marks the first time ever in the series where Michael Myers actually speaks. This is also the first time the characters face can be seen clearly. See more »


The Rob Zombie iterations of Halloween clearly remove any supernatural aspect from the character of Michael Myers, this results in a plot inconsistency from the first film. It is never explained how Michael was able to survive a gunshot wound to the face at point-blank range without immediate medical attention. See more »


Laurie Strode: [Yelling outside her house, drunk] Hey, world! Guess what. I'm Michael Myers' sister! I'm so fucked!
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Crazy Credits

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


References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »


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27 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes I'm one of the few people who thoroughly enjoyed rob zombie's remake of halloween. So I was extremely excited to find out he was making the second one.

I love Zombie's directing style and I do think he is somewhat talented. But this movie just wasn't his best. The style and feel of the film was perfect. But the storyline was complete trash. He should have stuck to the original story.

Zombie's "re-imagining" of the second coming of Michael Myers was way off. Yeah he spiced up the original with Michael's backstory, but he completely redid the second one.

So if you just want to see people get stabbed with a cool directorial style and nice lighting(oh and boobs, lots of those) then yeah you might like it.

But for what it's worth, the backbone of any good movie is good source material, and the source material for this was Zombie's lackluster screenplay.

Shame. The first one was so promising. This one definitely ended it. Not only because Zombie says he won't direct another, but because it went so far downhill from the first one it basically killed itself.

Oh and the final scene in the movie is ridiculously laughable and will most likely give you a WTF look on your face.

5/10 for this one. Just don't take it too seriously and think of it as another slasher flick and you may enjoy it for what it is. Just another slasher flick. Nothing special here.

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