History Franchise / Halloween

18th Jan '18 6:54:23 PM tropeminer
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* TheMultiverse: Never actually or played or discussed in-story, but as of 2018, there are at least '''four''' [[AlternateContinuity alternate continuities and timelines]] (five if you count ''Halloween III'') that have nothing to do with each other.
10th Jan '18 12:10:54 AM bt8257
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-> ''"I met him...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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-> ''"I met him...fifteen him, 15 years ago. 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...and... the blackest eyes - the devil's Devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him 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...simply... '''evil.'''"''



* ''[[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers]]'' (1988) -- Michael Myers awakens from a ten-year coma just before Halloween to return to Haddonfield and kill Laurie Strode's young daughter, Jamie, who lives with a foster family.
* ''[[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers]]'' (1989) -- After the events of the previous film, Jamie lands in a mental hospital to help her recover. Michael uses his psychic link to Jamie to lure his young niece to him by stalking her friend Tina.
* ''[[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers]]'' (1995) -- Years after the previous film, a group called The Cult of Thorn try to kidnap an adult Jamie's newborn baby, Steven, as part of a plan involving Michael (who keeps trying to kill his niece).

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* ''[[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers]]'' ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'' (1988) -- Michael Myers awakens from a ten-year coma just before Halloween to return to Haddonfield and kill Laurie Strode's young daughter, Jamie, who lives with a foster family.
* ''[[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers]]'' ''Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers'' (1989) -- After the events of the previous film, Jamie lands in a mental hospital to help her recover. Michael uses his psychic link to Jamie to lure his young niece to him by stalking her friend Tina.
* ''[[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers]]'' ''Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers'' (1995) -- Years after the previous film, a group called The Cult of Thorn try to kidnap an adult Jamie's newborn baby, Steven, as part of a plan involving Michael (who keeps trying to kill his niece).
4th Jan '18 6:31:35 PM tropeminer
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* {{Irony}}: Halloween is already supposed to be scary, but mostly in a festive sense. It's the one night of year dedicated to the macabre and human fear of the unknown at it's peak (at least in Western cultures). Now let's see what happens when you throw in an inhuman, homicidal psychopath 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 festive sense. It's the one night of year dedicated to the macabre and human fear of the unknown at it's peak (at least in Western cultures). Now let's see what happens when you throw in an inhuman, homicidal psychopath on the loose and inject ''REAL'' fear into those wanting to celebrate.
4th Jan '18 6:29:12 PM tropeminer
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** ''Halloween 2018'' takes a page from H20 and ignores every single sequel only canonizing the 1978 original.

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** ''Halloween 2018'' takes a page from H20 ''H20'' and ignores every single sequel only canonizing the 1978 original.



** Jamie Lloyd in 4 through 6, a role shared with her half-sister Rachel [[spoiler:up until 5]].

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** Jamie Lloyd in 4 through 6, a role she shared with her half-sister Rachel [[spoiler:up until 5]].
4th Jan '18 6:26:02 PM tropeminer
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*** ''H20'' arguably ignores ''all'' of the sequels. A doctor at one point mentions that Michael Myers's body was "never found." This seems to follow the ending of the original film more than it does the second, since there is no mention of the hospital explosion in which both Loomis and Myers were killed.
*** 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.

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*** ''H20'' arguably ignores ''all'' of the sequels. A doctor at one point mentions that Michael Myers's body was "never found." This seems to follow the ending of the original film more than it does the second, since there is no mention of the hospital explosion in which both Loomis and Myers were killed.
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killed. 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.



** ''Halloween 2018'' takes a page from H20 and ignores every single sequel only canonizing the 1978 original.



* ContinuityReboot: Twice. ''H20'' was a partial continuity reboot, ignoring ''Halloween''s 4-6. Rob Zombie's 2007 film was a remake, ignoring all previous films.

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* ContinuityReboot: Twice.Thrice. ''H20'' was a partial continuity reboot, ignoring ''Halloween''s 4-6. Rob Zombie's 2007 film was a remake, ignoring all previous films. ''Halloween 2018'' takes only the original film as canon ignoring every single sequel.



