Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.


Steve Miner


Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode / Keri Tate
Adam Arkin ... Will Brennan
Michelle Williams ... Molly
Adam Hann-Byrd ... Charlie
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Sarah
Janet Leigh ... Norma
Josh Hartnett ... John
LL Cool J ... Ronny
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Jimmy
Branden Williams ... Tony
Nancy Stephens ... Marion
Beau Billingslea ... Fitz
Matt Winston ... Matt
Larisa Miller ... Claudia
Emmalee Thompson ... Casey


Twenty years after Michael Myer's massacre in Haddonfield, Laurie Strode faked her own death, traveled to California, and took on the identity Keri Tate. Michael discovers Laurie's new identity and travels to California to kill his sister. Laurie must now take on her brother with her son's life at risk. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's going to be one hell of a family reunion. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The school buses used to show how all of the school's students are leaving for a break were picked up by the studio on the cheap and didn't come with seats. See more »


(at around 54 mins) Laurie removes the top from a vodka bottle, guzzles, hands the bottle to Will who also takes the top off. See more »


John: Make you toast?
Laurie Strode: Mmmm, no, none for me, thanks. Caffeine is not a food group.
John: We're out of Perkadyne.
John: Got mail. It's from your Dad.
John: Birthday card.
Laurie Strode: It's only 2 months late. I'm impressed.
John: Cash is good. I'm gonna need it when I go to Yosemite.
Laurie Strode: You're not going.
John: Yes, I am.
Laurie Strode: No, you're not.
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Crazy Credits

The film is dedicated to the memory of Donald Pleasence who played Dr. Loomis in previous films in the series. See more »

Alternate Versions

The FX televison cut includes the following:
  • A Micheal POV shot of the kid trying to grab the corkscrew from the drain
  • The FX televison cut removes the following:
  • The entire "pierce my nipples" line from Will(the counselor) is cut along with the "date-rape" response. The scene is edited as if the conversation never took place.
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Referenced in Halloween (2018) See more »


Halloween Theme
Composed by John Carpenter
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User Reviews

Fast paced entertaining horror
11 September 2018 | by BrommieboySee all my reviews

This is the best Halloween movie since the original came out. It starts as it means to go on with action and nods to the past that will have horror fans glued. It's so fast paced it needs to almost slow down for a rest half way through before the thrilling climax. An excellent sequel.

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Release Date:

5 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 7 See more »


Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,187,724, 9 August 1998

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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