Halloween H20: 20 Years LaterAugust 5, 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.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 5.4/10 (27,788 voted)
Critic's Score: 52/100
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin
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.
Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter
Jamie Lee Curtis
LL Cool J
Ronald 'Ronny' Jones
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Charles 'Charlie' Deveraux
Marion Chambers Whittington
Detective 'Fitz' Fitzsimmons
Detective Matt Sampson
Blood is thicker than Water.
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Release Date: 5 August 1998
Filming Locations: Canfield-Moreno Estate – 1923 Micheltorena Street, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $16,187,724
(9 August 1998)
Did You Know?
In certain scenes, Michael can be seen wearing two different masks. The director decided well into production, to go with a different mask, so certain scenes were re-shot. Some scenes with the original mask can still be seen, and in one shot it had to be altered with CGI to replace Michael's old mask with the new one.
Bottle cap on the bottle that Keri hands Will.
Mom, I am not responsible for you. That's it, I've had enough. I can't take it anymore mom. He's dead. Michael Myers is dead.
Finally a worthy sequel!!
Halloween was, is, and will likely remain
the greatest horror movie of all time.
None of its sequels or imitators could
even come close. Until now. Halloween H20
is a fantastic film. Unlike other films
of this genre, it realizes that you need
to care about the characters in order for
the film to scare you. Gore does not equal
terror. The original Halloween knew that
and H20 knows it. It allows you to get to
know the characters so you can root for
them in the end. Unlike the Scream-type
movies of today, teenagers are not the
only ones with brains here. Jamie Lee
Curtis gives a performance superior to her
one in the original. Her character was
destroyed from the events of the first
film. We get to see her rebuild herself as
she finally faces the fear that has
haunted her for 20 years. Kudos to
director Steve Miner. He creates a
perfectly creepy atmosphere, allows
Michael Myers to move like a person
instead of a robot, and throws everything
but the kitchen sink at us in a white
knuckle ending. This is the first horror
movie I went to in a long time where the
audience SCREAMED with regularity. There
were more screams in the last half hour of
this movie than there were in SCREAM 1 & 2
combined. My only complaint is the over
use of false scares. But other than that,
this is a first class thriller that
FINALLY does justice to the original
HALLOWEEN. I give it ***1/2 out of ****.