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A Note Regarding Spoilers

The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers for this film and the original novel. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.

For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Halloween II can be found here.

This film is a sequel to Halloween (2007), not a remake of Halloween II (1981). The beginning of the film is similar to the original Halloween II, but then the film jumps ahead one year and becomes its own film. Director Rob Zombie was quoted in an interview with the St Petersburg Times as saying: "It's really a character piece on Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) and Dr Loomis (Malcolm McDowell), these really damaged people trying to carry on with their lives."

The film starts immediately after the ending of Halloween and continues for roughly 20-30 minutes. The film then jumps one year. The appearance and use of cell phones, flat screen TVs, and other such modern technology seems to indicate that this film and its predecessor are set in modern times, though Rob Zombie has neither confirmed nor denied this. In the case of the Director's Cut of the film, however, the time jump is two years later. In one of the deleted scenes, a characters mentions that they are 19 and born in 1990, which sets it in 2009.

There are different theories.

The most popular: It is revealed that the bullet grazed his head, which is possible, albeit unlikely, due to the actual gunshot not being shown.

The least popular: Michael died at the end of the first film. Laurie did shoot him in the head (Wow, that's a lot of blood on your face, Laurie.) and he died. Laurie then imagines Michael is still alive out there, killing while he's on his way to her in time for their one year Halloween anniversary. Laurie feels curious, obsessed, and connected somehow to this character (she was a baby with memories, after all) that kidnapped her and initially didn't want to kill her. Laurie finds out the truth about Michael's little sister through Loomis's book and totally breaks down (possibly while killing her friends) and transforms into Angel Myers. Michael Myers is just a part of her psyche and not really there.

Annie (Danielle Harris) was just attacked by Michael, and she was taken to hospital where she obviously survived. Loomis was also attacked and survived, because he is seen attempting to grab Michael in the chase scene at the Myers' house. Those who only saw the theatrical cut can be forgiven for thinking Loomis died. His attempt to grab Michael was an insert in the Director's Cut Unrated DVD.

Deborah Myers (Sheri Moon Zombie) appears in Michael's and Laurie's mind. She tells Michael that he needs to kill his sister in order to bring their family back together. Young Michael Myers (Chase Wright Vanek) appears with Deborah, along with a white horse.

(Daeg Faerch), who played young Michael Myers in Halloween, hit a growth spurt between its release and the filming of Halloween II, and therefore had to be recast due to his height.

No, not at the start of the film. Laurie doesn't find out the secrets about her family and that she is actually Angel Myers, a secret that Sheriff Brackett (Brad Dourif) tries desperately to protect her from, until she reads the book that Dr. Loomis wrote.

Weird Al plays himself, as a guest on a TV talk show.

Rob Zombie, in a July 27th interview by MTV at San Diego Comic Con 2009, said that he will not make a third Halloween movie. "No. I could not see that in any shape, way or form. Never." He refused to explain why he is unwilling to be involved in the third installment of the series. "If I told you [why], you wouldn't believe me," he said. "And, I don't want to tell you." Halloween III will be directed by Patrick Lussier.

Does Deputy Neale die ?

Yes. Deputy Neale (Greg Travis) is dispatched by Sheriff Brackett to head over to the Brackett residence and watch over his daughter, Annie. When Neale steps off of the porch and lights a cigarette, Michael comes up to him from behind and, after taking him down, breaks Neale's neck.

Yes. It involves a much more damaged Laurie, and more clarification on why "Deborah" wants Michael to kill Laurie. Laurie and Annie don't get along quite so much, and are at each other's throats for much of the movie, and the ending is almost completely different: After Loomis goes into the shack, and "Deborah" tells Michael to "take us home," Loomis and Michael emerge from the shack. Michael removes his mask, and yells "Die!" at Loomis, before stabbing him. Brackett and the police open fire on Michael and he dies. After this, Laurie walks out of the shed, in shock. She takes the knife from Michael's corpse, and proceeds toward Loomis. Before we can see her intentions, a trigger-happy cop shoots her. Brackett screams for them to hold their fire, but they continue, and Laurie falls dead. Note, the epilogue scene from the theatrical follows, rescored and recut, but it is alluded to that this is merely a symbol for Laurie's descent into madness. However, this could be interpreted as though she survived. According to Zombie, she is dying as that scene plays, and is dead once the first credit hits the screen. A very detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.

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