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.

Director:

Steve Miner

Writers:

Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

20 years ago, HE changed the face of Halloween. Tonight, he's back! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

One of the masks used from Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), was used for the first scene appearance of Michael Myers. It was used during his attack on Marion, but all of his later appearances feature a new mask sculpted for this film. They had shot the sequence while the studio went back and forth on which mask they preferred. Clark actually owns the mask in question now. See more »

Goofs

Officers respond to the burglary at Marion's house with the overhead lights activated on their patrol car. Officers would not normally respond in this fashion, as they tend to use a stealth approach not to announce themselves. See more »

Quotes

[Laurie, Will and the kids have just survived from Michael]
Will Brennan: Who was that?
Laurie Strode: My brother.
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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

On October 26, 2003 an alternate version was shown on FX with these additions:
  • Marion looking around her house is extended.
  • Jimmy taking a look around Marion's house is extended.
  • Michael stalking Marion is extended.
  • Cops are shown bumbling around outside while Marion is chased by Michael.
  • Intro to Laurie is differently Paced.
  • a quick view of the town and school is shown before Laurine and John have breakfast.
  • a reference joke to Psycho made by Charlie is shown as he walks with John to school.
  • Michael is shown watching the Mother and little girl during the restroom scene.
  • Charlie and John are shown talking while they walk the California town outside the school and Michael follows them in his car.
  • Molly is shown walking through the school halls after getting the roses off the dish lift.
  • Laurie is shown watching the buses leave while on the telephone before the Psycho homage with Norma.
  • Laurie walking the school halls at night and walking the school grounds.
  • Adam Arkin chasing the Shape is slightly different.
  • John, Charlie and Molly are shown sneaking in through the kitchen window and get stuck while John sees Michael coming into the school.
  • Adam Arkin carves a pumpkin while he opens up to Laurie about his past; lead in for Laurie to open up to him about Michael.
  • Michael and Laurie stalking each other at the finale is extended.
  • Extended ending shows Michael's car following far behind Laurie but ends where Laurie chops off the guy's head.
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Soundtracks

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 7 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,187,724, 9 August 1998

Gross USA:

$55,041,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,041,738
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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