History Franchise / Halloween

25th Jun '17 5:00:09 PM tropeminer
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* ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' (1978) -- At the age of 6, Michael Myers stabbed his older sister Judith to death on Halloween; this led to his incarceration at a mental hospital. Fifteen years later, Michael escapes from the hospital on the night before Halloween and returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois to stalk teenager Laurie Strode and her friends. Only Sam Loomis, Michael's former psychiatrist, stands any chance of stopping Michael.

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* ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' (1978) -- At the age of 6, Michael Myers stabbed his older sister Judith to death on Halloween; this led to his incarceration at a mental hospital. Fifteen years later, Michael escapes from the hospital asylum on the night before Halloween and returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois to stalk teenager Laurie Strode and her friends. Only Sam Loomis, Michael's former psychiatrist, stands any chance of stopping Michael.
24th Jun '17 6:18:00 PM tropeminer
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In 1978, Creator/JohnCarpenter and producer Debra Hill made ''Halloween'', a low-budget independent horror film. The success of this film popularized the SlasherMovie genre and inspired other similar franchises such as ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' - and it also turned the film into the first of a major horror film franchise.

Taking place on or close to AllHallowsEve, the series (save for the third movie) follows various characters trying to survive the wrath of psychotic, masked murderer Michael Myers, who lives solely to make Halloween a night of carnage and mayhem that no one will soon forget…''provided they live''.

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In 1978, Creator/JohnCarpenter and producer Debra Hill made ''Halloween'', a low-budget independent horror film. The success of this film popularized the SlasherMovie genre and inspired other similar franchises such as ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' - and it also turned the film into the first of a major horror film franchise. \n\n Taking place on or close to AllHallowsEve, the series (save for the third movie) follows various characters trying to survive the wrath of psychotic, masked murderer Michael Myers, who lives solely to make Halloween a night of carnage and mayhem that no one will soon forget…''provided forget…provided they live''.
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24th Jun '17 6:17:14 PM tropeminer
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Taking place on or around AllHallowsEve, the series follows various characters trying to survive the wrath of psychotic, masked murderer Michael Myers, who lives solely to make Halloween a night of carnage and mayhem that no one will soon forget…provided they live.

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Taking place on or around close to AllHallowsEve, the series (save for the third movie) follows various characters trying to survive the wrath of psychotic, masked murderer Michael Myers, who lives solely to make Halloween a night of carnage and mayhem that no one will soon forget…provided forget…''provided they live.
live''.
24th Jun '17 6:14:53 PM tropeminer
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Taking place on or around AllHallowsEve, the series follows various characters trying to survive the wrath of psychotic, masked murderer Michael Myers, who lives solely to make Halloween a night of carnage and mayhem that no one will soon forget…provided they live.



* AllHallowsEve: Speaks for itself.

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* AllHallowsEve: All Hallows' Eve: Speaks for itself.
16th Jun '17 2:45:31 PM tropeminer
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* NeckLift: Some of Michael's kills start with this as he's inhumanly strong.
14th Jun '17 9:02:54 AM tropeminer
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** Myers finally kills Laurie in ''Resurrection'', along with several RedShirt characters, and he's still NotQuiteDead at the end.

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** Myers [[spoiler: finally kills Laurie Laurie]] in ''Resurrection'', along with several RedShirt characters, and he's still NotQuiteDead at the end.
10th Jun '17 4:03:28 PM tropeminer
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*** However, ''Halloween: Resurrection'', a direct sequel to ''H20'', establishes that ''Halloween II'' (1981) is canon as a TalkativeLoon briefly mentions Michael victims at the hospital from the second movie. Also in ''H20'', Loomis was said to have survived the hospital explosion.

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*** However, ''Halloween: Resurrection'', a direct sequel to ''H20'', establishes that ''Halloween II'' (1981) is canon as a TalkativeLoon briefly mentions Michael victims at the hospital from the second movie. Also in ''H20'', Laurie's son, John, mentions to her of the time she told him of when "she watched him burn", referencing the ending of the second movie. That, and Loomis was said to have survived the hospital explosion. explosion.
10th Jun '17 12:13:16 PM tropeminer
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** Not only does he take an axe, he's been stabbed and shot repeatedly, electrocuted, impaled, hung, set on fire, bludgeoned with blunt objects, falls from great heights, crashed through a windshield, etc...and yet somehow, Michael just keeps coming back for more.

