Halloween II

Continuity mistake: After getting out of the car, Laurie is on the ground beside Jimmy's car outside the hospital when she sees the Marshall's car pull up. When Loomis tells the Marshall he ought to handcuff him to the wheel, if you look, Jimmy's car is still visible in the distance, but Laurie is not in that shot.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the boys ask Mr. Hunt about Ben Tramer, Mr. Hunt says that "it's just a little past 11." Following this up in the next scene Bud lures Karen into the room to kiss her and wish her Happy Halloween. During this scene, as Bud reaches up to kiss Karen, his watch is clearly visible and shows the time as 1:00.

Other mistake: When Jimmy finds Mrs Alves, he has to walk through the puddle of blood to get to her, but there are no footprints in the blood.

Continuity mistake: The flashing lights on the front of Bud and Jimmy's ambulance change places as they pull into the hospital driveway. They go from either the side of the hood to the front of the bumper.

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.).

Revealing mistake: In the storyline, Michael Myers is supposed to only be 21 years old. Towards the end of the movie, right before Michael kills Karen in the hot tub, he puts his hand on Karen's shoulder. It is easy to tell just by looking at his hand that he would be much older than 21. (The actor who played Michael was Dick Warlock, who at that time was in his early 40's).

Continuity mistake: Michael comes into Laurie's room and stabs at her bed, only to find pillows had been placed there. He then walks out and leaves the door open. When Jill returns from checking on a patient, the door is now closed and she opens it.

Factual error: The film takes place in Illinois on Halloween, October 31st, but you'd never know it by looking at the colors of the trees, they all have green leaves and there is almost no sign of Fall or ground leaves.

Revealing mistake: When Myers hits the hospital guard on his head with the hammer from behind we can see the head of the mannequin they used in place of the guard.

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene when Loomis has just shot Michael. In first film, Loomis looks over the balcony and see that he is gone, but now he goes out and discovers that he is gone.

James Warrender

Continuity mistake: When Michael walks into the old couple's house, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is showing on the television. At that point, the film is just beginning, with Barbara and Johnny first pulling up to the cemetery. Much later in the film, the security guard is also watching NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD on television, and it's the scene where the cemetery zombie is attacking Barbara in her car. This is no more than ten minutes later in NOTLD, yet it's way more than ten minutes later in the evening of HALLOWEEN II.

Plot hole: Early on, the TV in the Elrods' house is showing a report (corroborated by the authorities) of three bodies being found in the Wallace house. However, later on during the Ben Tramer accident scene, the deputy rushes up to the sheriff to inform him that three bodies were found (including his daughter Annie).

Character mistake: When Ben Tramer's friends report him missing to the police, they describe him as being 17 wearing a mask. This is what leads Loomis to make a positive ID... on Halloween.

Character mistake: The coroner determines that the burnt body of Ben Tramer (still unidentified) must be young, based solely on the absence of fillings in his teeth. Nobody considers for a moment that it could be a 30-something with good dental hygiene.

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Continuity mistake: When Ben Tramer gets hit by the police car and trapped in the explosion, you can see his body slump forward onto the hood of the car. In the next shot, he is pinned fully upright.

Continuity mistake: The front door on the Doyles' house is different from the one seen in Halloween. You can see this when Dr. Loomis leaves the house in the beginning of the movie.

Visible crew/equipment: At the hospital cafeteria, Jimmy and Bud are on a break when Nurse Karen comes in and briefly speaks with them. As she leaves you can see the reflection of the boom microphone reflected in door glass when it closes. Just before Bud starts singing. (00:28:33)

Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: When Dr Loomis, Marion and the marshal arrive at the hospital, Loomis tells the marshal that he thinks he'll "need him in there" and you can see the camera reflected in the marshal's rear view mirror. (01:14:28)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Jimmy finds Nurse Alves dead on a stretcher and slips over in her blood pool, he hits the floor and there is a lot of blood on his face (especially near his mouth). A second later however, in an overhead shot, his face is clean. (01:03:25)

Jack Vaughan

Sam Loomis: I ought to handcuff you to the wheel, but I have a feeling I'm gonna need you in there. Can I trust you?
Marshal: What have I got to lose, except my job?

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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: Did Dick Warlock play Michael Myers in every scene he's in, even stunts? I was curious considering that Warlock was a stuntman and could have done the balcony fall and Michael burning scenes as well.

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