History Film / HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers

6th Jul '17 2:19:18 AM tropeminer
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->''"...If there's one thing I know, you can't control evil. You could lock it up, you could burn it, and bury it, and pray that it dies, but it never will. It just rests for awhile. You could lock your doors and say your prayers, but the evil is out there...waiting. And maybe, just maybe...it's closer than you think.''"
-->-- '''Tommy Doyle''', opening narration.
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->''"...If there's one thing I know, you can't control evil. You could lock it up, you could burn it, and bury it, and pray that it dies, but it never will. It just rests for awhile. You could lock your doors and say your prayers, but the evil is out there...waiting. And maybe, just maybe...it's closer than you think.''"
-->-- '''Tommy Doyle''', opening narration.
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8th May '17 7:52:45 PM tropeminer
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* DangerTakesABackSeat: Barry's death.

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* DangerTakesABackSeat: Barry's [[spoiler:Barry's]] death.



** Jamie being impaled on a corn thresher.

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** Jamie [[spoiler:Jamie]] being impaled on a corn thresher.



** Lets also not forget the innocent midwife, who helped Jamie and her baby escape, has her head driven through a conveniently placed wall spike and is left hanging. (Eh-hem, ''the first kill of the film, mind you'').

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** Lets also not forget the innocent midwife, who helped Jamie and her baby escape, has her head driven through a conveniently placed wall spike and is left hanging. (Eh-hem, hanging (eh-hem, ''the first kill of the film, mind you'').
8th May '17 6:33:38 PM tropeminer
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->''"Do you know why we celebrate Halloween?...A long, long time ago, it was night of great power, when the days grew short and the spirits of the dead returned to their homes to warm themselves by the fireside. All across the land, huge bonfires were lit; ohh, there was a marvelous celebration. People danced, and they played games and they dressed up in costumes hoping to ward off the evil spirits, especially...the boogeyman.''"

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->''"Do you know why we celebrate Halloween?...A long, long time ago, it was night of great power, when the days grew short and the spirits of the dead returned to their homes to warm themselves by the fireside. All across the land, huge bonfires were lit; ohh, there was a marvelous celebration. People danced, and they played games and they dressed up in costumes hoping to ward off the evil spirits, especially...the boogeyman.'''the boogeyman'''.''"
5th May '17 12:58:37 AM tropeminer
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* {{Jerkass}}: John Strode and Barry Sims. The former is the abusive father of Kara and Tim, [[spoiler:who gets himself, his wife and Tim killed because he neglected to tell them that their house was where Michael Myers use to live]], and the latter is an obnoxious, rude and sleezy radio DJ who ignores Jamie's cries for help. Needless to say, nobody was upset when Micheal [[KickTheSonOfABitch killed both of]] [[AssholeVictim them]], with John Strode in particular getting one of the franchise's most brutal deaths.

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* {{Jerkass}}: John Strode and Barry Sims. The former is the abusive father of Kara and Tim, [[spoiler:who gets himself, his wife and Tim killed because he neglected to tell them that their house was where Michael Myers use to live]], and the latter is an obnoxious, rude and sleezy radio DJ who ignores Jamie's cries for help. [[spoiler: Needless to say, nobody was upset when Micheal Michael [[KickTheSonOfABitch killed both of]] [[AssholeVictim them]], with John Strode in particular getting one of the franchise's most brutal deaths.deaths]].
4th May '17 12:45:29 AM tropeminer
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->''"...If there's one thing I know, you can't control evil. You could lock it up, you could burn it, and bury it, and pray that it dies, but it never will. It just rests for awhile. You could lock your doors and say your prayers, but the evil is out there...waiting. And maybe, just maybe...it's closer than you think.''"
-->-- '''Tommy Doyle''', opening narration.

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->''"...If there's one thing I know, ->''"Do you can't control evil. You could lock know why we celebrate Halloween?...A long, long time ago, it up, you could burn it, was night of great power, when the days grew short and bury it, the spirits of the dead returned to their homes to warm themselves by the fireside. All across the land, huge bonfires were lit; ohh, there was a marvelous celebration. People danced, and pray that it dies, but it never will. It just rests for awhile. You could lock your doors they played games and say your prayers, but they dressed up in costumes hoping to ward off the evil is out there...waiting. And maybe, just maybe...it's closer than you think.spirits, especially...the boogeyman.''"
-->-- '''Tommy Doyle''', opening narration.
'''Mrs. Blankenship''', explaining Halloween to Danny.



* AssholeVictim: John Strode, Barry Simms, and the Thorn Cult members who get killed at the hospital.

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: John Strode, Barry Simms, and the Thorn Cult members who get killed at the hospital.hospital]].



* BigBad: [[spoiler: Dr. Terence Wynn]]/The Man in Black

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* BigBad: BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Dr. Terence Wynn]]/The Man in Black



* YourHeadASplode: John Strode's death. Michael impales him to a fuse box, electrocuting him to the point that his head messily blows up.

