Halloween II

Continuity mistake: When Michael enters the Elrods' home and steals the knife, as he picks up the knife from where Mrs. Elrod had left it, there are several drops of blood that fall onto the lunchmeat, presumably from Michael's injuries from having been shot. A few seconds later when Mrs. Elrod walks back over to the lunchmeat and reaches for the knife and sees the blood, the droplet patterns are different.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the first Halloween, Loomis fires six audible shots from his gun (whether or not they all hit Michael is irrelevant). However, at the beginning of Halloween II, Loomis' gun can be heard firing off seven shots. Also the front view of the house from the first movie and second movie are two different houses. When Michael is shot he falls off the balcony which is on the side or rear. The second movie shows him falling off the front of the house. Different railings too.

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Continuity mistake: After Ben Tramer gets hit by the police car, his body can be seen and heard slumping. In the next shot, he is pinned fully upright.

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Jimmy the paramedic finds Ms. Alves in the major surgery room on a stretcher with the blood completely drained from her body, while turning to walk out, he slips and falls back first in the pool of blood. Later, he finds his way to his car where Laurie had been hiding and attempts to get help. If you look closely, he still has the same shirt on, but it has no blood on it.

Continuity mistake: Jimmy walks across a huge puddle of blood before finding Mrs Alves dead on the stretcher. When he slips and is unconscious, you can't see any footprints, not even near the door where he came in.

Continuity mistake: Dr. Loomis shoots out the passenger window of the marshal's car, but it seems to be intact in later scenes, like when the woman is outside using the radio calling for help.

Continuity mistake: At the very end of the first Halloween, Loomis' first shot hits Michael while he is struggling with Laurie. A few seconds later, he is staring down Loomis and breathing very heavily. At the beginning of Halloween II, the scene is reenacted to reflect the ending of the first movie, but here you cannot hear Michael breathing at all after being struck by Loomis' first shot.

Continuity mistake: After Jimmy slips in Ms. Alves' blood, his position changes between the side camera shot and the above camera shot.

Continuity mistake: When Annie's dead body is rolled out on the stretcher her dad pulls the sheet back and revealing her slit throat. After a brief cut to him, when it cuts back to Annie the sheet covers her throat.

Continuity mistake: Notice how Michael is taking/reacting to being hit by the bullets at the conclusion of the first Halloween - you see him writhe in pain, his hand shake and grab near his side, and his body contort and literally twist before falling off the balcony - a believable shooting death scene. When the scene was re-enacted at the beginning of part II, all Michael does is lazily walk backwards and fall off.

Continuity mistake: When Loomis thinks he sees Michael but it is actually a drunk Ben Tramer in a mask, he runs after Tramer and pulls his gun. Brackett sees this and runs out of his patrol car, slams the door, and stops Loomis before Loomis gets off a shot. A few seconds later though, the car door is now open in the background.

Continuity mistake: When Michael stabs Nurse Jill in the back with the scalpel and lifts her off the ground, her shoes fall to the floor. A few seconds later, they are rearranged differently on the floor.

Continuity mistake: After the explosion and Michael is walking on fire, you'll notice he is right next to the burning stretcher. Then they cut to a scene of Laurie hiding behind a water fountain. In the next scene of Michael, he is now about 8 feet behind the stretcher walking towards her again.

Continuity mistake: Near the film's climax, the marshall is shown walking down a hallway by a soda machine and reacts to Laurie's screaming. He then makes a turn around to go see what was up. Several seconds (and many screams) later, Michael crashes through the door and the marshall is still running down the hallway by the same soda machine.

Continuity mistake: In the original film, the pumpkin at the Wallace's house was very small and fat, but in this film (which takes place the same night) you can see when all the cops and reporters are at the house that the pumpkin changed in size and the face is different as well.

Continuity mistake: When nurse Karen first enters the hospital and changes into her uniform, she's clearly shown putting on a dark belt (either black or brown). However, in her next scene with Mrs. Alves, as well as the scene where she's tricked into entering the hospital room to fool around with Bud, the belt is white.

Continuity mistake: When Laurie leaves the hospital, she exits out of the hospital doors. Somehow the doors stay open. Later on in the far away shot, the doors are closed, then they are open again in the next shot.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film, when Dr. Loomis finally finds out Michael is at the hospital and orders the trooper's car to turn around. As the car turns around, the lighting outside appears to be pre-dawn however they arrive at hospital and it is still pitch black.

Continuity mistake: When Pamela Susan Shoop is being killed by Michael in the spa, the towel is tied arround her upper chest, then the towel falls down, revealing her breasts. In the next shot a split second later the towel is back up at he upper chest.

Continuity mistake: When Michael falls off the balcony, he falls into some green grass and a garden is next to him. Yet in the original "Halloween", Michael falls onto the ground with barely any grass around him, just a dirt patch and no garden in sight. (This is explained because they reshot the ending to "Halloween" 1.).

Other mistake: Watch the scene where the drunk Ben Tramer (wearing a similar Michael Myers mask) was hit by the speeding cop car and then pinned against the parked van before burning. Even taking out the equation of accidentally hitting Ben Tramer, what was the cop car doing speeding at that rate of speed, head on towards a parked van on a side street? Remember, we only hear screeching brakes after the car hits Tramer, and we never see the cop car swerve or any of that to miss hitting the van. Seems that even if Tramer hadn't been there, the cop car was sure to barge head on right into that van.

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Mrs. Alves: Men! Can't live with them, can't live without them.

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Trivia: Director Rick Rosenthal wanted to maintain the tactful and tasteful, slow-burn nature of the original film, and his original director's cut lacked blatant gore and nudity. However, writer/producer John Carpenter felt horror fans would not accept a film without extreme content due to the rise of various extremely graphic slasher-films in the wake of the original film. Thus, Carpenter went back and ghost-directed several new scenes to add in extra nudity and violence into the movie. (And if you watch the movie very closely, these reshoots can be pretty obvious, as they don't quite fit in with the rest of the film).

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Question: Why aren't there any other patients/staff?

Answer: I have read that, in early drafts of the script, the hospital was a health clinic, not a standard hospital. This would possibly explain why there are only a small number of patients, though it doesn't explain why there is a maternity ward, or why the mother brings her son there for emergency treatment.

Answer: Apparently there were quite a few patients at HMH. If you remember the scene where Karen was putting pills into individual cups just before the room buzzer goes off, in which she finds Bud under the sheet, there are many of those cups. Also we know for certain there was a patient named Ms. Carr who was supposed to receive attention at 9:30 the next morning, told to Karen by Ms. Alves, while Michael was standing in the rear of the nursery area watching them. And of course there were all the newborn babies, leading me to believe there were a few new mothers in the hospital as well.

This could possibly be the "best" answer to a question that I've ever read. But seriously, I had wondered the same question 35+ years ago and this reply made me think of things I hadn't thought about. That empty hospital was actually quite crowded.

Answer: One could argue that Haddonfield is a small town, and perhaps there just aren't that many doctors, nor that many patients in the hospital at any given time. It really just depends. Also, I've had to go to the ER a number of times in my life. Most of the time, it's busy, but there has been a few times where it has been pretty much completely dead and empty, not too dissimilar from what you see in this movie. So it could possibly just be a slow night.

TedStixon

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