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Halloween II (1981)

R | | Horror | 30 October 1981 (USA)
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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.

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Rick Rosenthal
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

After Doctor Samuel Loomis shoot's Michael Myer's Six Times and falls off a Balcony. Michael escapes and continues his massacre in Haddonfield, Laurie is also sent to the Hospital and Dr Loomis gathers a Group of Police Officers to hunt Down Michael and put an end to his Murderous Rampage. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The sensational follow-up to the worldwide phenomenon. More terror, even more terrifying. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,676,836, 1 November 1981

Gross USA:

$25,533,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,533,818, 30 October 1981
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gloria Gifford and Ana Alicia were both in acting classes with director Rick Rosenthal. See more »

Goofs

(at around 40 mins) Dr. Loomis says that Michael is 21 years-old, yet when the credits appear at the end his age is given as 23. (This was a mistake in the credits for the original Halloween film. As Michael was 6 years old when he killed his sister Judith, in 1963, he would have been 21 15 years later in 1978.) See more »

Quotes

[after Michael disappears]
Doyle Neighbor: What's going on out here?
Sam Loomis: Call the police! Tell the sheriff I shot him!
Doyle Neighbor: Who?
Sam Loomis: Tell him, he's still on the loose!
Doyle Neighbor: Is this some kind of joke? I've been trick-or-treated to death tonight.
Sam Loomis: [looks at the blood on his hand] You don't know what death is!
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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 »

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Referenced in Video Violence 2 (1987) See more »

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Mrs. Alves
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Written and Performed by John Carpenter
Produced by Alan Howarth
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Ok sequel. Lacks suspense and tension of original.
7 October 2018 | by tylerkirks08See all my reviews

The gore is upped in this one. There are a couple of good stalks in the hospital but character development and the payoff isn't here as in original. Dr. Loomis and Laurie are great. Some very unecessary kills too. I don't mind how they establish that Laurie is Michael's sister but a direct followup on the same night as original doesn't seem to work. I wish a little time had lapsed and they followed similar plot-builds as H1. The ending chase scene should have gone on longer, those are the best parts. Trying to hide from Michael when he's lurking is effective. Random kill scenes of characters we dont care about was let-down and sign of the slasher times it seems. Overall 6/10.


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