** Laurie Strode and Jamie Lloyd (a role shared with her half-sister Rachel).

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** Laurie Strode Strode, original and zombie-verse versions.
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Jamie Lloyd (a in 4 through 6, a role shared with her half-sister Rachel).Rachel [[spoiler:up until 5]].



** Kara Strode from ''Curse of Michael Myers''.



* TheMultiverse: Never actually or played or discussed in-story, but as of 2018, there are at least '''four''' [[AlternateContinuity alternate continuities and timelines]] (five if you count ''Halloween III'') that have nothing to do with each other.



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

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*** [[spoiler:Only for it to be retconned in ''Halloween: Resurrection'' As as Laurie apparently didn't kill Michael, ''but a poor paramedic the real Michael made to pose as him'']].
21st Nov '17 11:08:56 AM StardustSoldier
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* [[Film/{{Halloween|2018}} A currently-untitled movie set for 2018]], [[MilestoneCelebration just in time for the 40th Anniversary of the original]]. The movie [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores every single sequel]], as well as the two Rob Zombie movies, and takes place forty years after the Haddonfield murders. The movie involves Creator/JamieLeeCurtis returning as Laurie Strode and features Jon Carpenter returning to the franchise (though not in the director's chair).

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* [[Film/{{Halloween|2018}} A currently-untitled movie set for 2018]], [[MilestoneCelebration just in time for the 40th Anniversary of the original]]. The movie [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores every single sequel]], as well as the two Rob Zombie movies, and takes place forty years after the Haddonfield murders. The movie involves Creator/JamieLeeCurtis returning as Laurie Strode and features Jon John Carpenter returning to the franchise (though not in the director's chair).
13th Nov '17 8:46:51 AM StardustSoldier
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From there, the films go off into a couple of different continuities. First, we have the three direct sequels:

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From there, the films go off into a couple of different continuities. First, we have the three direct sequels:
sequels to the original two films:
13th Nov '17 8:42:48 AM StardustSoldier
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And after that came '''another''' AlternateContinuity

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And after that came '''another''' AlternateContinuity
AlternateContinuity:
1st Nov '17 9:32:36 PM jormis29
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* [[Film/{{Halloween|2018}} a currently-untitled movie set for 2018]], [[MilestoneCelebration just in time for the 40th Anniversary of the original]]. The movie [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores every single sequel]], as well as the two Rob Zombie movies, and takes place forty years after the Haddonfield murders. The movie involves Creator/JamieLeeCurtis returning as Laurie Strode and features Jon Carpenter returning to the franchise (though not in the director's chair).

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* [[Film/{{Halloween|2018}} a A currently-untitled movie set for 2018]], [[MilestoneCelebration just in time for the 40th Anniversary of the original]]. The movie [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores every single sequel]], as well as the two Rob Zombie movies, and takes place forty years after the Haddonfield murders. The movie involves Creator/JamieLeeCurtis returning as Laurie Strode and features Jon Carpenter returning to the franchise (though not in the director's chair).
1st Nov '17 9:31:47 PM jormis29
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And after that came '''another''' AlternateContinuity in the form of [[Film/{{Halloween|2018}} a currently-untitled movie set for 2018]], [[MilestoneCelebration just in time for the 40th Anniversary of the original]]. The movie [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores every single sequel]], as well as the two Rob Zombie movies, and takes place forty years after the Haddonfield murders. The movie involves Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie Strode and features Jon Carpenter returning to the franchise (though not in the director's chair).

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And after that came '''another''' AlternateContinuity in the form of AlternateContinuity

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[[Film/{{Halloween|2018}} a currently-untitled movie set for 2018]], [[MilestoneCelebration just in time for the 40th Anniversary of the original]]. The movie [[CanonDiscontinuity ignores every single sequel]], as well as the two Rob Zombie movies, and takes place forty years after the Haddonfield murders. The movie involves Jamie Lee Curtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis returning as Laurie Strode and features Jon Carpenter returning to the franchise (though not in the director's chair).
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