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Halloween II (1981)

Country of Origin: USA
Year of Production: 1981
Running Times: 92m
Length:
Format: 35mm
Colour Format: Metrocolor
Ratio: Panavision 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby


DIRECTION

Director: Rick Rosenthal


CREW

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: De Laurentiis / MCA-Universal Pictures
Executive In Charge of Production: Nancy Platt Jacoby
Executive Producer: Moustapha Akkad, Joseph Wolf, Irwin Yablans
Producers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Associate Producer: Barry Bernardi
Production Manager: Jeffrey Chernov
Production Co-Ordinator: Lynne Birdt

SCRIPT
Script: John Carpenter, Debra Hill

DIRECTION
Additional Scenes Director: John Carpenter (uncredited)
1st Assistant Director: William S. Beasley
2nd Assistant Director: Duncan Henderson

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Dean Cundey
Camera Operator / Panaglide Operator: Raymond Stella
1st Assistant Camera: Clyde E. Bryan
Key Grip: Ronald Woodward
Dolly Grip: Kris Krosskove
Grips: Richard Alexander, Joe A. Salamdino, Laszlo Horvath
Best Boy Grip: Mark Pearson
Best Boy Electric: Thomas Marshall
Electricians: Bobby W. Brown, Dennis E. Shelton, Jon Antunovich, Norris L. Essex, Patrick G. Ralston, Ray Thomas, Steve Mathis, Terry Marshall, Walter Rexford, Allen Lott
Gaffer: Mark Walthour
Rigging Gaffer: Drain M. Marshall
Stills: Kim Gottlieb

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editors: Mark Goldblatt, Skip Schoolnik
Assistant Editors: Josť Antonio Torres, Kimberly Ray, Michael D. Ornstein
Negative Cutter: Brian Ralph

MUSIC
Music: John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
Songs: Pat Ballard (Mr Sandman)
Songs Performed By: The Chordettes (Mr Sandman)

SOUND
Boom Operators: Joseph F. Brennan, Carl Fischer
Sound Mixer: Thomas Causey
Re-Recording Mixer: Gregg Landaker, Steve Maslow, Bill Varney
Supervising Sound Editor: David Lewis Yewdall
Sound Editors: Michael C. Gutierrez, Warren Hamilton, David E. Stone
Dialogue Editor: Gene Wahrman
Assistant Dialogue Editor: Stephen Purvis

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Make Up Technician: John Chambers
Make Up: Michael Germain
Hair: Frankie Bergman
Wardrobe Supervisor: Jane Ruhm
Costumer: Frances Vega Aubrey
Mask Maker: Don Post

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects Supervisor: Lawrence J. Cavanaugh
Special Effects: Frank 'Paco' Munoz
Title Designer: James Shourt

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designer: J. Michael Riva
Set Decorator: Peg Cummings
Property Masters: Kevin Conlin, Eugene J. Reed, Daniel Stoltenberg
Assistant Property Master: James A. Rathbun
Propmaker: Terry G. Feller
Construction Co-Ordinator: Walton D. Hadfield
Construction Foreman: Michael Diersing
Construction Painter: Jerry Palermo
Standby Painter: Serge Genitempo
Production Illustrator: Richard M. Sternbach
Swing Gang: Frank M. Furginson
Greensman: Darrell Huntsman
Lead Man: Jerry T. Tirado

OTHER CREW
Production Accountant: Arthur C. Schaefer
Accounting Assistant: Patrice J. Klinger
Caterer: Egbert W. Jetter
First Aid: Deborah D. Lee
Construction First Aid: Bernie Granados
Registered Nurse: Maurice Costello
Craft Service: Robert C. Burris, Steve Burris
Drivers: Tommy G. Vilardo, Alan Broberg, Andy Straub, Bob Hendrix, Bruce Hauer, Dave Pierce, Denny Caira, Gary Hardman, Gary Kincaid, Gary Vermillion, James A. Lundin, James M. Downs, Jerry N. Marsh, Jim Sprayberry, Joe Sawyers, Kenneth James Moore, Larry L. Berneau, Mario Simon, Mark Jackson, Ray Appel, Raymond Claridge, William Charles Hauer
Labour Foreman: Andrew P. Flores
Technical Advisor: Andy Bonin
Transportation Co-Ordinator: Eddie Lee Voelker
Transportation Captain: Wayne Roberts

LOCATIONS
Locations: Morningside Hospital, Inglewood, California, USA; Pasadena Community Hospital, Pasadena, California, USA; Pasadena, California, USA; South Pasadena, California, USA

