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Halloween II (2009)

 -  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)

Opening Weekend:

£522,661 (UK) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

$33,386,128 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Laurie has a picture of Charles Manson over her bed. Later, after Lynda's father tries to kill Loomis, it is revealed that the gun was not loaded - just like the gun Manson follower Squeaky Fromme pointed at President Gerald Ford. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Laurie Strode: [Yelling outside her house, drunk] Hey, world! Guess what. I'm Michael Myers' sister! I'm so fucked!
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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Kick Out The Jams
Written by Michael Davis, Rob Tyner (as R. Derminer), Wayne Kramer,
Fred 'Sonic' Smith and Dennis Thompson (as D. Tomich)
Performed by MC5
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A Brutal, Bloody, Badly Executed Mess
29 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know where to begin after coming in from seeing Rob Zombie's Halloween II. The comments/reviews that I've read so far sum it all up perfectly. It's bad beyond belief. It's not scary or suspenseful. There are just back to back ugly, mean-spirited, and brutal killings. The main characters aren't likable at all especially Scout Taylor Compton as Laurie Strode. We cared for and wanted to see Jamie Lee Curtis survive every time she played Laurie. Compton is so bad, she should have been the first to get wiped out. There is no real story either, just ideas and visuals ripped from Freddy, Jason, and Leatherface plus other stuff that must have come from cocaine and or meth usage. Think of the worst Nightmare, Friday, Texas Chainsaw, or SAW volume you've viewed. I guarantee that this is worse. Zombie should start paying people like Sam Raimi, Wes Craven, Sean Cunningham and others to ghost direct his films. Uwe Boll could do a better job.


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