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Seen all of them except the Zombie versions, never bothered with those. And I guess number six, Curse, is an arguable point due to how chopped up that film was (I hear the director's cut was finally put together and released a year or so ago).

 

First one is a classic and I'm actually real fond of part 4. Danielle Harris is such a sweet sympathetic lead. The rest range from kinda okay-ish to bad.

But those two films, I do definitely have time for.


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The funny thing is, I enjoy Zombie's first Halloween movie... but only until Michael escapes. After that, it's just kind of a boring retread of the first film. I think it would have been way better had it not be a Halloween movie and just been its own slasher movie, cause the slipping sanity of Michael is actually pretty interesting to me.

As for the originals, I really only like the first 2 and H20 to any degree. I feel like a big problem is that there isn't any variety in the movies. Michael stalks the same neighborhood and uses the same knife for almost all of his murders. Meanwhile, Jason fights psychics, goes to New York, becomes a zombie, etc. Myers wasn't really given much interesting to do after the 2nd.

And now, unpopular opinion time... I actually like Halloween 2 more than the original. I find the original can be kind of boring to a modern slasher fan, as it just takes so long for it to really get going. Halloween 2 feels much more with the times, with a wider variety of kills while keeping the creepy suspense of the original. Plus, the hospital setting is just a fantastic choice.


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But Halloween 4 and Danielle Harris!

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The original is one of my favorite Horror films ever and I also love the 1981 sequel, 4 and H20. I like 6 more than most and like both of Rob Zombie's films a fair bit. I'm meh towards 5 and borderline hate Resurrection. 3 is awesome but I share the sentiment of many that it should've been released as a seperate film. I'm happy all these years later though it's finally so much more respected.

 

And of course, got to give respect to Michael Myers. One of the greatest Horror icons and next to Jason one of my favorite slashers.



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Really liked the first two, admired SoTW for its intention, I think I liked Resurrection when it came out and I also enjoyed H20. Though it's been a while. I'll always consider the first movie as an all-time horror classic.


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I love the original, 2, 4, and H20. The producer's cut of 6 is really good, especially on Blu-ray. 5 is a guilty pleasure.

 

Strongly dislike 3, Resurrection, and both Rob Zombie films.


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The rob zombie films were horrible i seen them once and that was more than enough dont think i will ever watch them again


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Love Halloween. But in my mind I pretend it was only Halloween, Halloween 2 and H2O.

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First 2 parts are only good in this franchise, and maybe H20-20 years later.I dont like those that was directed by Rob Zombie



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The original is the best but my favourite has always been Halloween II for whatever reason. I love the idea of being trapped in a hospital- literally the one place you should always be safe.

The only one from the original series I don't enjoy is H20. It tries desperately to fit into the self-aware models of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. I think Kevin Williamson did the script, can't remember.

I like Resurrection, it's so hokey and lame. That's it's charm. Rick Rosenthal, director of Part II, directs it as well.

Fuck the Zombie movies, especially the second one. It's my least favourite movie of all time. It's actually insulting.
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Rob Zombie's films proved without a doubt that he has no understanding of what made Michael Myers scary, and holds no level of respect for the character.

 

His films turned Michael Myers into a vehicle for his own pent-up rage at his white trash upbringing and all the kids who bullied him.

 

He completely demystified the killer, and turned him into an unlikable little brat who was just killing people out of petty revenge instead of an unstoppable force of nature killing for absolutely no discernible reason.


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Rob Zombie's films proved without a doubt that he has no understanding of what made Michael Myers scary, and holds no level of respect for the character.
 
His films turned Michael Myers into a vehicle for his own pent-up rage at his white trash upbringing and all the kids who bullied him.
 
He completely demystified the killer, and turned him into an unlikable little brat who was just killing people out of petty revenge instead of an unstoppable force of nature killing for absolutely no discernible reason.


Pretty much exactly. Plus having Danielle Harris topless in a Halloween movie was gross. Yes, she's very attractive but we know her as a little girl in those films. Made me cringe.
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I'll give the Halloween franchise this. It has my all time favorite kill in a slasher movie.

 

I like the first two and H20. I skip the rest. (I'm not counting Season of the Witch as it doesn't concern the Myers mythos.) 



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Yea i try to stick with Halloween, Halloween 2, Halloween 3 (hey i like it) and Halloween H20 (just for the final fight and the ending).


Pretty much this right here. ^

Part 2 was the end of the story for me though. Looking at it from a purists pov. However, that may change now that Mr. Carpenter is back on board for the next installment. We'll see.
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I just seen theres a halloween reboot happening for 2018.

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The guys on YouTubes channel "We Watched A Movie" (sorry no link), have a post on the "Halloween Returns" film that was cancelled, they had access to the whole script and lay it out on the 45 min. or so post. Very informative, and I think it is going to be the basis for the new release as well.

Basically, Michael gets caught that night, and is sent to death row. Things get real bad when they are getting ready to execute him. It almost sounds as if part 2 is disregarded. I believe revisions will be made to make part 2 relevant, and Dr. Loomis will have been killed at the hospital explosion. His son or daughter or protege, will pick up the mantle of Michaels 'Ahab'.

Check out the Youtube post (might have to look a bit), try to ignore the giddiness of the two guys, and listen to the script rant, it's quite good. I believe the new offering will be very similar.

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David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are writing the new film. Green is directing, John Carpenter is exec. producing. 

 

From quotes I read from McBride, this movie picks up after the original part 2.


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David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are writing the new film. Green is directing, John Carpenter is exec. producing. 
 
From quotes I read from McBride, this movie picks up after the original part 2.


Exactly. The original script had Michael being apprehended at the Doyle house, with sheriff Brackett and his deputies surrounding the home, Michael walks out, and kneels down looking at the ground. With Loomis there as well.

The new take, I believe, will have him being arrested at the hospital. Though crispy-crittered, he's still alive, but Loomis isn't. I can then see the remainder of the old script now coming into play, although changed around a bit, to incorporate more stalking of either Haddonfield or Russellville.
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Exactly. The original script had Michael being apprehended at the Doyle house, with sheriff Brackett and his deputies surrounding the home, Michael walks out, and kneels down looking at the ground. With Loomis there as well.

The new take, I believe, will have him being arrested at the hospital. Though crispy-crittered, he's still alive, but Loomis isn't. I can then see the remainder of the old script now coming into play, although changed around a bit, to incorporate more stalking of either Haddonfield or Russellville.

 

Eh, I don't know about Loomis being dead. It just doesn't seem right. I say this because, I can see Kurt Russell playing Loomis or Sheriff Brackett, and Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the series to play Loomis.


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Eh, I don't know about Loomis being dead. It just doesn't seem right. I say this because, I can see Kurt Russell playing Loomis or Sheriff Brackett, and Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the series to play Loomis.


Actually, I think talks of Viggo Mortensen being approached about Loomis. Jamie-Lee? Who knows, maybe in a parent type role ala' Mrs. Doyle or Mrs. Strode. Then I heard that Loomis was being killed off because it would save the integrity of Donald Pleasance's unique take on the character. Thus allowing for new talent to come into play in the form of his son or protege' or something.

Either way, as long as John's on board...so am I. ;)




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