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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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Horror | Thriller

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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Lance Guest (Jimmy), who was relatively unknown when he made this movie, went on to star with Dan O'Herlihy who plays Cochran in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) in the movie The Last Starfighter (1984) in 1984. See more »

Goofs

Near the film's climax, the Marshall is shown walking down a hallway by a soda machine and reacting to Laurie's screaming. Several minutes (and many screams) later, Michael crashes through the door and the Marshall is still running down the hallway by the soda machine. See more »

Quotes

[Graham examines the burned corpse that was erroneously thought to be Michael Myers]
Graham: No fillings. He's young. Maybe seventeen, maybe eighteen.
Sam Loomis: Michael Myers is 21.
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Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
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A solid sequel
23 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Halloween 2 seems to get mixed reactions but no one can deny that it stands alone as a great slasher film. Of course it's hard to take Halloween 2 as its "own" film compared to the greatness that is the original Halloween, but most should be able to overlook that and enjoy it for what it is. Halloween 2 uses the suspense of Halloween but adds more gore and a faster pace to the mix. I found it thoroughly entertaining, with some great death scenes and genuinely suspenseful moments (Jamie-Lee escaping through the ventilation grill). The only minor points spoiling Halloween 2 are that sometimes it gets a bit far-fetched. For example, Jamie-Lee is escaping through the ventilation grill and Michael Myers takes an eternity to simply walk over and pull her back down. There were also a few moments of very bad acting.

Overall though it's thoroughly entertaining and I would recommend it to all horror fans. It doesn't ruin the integrity of the original film like most sequels do.


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