History Trivia / HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers

4th Oct '16 3:50:08 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** ''Denise Richards'' apparently auditioned for the role of Beth. Likewise the part of Dr Terence Wynn was written with Christopher Lee in mind.

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** ''Denise Richards'' ''Creator/DeniseRichards'' apparently auditioned for the role of Beth. Likewise the part of Dr Terence Wynn was written with Christopher Lee in mind.
4th Oct '16 3:20:04 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* FranchiseKiller: Just barely averted. The film's savage critical reception and mediocre box office performance resulted in the [[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater next film]] in the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise initially being greenlit as a direct-to-video film. It wasn't until Creator/JamieLeeCurtis signed on and the film retooled into something of a ContinuityReboot that it was developed into a theatrical release.

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* FranchiseKiller: Just barely averted. The This film's savage critical reception and mediocre box office performance resulted in the [[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater next film]] in the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise initially being greenlit as a direct-to-video film. It wasn't until Creator/JamieLeeCurtis signed on and the film retooled into something of a ContinuityReboot that it was developed into became a theatrical release.film.
4th Oct '16 3:17:49 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* FranchiseKiller: Just barely averted. The film's savage critical reception and mediocre box office performance resulted in the [[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater next film]] in the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise initially being greenlit as a direct-to-video film. It wasn't until Creator/JamieLeeCurtis signed on and the film retooled into something of a ContinuityReboot that it was developed into a theatrical release.
4th Oct '16 1:27:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* PlayingAgainstType: Paul Rudd is known as a comedian these days. Not only is the film not a comedy, the character of Tommy is quite dark.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Paul Rudd Creator/PaulRudd is known as a comedian these days. Not only is the film not a comedy, the character of Tommy is quite dark.



* {{Recut}}: One of the most stunning examples of this. Apparently, the film ran over time and budget, so [[ExecutiveMeddling the suits decided to take it over to see how they could screw it up]]. Their version is the Theatrical Cut. When the film was shown on TV, someone got a hold of the now infamous Producer's Cut. While the violence and cursing were trimmed, an ''assload'' of alternate takes and different opening narration were shown, ''and the entire last 20 minutes of the film is RADICALLY different from the Theatrical Cut''. The main change is that the explanation for Michael's killing ways is altered: The Theatrical version offered a scientific reason, but the Producer's Cut says the reason is supernatural (which also explains why Michael is also growing bigger in each previous film. It's because his power is growing). It also shows a final scene with Dr. Loomis realizing that he has been cursed by Thorn. This was likely altered when Donald Pleasance died. An early trailer showed that the film was originally going to called "Halloween 666: The Curse of Michael Myers." This version was only available through low-quality bootleg video releases until 2014 when it's original masters were located and restored, and later included on the deluxe version of the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set before getting a standalone Blu-ray of it's own.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Paul Rudd in one of his first films.
2nd Aug '16 7:17:32 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* {{Recut}}: ''The Curse'' has the most stunning example of this. Apparently, the film ran over time and budget, so [[ExecutiveMeddling the suits decided to take it over to see how they could screw it up]]. Their version is the Theatrical Cut. When the film was shown on TV, someone got a hold of the now infamous Producer's Cut. While the violence and cursing were trimmed, an ''assload'' of alternate takes and different opening narration were shown, ''and the entire last 20 minutes of the film is RADICALLY different from the Theatrical Cut''. The main change is that the explanation for Michael's killing ways is altered: The Theatrical version offered a scientific reason, but the Producer's Cut says the reason is supernatural (which also explains why Michael is also growing bigger in each previous film. It's because his power is growing). It also shows a final scene with Dr. Loomis realizing that he has been cursed by Thorn. This was likely altered when Donald Pleasance died. An early trailer showed that the film was originally going to called "Halloween 666: The Curse of Michael Myers." This version was only available through bootleg video releases until 2014 when it was included on the deluxe version of the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set.

