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Old 02-12-15, 11:54 AM   #126
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Re: Halloween (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the serie

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I think an alternate timeline could be great, but it would be the *third* timeline based on the original film.

Halloween > Halloween II > Halloween 4 > Halloween 5 > Halloween: Curse of MM

Halloween > Halloween II > Halloween H20 > Halloween Resurrection

Halloween > Halloween II > Halloween ?
Honestly the second timeline with Halloween, Halloween II, and H20 wasn't that bad until they followed up and did Resurrection. They could almost just throw that film out of continuity and follow H20 up with a better sequel. The Only thing is H20 had a pretty satisfying (and seemingly definitive) ending. That's why I wouldn't mind a new timeline that just kept the first two films in tact or possibly bridges the span of time between Halloween II and H20.
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Old 02-12-15, 12:05 PM   #127
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Re: Halloween (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the series

Sadly, some people in this thread are putting 100x more thought into this than the screenwriters ever will.
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Old 02-12-15, 12:13 PM   #128
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He was partially complicit in it it though, didn't he even direct bits of the second film uncredited?
He was co-writer and co-producer on the second film. When the director Rick Rosenthal submitted his cut, Carpenter found the movie not scary. He gave Rosenthal another chance to fix it and he couldn't, so Carpenter did some more editing and filming to "fix" it. He wanted H2 to be the final film with Michael Myers because "slasher" films were a dime a dozen. If any sequels were made they would take place on Halloween and would be different stories.
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Old 02-12-15, 01:06 PM   #129
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They did try to do that at first with the third film, but it had a decidedly less than warm reception and was apparently terrible, so they returned to the Michael Myers stuff.
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Old 02-12-15, 01:07 PM   #130
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Re: Halloween (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the series

Halloween III is not bad, and a masterpiece compared to the shit that came after it.
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Old 02-12-15, 01:38 PM   #131
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Halloween III is not bad, and a masterpiece compared to the shit that came after it.
I wouldn't go that far - it's fine if you didn't like any others after it but....a masterpiece compared to everything that came after?
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Old 02-12-15, 01:57 PM   #132
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I wouldn't go that far - it's fine if you didn't like any others after it but....a masterpiece compared to everything that came after?
Yes, I think it's a pretty good film. And the films that followed it were terrible. I guess H2O is okay, though.
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Old 02-12-15, 01:58 PM   #133
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Halloween III is tremendously underrated in my opinion and I agree that it is the best of the films after the first two. H20 is the only other one that comes close in my opinion even though I like them all to varying degrees. Halloween III suffers from being an entry in the Halloween franchise. If it was just a stand-alone film I think it would have been viewed as a horror cult classic, but the fact that its labeled as being another entry in the franchise it throws a lot of people off and is written off as bad for being different.
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They did try to do that at first with the third film, but it had a decidedly less than warm reception and was apparently terrible, so they returned to the Michael Myers stuff.
Without Carpenter of course because he refused to go back to Myers and Moustapha Akkad owned the rights.

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Old 02-12-15, 02:30 PM   #135
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Re: Halloween (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the series

If I had to rank the films, I'd go like this:

1. Halloween
2. Halloween III
3. Halloween II
4. H2O

Everything else can blow me. But it's not a film that ever needed any sequels. "Halloween" needed a sequel like "Psycho" needed one. Or ANOES. Or TCM. Or Hellraiser.

