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Old 10-31-08, 09:40 PM
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So I'm watching Halloween II...

Doing my Halloween tradtion of watching Halloween And Halloween II back to back and I see something I never noticed before. During H2 there is a scene with a mother and son arriving at the hospital ER. They get out of the car and the boy is holding a towl up to his bloody mouth. I've scene this movie at least a dozen times and I never really thought too much about this scene. I always just figured he fell and and busted-up his mouth, maybe broke a tooth or two, but this time I see what is really wrong. His mom asks him to lower the towl to take a look and there is a friggin razor blade stuck in his mouth! I did one of those 'WTF double takes' and scanned back to see if that was in fact what I saw and sure enough when I paused it there was the blade sticking out of his mouth.

Am I the only one who didn't know this?!
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Old 10-31-08, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Indy Jones Fan View Post
Doing my Halloween tradtion of watching Halloween And Halloween II back to back and I see something I never noticed before. During H2 there is a scene with a mother and son arriving at the hospital ER. They get out of the car and the boy is holding a towl up to his bloody mouth. I've scene this movie at least a dozen times and I never really thought too much about this scene. I always just figured he fell and and busted-up his mouth, maybe broke a tooth or two, but this time I see what is really wrong. His mom asks him to lower the towl to take a look and there is a friggin razor blade stuck in his mouth! I did one of those 'WTF double takes' and scanned back to see if that was in fact what I saw and sure enough when I paused it there was the blade sticking out of his mouth.

Am I the only one who didn't know this?!
That's funny, because when I think of H2 that kid-with-the-blade-in-his-mouth is one of the visuals that comes to mind for me - even though it's essentially a throwaway scene. I guess it just struck me a certain way.

Go figure...
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Old 10-31-08, 09:55 PM
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That's funny, because when I think of H2 that kid-with-the-blade-in-his-mouth is one of the visuals that comes to mind for me - even though it's essentially a throwaway scene. I guess it just struck me a certain way.

Go figure...
Same for me. When I was a kid, I was always told not to take apples while trick or treating because something like that could happen. That scene has always stuck with me because of that connection.
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Yep, it was a great shout-out to that apple/razor blade (hopefully) urban legend.
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There was an investigation done nationwide about the 'poisoned candy' and 'glass/razor blade candy' stuff that has been the lore of Halloween for decades.

They were unable to find a single instance of that anywhere in America. Literally not one actual example could be found. By checking both law enforcement and medical/hospital records they were unable to find a single instance.

It's the stuff of urban legend.

I noticed the razor in the kid's mouth the first time and that scene stuck with me.

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I think part of the reason I always just kinda skipped over the scene is because the mom isn't really too freaked out about it. She's sorta nonchalant about the whole thing. I know if one of my kids had a razor blade stuck in their mouth I'd be hysterical.

Now I can't get that image out of my head. I cringe everytime I think about it.
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A little off point. I don't care how small a town is. There is no way that hospital should look like a closed shop after hours. Are there hospitals(not clinics mind you) out there in america that has only a staff of 4 or 5 including security in the after hours? Pretty big hospital too.
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A little off point. I don't care how small a town is. There is no way that hospital should look like a closed shop after hours. Are there hospitals(not clinics mind you) out there in america that has only a staff of 4 or 5 including security in the after hours? Pretty big hospital too.
Wait a second! You found an error in a horror film?!

Seriously though, that and other hospital errors always bug me too. I work in a fairly large hospital, but once worked in a tiny clinic no bigger than a single family home. Even there, on the night shift with almost no patient traffic, there were always at least 7 or so people on duty. A hospital that size would have dozens if not 100+ on a night shift.
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I seen this Gem Halloween 2 so many times that I can recall so many lines.

And I have the Flim Score to boot.
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Old 11-03-08, 01:34 PM
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I prefer Halloween 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_oKZ9sexo4

Man I love that song!!!!
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If you ignore the title and treat it as just a random horror film, Halloween 3 is actually pretty good, probably better than all the sequels and the remake.
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Same for me. When I was a kid, I was always told not to take apples while trick or treating because something like that could happen. That scene has always stuck with me because of that connection.
Me too.
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I wouldn't take apples while treat or treating when I was a kid either. Not because of that movie but because APPLES FUCKING SUCK. I'd rather get a rock.
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