Halloween II

Trivia: Jimmy didn't die even though it never shows him after he faints on the steering wheel in the car with Lori. He simply passed out. In some cuts it shows him alive in the ambulance at the end, but for some reason in the theatrical version, they left it out for us to 'wonder'.

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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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Trivia: A grim detail many don't pick up on... the man who is hit by the police car and burned to death is given the name "Ben Tramer." In the original "Halloween", lead character Laurie Strode very briefly mentions having a crush on a fellow student named "Ben Tramer." Not only is Michael Myers responsible for killing her friends, but his return also indirectly causes the death of her High School crush.

Trivia: John Carpenter originally wasn't keen to do a direct sequel to the first film. But he eventually relented and co-wrote this follow-up.

Trivia: Early in production, John Carpenter and Debra Hill wanted to set the film several years after the original, and have the movie almost entirely take place inside of a high-rise apartment building that Michael would infiltrate in order to finally track down and kill Laurie Strode. It was eventually retooled to take place in the hospital only hours after the events of the original.

Trivia: Originally intended to be shot in 3D, but the idea was dropped relatively early on.

Trivia: Although Jamie Lee Curtis is first billed, she has only 25 minutes of screen time.

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

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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