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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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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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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$25,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Though Jamie Lee Curtis has top billing, she only appears on screen for approximately 25 min. 21 sec. This applies only to the theatrical version; in the TV version she has a few extra scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Gary and his mother arrive at the hospital, the ambulance containing Laurie can be seen driving up in the background. In the next shot, the ambulance enters the parking lot and drives up behind them again. See more »

Quotes

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
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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A great sequel to a classic horror movie.
31 October 2005 | by (Normal, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

"Halloween II" really is an awesome sequel to a great horror movie,Jamie Lee Curtis,Donald Pleasence,Charles Cyphers and Nancy Stephens reprise their rolls.Lance Guest stars as Jimmy,Leo Rossi as Bud,Pamela Susan Shoop as Karen,and Ford Rainey as Dr. Mixture make up the great supporting cast in the film.

"Halloween II" picks up where the first movie left off,Michael Myers was shot 6 times by Dr. Sam Loomis and is still alive and at large.Michael Myers continues his killing spree to get to his sister and kills anyone who gets in his way.

Laurie Strode goes to the hospital after Michael Myers tried to kill her.Michael ends up going to to hospital and kills a lot of people there.Dr. Loomis finds out later on why Michael Myers returned to Haddonfield,to kill he sister,Laurie Strode.

The ultimate showdown at the hospital really is an awesome scene.

I give this movie 2 thumbs up and 10 stars.Rick Rosenthal did a great job directing this movie like he did with the 1983 Sean Penn drama movie "Bad Boys" and he directed "Halloween: Resurrection".

I love the music to the movie and the song "Mr. Sandman" by "The Clordettes" which was played in the beginning and the end of the movie.


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