History Trivia / Halloween

1st Nov '16 5:34:57 PM nombretomado
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** Quite more funnier is when they get one of the TropeNamers, Creator/MichelleWilliams of ''DawsonsCreek'' fame and one of the few actors to ''avert'' this trope, to play one of the main teens in ''Halloween H20''.

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** Quite more funnier is when they get one of the TropeNamers, Creator/MichelleWilliams of ''DawsonsCreek'' ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' fame and one of the few actors to ''avert'' this trope, to play one of the main teens in ''Halloween H20''.
15th Aug '16 9:59:42 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** Michael Myers has been played by a number of different actors, since we can't see his face. He was portrayed by Nick Castle in the original film, Dick Warlock in the second, George P. Wilbur in the fourth and ''Curse'', Don Shanks in the fifth, Chris Durand in ''H20'', Brad Loree in ''Resurrection'', and Tyler Mane in both Rob Zombie films.

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** Michael Myers has been played by a number of different actors, since we can't see his face. He was portrayed by Nick Castle in the original film, film (with Tony Moran for the shot where he's not wearing a mask), Dick Warlock in the second, George P. Wilbur in the fourth and ''Curse'', Don Shanks in the fifth, Chris Durand in ''H20'', Brad Loree in ''Resurrection'', and Tyler Mane in both Rob Zombie films.



** Tommy Doyle was played by child actor Brian Andrews in the original film (with footage recycled for the second), but Paul Rudd took over the role in ''The Curse of Michael Myers'' (in his feature film debut). According to writer Daniel Farrands, Andrews was sought to reprise the role, but he didn't have an agent at the time, and could not be contacted.

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** Tommy Doyle was played by child actor Brian Andrews in the original film (with archive footage recycled for in the second), and Danny Raye for his cameo in the fourth, but Paul Rudd took over the role in ''The Curse of Michael Myers'' (in his feature film debut). According to writer Daniel Farrands, Andrews was sought to reprise the role, but he didn't have an agent at the time, and could not be contacted.
15th Aug '16 9:56:09 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* TheOtherDarrin:
** Michael Myers has been played by a number of different actors, since we can't see his face. He was portrayed by Nick Castle in the original film, Dick Warlock in the second, George P. Wilbur in the fourth and ''Curse'', Don Shanks in the fifth, Chris Durand in ''H20'', Brad Loree in ''Resurrection'', and Tyler Mane in both Rob Zombie films.
** Lindsay Wallace was played by child actress Kyle Richards in the original film (see below), and in archive footage in the second. Leslie L. Rohland played the character for her cameo in the fourth film.
** Tommy Doyle was played by child actor Brian Andrews in the original film (with footage recycled for the second), but Paul Rudd took over the role in ''The Curse of Michael Myers'' (in his feature film debut). According to writer Daniel Farrands, Andrews was sought to reprise the role, but he didn't have an agent at the time, and could not be contacted.
** Jamie Lloyd was played by Danielle Harris in both ''4'' and ''5'' as a child, but J.C. Brandy took over the role as a teenager for ''Curse''. Harris was interested in reprising the role, but changed her mind after the role was heavily reduced and she refused to work for scale.
** Dr. Terence Wynn was played by Robert Phalen for his one scene in the original film, Don Shanks (who also played Michael Myers) for his brief faceless appearance in the fifth, and Mitchell Ryan for his expanded appearance in ''Curse''.
** After Donald Pleasence had passed away, Dr. Loomis' vocal cameo in ''H20'' was provided by Creator/TomKane instead.
** In the Rob Zombie films, Young Michael Myers was played by Daeg Faerch in the first film, and Chase Wright Vanek in the second.
* RetroactiveRecognition: In the original film, Lindsay Wallace (the girl Annie babysits) was played by Kyle Richards, who is today known for starring in ''The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'', and for being Paris Hilton's aunt.
8th Aug '16 2:31:28 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ChannelHop: Or rather "Studio Hop" since the franchise has a history of being released under different studios. The first film was produced and released independently (under Compass International Pictures). The second and third films were picked up by Universal. The fourth and fifth films were produced independently, but distributed by Galaxy International Releasing (who had a deal with 20th Century Fox). Disney-owned Miramax bought the rights to the franchise in 1994, and released ''Curse'', ''H20'', and ''Resurrection'' under their Dimension Films label. Dimension inherited the sequel rights when it jumped ship to The Weinstein Company, who released the two Rob Zombie films (working with MGM on the first). Dimension dropped the franchise in 2015, and the rights reverted back to Miramax. Trancas Films (Moustapha Akkad's production company, who ''has'' produced all the films) is working with Blumhouse on the next film while Miramax shops the project to new distributors.
** Home video is even more messed up. Anchor Bay has the license to 1, 4-5 (licensed from Trancas), Shout! Factory has 2-3 (licensed from Universal), and Lionsgate has ''Curse'', ''H20'', and ''Resurrection'' (licensed from Miramax). Genius Products has the first Rob Zombie film, while Sony Pictures has the second (both licensed from The Weinstein Company). Universal has also released their own barebones editions of 2-3. In addition, Anchor Bay and Shout! Factory teamed up to release a complete franchise boxset (licensing films from Miramax and TWC).
*** Past home video distributors include Media Home Entertainment (1), [=GoodTimes=] (2-3), CBS/FOX (4-5), Buena Vista (6-8), and Echo Bridge (also 6-8).
12th Apr '16 12:50:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Borders on YouLookFamiliar in that it occurs between the original and remake continuity. Danielle Harris, who played Jamie Lloyd in the Thorn films, takes the role of Annie in the remake and its sequel.
** The 2007 film has [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alex the Droog]] as Dr. Loomis, [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Billy Bibbitt]] as Sheriff Brackett, and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Peter Washington]] as Big Joe Grizzly.
2nd Mar '16 5:00:05 PM SunriseWarrior
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* CreatorBacklash: Rob Zombie's reaction to the studio's intent to resurrect Michael for a third film, despite his insistence (and refusal to direct) that the ''2'' was the end of the franchise.

