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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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In a continuation of the plot of Halloween, Michael Myers shows off his indestructability by resuming his murder spree despite being gunned down with six bullets in the original movie. Laurie Strode is once more his intended victim, with Dr. Sam Loomis again in hot persuit. Written by Rob Hartill

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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$25,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

John Carpenter produced, supervised and co-scripted and even directed uncredited a few additional scenes for this film. Carpenter's music from the first film was also used, and he was involved in the film's post-production as well. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) The Elrods are watching Night of the Living Dead and we hear Johnny's dialogue, "They're coming to get you, Barbra" overlapped by the movie's music score. In the actual movie, the music score doesn't begin until after Johnny is attacked and Barbra begins fleeing. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sam Loomis: It's Time, Michael.
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Referenced in Hollywood's Top Ten: Scream Queens (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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The last good horror movie featuring Michael Myers.
4 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

As far as I am concerned this was the last Halloween movie with Myers worth watching. I prefer the third movie which has nothing to do with him to all the mess that follows. This movie is a continuation of the first as it is still the same night. Myers has of course gotten up and Jamie Lee has been taken to a hospital to recuperate from her wounds. Of course this one tries to shock us with its revelations and such, but nothing to shocking. There are kills and once again Dr. Loomis is obsessed with getting Myers. Some good kills are to be found as is to be expected. Though I always feel sorry for the guy that gets hit by the car as he is obviously not Myers. There is a television version of this one that totally blows as it is very toned down and they even have a happier ending. Watch the uncut theater version as it is much better.


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