History YMMV / Halloween

28th Apr '16 8:43:35 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* EvilIsCool: Like all the other horror icons, Michael Myers is definitely this.
10th Jan '16 4:22:34 AM tropeminer
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* YouLookFamiliar: In 2009's ''H2'', the actor who gets stomped to death behind the strip club later turns up as the green-faced host of the big Halloween party.
11th Nov '15 8:41:39 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Michael Myers]] is a cold-blooded {{serial killer}} with a hatred of teenage sexuality and a [[KnifeNut fondness for carving knives]]. After killing his sister [[EnfantTerrible at the age of six]], [[TheSociopath Michael]] breaks out of prison as an adult and goes on a killing spree through his hometown of Haddonfield, on his way to kill his surviving sister, murdering three of her friends before targeting her. He's stopped, but the horror doesn't end there, as the series spits into two timelines. In both of them Michael returns repeatedly, making numerous attempts on Laurie, her daughter Jaime, and anybody else who gets in his way. In [[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Jamie's]] [[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers timeline]], he finally [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers kills Jamie]] and then [[WouldHurtAChild targets her newborn baby]] [[note]] Who is believed to be [[LukeIAmYourFather his own son]], [[ChildByRape born from the rape]] of his niece [[/note]] In that same movie, it was initially believed he was [[DemotedToDragon under the control of an evil cult]], but he proves his evil is [[DragonInChief beyond anyone's control]] when he massacres them too. In the ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater H20]]'' [[Film/HalloweenResurrection timeline]], after tracking Laurie down, he fakes his death by switching places with a paramedic, who was killed in his place by Laurie, before tracking Laurie down in an insane asylum, and later kills people filming a reality TV show in his house a year after his goal was seemingly complete. [[LackOfEmpathy Incapable of feeling empathy]], and driven by a loathing of seemingly everybody he encounters, the unstoppable and perpetually silent Michael helped to define the {{slasher movie}} as we know it, and remains one of the most bone-chillingly evil slasher villains.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Michael Myers]] in the [[Film/{{Halloween|1978}} original]] [[Film/{{Halloween II|1981}} films]] is a cold-blooded {{serial killer}} SerialKiller with a hatred of teenage sexuality and a [[KnifeNut fondness for carving knives]]. After killing his sister [[EnfantTerrible at the age of six]], [[TheSociopath Michael]] breaks out of prison as an adult and goes on a killing spree through his hometown of Haddonfield, on his way to kill his surviving sister, murdering three of her friends before targeting her. He's stopped, but the horror doesn't end there, as the series spits into two timelines. In both of them Michael returns repeatedly, making numerous attempts on Laurie, her daughter Jaime, and anybody else who gets in his way. In [[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Jamie's]] [[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers timeline]], he finally [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers kills Jamie]] and then [[WouldHurtAChild targets her newborn baby]] [[note]] Who is believed to be [[LukeIAmYourFather his own son]], [[ChildByRape born from the rape]] of his niece [[/note]] In that same movie, it was initially believed he was [[DemotedToDragon under the control of an evil cult]], but he proves his evil is [[DragonInChief beyond anyone's control]] when he massacres them too. In the ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater H20]]'' [[Film/HalloweenResurrection timeline]], after tracking Laurie down, he fakes his death by switching places with a paramedic, who was killed in his place by Laurie, before tracking Laurie down in an insane asylum, and later kills people filming a reality TV show in his house a year after his goal was seemingly complete. [[LackOfEmpathy Incapable of feeling empathy]], and driven by a loathing of seemingly everybody he encounters, the unstoppable and perpetually silent Michael helped to define the {{slasher movie}} SlasherMovie as we know it, and remains one of the most bone-chillingly evil slasher villains.
29th Oct '15 11:22:09 AM madius
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: A huge negative on the franchise is Michael's inner machinations being explained as they end up downplaying the horror. The explanations start to creep in at around the fifth installment, but all of this actually started with the second film. Michael's reason for attacking Laurie is revealed as them being siblings and Michael leaving behind graffiti reading "Samhain" suggest that he's connected to the occult. These were contested, but eventually accepted for most fans as Michael was still a mystery at the time and the twist is kept for both timelines of the original and in Rob Zombie's reboot.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: A huge negative on the franchise is Michael's inner machinations being explained as they end up downplaying the horror. The explanations start to creep in at around the fifth installment, but all of this actually started with the second film. Michael's reason for attacking Laurie is revealed as [[spoiler: them being siblings and Michael leaving behind graffiti reading "Samhain" suggest that he's connected to the occult. occult.]] These were contested, but eventually accepted for most fans as Michael was still a mystery at the time and the twist is kept for both timelines of the original and in Rob Zombie's reboot.
2nd Oct '15 6:35:11 AM backpack
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* CrossoverShip: A non-romantic example. Alot of fan art portrays Michael as close friends with [[TrickRTreat Sam]].
6th Apr '15 7:01:52 PM PrincessGwen
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* ItWasHisSled: Michael is Laurie's sister. A lot of people know this by now since both timelines of the original franchise kept this twist and the remake doesn't even bother hiding the fact.