Oh, fuck you Hollywood.
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Re: Halloween (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the series

Looks like I'm going to have to re-watch III
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Old 02-12-15, 03:23 PM   #137
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Re: Halloween (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the series

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If I had to rank the films, I'd go like this:

1. Halloween
2. Halloween III
3. Halloween II
4. H2O
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5. H4
6. H6
7. H5
8. H8
9. Zombie's H1
10. Sauteing a dead hobo's dick and eating it
11. Zombie's H2
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Old 02-12-15, 03:27 PM   #138
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Re: Halloween (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the series

I'd put H4 above 2 and 3. H2 was a straight, and fairly boring, copy of H1. H3 was pretty good. Then again, I always loved the atmosphere H4 set up right from the beginning.
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Old 02-12-15, 04:12 PM   #139
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Re: Halloween (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the series

I agree about III. If it had no ties to the franchise and was just a John Carpenter film like Prince of Darkness it would've gotten a bit more respect over the years. It's a solid film.
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Halloween Returns will pit a new group of Haddonfield youngsters against Myers. The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role along with the child of a cop whose long been obsessed with Myers’ case, even putting it before his own daughter.

Myers is now on death row and the two kids with their own personal vendettas against the killer sneak in to watch his execution. But when things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the firing line.
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/33...oween-returns/

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10. Sauteing a dead hobo's dick and eating it
This would make a better film than another Halloween.
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Re: Halloween Returns (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the series

Sounds awful.
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Old 06-15-15, 11:14 AM   #143
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So is this supposed to be following the continuity of the Zombie films or going back to the original films? The article says its meant to stand alone but I don't see how that makes sense to make it a revenge type film following what happened with Michael Myers and his victims and not follow any of the previous films. If they did it following the original films it would be set before H20 which would be sort of cool. I'm interested depending on how its done.

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Re: Halloween Returns (TBD) - "Recalibrating" the series

How about we let the Halloween franchise be done with... we can't do that can we?
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How about we let the Halloween franchise be done with... we can't do that can we?
Michael Myers can't die. He's actually a real person who possesses the studio to keep making more movies or he'll kill them all.
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I want to know why Myers hasn't gone to space yet only to be marooned long enough to kill and end up on Earth 2 to meet Jason for a fight, knock each other out and then allow Freddy to enter their world so we can finally get FJM: The Ultimate Battle
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How about we let the Halloween franchise be done with... we can't do that can we?
I wish it were so, but this guy disagrees.

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I want to know why Myers hasn't gone to space yet only to be marooned long enough to kill and end up on Earth 2 to meet Jason for a fight, knock each other out and then allow Freddy to enter their world so we can finally get FJM: The Ultimate Battle
Yeah, but they still have to meet Ash.
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So is this supposed to be following the continuity of the Zombie films or going back to the original films? The article says its meant to stand alone but I don't see how that makes sense to make it a revenge type film following what happened with Michael Myers and his victims and not follow any of the previous films. If they did it following the original films it would be set before H20 which would be sort of cool. I'm interested depending on how its done.
From what I gather, it will essentially operate in the confines of the original franchises continuity. However, it will remain standalone in that it will not lean heavily on any particular elements from said continuity. No Mark of Thorn. No Druidic cult. Just a passing reference to the damage he's done over the years, and then on to the stalking.

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The only information to come out of the announcement was that the next Halloween is not a remake, not a reboot, nor is it a re-imagining. In fact, it’s being called a “recalibration.”

While we don’t have any information on what that means, we did get some inside info answering a few questions that have been weighing on the minds of Halloween fans.

Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that the next Halloween is NOT a remake, and it WON’T follow Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake and its 2009 sequel.
From an earlier article on Bloody-Disgusting. http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/33...oween-details/

(Bloody-Disgusting is now also confirming that filming will begin in July, and that Marcus Dunstan, director of The Collector, and writer of multiple Saws and Feasts, will be stepping in as director.)
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From what I gather, it will essentially operate in the confines of the original franchises continuity. However, it will remain standalone in that it will not lean heavily on any particular elements from said continuity. No Mark of Thorn. No Druidic cult. Just a passing reference to the damage he's done over the years, and then on to the stalking.
Honestly if its done right then it could be great. Just keep the first two films and maybe H20 in continuity and fill in the gaps between Halloween II and H20. That's essentially what I suggested earlier in the thread and think if they handle it correct it could be good.
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