History Film / HalloweenII1981

6th Nov '17 3:18:11 PM Dragon101
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* CerebusRetcon: Doubles as FridgeHorror. The revelation that Michael is [[spoiler: Lauries older brother]] suggests that in the opening of the first film, when he is walking towards his parents with a bloody knife while they were coming out of the car, [[spoiler: he might well have been on his way to murder her as a child while she was sitting in the back seat.]]
31st Oct '17 4:51:36 AM ClintEastwood
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* TheCameo: Anne-Marie Martin (aka Eddie Benton), Jamie Lee Curtis' ''Film/PromNight1980'' co-star and future wife of Creator/MichaelCrichton, has one as Darcy, the friend whom Nurse Janet gives a lift.

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* TheCameo: Anne-Marie Martin (aka Eddie Benton), Jamie Lee Curtis' ''Film/PromNight1980'' co-star and future wife of Creator/MichaelCrichton, TheCameo:
** Anne Marie Martin, who played Wendy in ''Film/PromNight1980'',
has one an uncredited cameo as Darcy, the Karen's friend whom Nurse Janet gives a lift.Darcy. She came on to help out when reshoots were being done.
** Dick Warlock's (The Shape) son Billy appears as one of Ben Tramer's friends.
24th Oct '17 8:19:42 PM DrOO7
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** Loomis' expression at the end of the first movie (after seeing that Michael has disappeared) is one of resignation. In this film, it's one of shock.
15th Oct '17 6:41:02 PM DrOO7
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** After the nurse discovers Dr. Mixter's body, Michael [[EmergingFromTheShadows emerges from the shadows]] precisely as he did at one point in the first film. (or perhaps, just like in the first film, the viewer's eyes adjust to the darkness in time to see him, meaning he was there the whole time).
27th Sep '17 6:20:43 AM JohnShel91
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* ImprobableInfantSurvival: The young boy with the razorblade stuck in his teeth and his mother leave the hospital just before Michael's invasion.
15th Sep '17 8:21:16 PM Antwan
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* AmbiguousSituation: Did Jimmy lose consciousness, or did he die from some unseen injury he sustained off-screen? The alternate ending shows it to be the latter, although why he lost consciousness in the first place is unclear. [[note]] He clearly hits his head when he slipped and fell. Then he got up and managed to stagger around before either passing out again or dying outright. It's actually a very common presentation of certain types of head injuries. [[/note]]

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* AmbiguousSituation: Did Jimmy lose consciousness, or did he die from some unseen injury he sustained off-screen? The alternate ending shows it to be the latter, although why he lost consciousness in the first place is unclear. [[note]] He [[note]]He clearly hits his head when he slipped and fell. Then he got up and managed to stagger around before either passing out again or dying outright. It's actually a very common presentation of certain types of head injuries. [[/note]]



* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Michael wants to kill his second sister, Laurie.]]

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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Michael [[spoiler:Michael wants to kill his second sister, Laurie.]]



* TheCameo: Anne-Marie Martin (aka Eddie Benton), Jamie Lee Curtis' ''Film/PromNight1980'' co-star and future wife of MichaelCrichton, has one as Darcy, the friend whom Nurse Janet gives a lift.

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* TheCameo: Anne-Marie Martin (aka Eddie Benton), Jamie Lee Curtis' ''Film/PromNight1980'' co-star and future wife of MichaelCrichton, Creator/MichaelCrichton, has one as Darcy, the friend whom Nurse Janet gives a lift.



* ChairReveal

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* ChairRevealChairReveal: Dr. Mixter's chair is turned around to reveal him already dead with a needle jammed in his eye.



* ContrivedCoincidence: See ChekhovsGunman.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: See ChekhovsGunman.A character so happens to wear the same outfit and mask that Michael has, only with blonde hair instead. It ends up misleading the police and Loomis.



* EyeScream: Two of Michael's victims are killed with a syringe jammed to the eye.
** Dr. Mixter is also shown with a syringe stuck right in the middle of his eye [[GrossUpCloseUp in a loving close-up.]]

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* EyeScream: EyeScream:
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Two of Michael's victims are killed with a syringe jammed to the eye.
** Dr. Mixter is also shown with a syringe stuck right in the middle of his eye [[GrossUpCloseUp in a loving close-up.]]close-up]].
** And of course, Michael himself gets shot in both eyes by Laurie.



* IdentificationByDentalRecords: [[spoiler: Ben Tramer's body is so badly burned that they check his teeth, but they can't tell whether or not it was Michael.]]
* ImmediateSequel

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* IdentificationByDentalRecords: [[spoiler: Ben [[spoiler:Ben Tramer's body is so badly burned that they check his teeth, but they can't tell whether or not it was Michael.]]
* ImmediateSequelImmediateSequel: The film starts off with Michael getting shot and falling off the balcony and continues on from there.



* KilledOffscreen: The head nurse is found already dead by one of the employees. The audience never saw Michael off her.
** Same with Dr. Mixter.

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* KilledOffscreen: KilledOffscreen:
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The head nurse is found already dead by one of the employees. The audience never saw Michael off her.
** Same with Dr. Mixter. Mixter, complete with a needle to the eye.



