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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$33,386,128 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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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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Laurie Strode: [Yelling outside her house, drunk] Hey, world! Guess what. I'm Michael Myers' sister! I'm so fucked!
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Stills of crime scene photographs of Michael's murders are shown over the credits. See more »

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Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Halloween Theme
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It's mean, tough, violent but it's more Rob Zombie movie than his "Halloween" remake.
1 February 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) thought she killed her attacker Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) by shooting him in the face. Michael is presumed dead and he brought to a separate ambulance to transport his body. Michael finds himself awake, when the ambulance crashed into a cow. Two years later... Laurie is now living with Sheriff Brackett (Brad Dourif) and his daughter/her friend Annie (Danielle Harris) in the country side of Haddonfield. But Laurie isn't getting better, since she been having vivid nightmares, she's on medication and she's almost falling apart. Michael is been living outside of Haddonfield for two years. He sees his dead mother (Sheri-Moon Zombie) is his head, he sees himself as a young child (Chase Wright Vanek) and she's speaking to him. She's telling him it's time to go back to Haddonfield and he picked... where's he left off, two years ago. But Laurie still doesn't know of her true identity. Dr. Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell) wrote an new book about Michael Myers. Since he survived the attack but he's relieving the secret about Laurie in his book. Nothing will be ever be the same for anyone at Haddonfield.

Written and Directed by Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects) made an mean, tough, violent sequel to his remake of "Halloween". But in this movie, it's more his vision than his slick looking 2007 version. This is the review for the Unrated Director's Cut. Although i never seen the R-Rated theatrical cut and i know the ending is different from the Director's Cut. The performances are good here, especially Dourif and Harris are the stand-outs here. Compton is strong here and since her character is nearly slipping towards insanity. I felt she was doing an believable performance in her part. "Halloween 2" feels closer to the style at times from "The Devil's Rejects", which it was close to a Masterpiece that the director made. Horror fans will certainly be entertained to the brutal sayings of Michael Myers, which for some viewers will have a tough time to watch. Also Dr. Loomis character isn't sympathetic as he was in the remake although McDowell seems to be having a great time playing a real jerk in this one.

The Blu-ray edition has an fine 1080p High Definition anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an terrific DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio. This movie is actually well shot in 16mm to have that grainy, dark, depressing feeling of the style for the sequel. Best feature on the Blu-ray is the running commentary track from the director, which he points out the scenes were added back for his Director's Cut and talking about how it was making this sequel. Blu-ray extras includes Deleted/Alternate Scenes, Audition Footage, Outtakes and more. But it would have been nice, if they added an behind the scenes footage and the original theatrical ending as a special feature. I have an feeling, they will add other edition of "Halloween 2" on Blu-ray, someday. I felt "Halloween 2" is better than the "Halloween" remake. I liked his 2007 version (Both versions:Theatrical's Cut and Director's Cut are fine). I just feel that he was more into making this sequel than the remake. So... Judge it for yourself. Also remember that "Family is Forever". (****/*****).


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