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Halloween II (1981)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  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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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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Horror | Thriller

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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie was shot on location all around the greater Los Angeles region. See more »

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Marion calls for help on the police car's 2-way radio, then listens to the reply without letting go of the "talk" button on the radio's microphone. You can't listen and receive anything on the radio while the button on the mic is pressed. See more »

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Dr. Sam Loomis: If that wasn't Michael Myers burning up in that car, a lot of other kids are going to be slaughtered tonight.
Deputy Gary Hunt: He's dead. You saw it.
Dr. Sam Loomis: I saw a man in a mask. I want to believe but I have to be sure. I cannot stop until I'm certain he's dead.
Deputy Gary Hunt: You talk about him as if he's some kind of animal.
Dr. Sam Loomis: He was my patient for fifteen years. He became an obsession with me, until I realized there was nothing inside him, neither conscious nor reason, that was even remotely human! An hour ago I stood up and fired...
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Mr. Sandman
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Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
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MORE OF THE NIGHT HE CAME HOME - IN THE EMPTIEST HOSPITAL EVER!



Continuing on from where the original left off - literally; it picks right up, and continues through the same night (cue some continuity goofs as though still set on the same night, it is filmed almost two years later).

Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, and Rick Rosenthal does a good job with the directing (he's the man behind the most recent Halloween movie "Halloween: Resurrection" - a sequel to the original, this one, and "H20") - though of course he is by far inferior to John Carpenter.

Interestingly this features probably the emptiest hospital ever committed to celluiod. Apart from a few babies, Laurie Strode seems to be the only patient!!


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