STUNTS
Stunt Co-Ordinator: Dick Warlock
Stunts: Hill Farnsworth, Donna Garrett, Glynn Rubin, Jesse Wayne

CASTING
Casting: Mary Gail Artz
Extras Casting: Susie Johnson


CAST

Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode)
Donald Pleasence (Dr Sam Loomis)
Charles Cyphers (Sheriff Leigh Brackett)
Jeffrey Kramer (Graham)
Lance Guest (Jimmy Lloyd)
Pamela Susan Shoop (Karen)
Hunter von Leer (Gary Hunt)
Dick Warlock (Michael Myers / patrolman 3)
Leo Rossi (Budd)
Gloria Gifford (Mrs Alves)
Tawny Moyer (Jill Frances)
Ana Alicia (Janet)
Ford Rainey (Dr Mixter)
Cliff 'Fatty' Emmich (Mr Garrett)
Nancy Stephens (Marion Chambers)
John Zenda (Marshall)
Catherine Bergstrom (producer)
Alan Haufrect (Robert Mundy)
Lucille Benson (Mrs Elrod)
Howard Culver (man in pajamas)
Dana Carvey (assistant)
Bill Warlock (Craig)
Jonathan Prince (Randy)
Leigh French (Gary's mother)
Ty Mitchell (young Gary)
Nancy Loomis (Annie Brackett)
Pamela McMyler (Laurie's mother)
Dennis Holahan (Laurie's father)
Nichole Drucker (young Laurie)
Ken Smolka (patrolman 1)
Adam Gunn (young Michael Myers)
Roger Hampton (patrolman 2)
Robin Coleman (medic)
Jack Verbois (Bennett Tramer)
Tony Moran (Michael Myers age 21)
Kyle Richards (Lindsey Wallace)
Brian Andrews (Tommy Doyle)
Anne Bruner (Alice)



UNCREDITED CAST

Anne-Marie Martin (Darcy)
Lance Warlock (boy carrying radio)


PLOT SUMMARY

Although shot by Dr Loomis, Michael Myers survives his fall and continues to terrorise the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois. His intended victim, Laurie Strode has been taken to a strangely deserted hospital and Michael is after her - and Loomis learns the terrible truth behind his fixation with this particular girl...


AVAILABILITY

Netherlands
Theatrical Distributor: Indies Film Distribution

UK
Video Distributor: Thorn-EMI

USA
Theatrical Distributor: Universal Pictures
Video Distributor: MCA Videocassette; MCA/Universal Pictures
Laserdisc Distributor: MCA/Universal Home Video (11019 (1982))
DVD Distributor: GoodTimes Home Video (05-81022)


CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Australia
Rating: R

Finland
Rating: K-18

France
Rating: -12

Iceland
video banned

Netherlands
Rating: 16

Norway
Rating: 18; 15 (1999 reissue)

Sweden
Rating: 15

UK
Rating: 18 (cut by 17 seconds on video)

USA
Rating: R

West Germany
Rating: 18 (theatrical; video banned)


TIMELINE

1981
October

30: USA - theatrical release

1982
March

5: Sweden - theatrical release

June
16: France - theatrical release

Finland
12: Finland - theatrical release

1998
September

22: USA - DVD release (GoodTimes Home Video (05-81022))


POSTER TAGS

The Nightmare Isn't Over

All New. From The People Who Brought You Halloween... More Of The Night HE Came Home.

The Boogieman Is Back

Just when you thought it was safe to go trick or treating...

They couldn't stop him... Now he's back!

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Halloween II: The Horror Continues
Halloween II: The Nightmare Isn't Over!
- advertising title


LINKS

SEQUEL TO
Halloween (1978)

SEQUELS
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Halloween 5 (1989)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

SEE ALSO
Black Christmas (1974)
Ecologia del delitto (1971)
Mai nei dak gung dui (1984)
Urban Legend (1998)
Visiting Hours (1981)
X-Ray (1982)

INCLUDES FOOTAGE FROM
Night of the Living Dead (1968)

FOOTAGE INCLUDED IN
Terror in the Aisles (1984)


REFERENCES

PERIODICALS

The Dark Side December 1990 p.26 (UK)
review

The Dark Side no.60 p.18 (UK)
review

Halls of Horror no.27 p.22 (UK)
note

The Killing Moon no.4 pp.18-19 (UK)
review

Scapegoat no.1 pp.11, 12 (UK)
censorship note

BOOKS

Horror and Science Fiction Films II p.472
credits


KEYWORDS

burnt alive, Halloween, hospitals, jacuzzis, masks, scalding, sequels, serial killers, slasher, splatter, stalk and slash

 


Last Updated: 22 March, 2009

 


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