While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.


Rick Rosenthal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode
Donald Pleasence ... Sam Loomis
Charles Cyphers ... Leigh Brackett
Jeffrey Kramer ... Graham
Lance Guest ... Jimmy
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Karen
Hunter von Leer ... Gary Hunt
Dick Warlock ... The Shape / Patrolman #3
Leo Rossi ... Budd
Gloria Gifford ... Mrs. Alves
Tawny Moyer ... Jill
Ana Alicia ... Janet
Ford Rainey ... Dr. Mixter
Cliff Emmich ... Mr. Garrett
Nancy Stephens ... Marion


After Doctor Samuel Loomis shoots Michael Myers six times, Michael escapes and is now on the loose in Haddonfield. Laurie Strode is taken to the hospital and Doctor Loomis continues to hunt down Michael with the help of the police. Michael continues killing the citizens of Haddonfield and heads to the hospital to kill Laurie. It's now up to an Injured Laurie and Doctor Loomis to stop Michael and his murderous rampage.

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(at around 1h 17 mins) Jamie Lee Curtis did her own stunt when she falls out of the car onto the parking lot asphalt. See more »


In the ambulance, Jimmy tells Laurie they're taking her to "the clinic". The radio announcer also reveals that Laurie was taken "across town to Haddonfield Memorial Clinic". However, the jackets that the medics wear, as well as all the signs at the hospital, indicate that it's actually Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. See more »


Sam Loomis: I ought to handcuff you to the wheel, but I have a feeling I'm gonna need you in there. Can I trust you?
Marshal: What have I got to lose, except my job?
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Crazy Credits

Michael Myers (age 23) is listed in the ending credits. The film takes place in 1978 when Michael Myers is 21 years old, which is also stated by Dr. Loomis in the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although the UK theatrical version was unedited, the video and initial DVD release were cut by 17 seconds by the BBFC to edit the scene of a woman being dunked in a boiling hydrotherapy pool. All the cuts were waived for the 2002 DVD issue. See more »


Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »


Original 'Halloween' Themes and Compositions
Written and Performed by John Carpenter
Produced by Alan Howarth
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25 April 1999 | by TexGuySee all my reviews

A sequel that continues the saga of our heroine, Laurie Strode. "Halloween II" is a good sequel, but lacks the passion of it's predecessor. "Halloween II" takes place the same night as the original "Halloween". Laurie is rushed to Haddonfield Memorial, while Michael continues to wreak havoc in Haddonfield. The body count rises as Michael tries to find the one person who drives his every move, Laurie. The skeleton staff at the hospital are flippant about the evenings events and carry themselves accordingly.

Dr. Loomis (Pleasence) is still tracking his former patient with the help of Haddonfield police. Laurie's stay at the hospital eventually garners a visit from Michael. Laurie fears for her safety and keeps one step ahead of Michael all through the film, while the hospital staff are picked-off one by one. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie, she does a great job at finding the wrong places to hide, but the chase sequences are great! There are notable performances by Lance Guest as Jimmy, who is sweet on Laurie. This film has some explainations of Michael's and Laurie's connection to each other. Will this be a reunion to be remembered? "Halloween II" does offer up some tense moments, gore, and as sequels go it's a good job! I recommend this film.

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Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,446,508, 1 November 1981

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo


Color (MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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