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Story

"You can't kill the boogeyman," explains John Carpenter in Halloween, and to prove it he brings Michael Myers back in this handsome but grisly sequel. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode but spends most of her time cowering in a hospital gown, and Donald Pleasence runs around like a maniac as the panicky doctor desperate to hunt down Myers before he kills again. Carpenter writes and produces with partner Debra Hill, and together they replace the mystery and uncertainty of the original with an exponentially bigger body count and some strange tales about the Druids and pagan ceremonies, and the now-familiar family ties between Michael and Laurie. First-time director Rick Rosenthal (Bad Boys) paces the film at a brisk jog and directs it with a clean, crisp style, taking the murders out of the dark to display them in all their nasty detail. --Sean Axmaker

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen

Cast

Jamie Lee CurtisLaurie Strode
Donald PleasenceDr. Sam Loomis
Charles CyphersSheriff Leigh Brackett
Jeffrey KramerGraham
Lance GuestJimmy
Pamela Susan ShoopKaren
Hunter von LeerDeputy Gary Hunt
Dick WarlockThe Shape / Patrolman #3
Leo RossiBudd
Gloria GiffordMrs. Alves
Tawny MoyerJill
Ana AliciaJanet
Ford RaineyDr. Mixter
Cliff EmmichMr. Garrett
Nancy StephensMarion
John ZendaThe Marshal
Catherine BergstromProducer
Alan HaufrectAnnouncer
Lucille BensonMrs. Elrod
Howard CulverMan in Pajamas
Dana CarveyAssistant
Billy WarlockCraig (as Bill Warlock)
Jonathan PrinceRandy
Leigh FrenchGary's Mother
Ty MitchellGary
Nancy KyesAnnie Brackett (as Nancy Loomis)
Pamela McMylerLaurie's Mother
Dennis HolahanLaurie's Father
Nichole DruckerYoung Laurie Strode
Ken SmolkaPatrolman #1
Adam GunnYoung Michael Myers
Roger HamptonPatrolman #2
Robin ColemanMedic
Jack VerboisBennett Tramer
Tony MoranMichael Myers (age 23) (archive footage)
Kyle RichardsLindsey Wallace (archive footage)
Brian AndrewsTommy Doyle (archive footage)
Anne BrunerAlice
Kim GottliebPhotographer at Hospital (uncredited)
Helen KellyNurse at the Hospital (uncredited)
Anne-Marie MartinDarcy Essmont (uncredited)
Nancy Platt JacobyWWAR Sound Assistant (uncredited)
Lance WarlockRadio-Carrying Teen (uncredited)

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  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Rick Rosenthal
  • Producer: Universal Pictures
  • Length: 92 Min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 30, 1981
    EuropeMar 5, 1982
    AustraliaApr 29, 1982
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaSep 13, 2011
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 29, 1998
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