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* {{Recut}}: ''The Curse'' has One of the most stunning example examples of this. Apparently, the film ran over time and budget, so [[ExecutiveMeddling the suits decided to take it over to see how they could screw it up]]. Their version is the Theatrical Cut. When the film was shown on TV, someone got a hold of the now infamous Producer's Cut. While the violence and cursing were trimmed, an ''assload'' of alternate takes and different opening narration were shown, ''and the entire last 20 minutes of the film is RADICALLY different from the Theatrical Cut''. The main change is that the explanation for Michael's killing ways is altered: The Theatrical version offered a scientific reason, but the Producer's Cut says the reason is supernatural (which also explains why Michael is also growing bigger in each previous film. It's because his power is growing). It also shows a final scene with Dr. Loomis realizing that he has been cursed by Thorn. This was likely altered when Donald Pleasance died. An early trailer showed that the film was originally going to called "Halloween 666: The Curse of Michael Myers." This version was only available through low-quality bootleg video releases until 2014 when it was it's original masters were located and restored, and later included on the deluxe version of the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set.set before getting a standalone Blu-ray of it's own.



** Farrands was brought on to write the film, but a series of complicated legal battles held up production for years until Creator/MiramaxFilms (via Creator/DimensionFilms) bought the rights to ''Halloween''. Writing finally began in 1994; several screenplays by different writers were gone through and deemed insufficient until Farrands' final draft, dubbed ''Halloween 666'', was finalized after eleven drafts. From there came casting; while Creator/DonaldPleasence reprised his role as Dr. Loomis, Creator/DanielleHarris did not return as Jamie Lloyd, due to both salary disagreements and CreativeDifferences; Harris resented the fact that Jamie was to be killed off in the opening, feeling that her character was no longer important to the series, and so Jamie was recast. Fred Walton was tapped to direct, but dropped out and was replaced with Joe Chappelle.

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** Farrands was brought on to write the film, but a series of complicated legal battles held up production for years until Creator/MiramaxFilms (via Creator/DimensionFilms) bought the rights to ''Halloween''. Writing finally began in 1994; several screenplays by different writers were gone through and deemed insufficient until Farrands' final draft, dubbed ''Halloween 666'', was finalized after eleven ''eleven'' drafts. From there came casting; while Creator/DonaldPleasence reprised his role as Dr. Loomis, Creator/DanielleHarris did not return as Jamie Lloyd, due to both salary disagreements and CreativeDifferences; Harris resented the fact that CreativeDifferences. The producers wanted to recast Jamie with an adult actress anyway, but Danielle attempted to keep the part by getting herself legally emancipated. She walked away from the project when the writers reduced her character, and she was to be killed off in the opening, feeling that her character was no longer important to the series, and so Jamie was recast. only offered scale. Fred Walton was also tapped to direct, but dropped out and was replaced with Joe Chappelle.Chappelle shortly before production.
2nd Aug '16 5:13:31 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* CreatorBacklash: Daniel Farrands was not happy with the final film, or any of it's alternate cuts, due to very heavy ExecutiveMeddling. However, he does view the "Producer's Cut" as the one closest to his vision, and even made a big push to get it an official release.
12th Apr '16 12:47:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/PaulRudd makes his feature film debut as the grown up Tommy.
3rd Mar '16 10:02:44 AM comicwriter
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** As mentioned above, the original ending (seen in the Producer's Cut) has the Thorn curse passing to Loomis, with Michael, now presumably free from his compulsion to kill, disappearing to parts unknown. Had the following sequels actually ran with this idea, the franchise's status quo could have been drastically altered.

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** As mentioned above, the original ending (seen in the Producer's Cut) has the Thorn curse passing to Loomis, with Michael, now presumably free freed from his compulsion to kill, disappearing to parts unknown. Had the following sequels actually ran with this idea, the franchise's status quo could have been drastically altered.
3rd Mar '16 10:02:31 AM comicwriter
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** As mentioned above, the original ending (seen in the Producer's Cut) has the Thorn curse passing to Loomis, with Michael, now presumably free from his compulsion to kill, disappearing to parts unknown. Had the following sequels actually ran with this idea, the franchise's status quo could have been drastically altered.
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9th Apr '15 11:12:08 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* TroubledProcuction: The worst case in the whole franchise. The film took six years to get made after the tepid reception of the last film in the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series, ''[[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers The Revenge of Michael Myers]]'' in 1989. Its tribulations almost killed the series.

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* TroubledProcuction: TroubledProduction: The worst case in the whole franchise. The film took six years to get made after the tepid reception of the last film in the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series, ''[[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers The Revenge of Michael Myers]]'' in 1989. Its tribulations almost killed the series.
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