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* ItWasHisSled: Michael is Laurie's sister.brother. A lot of people know this by now since both timelines of the original franchise kept this twist and the remake doesn't even bother hiding the fact.
21st Feb '15 4:09:22 AM Antwan
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* CryForTheDevil: Remakes.

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* CryForTheDevil: Remakes. The remakes try to depict Michael's childhood as depressingly broken. Whether you ''do'' feel sorry for the guy is up in the air.



* FranchiseOriginalSin: A huge negative on the franchise is Michael's inner machinations being explained as they end up downplaying the horror. The explanations start to creep in at around the fifth installment, but all of this actually started with the second film. Michael's reason for attacking Laurie is revealed as them being siblings and Michael leaving behind graffiti reading "Samhain" suggest that he's connected to the occult. These were contested, but eventually accepted as Michael was still a mystery at the time.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: A huge negative on the franchise is Michael's inner machinations being explained as they end up downplaying the horror. The explanations start to creep in at around the fifth installment, but all of this actually started with the second film. Michael's reason for attacking Laurie is revealed as them being siblings and Michael leaving behind graffiti reading "Samhain" suggest that he's connected to the occult. These were contested, but eventually accepted for most fans as Michael was still a mystery at the time.time and the twist is kept for both timelines of the original and in Rob Zombie's reboot.
21st Feb '15 3:53:09 AM Antwan
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* FirstInstallmentWins: The first film is a universally praised horror classic. The sequels... exist.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: The first film is a universally praised horror classic. The sequels... exist. How well they hold vary from fan to fan to say the least.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: A huge negative on the franchise is Michael's inner machinations being explained as they end up downplaying the horror. The explanations start to creep in at around the fifth installment, but all of this actually started with the second film. Michael's reason for attacking Laurie is revealed as them being siblings and Michael leaving behind graffiti reading "Samhain" suggest that he's connected to the occult. These were contested, but eventually accepted as Michael was still a mystery at the time.
* ItWasHisSled: Michael is Laurie's sister. A lot of people know this by now since both timelines of the original franchise kept this twist and the remake doesn't even bother hiding the fact.



* {{Sequelitis}}: Most of the sequels are generally regarded as low quality, with ''Resurrection'' being regarded as the series' nadir and the Rob Zombie-directed reboots being a LoveItOrHateIt affair.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Most of the sequels are generally regarded as low quality, considered to be unable to measure up to the original, with ''Resurrection'' being regarded as the series' nadir and the Rob Zombie-directed reboots being a LoveItOrHateIt affair.



12th Feb '15 1:33:17 PM SpukiKitty
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---> Heck, (for those who hate total bummers) the first two movies could be seen as the true original John Carpenter canon. Even Carpenter stated that Part 2 was intended as the end of the Michael Myers story arc and that Mike did indeed die for good. Part 4 and onwards could be seen as {{Sequelitis}}/fanfic/re-boots. Applying CanonDiscontinuity to Halloween by acknowledging only the first two films as "canon" would, according to John Carpenter, actually be canon. If you want to get in the Halloween films but prefer "happier" endings & Good triumphing over Evil, just enjoy the first two films.


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---> Heck, (for those who hate total bummers) the first two movies could be seen as the true original John Carpenter canon. Even Carpenter stated that Part 2 was intended as the end of the Michael Myers story arc and that Mike did indeed die for good. Part 4 and onwards could be seen as {{Sequelitis}}/fanfic/re-boots. Applying CanonDiscontinuity to Halloween ''Halloween'' by acknowledging only the first two films as "canon" would, according to John Carpenter, actually be canon. If you want to get in the Halloween ''Halloween'' films but prefer "happier" endings & Good triumphing over Evil, Evil (or something to that effect), just enjoy the first two films.

films and see Laurie Strode & Dr. Loomis as the quintessential awesomesauce "Horror Movie Heroes".

12th Feb '15 1:29:07 PM SpukiKitty
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**** Heck, the first two movies could be seen as the true original John Carpenter canon. Even Carpenter stated that Part 2 was intended as the end of the Michael Myers story arc and that Mike did indeed die for good. Part 4 and onwards could be seen as {{Sequelitis}}/fanfic/re-boots. Applying CanonDiscontinuity to Halloween by acknowledging only the first two films as "canon" would, according to John Carpenter, actually be canon. If you want to get in the Halloween films but prefer "happier" endings & Good triumphing over Evil, just enjoy the first two films.


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**** ---> Heck, (for those who hate total bummers) the first two movies could be seen as the true original John Carpenter canon. Even Carpenter stated that Part 2 was intended as the end of the Michael Myers story arc and that Mike did indeed die for good. Part 4 and onwards could be seen as {{Sequelitis}}/fanfic/re-boots. Applying CanonDiscontinuity to Halloween by acknowledging only the first two films as "canon" would, according to John Carpenter, actually be canon. If you want to get in the Halloween films but prefer "happier" endings & Good triumphing over Evil, just enjoy the first two films.

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