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Halloween II (1981)

The first sequel to John Carpenter’s seminal horror film.

It is still Halloween night 1978 and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is in Haddonfield Hospital recovering from Michael Myers’ near-fatal attack upon her.

halloweenIIShe now believes Myers to be dead, but somehow he comes back from the grave and the mayhem begins all over again.

With Dr Loomis (Donald Pleasence) and the town’s police in pursuit, the reason for Michael’s obsession with Laurie becomes clear.

With the exception of H20 the sequels to John Carpenter’s 1978 horror masterpiece have been universally awful. However, like the aforementioned 1998 version, this was the only one to feature the original star, Jamie Lee Curtis, and is a better film for it.

Carpenter had a hand in the script but this is a by-the-numbers retread and the direction of Rick Rosenthal lacks flair.

halloween2_007Laurie Strode
Jamie Lee Curtis
Dr. Sam Loomis
Donald Pleasence
Sheriff Leigh Brackett
Charles Cyphers
Graham
Jeffrey Kramer
Jimmy
Lance Guest
Karen
Pamela Susan Shoop
Gary Hunt
Hunter Von Leer
Budd
Leo Rossi
Janet
Ana Alicia
Dr. Mixter
Ford Rainey
Mrs. Alves
Gloria Gifford
Jill
Tawny Moyer
Mr. Garrett
Cliff Emmich
Marion
Nancy Stephens
Marshall
John Zenda
Mrs. Elrod
Lucille Bensen
Craig
Bill Warlock
Randy
Jonathan Prince
Gary’s mother
Leigh French
Young Gary
Ty Mitchell
Annie
Nancy Loomis
Laurie’s mother
Pamela Mcmyler
Laurie’s father
Dennis Holahan
Young Laurie
Nichole Drucker
Young Michael Myers
Adam Gunn
Bennett Tramer
Jack Verbois
Michael Myers, age 23
Tony Moran
Lindsey
Kyle Richards
Tommy
Brian Andrews
Alice
Anne Bruner

Director
Rick Rosenthal

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