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* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler: John Strode's Strode's]] death. Michael impales him to a fuse box, electrocuting him to the point that his head messily blows up.up.
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->''"...If there's one thing I know, you can't control evil. You could lock it up, you could burn it, and bury it, and pray that it dies, but it never will. It just rests for awhile. You could lock your doors and say your prayers, but the evil is out there...waiting. And maybe, just maybe...it's closer than you think.''"
-->-- '''Tommy Doyle''', opening narration.
18th Feb '17 10:44:30 PM DrOO7
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** Jamie knows how to drive, despite having been held prisoner since a very young age, just like Michael inexplicably knew, despite having been institutionalized since 6.
18th Feb '17 10:02:55 PM DrOO7
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* BlindWithoutEm: Debra, apparently, given the way she fumbles for her glasses after dropping them. And they've been broken in the fall, rendering them useless even when she does put them back on.


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** Danny looking across the street to see Michael standing there and him disappearing in the blink of an eye--literally--exactly as Tommy did in the original.
21st Nov '16 4:02:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Recut}}: One of the most stunning examples of this. Apparently, the film ran over time and budget, so [[ExecutiveMeddling the suits decided to take it over to see how they could screw it up]]. Their version is the Theatrical Cut. When the film was shown on TV, someone got a hold of the now infamous Producer's Cut. While the violence and cursing were trimmed, an ''assload'' of alternate takes and different opening narration were shown, ''and the entire last 20 minutes of the film is RADICALLY different from the Theatrical Cut''. The main change is that the explanation for Michael's killing ways is altered: The Theatrical version offered a scientific reason, but the Producer's Cut says the reason is supernatural (which also explains why Michael is also growing bigger in each previous film. It's because his power is growing). It also shows a final scene with Dr. Loomis realizing that he has been cursed by Thorn. This was likely altered when Creator/DonaldPleasance died. An early trailer showed that the film was originally going to called ''Halloween 666: The Curse of Michael Myers''. This version was only available through low-quality bootleg video releases until 2014 when it's original masters were located and restored, and later included on the deluxe version of the ''Halloween'' Complete Collection Blu-ray set before getting a standalone Blu-ray of it's own.

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* {{Recut}}: One of the most stunning examples of this. Apparently, the film ran over time and budget, so [[ExecutiveMeddling the suits decided to take it over to see how they could screw it up]]. Their version is the Theatrical Cut. When the film was shown on TV, someone got a hold of the now infamous Producer's Cut. While the violence and cursing were trimmed, an ''assload'' of alternate takes and different opening narration were shown, ''and the entire last 20 minutes of the film is RADICALLY different from the Theatrical Cut''. The main change is that the explanation for Michael's killing ways is altered: The Theatrical version offered a scientific reason, but the Producer's Cut says the reason is supernatural (which also explains why Michael is also growing bigger in each previous film. It's because his power is growing). It also shows a final scene with Dr. Loomis realizing that he has been cursed by Thorn. This was likely altered when Creator/DonaldPleasance Creator/DonaldPleasence died. An early trailer showed that the film was originally going to called ''Halloween 666: The Curse of Michael Myers''. This version was only available through low-quality bootleg video releases until 2014 when it's original masters were located and restored, and later included on the deluxe version of the ''Halloween'' Complete Collection Blu-ray set before getting a standalone Blu-ray of it's own.
6th Oct '16 10:33:47 PM DrOO7
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* MirrorScare: Michael pulls this on Tim.


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** The sequence of Michael murdering the post-coital Beth and Tim, Kara running across the street when she realizes what's happened, finding their dead bodies, being attacked by Michael herself, then fleeing back across the street while still being pursued by the knife-wielding Michael, is very similar to the sequence in the first movie with Bob, Lynda, and Laurie.
4th Oct '16 1:29:12 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Recut}}: One of the most stunning examples of this. Apparently, the film ran over time and budget, so [[ExecutiveMeddling the suits decided to take it over to see how they could screw it up]]. Their version is the Theatrical Cut. When the film was shown on TV, someone got a hold of the now infamous Producer's Cut. While the violence and cursing were trimmed, an ''assload'' of alternate takes and different opening narration were shown, ''and the entire last 20 minutes of the film is RADICALLY different from the Theatrical Cut''. The main change is that the explanation for Michael's killing ways is altered: The Theatrical version offered a scientific reason, but the Producer's Cut says the reason is supernatural (which also explains why Michael is also growing bigger in each previous film. It's because his power is growing). It also shows a final scene with Dr. Loomis realizing that he has been cursed by Thorn. This was likely altered when Creator/DonaldPleasance died. An early trailer showed that the film was originally going to called ''Halloween 666: The Curse of Michael Myers''. This version was only available through low-quality bootleg video releases until 2014 when it's original masters were located and restored, and later included on the deluxe version of the ''Halloween'' Complete Collection Blu-ray set before getting a standalone Blu-ray of it's own.
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