Halloween II (1981 film)
Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut. It is the second installment in the Halloween film series and serves as a direct sequel to Halloween. The plot picks up directly after the first film, with Michael Myers following survivor Laurie Strode to the local hospital. Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence reprise their respective roles as Laurie StroDe and Dr. Sam Loomis.
About Halloween II (1981 film) in brief
Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut. It is the second installment in the Halloween film series and serves as a direct sequel to Halloween. The plot picks up directly after the first film, with Michael Myers following survivor Laurie Strode to the local hospital. The film was a box office success, grossing over USD 25 million domestically, though it received mixed reviews, with praise for its performances and atmosphere, but drew significant attention from film critics who criticized its overt violence and gore compared to the original film. Originally, Halloween II was intended to be the last chapter of the Halloween series to revolve around Michael Myers and the town of Haddonfield, but after the lackluster reaction to Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Michael Myers was brought back six years later in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. It also introduces the plot twist of Laurie Stro de being the sister of Michaelyers, a feature that would form the narrative arc of the series in subsequent films, including Rob Zombie’s remake and its sequel, but was dropped from the 2018 film trilogy. Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence reprise their respective roles as Laurie StroDe and Dr. Sam Loomis. The movie was distributed by Universal Pictures, and premiered in the United States on October 30, 1981. It was released in cinemas on October 31, 1981, with a budget of USD 2.
5 million. It has been listed as one of the top ten slasher films of all time by The New York Times, with more than 100,000 copies sold in the U.S. since its release in 1981. The sequel was released on October 29, 1982, and has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. It received a rating of 8.5 out of 10. It was released alongside the first Halloween, which was released the same day. The second film was released a year later, on October 28, 1982. The third and fourth films in the series were released in 1984 and 1986. The fourth and fifth films in this series were also released in 1986 and 1987. The fifth and sixth films in these series were releases in 1988 and 1989. The sixth and seventh films were released on November 14, 1989 and 1991, respectively. The seventh and eighth were released the following year, on November 17, 1989, and November 18, 1989. It premiered on October 26, 1989 in the UK and October 27, 1990 in the US and Australia. The final film was published on November 28, 1990, in Australia and the UK, and on November 29, 1991 in the Netherlands. The last film in theseries was released on November 30, 1991, in Europe and Australia, and in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The films were all released in North America at the same time, with the exception of the UK version, which had a different release date and release date. The US version was released later that year in Australia.