History YMMV / HalloweenII1981

12th Apr '17 10:35:55 PM CommanderAce
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The Shape Stalks Again.

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The Shape Stalks Again.Again, which somehow manages to make the original more tense and suspenseful with synthesizer instead of piano.
** The rendition of the original theme on a organ and synthesizer combo.
24th Nov '16 12:34:28 AM TheJayman49
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Creator/JamieLeeCurtis is clearly wearing a wig that only vaguely looks like her hairstyle from the first film.

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Creator/JamieLeeCurtis is clearly wearing a wig that only vaguely looks like her hairstyle from the first film.film.
** Near the end of the film, Laurie shoots Michael in both of his eyes. However, despite the blood dripping, you can still see that Michael's eyes are in perfectly good condition through the eye holes of his mask.
17th Oct '16 4:47:21 PM Animeking1108
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** When Jill is being stabbed and Michael lifts her in the air, it cuts to a shot of her shoes falling off her feet. This makes it slightly more comical than it needed to be.

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** When Jill is being stabbed and Michael lifts her in the air, it cuts to a shot of her shoes falling off her feet. This makes it slightly more comical than it needed to be. She looks less like she just got stabbed and more like Michael is giving her a wedgie.
13th Oct '16 8:02:05 AM MrReviser121
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* FridgeBrilliance: Why are Michael's kills more violent in this film? [[spoiler: Well, he got stabbed in the neck with a knitting needle, got poked in the eye with a hanger, got shot SIX times with a revolver, and fell of a balcony. [[Arson,Murder,AndJaywalking Also, he's probably tired from chasing Laurie.]]]] So frankly, he's a little pissed.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Why are Michael's kills more violent in this film? [[spoiler: Well, he got stabbed in the neck with a knitting needle, got poked in the eye with a hanger, got shot SIX times with a revolver, and fell of a balcony. [[Arson,Murder,AndJaywalking Also, he's probably tired from chasing Laurie.]]]] ]] So frankly, he's a little pissed.
13th Oct '16 8:01:09 AM MrReviser121
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* FridgeBrilliance: Why are Michael's kills more violent in this film? [[spoiler: Well, he got stabbed in the neck with a knitting needle, got poked in the eye with a hanger, got shot SIX times with a revolver, and fell of a balcony. [[Arson,Murder,AndJaywalking Also, he's probably tired from chasing Laurie.]]]] So frankly, he's a little pissed.
4th Oct '16 1:25:00 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AssPull: John Carpenter himself admits that while writing ''Halloween II'', the idea of [[spoiler:Laurie being Michael's sister]] came to him "at 2:00 in the morning in front of a typewriter with a six pack of beer."

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* AssPull: John Carpenter Creator/JohnCarpenter himself admits that while writing ''Halloween II'', the idea of [[spoiler:Laurie being Michael's sister]] came to him "at 2:00 in the morning in front of a typewriter with a six pack of beer."



* DirectorDisplacement: While Creator/JohnCarpenter was heavily involved with the film, it was actually directed by Rick Rosenthal.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: Jamie Lee Curtis is clearly wearing a wig that only vaguely looks like her hairstyle from the first film.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Jamie Lee Curtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis is clearly wearing a wig that only vaguely looks like her hairstyle from the first film.
4th Oct '16 4:23:02 AM fearlessnikki
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Budd. Fans can't agree if he's an annoying AssholeVictim who couldn't die soon enough (especially when he's played the actor who [[RetroactiveRecognition would seven years later play]] an equally loathsome and annoying role as the rapists' cheerer in the Academy Award-winning courtroom drama ''Film/TheAccused'') or a hilarious {{Jerkass}} CasanovaWannaBe who brought a lot of laughs to the film

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Budd. Fans can't agree if he's an annoying AssholeVictim who couldn't die soon enough (especially when he's played the actor who [[RetroactiveRecognition would seven years later play]] an equally loathsome and annoying role as the rapists' cheerer in the Academy Award-winning courtroom drama ''Film/TheAccused'') or a hilarious {{Jerkass}} CasanovaWannaBe who brought a lot of laughs to the filmfilm.
* BrokenBase: The theatrical cut vs the television one. The TV cut inserts some deleted scenes and eliminates some unnecessary gore - with some of the restored scenes explaining a lot of FridgeLogic from the original. But it also re-orders some scenes around - often clumsily - and fans can't agree on which version is better.



* HesJustHiding: Jimmy. It helps that he survives in the AMC cut of the film.

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* HesJustHiding: Jimmy. It helps that he survives in the AMC cut of the film. Not to mention that his last name in the script is Lloyd...which is the same last name that Jamie has in the sequels. This has led to some minor {{Fanon}} that Jimmy is her father.
* {{Narm}}:
** When Jill is being stabbed and Michael lifts her in the air, it cuts to a shot of her shoes falling off her feet. This makes it slightly more comical than it needed to be.
** The fact that Karen speaks to Michael thinking he's Budd for so long makes the scene funny rather than suspenseful.


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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Marion Chambers proves more useful than she did in the first film, filling Dr Loomis in on a vital detail about Laurie and summoning back up in the climax.
* TheScrappy: Karen not only arrives late for work but almost immediately leaves her post to fool around with her boyfriend. She's the nurse on a maternity ward! It's hard to see her death as anything other than LaserGuidedKarma.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Jamie Lee Curtis is clearly wearing a wig that only vaguely looks like her hairstyle from the first film.
14th Jul '16 9:29:30 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Budd. Fans can't agree if he's an annoying AssholeVictim who couldn't die soon enough (especially when he's played the actor who [[RetroactiveRecognition would seven years later play]] an equally loathsome and annoying role as the rapists' cheerer in the Academy Award-winning courtroom drama ''Film/TheAccused'') or a hilarious {{Jerkass}} CasanovaWannaBe who brought a lot of laughs to the film

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Budd. Fans can't agree if he's an annoying AssholeVictim who couldn't die soon enough (especially when he's played the actor who [[RetroactiveRecognition would seven years later play]] an equally loathsome and annoying role as the rapists' cheerer in the Academy Award-winning courtroom drama ''Film/TheAccused'') or a hilarious {{Jerkass}} CasanovaWannaBe who brought a lot of laughs to the film
2nd Feb '16 2:16:36 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* BaseBreaker: Bud. Fans can't agree if he's an annoying AssholeVictim who couldn't die soon enough or a hilarious JerkAss CasanovaWannaBe who brought a lot of laughs to the film

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* BaseBreaker: Bud. Budd. Fans can't agree if he's an annoying AssholeVictim who couldn't die soon enough (especially when he's played the actor who [[RetroactiveRecognition would seven years later play]] an equally loathsome and annoying role as the rapists' cheerer in the Academy Award-winning courtroom drama ''Film/TheAccused'') or a hilarious JerkAss {{Jerkass}} CasanovaWannaBe who brought a lot of laughs to the film
9th Sep '15 7:42:40 PM legomaniac90
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* HesJustHiding: Jimmy.

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* HesJustHiding: Jimmy. It helps that he survives in the AMC cut of the film.
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