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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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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,349,565 (USA) (30 August 2009)

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$33,392,973 (USA)
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First Rob Zombie movie not to star Zombie regulars Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Tom Towles. See more »

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(at around 55 mins) 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 »

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Annie Brackett: What the fuck! Andy, are you seriously planning on standing out here all night? This is ridiculous!
Deputy Webb: Hey, Annie, I just do what the boss tells me.
Annie Brackett: Well, I'm the boss... of the boss, and I say move your shitbox over there, Kojak, okay? And don't make a federal case out of it, turn off the goddamn gumballs.
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Annie Brackett: ...what the fuck are YOU gonna do, jackhole?
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[at the beginning before the opening credits] WHITE HORSE - Linked to instinct, purity and the drive of the physical body to release powerful and emotional forces, like rage with ensuing chaos and destruction. --excerpt from the Subconscious Psychosis of Dreams. See more »

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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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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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