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** Not only does has he take taken an axe, he's been stabbed and shot repeatedly, electrocuted, impaled, hung, set on fire, bludgeoned with blunt objects, falls fallen from great heights, crashed through a windshield, etc...etc and yet somehow, Michael just keeps coming back for more.



* RasputinianDeath: Usually subverted. Each film, obviously save for the third one, has Michael taking a certain amount of abuse that would off a normal human instantly before being seemingly killed for good...only to reveal he's, as mentioned above, Not Quite Dead.

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* RasputinianDeath: Usually subverted. Each film, obviously save for the third one, has Michael taking a certain amount of abuse that would off a normal human instantly before being seemingly killed for good...good -- only to reveal he's, as mentioned above, Not Quite Dead.



*** [[spoiler: Only for it to be retconned in ''Halloween: Resurrection'' As Laurie apparently didn't kill Michael, but a poor paramedic ''he made to pose as him'']].

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*** [[spoiler: Only for it to be retconned in ''Halloween: Resurrection'' As Laurie apparently didn't kill Michael, but ''but a poor paramedic ''he the real Michael made to pose as him'']].
10th Jun '17 12:06:09 PM tropeminer
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* GreaterScopeVillain: The man in black, who is really [[spoiler:Dr. Terrence Wynn]] the leader of the cult of Thorne, [[spoiler:who placed the curse on Michael in the first place.]] They wish to aid or possibly control Michael.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The man in black, who is really [[spoiler:Dr. Terrence Wynn]] the leader of the cult Cult of Thorne, Thorn, [[spoiler:who placed the curse on Michael in the first place.]] They wish to aid or possibly control Michael.



** Not only does he take an axe, he's been stabbed and shot repeatedly, electrocuted, impaled, hung, set on fire, bludgeoned with blunt objects, falls from great heights, crashed through a windshield, etc...and yet somehow, Michael just keeps coming back for more.
** ''The Curse of Michael Myers'' explains this is because of the "Curse of Thorn" that imbues great, supernatural power on those inflicted.



* {{Irony}}: Halloween is already supposed to be scary, but mostly in a celebratory sense. It's the one night of the year that celebrates the macabre and human fear of the unknown at it's peak. Now let's see what happens when you throw in an inhuman homicidal maniac on the loose and inject ''REAL'' fear into those wanting to celebrate.

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* {{Irony}}: Halloween is already supposed to be scary, but mostly in a celebratory festive sense. It's the one night of the year that celebrates dedicated to the macabre and human fear of the unknown at it's peak. peak (at least in Western cultures). Now let's see what happens when you throw in an inhuman inhuman, homicidal maniac psychopath on the loose and inject ''REAL'' fear into those wanting to celebrate.



* RasputinianDeath: Stabbed, shot repeatedly, electrocuted, hung, set on fire, bludgeoned with blunt objects, falls from great heights, crashed through a windshield, etc...and yet somehow, Michael just keeps coming back for more.
** ''The Curse of Michael Myers'' explains this is because of the "Curse of Thorn" that imbues great, supernatural power on those inflicted.

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* RasputinianDeath: Stabbed, shot repeatedly, electrocuted, hung, set on fire, bludgeoned with blunt objects, falls from great heights, crashed through a windshield, etc...and yet somehow, Usually subverted. Each film, obviously save for the third one, has Michael just keeps coming back for more.
** ''The Curse
taking a certain amount of Michael Myers'' explains this is because of the "Curse of Thorn" abuse that imbues great, supernatural power on those inflicted.would off a normal human instantly before being seemingly killed for good...only to reveal he's, as mentioned above, Not Quite Dead.


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*** [[spoiler: Only for it to be retconned in ''Halloween: Resurrection'' As Laurie apparently didn't kill Michael, but a poor paramedic ''he made to pose as him'']].
31st May '17 6:24:07 PM tropeminer
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-> ''"I met him...15 years ago. I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding in even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this...six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and...the blackest eyes - the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply...'''evil.'''"''

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-> ''"I met him...15 fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding in even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this...six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and...the blackest eyes - the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply...'''evil.'''"''
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