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Laurie Strode is rushed to the hospital, while Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt the streets for Michael Myers, who has found Laurie at the Haddonfield Hospital.

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Storyline

It's the same night as the original Halloween. Michael Myers is around the neighborhood, after being gunned by Dr.Loomis six times. Now, he's in a hospital where the girl Laurie Strode was taken. And there's a reason why Michael is after her... Written by Jason Mechalek

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

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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The 17-year-old who was hit by the police car and burnt alive, at first believed to be Michael Myers, was supposed to be Ben Tramer, the boy Laurie confesses to have a crush on in the original Halloween. The name of Ben Tramer is a reference to John Carpenter's friend Bennett Tramer. They went to USC (University of Southern California) as Tramer wrote episodes for '"Saved By the Bell" (1989)'. 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 discovering that Annie is dead]
Sheriff Leigh Brackett: Damn you...
Sam Loomis: I'm sorry...
Sheriff Leigh Brackett: What have you done...
Sam Loomis: I haven't done anything.
Sheriff Leigh Brackett: YOU LET HIM OUT!
Sam Loomis: I didn't let him out. I gave orders for him to be restrained.
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Referenced in Urban Legend (1998) See more »

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Mr. Sandman
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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A very good sequel, or a continuation if you prefer
29 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this is the best sequel and has a lot of merit. We are of course introduced to many secrets, such as why Michael Myers is so interested in killing Laurie Strode. It picks up right where the other one left off, with Loomis chasing after Myers, and Laurie being taken to the hospital. Michael finds her soon after, and stalks her through the hospital. My favorite part was when Michael was walking through the parking lot, and the trademark music is playing. The end was fabulous, with Loomis blowing up the anesthetic room, and severely wounding Michael. This film is definitely worth seeing, and I recommend it to anyone who wants a good scare.


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