Halloween II (1981)

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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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4 February 2004 | Aaron1375
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| The last good horror movie featuring Michael Myers.
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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Trivia

John Carpenter spent time growing up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and there are several references to Bowling Green and the surrounding area: Smiths Grove and Russelville are towns nearby; Bowling Green is in Warren County, where Haddonfield is set; and Elrod, Chestnut, (31W) Bypass, and Scottsville are all names of local streets in Bowling Green. Additionally, someone in the film makes a reference to the Lost River Drive-In, which was a real drive-in theater in Bowling Green.


Quotes

Jimmy: God, they should have handled him more carefully.
Laurie Strode: Who?
Jimmy: Michael Myers.
Laurie Strode: Michael Myers?
Jimmy: Yeah, he's the guy who was after you tonight.
Laurie Strode: You mean from the Myers House? That little kid who killed his sister? But he's in a hospital somewhere!
Jimmy: He escaped ...
Laurie Strode: ...


Goofs

(at around 53 mins) Dr. Loomis and the policemen find the word "Samhain" written on the blackboard at the elementary school, and Loomis claims he knows the meaning of the word, delivering a speech about the "festival of Samhain". However, he pronounces the word literally, which is incorrect. It's actually pronounced "sow-in".


Crazy Credits

Michael Myers (age 23) is listed in the ending credits. The film takes place in 1978 when Michael Myers is 21 years old, which is also stated by Dr. Loomis in the movie.


Alternate Versions

The Spanish version is said to feature the alternate ending and several outtakes, including more conversations between the nurse and Laurie, the boy and Laurie, and many scary shots, such as the electricity going out, etc.


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Written and Performed by
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