* 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."
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The Shape Stalks Again.
* ContestedSequel: Though it's certainly one of the better received sequels.
* HesJustHiding: Jimmy.
* OneSceneWonder: A character (and that word is used in the loosest sense) which gets an inordinate amount of fan attention is "Man in Pajamas," played by Howard Culver. He has no lines, is only seen sitting and sleeping in his chair in front of the television, and his name (Harold Elrod) doesn't even appear in the cast list. [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082495/board/flat/54726638 Yet here's this discussion thread on the IMDb devoted to him....]]
* {{Squick}}: The kid with the razor blade stuck between his teeth, presumably from when he bit into an apple given to him by a so-called "Halloween Sadist."
* TooCoolToLive: Dr. Loomis.
* VillainDecay: The revelation that [[spoiler:Laurie was Michael's sister]]. Some felt that the reveal took away the menacing mystery that made Michael such an effective villain as it gave a reason for him to [[spoiler:stalk Laurie]] instead of leaving it as an unknown motive. Others felt that Michael's obsession with [[spoiler:killing his family members]] may make him out to be one of the more brutal or irredeemable slashers as even some villains [[spoiler:care for at least one family member]].