History Trivia / Halloween

20th Apr '18 6:02:00 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** A project titled ''Halloween Returns'', with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (''Film/TheCollector'', later ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies) writing/directing was greenlit in 2015, and was so far ahead into production, the script had been finished, and shooting locations had already been scouted in Louisiana. Supposedly, it was to be another direct sequel to the original ''Halloween II'', told from the perspective of a security guard, with Michael Myers on death row. Then the project was delayed indefinitely, supposedly due to Melton and Dunstan's disagreements with the Weinsteins. Because The Weinstein Company took too long getting a new ''Halloween'' film off the ground, the rights reverted back to Miramax. ''Film/Halloween2018'' was the result, finally taking the franchise out of its nine year dormancy.

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** A project titled ''Halloween Returns'', with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (''Film/TheCollector'', later ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies) writing/directing was greenlit in 2015, and was so far ahead into production, the script had been finished, and shooting locations had already been scouted in Louisiana. Supposedly, it was to be another direct sequel to the original ''Halloween II'', told from the perspective of a security guard, with Michael Myers on death row. Then the project was delayed indefinitely, supposedly due to Melton and Dunstan's disagreements with the Weinsteins. Because The Weinstein Company took too long getting a new ''Halloween'' film off the ground, the rights reverted back to Miramax. Miramax, canceling the project. ''Film/Halloween2018'' was the result, eventually resulted after this, finally taking the franchise out of its nine year dormancy.
20th Apr '18 6:00:02 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** After ''Curse'''s poor critical and commercial reception, the next entry was initially greenlit as a direct-to-video project, before Creator/JamieLeeCurtis signed on, and the series given a soft reboot.
** Had the Thorn storyline continued, then Tommy Doyle would return to replace Loomis as Michael's main enemy.



** A project titled ''Halloween Returns'', with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (''Film/TheCollector'', later ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies) writing/directing was greenlit in 2015, and was so far ahead into production, the script had been finished, and shooting locations had already been scouted in Louisiana. Supposedly, it was to be another direct sequel to the original ''Halloween II'', told from the perspective of a security guard, with Michael Myers on death row. Then the project was delayed indefinitely, supposedly due to Melton and Dunstan's disagreements with the Weinsteins. Because The Weinstein Company took too long getting a new ''Halloween'' film off the ground, the rights reverted back to Miramax.
** Had the Thorn storyline continued, then Tommy Doyle would return to replace Loomis as Michael's main enemy.

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** A project titled ''Halloween Returns'', with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (''Film/TheCollector'', later ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies) writing/directing was greenlit in 2015, and was so far ahead into production, the script had been finished, and shooting locations had already been scouted in Louisiana. Supposedly, it was to be another direct sequel to the original ''Halloween II'', told from the perspective of a security guard, with Michael Myers on death row. Then the project was delayed indefinitely, supposedly due to Melton and Dunstan's disagreements with the Weinsteins. Because The Weinstein Company took too long getting a new ''Halloween'' film off the ground, the rights reverted back to Miramax. \n** Had ''Film/Halloween2018'' was the Thorn storyline continued, then Tommy Doyle would return to replace Loomis as Michael's main enemy.result, finally taking the franchise out of its nine year dormancy.
20th Apr '18 5:56:16 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** Another sequel to Creator/RobZombie's ''Film/Halloween2007'' was originally greenlit in 2011 as ''Halloween 3D'', with Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer writing, for an October 2012 release, but the project fell hard into DevelopmentHell, and was ultimately canceled.
** A project titled ''Halloween Returns'', with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (''Film/TheCollector'', later ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies) writing/directing was greenlit in 2015, and was so far ahead into production, the script had been finished, and shooting locations had already been scouted in Louisiana. Supposedly, it was to be another direct sequel to the original ''Halloween II'', told from the perspective of a security guard, with Michael Myers on death row. Then the project was delayed indefinitely, supposedly due to Melton and Dunstan's disagreements with the Weinsteins. Because The Weinstein Company took too long getting a new ''Halloween'' film off the ground, the rights reverted back to Miramax.
20th Apr '18 5:38:08 PM PurpleWarrior13
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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.

