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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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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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

At 45:20 when Laurie awakens from a nightmare, the eye chart above her spells out "F*CKED". See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 17 mins) 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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Mark: [to Michael] Are you a giant? Can we be friends?
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Crazy Credits

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

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Follows Halloween (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Honkytonk Halloween
Written by Jesse Dayton
Performed by Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures
Courtesy of Stag/Zombie a Go Go Records
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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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