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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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They survived the terror...but they can't escape their destiny. See more »

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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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Scout Taylor-Compton was personally approached by an Academy Award winner Meryl Streep because they were so moved by her portrayal of a PTSD victim in this movie. 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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[from alternate ending]
Michael Myers: [before stabbing Loomis] Die!
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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 Paint Your Wagon (1969) See more »

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Halloween Theme
Written by John Carpenter
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Recommended with an open mind...
1 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I knew going into this movie that it was not a John Carpenter flick. If I wanted to see that version, I could have Netflix'd it and saved myself a few bucks. I wanted to see Zombie's take on the movie, and I wasn't let down. Like all of Zombie's films, there are no Beaver Cleavers (haha... cleaver) or Mr. Wilsons... They are just the type of people that you see every day and your average white collar worker wants to stay away from. The movie is meant to make you uncomfortable, and it does this fabulously. I honestly don't know what everyone is upset about, it's a movie! I appreciate RZ's effort to take a classic such as this and put his own demented, modern twist into it. Great movie, highly recommended, but if you want to see the Carpenter version, go to Blockbuster!


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