History Trivia / HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater

12th Apr '16 12:49:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[{{Series/Charmed}} Prue Halliwell's younger self]] is annoyed about peeing in the boys' room.
** [[Series/EightSimpleRules Principal Gibb]] is romancing Laurie.
** [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun Tommy]] is a dangerous teen with a hockey stick.
24th Nov '15 11:31:44 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: 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 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}}''.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.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[{{Series/Charmed}} Prue Halliwell's younger self]] is annoyed about peeing in the boys' room.
** [[Series/EightSimpleRules Principal Gibb]] is romancing Laurie.
** [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun Tommy]] is a dangerous teen with a hockey stick.
* TheOtherDarrin: Due to Donald Pleasance dying shortly after the sixth film, Dr Loomis's vocals are done by a sound-alike actor Tom Kane.


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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.
** The role filled by Nancy Stephens - reprising her part as Marion Whittington (nee Chambers) from the first two films - was originally for a new character. It would have been the daughter of Dr Loomis, Rachel, whose house is broken into.
** Likewise a subplot featuring two detectives tracking Michael for Marion's murder was cut from the film. As such they only appear in one scene and are promptly forgotten.
28th Oct '15 11:41:10 AM PurpleWarrior13
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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 dies 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.

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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 dies 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.message to do away with.
28th Oct '15 11:40:14 AM PurpleWarrior13
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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 dies 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.
15th Sep '15 12:17:04 AM erforce
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* ActorAllusion: 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 ''{{Literature/Carrie}}''.

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* ActorAllusion: 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 ''{{Literature/Carrie}}''.''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}''.



** PJ Soles, who played Lynda in the first film, was the original choice to play Laurie's secretary. The character's name Norma Watson was intended as a ShoutOut to Soles's StarMakingRole in ''Carrie''. She dithered for a while about whether to take the role and they eventually asked Janet Leigh after Soles failed to give them an answer.
** John Carpenter was originally considered as a director. But after disagreements about money, he walked off the project.

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** PJ Soles, who played Lynda in the [[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} first film, film]], was the original choice to play Laurie's secretary. The character's name Norma Watson was intended as a ShoutOut to Soles's StarMakingRole in ''Carrie''.''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}''. She dithered for a while about whether to take the role and they eventually asked Janet Leigh after Soles failed to give them an answer.
** John Carpenter Creator/JohnCarpenter was originally considered as a director. But after disagreements about money, he walked off the project.



** The killer in this was intended to not be Michael Myers at all, but a copycat killer (and this would be explained in the next film). Ultimately ''Halloween Resurrection'' explained that Myers had switched places with a paramedic last-minute instead.

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** The killer in this was intended to not be Michael Myers at all, but [[JackTheRipoff a copycat killer killer]] (and this would be explained in the next film). Ultimately ''Halloween Resurrection'' ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' explained that Myers had switched places with a paramedic last-minute instead.
26th Feb '15 8:30:36 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: 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.
* OldShame: Jamie reported that she only came back for the role due to contractual obligations. She's not very fond of the film or [[Film/HalloweenResurrection the sequel]] it spawned.

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* ActorAllusion: 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.
* OldShame: Jamie reported
background. She also tells Laurie that she only came back for the role due shower is clogged - a reference to contractual obligations. She's not very fond of her character's famous death in the film or [[Film/HalloweenResurrection the sequel]] film. The character was intended as an ActorAllusion to PJ Soles - as it spawned.was named after her character from ''{{Literature/Carrie}}''.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An earlier version of the script didn't ignore the previous three films. There's even a deleted scene that shows a student asking Laurie about her daughter, Jamie Strode.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ThrowItIn: LL Cool J ad-libbed the line "and comb your hair", inspired by Josh Hartnett's messy hair.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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An earlier version of the script didn't ignore the previous three films. There's even a deleted A scene that shows was planned where a student asking 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.
** PJ Soles, who played Lynda in the first film, was the original choice to play Laurie's secretary. The character's name Norma Watson was intended as a ShoutOut to Soles's StarMakingRole in ''Carrie''. She dithered for a while
about her daughter, Jamie Strode.whether to take the role and they eventually asked Janet Leigh after Soles failed to give them an answer.
** John Carpenter was originally considered as a director. But after disagreements about money, he walked off the project.
** The killer's death had multiple original possibilities - including Laurie trapping him in between a retractable gym floor and then stabbing him with a javelin - or being eventually cut in half by a helicopter's rotor blades.
** The killer in this was intended to not be Michael Myers at all, but a copycat killer (and this would be explained in the next film). Ultimately ''Halloween Resurrection'' explained that Myers had switched places with a paramedic last-minute instead.
29th Jan '15 11:36:20 PM Antwan
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* OldShame: Jamie reported that she only came back for the role due to contractual obligations. She's not very fond of the film or [[Film/HalloweenResurrection the sequel]] it spawned.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An earlier version of the script didn't ignore the previous three films.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An earlier version of the script didn't ignore the previous three films. There's even a deleted scene that shows a student asking Laurie about her daughter, Jamie Strode.
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18th Oct '14 10:44:12 AM Prowler
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An earlier version didn't ignore the previous three films. A scene that was a hold over from this idea, where Laurie learns of the death of her daughter Jamie, was filmed but deleted.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An earlier version of the script didn't ignore the previous three films. A scene that was a hold over from this idea, where Laurie learns of the death of her daughter Jamie, was filmed but deleted.films.
10th Jun '14 6:38:08 PM SergeantLuke
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* ActorAllusion: 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.
* {{Recut}}: There's a TV Cut that trims the violence and cussword, but also has some alternate scenes. One added scene gives the counselor played by Alan Arkin some development by revealing that his mother cheated on his traveling salesman father, and he got blamed for knowing, but doing nothing.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An early version of the film didn't ignore the previous three films. A scene that was a hold over from this idea was filmed but deleted from the final film.

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* ActorAllusion: Character 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.
* {{Recut}}: There's a TV Cut that trims the violence and cussword, cuss words, but also has some alternate scenes. One added scene gives the counselor played by Alan Arkin some development by revealing that his mother cheated on his traveling salesman father, and he got blamed for knowing, but doing nothing.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An early earlier version of the film didn't ignore the previous three films. A scene that was a hold over from this idea idea, where Laurie learns of the death of her daughter Jamie, was filmed but deleted from the final film.deleted.
6th Apr '14 1:44:54 PM erforce
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* ActorAllusion: 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.
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