• Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II

Release Date: October 30th, 1981

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2001

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), Michael Myers (Dick Warlock) has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Hunter von Leer, Leo Rossi

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis Productions

Keywords: House , Escape , Pursuit , Hospital , 1980s , Survival , School

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    For the most part, Halloween II is a retread of “Halloween” without that movie's craft, exquisite timing, and thorough understanding of horror. show more

  • 50
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    As slasher movies go, Halloween II is far from the bottom of the barrel, but, given its pedigree, one has a right to expect a higher degree of quality that what is delivered. show more

  • 50
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    When it's good, it's because it's imitating its predecessor (but it suffers from tired spilled blood) and when it's bad, it's because it's imitating its own imitators. [31 Oct 1981]

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