Halloween II
Halloween II (1981)

Shaken and injured from her battle with unkillable psycho Michael Myers, Laurie Strode is taken to the Haddonfield Hospital for observation, while Dr. Sam Loomis continues his desperate search for his monstrous patient. After slashing his… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: October 30, 1981
DVD Release Date: September 22, 1998
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Rick Rosenthal, who directed this 1981 sequel, doesn't have Carpenter's expansive, affectionate way with stereotypical characters, and without it they're empty shells -- bodies waiting for the slaughter.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's a little sad to witness a fall from greatness, and that's what we get in Halloween II.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Really misses the point of the first film by dropping pretty much all the pretense of build-up and fate...

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Variety Staff

This uninspired version amounts to lukewarm sloppy seconds in comparison to the original film that made director John Carpenter a hot property.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Halloween II is good enough to deserve a sequel of its own.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The script is fairly routine and Jamie Lee Curtis has too little to do this time around, but the hospital setting proves to be a sound choice for a locale.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

The result won't make any converts, but Jamie Lee Curtis is as good as ever.

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James Berardinelli

Halloween is a classic and its first sequel is a sloppy afterthought.

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R. L. Shaffer

Halloween II isn't a knockout sequel, but it's a solid, if slightly slow, follow-up to the original horror classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A terrible, useless sequel that invests in mindless gore instead of creating any real tension, and it is ridiculous (and disappointing) how it turns Michael… More
Cory Taylor
Of course, 'Halloween' is the forefather of the 70's and 80's slasher genre only because of its inexplicable popularity. To me, it's… More
Sophie Burgess
Contrary to the critics, I actually quite liked this. No it wasn't as good or well done as the first, however it could have been a lot worse. There was… More
Alex roy
As a diehard fan of the first one, Halloween II builds new tense moments and offers a new twist on this tale. After the events of the first film, Laurie Strode… More
Eric Alvarez
I love the Halloween films, but my words can't save a failure movie. I think this movie in particular was pretty funny since NO ONE else seemed to be in… More
Melvin White
Laurie Strode: Why won't he die?† "More Of The Night He Came Home" Halloween 2, the first of many sequels of the horror classic. I really like… More