Halloween II (1981) Review
Written by: Poltergeist
Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the second time as "Laurie Strode". Also returning: Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Loomis (Kyes) and Nancy Stephens.
As the movie begins where John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) ended, first you are treated to 2 minutes of the edited original ending, but wait...the body of Michael Myers has disappeared. As Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) runs to the door, the second movie in this film series begins.
As you see the slasher "Michael Myers" is very much alive (Dick Warlock) and is still lurking in the neighborhood. In an alley he is being voyeuristic looking through the neighbor's window. He eventually claims another young victim.
Meanwhile, Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) is in shock as they carry her on a stretcher into an ambulence. Dr. Loomis is on the trail for Michael. Laurie is absolutly terrified at the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. They give her a shot to help her relax.
Now here is a scary thought. Michael Myers is also in the hospital killing more victims. Will he find Laurie?
Also in the cast: Lucille Benson, Anne Bruner, Ken Smolka, Roger Hampton, Dick Warlock, Lance Guest, Leo Rossi, Leigh French, Ty Mitchell, Tawny Moyer, Ana Alicia, Ford Rainey, Gloria Gifford, Cliff Emmich, Dana Carvey, Catherine, Bergstrom, Lance Warlock, Pamela Susan Shoop, Anne-Marie Martin, Bill Warlock, Jonathan Prince, Pamela McMyler, Dennis Holahan, John Zenda, Nichole Drucker, Adam Gunn.
Running Time: 92 min.
How many times can you spot COKE/Coca-Cola in this film?
This DVD version does not have audio commentary. Bonus material includes: Theatrical Trailer, Production Notes, Cast & Filmmakers, DVD Newsletter address. Optional captions in English for the hearing-impaired. Optional subtitles in Spanish and French.
Some television prints have edited out alot of the gore, but have added a never-seen -before additional scene at the ending with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lance Guest in the back of the ambulence. This is not seen in the theatrical version.
This DVD is a Universal Pictures release.
The next movie, "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" only has "Michael Myers" in a cameo appearance. Actress Nancy Loomis (Kyes) and Dick Warlock returned as different characters. Jamie Lee Curtis did a voice-over.
Donald Pleasence returned as "Dr. Loomis" in Halloween 4, 5, 6.
Jamie Lee Curtis returned as "Laurie Strode" and Nancy Stephens returned as "Marion Chambers" in Halloween H20 (1998).
Jamie Lee Curtis would end her role as "Laurie Strode" in Halloween: Resurrection (2002).
Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Nancy Loomis, Charles Cyphers and Ty Mitchell were also in the original, The Fog (1980).
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1995), The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), Halloween II (2009).