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Halloween II (2009)

R | | Horror | 28 August 2009 (USA)
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Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Deborah Myers
Chase Wright Vanek ... Young Michael (as Chase Vanek)
... Laurie Strode
... Sheriff Lee Brackett
... Dr. Maple
... Dr. Samuel Loomis
... Michael Myers
... Coroner Hooks
... Gary Scott
... Nurse Daniels
... Annie Brackett
... Buddy the Night Watchman
... Barbara Collier
... Nancy McDonald
... Mya Rockwell
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Storyline

Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. Written by Anonymous

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They survived the terror...but they can't escape their destiny. See more »

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Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, terror, disturbing graphic images, language, and some crude sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,349,565, 30 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,392,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,421,467
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Danielle Harris (who plays Annie Brackett) was the object of Michael Myers' obsession in the original Halloween series. She played his niece, Jaime Lloyd, in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5 (1989). See more »

Goofs

The hospital sequence ends with Laurie being cornered by Michael and about to be killed until she wakes up and realizes it was all a dream, one year later. So then how much of the sequence was a dream? Scenes of Michael escaping and Laurie and Annie being operated on are inter-cut together resulting in the sequence making no sense. See more »

Quotes

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Wolfie: At this point I don't really care. But seriously, you have a vagina?
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Stills of crime scene photographs of Michael's murders are shown over the credits. See more »

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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Know) I'm Losing You
Written by Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland and Cornelius Grant
Performed by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An Honest Review
1 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Malcolm McDowell so 2 stars just like I did the first one: ** The nudity isn't as much, so maybe I was wrong, maybe he was going for satire in the first one and not snuff porn...or maybe he was told to tone it down with the rape and dead naked women...

...but there are still naked women that get murdered by the big scary male monster after committing a fundamentalist sin of one kind or another...

...so was it intended to be a satire of the genre or does it just get Zombie off? Still not sure.

And again, the atmosphere isn't there. The film has a feel to it that is almost grindhouse sleaze without being good enough to really achieve grindhouse sleaze.

It makes for an off putting after taste in your mouth.

And with all the nudity it still feels like its trying to be Friday the 13th more than it is a Halloween installment.

Yet again I ask "Why remake it?" And this time the answer I can come up with is, Zombie is a great musician...unfortunately he shouldn't quit his day job.


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