History Trivia / HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater

10th Nov '17 7:31:54 AM fearlessnikki
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Josh Hartnett didn't audition for the film until he heard Creator/JamieLeeCurtis was involved.
* DawsonCasting:
** Just about with Jodi Lyn O'Keefe and Josh Hartnett, who were both nineteen.
** Averted with the other teens. Michelle Williams was seventeen, like her character Molly. Adam Hann-Byrd was actually an inversion - fifteen playing Charlie at seventeen.
* DeletedRole: Charles S Dutton was cast as a detective, but his character was completely removed.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Moustapha Akkad wanted Michael Myers to survive so he could produce more ''Halloween'' films. Bob Weinstein however wanted Michael to die. [[spoiler: The ending where Michael is apparently killed but revealed to have switched places with a paramedic in the next film]] was written as a compromise. It was apparently Bob Weinstein's idea to have [[spoiler: Laurie decapitate Michael]].



* PromotedFanboy: LL Cool J was a big fan of the franchise.



** An earlier version of the script didn't ignore the previous three films. A scene was planned where a student in Laurie's class would give a report titled 'The Haddonfield Murders' about Michael Myers's pursuit of Jamie Lloyd. Afterwards, a heartbroken Laurie would go to the bathroom to vomit. This was later abandoned so the film could exclusively focus on the Laurie Strode part of the franchise.
*** Interestingly, some aspects of this version do remain in the final script. For instance, in ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'', it's explained that Laurie had died in a car accident. ''H20'' retconned this by explaining that she faked her death. All of this is kept in the final version of the movie, as it was too ingrained in the film's plot and message to do away with. Interestingly, the film also doesn't outright state that IV-VI didn't happen, and in addition a pair of bloody-scissors can be clearly seen during the opening credits, referencing Rachel's death in ''Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers''.

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** An earlier version of The fourth, fifth and sixth films were originally completely acknowledged; in fact the script didn't ignore story of Laurie faking her death and assuming a new identity was written in order to accommodate her apparent death in the previous three films. A fourth film. This was clearer in a scene was planned where a student in Laurie's class would give a report titled 'The on "the Haddonfield Murders' about Michael Myers's pursuit of Jamie Lloyd. Afterwards, murders" and Jamie's eventual death - and a heartbroken heart-broken Laurie would go excuse herself to throw up in the bathroom to vomit. bathroom. This was later abandoned cut so the film they could exclusively focus on the Laurie Strode Laurie's part of the franchise.
*** Interestingly, some aspects of this version do remain in
franchise. However there are still nods to the final script. For instance, in ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'', it's explained that Laurie had died in other films - such as a car accident. ''H20'' retconned this by explaining that she faked her death. All picture of this is kept in the final version of the movie, as it was too ingrained in the film's plot and message to do away with. Interestingly, the film also doesn't outright state that IV-VI didn't happen, and in addition a pair of bloody-scissors can be clearly seen during the opening credits, bloody scissors, referencing Rachel's death in ''Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers''.the fifth film.
** Jamie Lee Curtis wanted Laurie's life to be in complete shambles at the beginning of the film. Kevin Williamson instead suggested that Laurie have "more to lose".


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** Another early draft had Ronnie as a woman called Hattie. [[spoiler: She would die, as would Molly, who lives in the finished film]].
31st Oct '17 4:57:37 AM ClintEastwood
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** The movie Sarah and Molly have in their dorm room would originally have been ''Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer''. The joke would have been that they were watching a movie starring Mike Myers.

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** The movie Sarah and Molly have in their dorm room would originally have been ''Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer''. The joke would have been that they were watching a movie starring Mike Myers.Creator/MikeMyers.
11th Oct '17 4:06:22 AM JamesAustin
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* ActorAllusion: The character played by Creator/JanetLeigh gets in a car that is similar to one she drove in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', with a piece of film's score playing in the background. She also tells Laurie that the shower is clogged - a reference to her character's famous death in the film. The character was originally intended as an Actor Allusion to PJ Soles - as it was named after her character from ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}'', but it was played by Leigh after Soles failed to give them an answer, meaning that its name being similar to ''Psycho'''s antagonist Norma'''n''' Bates was a coincidence. Likewise, Norma's motherly attitude towards Laurie was intended as this, to serve as a nod to the fact that mother and daughter were starring alongside each other.

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* ActorAllusion: The character played by Creator/JanetLeigh gets in a car that is similar to one she drove in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', with a piece of film's score playing in the background. She also tells Laurie that the shower is clogged - a reference to her character's famous death in the film. The character was originally intended as an Actor Allusion to PJ Soles - as it was named after her character from ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}'', but it was played by Leigh after Soles failed to give them an answer, meaning that its name being similar to ''Psycho'''s ''Psycho''[='s=] antagonist Norma'''n''' Bates was a coincidence. Likewise, Norma's motherly attitude towards Laurie was intended as this, to serve as a nod to the fact that mother and daughter were starring alongside each other.
11th Oct '17 4:05:52 AM JamesAustin
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* ActorAllusion:
** The character played by Creator/JanetLeigh gets in a car that is similar to one she drove in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', with a piece of film's score playing in the background. She also tells Laurie that the shower is clogged - a reference to her character's famous death in the film. The character was intended as an ActorAllusion to PJ Soles - as it was named after her character from ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}''.
** Likewise Norma's motherly attitude towards Laurie was intended as this, to serve as a nod to the fact that mother and daughter were starring alongside each other.

