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Halloween II (2009)

R | | Horror | 28 August 2009 (USA)
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Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

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Rob Zombie

Writer:

Rob Zombie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheri Moon Zombie ... Deborah Myers
Chase Wright Vanek Chase Wright Vanek ... Young Michael (as Chase Vanek)
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Laurie Strode
Brad Dourif ... Sheriff Lee Brackett
Caroline Williams ... Dr. Maple
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Samuel Loomis
Tyler Mane ... Michael Myers
Dayton Callie ... Coroner Hooks
Richard Brake ... Gary Scott
Octavia Spencer ... Nurse Daniels
Danielle Harris ... Annie Brackett
Richard Riehle ... Buddy the Night Watchman
Margot Kidder ... Barbara Collier
Mary Birdsong ... Nancy McDonald
Brea Grant ... Mya Rockwell
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Storyline

Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They survived the terror...but they can't escape their destiny. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, terror, disturbing graphic images, language, and some crude sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,349,565, 30 August 2009

Gross USA:

$33,392,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,421,467
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second Halloween film to reference serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the first time being in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) during the Barry Simms radio talk show. See more »

Goofs

(at around 46 mins) It is vaguely mentioned that Michael's body was misplaced by the police from transport from the crime scene to the morgue. This appeared to happen in the outskirts of Haddonfield. So why did it take a year for Michael to return to the town to find Laurie? See more »

Quotes

Laurie Strode: [walking around the hospital] I-I need something for my head!
[pause]
Laurie Strode: [yells out] HELLO?
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Crazy Credits

Stills of crime scene photographs of Michael's murders are shown over the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Director's Cut runs 14 minutes longer (119 minutes). Among the changes:
  • The opening scene with Laurie walking and Loomis being placed into the ambulance is longer.
  • The hospital dream scene has an extra sequence of Laurie attempting to cross over a pile of bodies.
  • An on screen title that said "One Year Later" in the Theatrical Cut now says "Two Years Later."
  • During the breakfast scene, Laurie and Annie now argue about going to the psychiatrist.
  • More dialogue with Laurie and the psychiatrist. Laurie looks at a framed inkblot on a wall and says that it looks like a white horse.
  • Loomis' press conference is expanded. Loomis discusses Michael's Oedipal complex, as well as the idea that Michael perhaps saw Loomis as a father figure.
  • Added sequence where Laurie runs a bath and begins to freak out.
  • Laurie stopping to play with a pig on her way to work is removed. She instead goes to the psychiatrist and tells her about playing with the pig (we see a few seconds of it, now in flashback), and how it triggered a nervous breakdown of sorts. When the shrink denies her more pills, Laurie freaks out and swears.
  • The scene where Annie finds Laurie drinking a beer in her room has been expanded: They have another fight.
  • A non-masked Michael (along with Young Michael and his mother) angrily looks at a billboard that advertises Loomis' book.
  • When Laurie and Maya come home from the party, there is a short added sequence of them making tea in the kitchen prior to going upstairs. There's also an added shot of Michael apparently walking out of the house.
  • Brackett's reaction to finding Annie's body is longer, containing video flashbacks of real-life actress Danielle Harris as a child.
  • The ending is significantly different: After Loomis enters the cabin, Michael throws him through a wall, and the two of them wind up outside. Michael then removes his mask, yells "DIE!", and stabs Loomis. The cops then open fire and kill Michael. Laurie then comes out, takes Michael's knife, and approaches Loomis with it, implying that she may stab him. The cops then open fire on her and seemingly kill her. We then fade to the same hospital footage seen at the end of the theatrical cut as a cover of "Love Hurts" plays on the soundtrack.
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Connections

References The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Honkytonk Halloween
Written by Jesse Dayton
Performed by Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures
Courtesy of Stag/Zombie a Go Go Records
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User Reviews

 
letdown.
27 August 2009 | by pgtmatrixSee all my reviews

Yes I'm one of the few people who thoroughly enjoyed rob zombie's remake of halloween. So I was extremely excited to find out he was making the second one.

I love Zombie's directing style and I do think he is somewhat talented. But this movie just wasn't his best. The style and feel of the film was perfect. But the storyline was complete trash. He should have stuck to the original story.

Zombie's "re-imagining" of the second coming of Michael Myers was way off. Yeah he spiced up the original with Michael's backstory, but he completely redid the second one.

So if you just want to see people get stabbed with a cool directorial style and nice lighting(oh and boobs, lots of those) then yeah you might like it.

But for what it's worth, the backbone of any good movie is good source material, and the source material for this was Zombie's lackluster screenplay.

Shame. The first one was so promising. This one definitely ended it. Not only because Zombie says he won't direct another, but because it went so far downhill from the first one it basically killed itself.

Oh and the final scene in the movie is ridiculously laughable and will most likely give you a WTF look on your face.

5/10 for this one. Just don't take it too seriously and think of it as another slasher flick and you may enjoy it for what it is. Just another slasher flick. Nothing special here.


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