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* CreatorBacklash: Rob Zombie's reaction to the studio's intent to resurrect Michael for a third film, despite his insistence (and refusal to direct) that the ''2'' his ''Halloween II'' was the end of the franchise.franchise. For now at least, it looks like he got his wish, as the plans for the tentatively-titled ''Halloween Returns'' were cancelled.



** Had the Thorn storyline continued, then Tommy Doyle would return to replace Loomis as Michael's main enemy.

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** Had the Thorn storyline continued, then Tommy Doyle would return to replace Loomis as Michael's main enemy.
3rd Jun '15 2:21:22 AM erforce
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** The 2007 film has [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alex the Droog]] as Dr. Loomis, [[Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Billy Bibbitt]] as Sheriff Brackett, and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead Peter Washington]] as Big Joe Grizzly.

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** The 2007 film has [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alex the Droog]] as Dr. Loomis, [[Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Billy Bibbitt]] as Sheriff Brackett, and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Peter Washington]] as Big Joe Grizzly.
16th Feb '15 11:07:24 AM roman55
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*** [[http://www.horrorspeak.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/90089/page/30/vc/1 One well known pitch]] for the unproduced crossover involved the revelation that young Michael was possessed by Samhain, The Lord of The Dead, who wanted to escape the Cenobite hell (explaining why he can't be killed).
12th Feb '15 1:24:45 PM SpukiKitty
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* BillingDisplacement: The original film had Creator/DonaldPleasence billed ahead of then-unknown Creator/JamieLeeCurtis. By the time of ''Halloween II'' three years later, Curtis was enough of a star for them to employ diagonal billing.
23rd Aug '14 9:22:41 AM Austin
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* ShoutOut:
** A large number of them in the first film. To give but one example, Sam Loomis was the name of a character in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
** By coincidence (or perhaps not), Jamie Lee Curtis is [[Film/{{Psycho}} Marion Crane's daughter]]. In fact, Janet Leigh has a cameo in the seventh film playing a character named "Norma".
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