Halloween II (2009)

As readers of my blog know, Halloween is my all time favorite movie.  While a remake became inevitable, I dutifully went to see it and was completely let down.  When a sequel was announced, I had the lowest of expectations going into the the theatre.  While it is still not a good movie, there were a few nuggets of greatness sprinkled throughout, that I give this film a passing grade.   As this was shot mostly in Georgia, I had not taken the time to search out the filming locations.  But after a fan requested the locales for an upcoming trip, I did some research to find the locations for Rob Zombie's Halloween II.  In September 2016, I finally made to the Georgia locations and then again in September 2017 to finish it out.

Okay, here we go!  For completeness sake, the first location is actually from the original shoot of Halloween (2007) using unused footage of Smith's Grove.   This location is at the Veterans Hospital at 1611 Plummer Street in the North Hills section of Los Angeles.

The film proper picks up minutes after the original, finding Laurie Strode wandering the streets of Haddonfield.  She walked nearly across the whole country from South Pasadena, California, to Covington, Georgia!  Horror-fans will recognize the courthouse square from 1986's Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.  Laurie walks on Clark Street from Monticello to Pace Streets.  This first set of night photos were taken in September 2016.

Same scene, except these photos were taken during the day in September 2017.

She continues her walk down Floyd Street until she is stopped by Sheriff Brackett around East Street in Covington, Georgia.  These evening photos were taken in September 2016.

Same scene, except these shots were taken at dusk in September 2017.

The Myers house makes a brief appearance in the beginning and then again during an interview with Dr. Loomis.  The house is located at 2166 Conyer Street SE in Covington, Georgia.  These include photos from 2016 and 2017.

The Brackett house is featured heavily through the film.  Set far from the road, it was hard to get pictures, especially with the foliage.  I have also included two pics  from the The Black Bunny blog to show what it looked like closer to the time of filming. The house is located at 1981 Broughton Road in Newborn, Georgia.

During my 2017 visit, I had the pleasure at staying at the Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast. Used in Vacation, The Vampire Diaries, and many other productions, it was also used as the therapist office for Halloween II.  I actually requested to stay in the room used, which is the Salvatore Brothers Study.  As you can see, the spot where the painting was located now has a wardrobe in front of the wall.

The office is featured in a later scene where Laurie is distraught over a pig she saw in the town square (I know).  This was a fantastic place to stay and I highly recommend it to anyone traveling in the area.

Below is another deleted scene from the movie featuring the Salvatore Brothers Study.

While staying at Twelve Oaks, they shared with me a special prop from the movie. This is one of the hero prop knives used by Myers in the film!

The hotel featured in a several scenes with Dr. Loomis and his glorious assistant Nancy, played by Mary Birdson, is the Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel located at 3315 Peachtree Road.  I actually stayed at the hotel during my visit.  First are the exterior shots:

And here are interior shots of the hotel:

Uncle Meat's Java Hole is located at 144 Academy Street in Madison, Georgia.

The back of Uncle Meat's Java Hole is featured in a deleted scene.  A different location is used and is actually a block away facing the front of the store.  It is located at 120 9 Old Post Road in Madison, Georgia.   As Laurie is taking out the trash, she sees herself being hung by Michael Myers.   The house she is looking at is actually another couple blocks away at Jones Alley and Academy Street.

The area she is looking at has been redone with a new parking lot, but the house in the far background is actually another couple blocks away at Jones Alley and Academy Street.

Several more shots of the same scene...

Ever-meandering Laurie comes across a bookstore showcasing Dr. Loomis' new book.  The store is located at 1113 Floyd Street in Covington, Georgia. These shots were taken in 2016.

And because I was right there, same scene with some new shots taken in 2017.

 She reads the book and finds out her true lineage in the parking lot behind the building.

The Rabbit In Red location is now located at Highway 142 and Pennington Road, in Farrar, Georgia.

Next is the same location, but a delete scene at the Rabbit In Red.

From the deleted scenes, but come on!

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The Haddonfield police department is located at the Morgan County Courthouse located at 150 East Washington Street in Madison, Georgia.

The spot where Michael crossed the field and sees the billboard for Dr. Loomis's book is located on Airport Road right be Poole Booth Road in Oxford, Georgia.  (If you look on Google maps, it looks like the poles used for the billboard are laying in the grass!)

Just up the road from the billboard spot is this barn seen earlier in the film.

The exterior for fans lining up for the Dr. Loomis book signing is at 545 North McDonough Street in Decatur, Georgia.   (I believe the interior was just a few storefronts down at 515 North McDonough.)  Scream 2 fans, this is just a quick walk away from "Windsor College" aka Agnes Scott College.

Finally, it's Halloween night and Michael Myers walks up Anderson Avenue SE in Covington while the house at 2186 Conyers Street SE is seen behind him.  The evening shots were taken in 2016; day shots in 2017.

"Are you a giant?"  The house used in this scene is at 2146 Thompson Avenue SE in Covington, Georgia.  These evenign shots were taken in 2016.

As I was in the neighborhood in 2017, I returned to the spot to take some pictures near dusk.

And finally, the Phantom Jam, located at Church Street in Newborn, Georgia.  

Right around the corner by the church is the water tower.

I have been fortunate enough to meet some of the cast of Halloween II over the years...

Some locations that are not featured here include: Mya's apartment interior (4135 Conyers St SE in Covington; the television studio at 260 14th St NW in Atlanta; the interior hospital at Dunwoody Medical Center.

For fans wanting to make the trek to locations, I keep a map updated with all known Halloween locations, click the pic below!