History Film / HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers

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.
7th Aug '16 8:31:14 PM PurpleWarrior13
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The film underwent a heavily TroubledProduction and has since gained infamy due to its two bootlegged (and better-received) alternative versions: the gorier director's cut and the much different producer's cut. This film also marks the end of this version of the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' continuity previously set by ''[[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Halloween 4]]'' and ''[[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers 5]]''; the next ''Halloween'' film -- ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later]]'' -- ignores the events of this film (and the previous two films) and creates an alternate continuity that picks up after the events of ''[[Film/HalloweenII1981 Halloween II]]'' (1981).

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The film underwent a heavily TroubledProduction with heaps of ExecutiveMeddling, and was released to heavy savage from critics and fans. It has since gained infamy due to its two bootlegged (and better-received) alternative versions: the gorier director's cut and the much different producer's cut. This film also marks the end of this version of the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' continuity previously set by ''[[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Halloween 4]]'' and ''[[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers 5]]''; the next ''Halloween'' film -- ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later]]'' -- ignores the events of this film (and the previous two films) and creates an alternate continuity that picks up after the events of ''[[Film/HalloweenII1981 Halloween II]]'' (1981).
12th Apr '16 1:18:18 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers''''' opens with a teenaged Jamie escaping with a baby from the clutches of a mysterious group known as the Cult of Thorn (who freed Michael from jail at the end of the previous film). She doesn't get far -- thanks to Michael Myers -- but she manages to hide her child before Michael finally kills her. Tommy Doyle, one of the kids Laurie Strode babysat in [[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} the original film]], finds the child -- an act that leads Michael back to Haddonfield. As the bodies start to stack up again, Tommy -- assisted by a retired Dr. Loomis -- tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the cult that seemingly controls Michael and save the child Michael wants to kill...

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'''''Halloween: ''Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers''''' Myers'' opens with a teenaged Jamie escaping with a baby from the clutches of a mysterious group known as the Cult of Thorn (who freed Michael from jail at the end of the previous film). She doesn't get far -- thanks to Michael Myers -- but she manages to hide her child before Michael finally kills her. Tommy Doyle, one of the kids Laurie Strode babysat in [[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} the original film]], finds the child -- an act that leads Michael back to Haddonfield. As the bodies start to stack up again, Tommy -- assisted by a retired Dr. Loomis -- tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the cult that seemingly controls Michael and save the child Michael wants to kill...
12th Nov '15 6:00:57 PM Thurisaz314
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* AnAxeToGrind: Michael uses one on Debra Strode.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Michael uses one on [[spoiler: Debra Strode.Strode]].
12th Nov '15 5:58:35 PM Thurisaz314
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* AnAxeToGrind: Michael uses one.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Michael uses one.one on Debra Strode.
12th Nov '15 7:03:46 AM SpideyTerry
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* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:Wynn becomes this to Loomis once he reveals his role in the plot.]]
* EvilerThanThou: After hearing the Cult leader's UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans reasoning, all Loomis can say is, "And I thought Michael was a monster."



* HearingVoices: The Man in Black provides voices (that command to kill) to those chosen to perform the sacrificial familicide.

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* HearingVoices: The Man in Black provides voices (that command to kill) to those chosen to perform the sacrificial familicide. Mrs. Blankenship babysat Michael and recalls him saying he heard voices the night he murdered his sister. Danny (who sleeps in Michael's old room) is also visited by the Man in the Black.



* IgnoredExpert: Averted at least in one respect. Loomis successfully warns Debra that the house is sacred to Michael and that her family must get out of there immediately. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Michael's already lurking about and kills Debra before she can get off the property.]]



** Danny is carrying a pumpkin home and is spooked into dropping it by Tommy--much like Tommy was by Michael in the first movie.
* OhCrap: Loomis when he hears Jamie's voice on the radio pleading for his help.
** Debra when she notices the axe isn't in the box she put it in.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Tommy.



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* StockSubtitleStockSubtitle: Though reportedly, writer Daniel Farrands suggested it not because of the plot, but because of the TroubledProduction.
13th Sep '15 10:21:15 PM PurpleWarrior13
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The film underwent a heavily TroubledProduction and has since gained infamy due to its two bootlegged alternative versions: the gorier director's cut and the much different producer's cut. This film also marks the end of this version of the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' continuity previously set by ''[[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Halloween 4]]'' and ''[[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers 5]]''; the next ''Halloween'' film -- ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later]]'' -- ignores the events of this film (and the previous two films) and creates an alternate continuity that picks up after the events of ''[[Film/HalloweenII1981 Halloween II]]'' (1981).

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The film underwent a heavily TroubledProduction and has since gained infamy due to its two bootlegged (and better-received) alternative versions: the gorier director's cut and the much different producer's cut. This film also marks the end of this version of the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' continuity previously set by ''[[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Halloween 4]]'' and ''[[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers 5]]''; the next ''Halloween'' film -- ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later]]'' -- ignores the events of this film (and the previous two films) and creates an alternate continuity that picks up after the events of ''[[Film/HalloweenII1981 Halloween II]]'' (1981).
31st Aug '15 2:46:24 PM tropeminer
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The film underwent a heavily TroubledProduction and has since gained infamy due to its two bootlegged alternative versions: the gorier director's cut and the much different producer's cut. This film also marks the end of this version of the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' continuity; the next ''Halloween'' film -- ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later]]'' -- ignores the events of this film (and the previous two films) and creates an alternate continuity that picks up after the events of ''[[Film/HalloweenII1981 Halloween II]]'' (1981).

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The film underwent a heavily TroubledProduction and has since gained infamy due to its two bootlegged alternative versions: the gorier director's cut and the much different producer's cut. This film also marks the end of this version of the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' continuity; continuity previously set by ''[[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Halloween 4]]'' and ''[[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers 5]]''; the next ''Halloween'' film -- ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later]]'' -- ignores the events of this film (and the previous two films) and creates an alternate continuity that picks up after the events of ''[[Film/HalloweenII1981 Halloween II]]'' (1981).
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