* MurdererPOV / VaderBreath

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* MurdererPOV / VaderBreathMurdererPOV: Like the first film, the audience can see Michael's point of view.



* RetroactiveRecognition:
** DanaCarvey, the same year he joined the cast of SaturdayNightLive, has a brief non-speaking role as a reporter's assistant.
** ''Baywatch'' actor and future soap star Billy Warlock (the son of Dick Warlock, this film's Michael Myers), briefly appears as Craig, one of the local teens looking for Ben Tramer.



** The scene where Michael Myers steals a knife from Mrs Elrod happens later, and is edited to suggest he kills the old woman instead of Alice the girl down the street.

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** The scene where Michael Myers steals a knife from Mrs Mrs. Elrod happens later, and is edited to suggest he kills the old woman instead of Alice the girl down the street.



** Mrs Alves tries to call Laurie's parents, scolding Janet for not already doing so. She also allows Jimmy two minutes to see Laurie. This is why she says "time's up Jimmy" in the original cut.

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** Mrs Mrs. Alves tries to call Laurie's parents, scolding Janet for not already doing so. She also allows Jimmy two minutes to see Laurie. This is why she says "time's up Jimmy" in the original cut.



** Extra scenes after Laurie has had a reaction to the medication. Jill and Jimmy wait for Dr Mixter to respond to their call, and Jimmy runs around trying to look for Mrs Alves.

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** Extra scenes after Laurie has had a reaction to the medication. Jill and Jimmy wait for Dr Dr. Mixter to respond to their call, and Jimmy runs around trying to look for Mrs Mrs. Alves.



** Jimmy is changed to still be running around the hospital looking for everyone while the final conflict is still going on. He doesn't discover Mrs Alves's body until near the end, and it's edited so that him slipping looks like it's caused by the explosion. Of course the scene where he faints in the car with Laurie is cut.

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** Jimmy is changed to still be running around the hospital looking for everyone while the final conflict is still going on. He doesn't discover Mrs Mrs. Alves's body until near the end, and it's edited so that him slipping looks like it's caused by the explosion. Of course the scene where he faints in the car with Laurie is cut.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Michael is Laurie's brother]].

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Michael is Laurie's brother]].brother.]]



* StalkerWithoutACrush: Michael has been following Laurie because [[spoiler: they're siblings.]]

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* StalkerWithoutACrush: Michael has been following Laurie because [[spoiler: they're siblings.]]siblings]].



* VaderBreath: Michael still breathes very audibly like in the first film.



3rd Sep '17 2:33:50 PM DrOO7
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* AmbiguousSituation: Did Jimmy lose consciousness, or did he die from some unseen injury he sustained off-screen? The alternate ending shows it to be the latter, although why he lost consciousness in the first place is unclear.

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* AmbiguousSituation: Did Jimmy lose consciousness, or did he die from some unseen injury he sustained off-screen? The alternate ending shows it to be the latter, although why he lost consciousness in the first place is unclear. [[note]] He clearly hits his head when he slipped and fell. Then he got up and managed to stagger around before either passing out again or dying outright. It's actually a very common presentation of certain types of head injuries. [[/note]]
3rd Aug '17 7:52:02 AM Movienut376
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** The same could obviously be said for Michael himself.
5th Apr '17 12:17:48 AM StingSniperscope
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* AmbiguousSituation: Did Jimmy lose consciousness, or did he die from some unseen injury he sustained off-screen? The alternate ending shows it to be the latter, although why he lost consciousness in the first place is unclear.



* TheCameo: Anne-Marie Martin (aka Eddie Benton), Jamie Lee Curtis' ''Film/PromNight1980'' co-star and future wife of MichaelCrichton, has one as Darcy, the friend whom Nurse Janet gives a lift.



* RetroactiveRecognition:
** DanaCarvey, the same year he joined the cast of SaturdayNightLive, has a brief non-speaking role as a reporter's assistant.
** ''Baywatch'' actor and future soap star Billy Warlock (the son of Dick Warlock, this film's Michael Myers), briefly appears as Craig, one of the local teens looking for Ben Tramer.




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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Sheriff Brackett is last seen leaving the scene of his daughter's slaying in order to tell his wife what happened. After that he simply disappears from the film (or the franchise, for that matter), despite his actor being billed third in the credits.
** Jimmy is last seen losing consciousness (or dying of blood loss, depending on your interpretation) in his car and falling face-first onto the steering wheel. The alternate ending has him alive and well with Laurie in the ambulance.
4th Jan '17 7:22:29 AM lafeeverte
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* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler: lighter]] the police deputy gives Dr. Loomis when the two are sharing a smoke? [[spoiler: It ends up being the very thing that kills Michael.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler: lighter]] the police deputy gives Dr. Loomis when the two are sharing a smoke? smoke [[spoiler: It ends up being the very thing that kills Michael.]]



* CutPhoneLines: Michael does this at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital where he finds Laurie's there.

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* CutPhoneLines: Michael does this at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital where he finds Laurie's Laurie there.



** Bennett Tramer getting killed is given a DistantReactionShot of Loomis and Brackett.

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** Bennett Ben Tramer getting killed is given a DistantReactionShot of Loomis and Brackett.
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