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* BillingDisplacement: The original film had Creator/DonaldPleasence billed ahead of then-unknown Creator/JamieLeeCurtis. Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, although his screentime was less. By the time of ''Halloween II'' three years later, Curtis was enough of a star for them to employ diagonal billing.billing, although she only had about 10 minutes of screentime in this film.
20th Apr '18 5:36:26 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ActingForTwo:
** Nancy Kyes played Annie in ''Halloween'' and for her brief cameo [[spoiler:as a corpse]] in ''Halloween II'' (credited as "Nancy Loomis" for both). In ''Halloween III'', she played Dr. Dan Challis' ex-wife for one brief scene. She was a regular in all of John Carpenter's early films.
** Creator/DanielleHarris played Jamie in ''Halloween 4'' and ''Halloween 5'', while the role was recast for ''6'' (see below). She returned to the franchise for both of Rob Zombie's films, now playing Annie.
20th Apr '18 5:32:00 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 (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'', Tyler Mane in both Rob Zombie films, and James Jude Courtney in the 2018 film (with Nick Castle back for some scenes).

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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 (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'', Tyler Mane in both Rob Zombie films, and James Jude Courtney in the 2018 film (with Nick Castle back reprising his role for some key scenes).
20th Apr '18 5:31:14 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 (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.

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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 (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.films, and James Jude Courtney in the 2018 film (with Nick Castle back for some scenes).
2nd Mar '18 11:43:24 AM Pinokio
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** 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.enemy.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://halloweenmovie.wikia.com/wiki/Halloween_Series_Wiki The Halloween Wiki]].
21st Nov '17 11:07:19 AM StardustSoldier
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** Rob Zombie expressed disappointment at the studio's intent to resurrect Michael for a third remake film, despite his insistence (and refusal to direct) that his ''Halloween II'' was the end of the franchise. In Rob's case, it ended up being a zigzagged trope, as although another ''Halloween' was eventually greenlit, it's an alternate sequel to the original film, with no connection to the remakes.

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** Rob Zombie expressed disappointment at the studio's intent to resurrect Michael for a third remake film, despite his insistence (and refusal to direct) that his ''Halloween II'' was the end of the franchise. In Rob's case, it ended up being a zigzagged trope, as although another ''Halloween' ''Halloween'' was eventually greenlit, it's an alternate sequel to the original film, with no connection to the remakes.
21st Nov '17 11:06:43 AM StardustSoldier
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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 his ''Halloween II'' was the end of the franchise. For now at least, it looks like he got his wish, as the plans for the tentatively-titled ''Halloween Returns'' were cancelled.



* FranchiseZombie: John Carpenter, in a 1982 interview, stated that Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis both died at the end of ''Halloween II'' and that he intended to make the series into an anthology "like ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' but on a larger scale." After the financial flop of ''Halloween III'' Carpenter opted out of doing any more films in the series and signed away the rights to producer Moustapha Akkad, who quickly revived the original formula. Michael Myers went on to appear in five more films after his canon death, not counting the remakes.

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John Carpenter, in a 1982 interview, stated that Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis both died at the end of ''Halloween II'' and that he intended to make the series into an anthology "like ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' but on a larger scale." After the financial flop of ''Halloween III'' III'', Carpenter opted out of doing any more films in the series and signed away the rights to producer Moustapha Akkad, who quickly revived the original formula. Michael Myers went on to appear in five more films after his canon death, not counting the remakes.
** Rob Zombie expressed disappointment at the studio's intent to resurrect Michael for a third remake film, despite his insistence (and refusal to direct) that his ''Halloween II'' was the end of the franchise. In Rob's case, it ended up being a zigzagged trope, as although another ''Halloween' was eventually greenlit, it's an alternate sequel to the original film, with no connection to the
remakes.
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