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* ActorAllusion:
**
ActorAllusion: The character played by Creator/JanetLeigh gets in a car that is similar to one she drove in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', with a piece of film's score playing in the background. She also tells Laurie that the shower is clogged - a reference to her character's famous death in the film. The character was originally intended as an ActorAllusion Actor Allusion to PJ Soles - as it was named after her character from ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}''.
** Likewise
1976}}'', but it was played by Leigh after Soles failed to give them an answer, meaning that its name being similar to ''Psycho'''s antagonist Norma'''n''' Bates was a coincidence. Likewise, Norma's motherly attitude towards Laurie was intended as this, to serve as a nod to the fact that mother and daughter were starring alongside each other.



*** Interestingly, the copycat killer setup would've explained why Michael had no burn scars in ''H20'', a pretty glaring SeriesContinuityError.
11th Oct '17 2:39:05 AM jormis29
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** The character played by Janet Leigh gets in a car that is similar to one she drove in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', with a piece of film's score playing in the background. She also tells Laurie that the shower is clogged - a reference to her character's famous death in the film. The character was intended as an ActorAllusion to PJ Soles - as it was named after her character from ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}''.

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** The character played by Janet Leigh Creator/JanetLeigh gets in a car that is similar to one she drove in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', with a piece of film's score playing in the background. She also tells Laurie that the shower is clogged - a reference to her character's famous death in the film. The character was intended as an ActorAllusion to PJ Soles - as it was named after her character from ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}''.
8th May '17 7:55:06 PM tropeminer
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*** Interestingly the copycat killer setup would've explained why Michael had no burn scars in ''H20'', a pretty glaring SeriesContinuityError.

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*** Interestingly Interestingly, the copycat killer setup would've explained why Michael had no burn scars in ''H20'', a pretty glaring SeriesContinuityError.
7th May '17 5:11:10 PM tropeminer
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** One draft of the ending scene had Michael say Laurie's name to her face [[spoiler: moments before she decapitates him]]. This would've been the very first and possibly ''only'' time we actually hear Michael speak in the entire franchise up to that point.

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** One draft of the ending scene had Michael say Laurie's name to her face [[spoiler: moments before she decapitates kills him]]. This would've been the very first and possibly ''only'' time [[SuddenlyVoiced we actually hear Michael speak speak]] in the entire franchise up to that point.
5th May '17 9:23:29 PM tropeminer
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** One draft of the ending scene had Michael actually say Laurie's name to her face [[spoiler: moments before she decapitates him]]. This would've been the very first and possibly ''only'' time we actually hear Michael speak in the entire franchise up to that point.

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** One draft of the ending scene had Michael actually say Laurie's name to her face [[spoiler: moments before she decapitates him]]. This would've been the very first and possibly ''only'' time we actually hear Michael speak in the entire franchise up to that point.
5th May '17 9:21:16 PM tropeminer
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*** Interestingly, some aspects of this version do remain in the final script. For instance, in ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'', it's explained that Laurie had died in a car accident. H20 retconned this by explaining that she faked her death. All of this is kept in the final version of the movie, as it was too ingrained in the film's plot and message to do away with. Interestingly, the film also doesn't outright state that IV-VI didn't happen, and in addition a pair of bloody-scissors can be clearly seen during the opening credits, referencing Rachel's death in ''Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers''.

to:

*** Interestingly, some aspects of this version do remain in the final script. For instance, in ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'', it's explained that Laurie had died in a car accident. H20 ''H20'' retconned this by explaining that she faked her death. All of this is kept in the final version of the movie, as it was too ingrained in the film's plot and message to do away with. Interestingly, the film also doesn't outright state that IV-VI didn't happen, and in addition a pair of bloody-scissors can be clearly seen during the opening credits, referencing Rachel's death in ''Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers''.



*** Interestingly the copycat killer setup would've explained why Michael had no burn scars in ''H20'', a pretty glaring SeriesContinuityError.



** One draft of the ending scene had Michael actually say Laurie's name to her face [[spoiler: moments before she decapitates him]]. This would've been the very first and possibly ''only'' time we actually hear Michael speak in the entire franchise (prior to the reboot).

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** One draft of the ending scene had Michael actually say Laurie's name to her face [[spoiler: moments before she decapitates him]]. This would've been the very first and possibly ''only'' time we actually hear Michael speak in the entire franchise (prior up to the reboot).that point.
5th May '17 9:10:07 PM tropeminer
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** The character played by Creator/JanetLeigh gets in a car that is similar to one she drove in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', with a piece of film's score playing in the background. She also tells Laurie that the shower is clogged - a reference to her character's famous death in the film. The character was intended as an ActorAllusion to PJ Soles - as it was named after her character from ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}''.

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** The character played by Creator/JanetLeigh Janet Leigh gets in a car that is similar to one she drove in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', with a piece of film's score playing in the background. She also tells Laurie that the shower is clogged - a reference to her character's famous death in the film. The character was intended as an ActorAllusion to PJ Soles - as it was named after her character from ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}''.


Added DiffLines:

** One draft of the ending scene had Michael actually say Laurie's name to her face [[spoiler: moments before she decapitates him]]. This would've been the very first and possibly ''only'' time we actually hear Michael speak in the entire franchise (prior to the reboot).
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