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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

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On Halloween in 1963, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn't find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time. Written by Will

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Trick or Treat. Kill or Die. It's That Time of Year Again. See more »

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Rated R for terror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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5 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Halloween 7  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,187,724 (USA) (9 August 1998)

Gross:

$55,041,738 (USA)
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Trivia

During the credits in the prologue, Dr. Samuel J. Loomis' dialog from the first film about Michael's incarceration is heard. The studio, instead of recovering the original audio from the original scene, decided to use a sound-alike actor named Tom Kane to provide the voice-over. See more »

Goofs

(at around 39 mins) In the classroom on the blackboard, the spelling of W.B. Yeats' name changes from the (wrong) spelling "Yates" to the correct "Yeats." See more »

Quotes

Will Brennan: What should I do?
Laurie Strode: Try to live.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits have ended, the words "In Memory of Donald Pleasance" appear before the Dimension Films logo and the movie is finished. See more »

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Follows Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) See more »

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Mr. Sandman
Written by Pat Ballard
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20 Years Later, The Mayhem Continues.
3 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Twenty years before this film was released, audiences were introduced to the murderous Michael Myers. A masked man stalking the small town of Haddonfield, Myers made a name for himself in the horror genre. Now, twenty years later, Michael is back for more mayhem.

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) faked her death twenty years ago, and now she is a single mother working as a teacher. Strode has kept her history a secret from everyone, but not all secrets stay buried. She soon finds herself being chased by the lunatic all over again.

This film is close to being as great as the original film. The storyline makes more an interesting film, and Curtis is working along side some great actors including her own mother, Janet Leigh, who makes a cameo appearance.

This movie is far from many mediocre sequels of horror films. This franchise has remained one of the best made in horror history. A must see for any horror fan. A perfect movie to kick back with on October 31st.


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