History Film / HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater

10th Nov '17 7:13:22 AM fearlessnikki
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* BackForTheDead: Poor Nurse Whittington.

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* BackForTheDead: Poor Nurse Whittington.Marion Chambers, who featured as a minor character in the first movie and played a bigger role in the second, returns in the prologue. Michael breaks into her house looking for details on Laurie. Naturally she doesn't survive the encounter.



* CallBack: Michael [[spoiler: lifting Will up with his knife after stabbing him]] is reminiscent of the infamous scalpel scene from ''Film/HalloweenII1981''.

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* CallBack: BrickJoke: A minor gag early in the film is Ronnie reading cheesy romance stories he's written to his wife over the phone. [[spoiler: In the climax, when he's survived, he can be seen on the phone to her excitedly saying he's going to write a thriller]].
* BuxomIsBetter: Ronnie is narrating a story to his wife, and we hear him talking about a woman with "round, melon breasts".
* CallBack:
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Michael [[spoiler: lifting Will up with his knife after stabbing him]] is reminiscent of the infamous scalpel scene from ''Film/HalloweenII1981''.



** Laurie tells [[spoiler: John and Molly]] to go down to the street to get help from someone, just as she did for Tommy and Lindsey in the first film.



* CanonDiscontinuity: Everything that came out between ''Halloween II'' and this.
** Though the film does very, very subtley hint at events from movies IV-VI, indicating that they may, to some degree, have happened.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: Everything that came out between ''Halloween II'' and this.
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Played with. The Jamie Lloyd portions of the film does very, very subtley hint at events from movies IV-VI, indicating franchise aren't mentioned (though they would have been in the original treatment) but it's hinted that they may, did happen - the photo montage at the start shows a bloody pair of scissors, as a nod to some degree, have happened. the fourth film.



* Headscratchers : [[spoiler:Why nobody checked any vital signs on Michael Myers after his fall? The police and some ambulances were there and no one thought about even checking his pulse ! No wonder he could so easily play dead.]].



* SassyBlackWoman: Ronnie's wife.

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* SassyBlackWoman: Ronnie's wife. She manages to be this trope, despite never appearing on screen; only featuring on the phone.



** Laurie says "drive down to the Beckers", referencing Casey Becker from ''{{Film/Scream 1996}}'' - whose parents referenced Laurie's line from ''Halloween'' "drive down to the [=McKenzies=]."



%%* TookALevelInBadass: Laurie.

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%%* * TookALevelInBadass: Laurie.Laurie has had enough of being stalked by Michael and takes the fight to him.
10th Oct '17 7:47:53 AM JamesAustin
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** One character is named Norma Watson after PJ Sole's role in the first film adaptation of ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}''. Soles also played Lynda in the original ''Halloween''.
** There is also a cameo by Janet Leigh, mother of Jamie Lee Curtis and star of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', which is the Spiritual Ancestor to the original ''Halloween''. Janet Leigh drives the car she drove in ''Psycho'', and her scene is scored with the music from that film.

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** One character is named Norma Watson after PJ Sole's P.J. Soles' role in the first film adaptation of ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}''. Soles also played Lynda in the original ''Halloween''.
** There is also a cameo by Janet Leigh, Creator/JanetLeigh, mother of Jamie Lee Curtis and star of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', which is the Spiritual Ancestor to the original ''Halloween''. Janet Leigh drives the car she drove in ''Psycho'', and her scene is scored with the music from that film.
6th Jul '17 6:58:40 AM NippyParliament
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* Headscratchers : [[spoiler:Why nobody checked any vital signs on Michael Myers after his fall? The police and some ambulances were there and no one thought about even checking his pulse ! No wonder he could so easily play dead.]].
19th Jun '17 1:11:17 PM Silverblade2
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''H20'' was a hit with critics and audiences as it was seen as a welcome return to form for the franchise. While it offered a solid conclusion to the story of Laurie Strode, that didn't stop the suits from [[Film/HalloweenResurrection making a sequel]].

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''H20'' was a hit with critics and audiences as it was seen as a welcome return to form for the franchise. While it offered a solid conclusion to the story of Laurie Strode, that didn't stop the suits from [[Film/HalloweenResurrection making a sequel]].
14th Jun '17 10:49:59 AM crazysamaritan
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Laurie is teaching an English literature class on Mary Shelley's novel ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''. Molly, one of the students, responds to a question about the book and fate with this:

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Laurie is teaching an English literature class on Mary Shelley's novel ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''. Molly, one of the students, responds to a question about the book and fate with this:



* GenreSavvy: Laurie's not willing to take the chance of Michael coming back again, so [[spoiler: she steals the ambulance taking away his body and cuts his head off]].
4th May '17 12:24:35 AM tropeminer
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* MamaBear: In the original movie, Laurie had no qualms attacking Michael in self defense. In H20, she really lets him have it when he attacks her son.

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* MamaBear: In the original movie, Laurie had no qualms attacking Michael in self defense. In H20, ''H20'', she really lets him have it when he attacks her son.
1st May '17 10:59:11 PM tropeminer
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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Marion Whittington and Doctor Loomis. Actor Creator/DonaldPleasence [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim did sadly pass away]] in 1995. At least his death was [[KilledOffScreen off-screen]] unlike Marion unfortunately.]]

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Marion Whittington and Doctor Loomis. Actor Creator/DonaldPleasence [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim did sadly pass passed away]] in 1995. At least his death was [[KilledOffScreen off-screen]] unlike Marion unfortunately.]]
15th Apr '17 8:03:24 PM StingSniperscope
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** Though the film does very, very subtley hint at events from movies IV-VI, indicating that they may, to some degree, have happened.



* {{Recut}}: There's a TV Cut that trims the violence and cuss words, but also has some alternate scenes. One added scene gives the counselor played by Alan Arkin some development by revealing that his mother cheated on his traveling salesman father, and he got blamed for knowing, but doing nothing.

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* {{Recut}}: There's a TV Cut that trims the violence and cuss words, but also has some alternate scenes. One added scene gives the counselor played by Alan Adam Arkin some development by revealing that his mother cheated on his traveling salesman father, and he got blamed for knowing, but doing nothing.
9th Feb '17 5:20:40 PM defunctzombie
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Inverted. Ronnie the security guard is mistakenly shot by Laurie, but appears at the end having survived]].

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Inverted. Ronnie the security guard is mistakenly shot by Laurie, Will, but appears at the end having survived]].
9th Nov '16 8:43:26 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: One character is named Norma Watson after PJ Sole's role in the first film adaptation of ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}''. Soles also played Lynda in the original ''Halloween''.
** There is also a cameo by Janet Leigh, mother of Jamie Lee Curtis and star of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', which is the Spiritual Ancestor to the original ''Halloween''. Janet Leigh drives the car she drove in Psycho, and her scene is scored with the music from that film.
** One of the teens who Nurse Loomis encounters is wearing [[FridayThe13th a hockey mask]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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One character is named Norma Watson after PJ Sole's role in the first film adaptation of ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}''. Soles also played Lynda in the original ''Halloween''.
** There is also a cameo by Janet Leigh, mother of Jamie Lee Curtis and star of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', which is the Spiritual Ancestor to the original ''Halloween''. Janet Leigh drives the car she drove in Psycho, ''Psycho'', and her scene is scored with the music from that film.
** One of the teens who Nurse Loomis encounters is wearing [[FridayThe13th [[Franchise/FridayThe13th a hockey mask]].



* TookALevelInBadass: Laurie.

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* %%* TookALevelInBadass: Laurie.
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