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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:

Just when you thought it was safe to go trick or treating... 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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Company Credits

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

There are two stories behind who had ownership of the mask before filming. Story one goes that Debra Hill had the mask for the period between 1978 to 1981 in a shoe box under her bed and the smoke caused it to yellow. This is the story most people know. Story two is that Nick Castle had the original mask on display in his home until Debra Hill asked to borrow it to film the sequel, telling Castle that he would get it back at the end of filming on Halloween II (1981), but Castle never got the mask back. It is theorized that Castle could have had the stunt mask and that Debra Hill had asked to borrow it, as the stunt mask is the one destroyed in the sequel, and also because Dick Warlock claimed that he had kept the original mask after filming wrapped for 20+ years. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

The Spanish version is said to feature the alternate ending and several outtakes, including more conversations between the nurse and Laurie, the boy and Laurie, and many scary shots, such as the electricity going out, etc. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dean of Darkness with Dean Cundey (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Flats in the Parking Lot
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by John Carpenter
Produced by Alan Howarth
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User Reviews

 
Not quite as good as the first
18 March 2000 | by hauditSee all my reviews

Halloween II has some really effective scares, and a lot of imaginative sequences.

The music is really effective. The acting isn't all that good but Halloween II turns out to be a fairly good horror movie with effective scares, and still the minimum of explicit gore. However, you can tell it was made on a very tight budget, and it does look rather miserable when compared to the later sequels.

Relatively good, and deserves 6 out of 10.


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