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Halloween (1978) The 2018 Prequel edit (Released)

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I love what the original movie did for horror movies, but to watch it now (as much as I hate to say it) I’m kinda board… I have a lot of respect for this movie, but I felt that the 2018 packs more punch (and stabs). So the intention here is to get more tension built up in this and add a few more deaths to try and make the 2 movies feel more in line with one another. I actually did this edit the weekend after I finished Star Wars -Redux., so it’s finished

So aside from some trimming to move things at a faster pace, I replace how Michael come back to Haddonfield buy using Halloween 4’s escape. To explain the bandages on his face and and why he wanted the mask from the store I used the film footage from the Zombie version that has Loomis talking about Michael needing a mask and hiding behind them. This also fits with the 2018 movie as to why he refuses to show his face without a mask there as well. The last thing I did was add the street scene from Halloween 2 as the start of the killing spree in this so we can get moving sooner (with what I personally came to see when I watch these movies). I removed any references to people talking about what happened in Halloween 1 so it all flows.

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Here is an example of a Halloween 2 shot that had the TV talking about the murders. But now they haven’t happened yet, so I removed it an replaced it with the audio from Night of the Living Dead.

https://vimeo.com/594217532

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Ooh… I think this is a pretty interesting idea! I’d love to check it out when it’s finished.

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I’ve sent out a couple of links, so let me know what you want to see in the forums from me. Hopefully I will get some feedback here soon.

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Here is a change/cut list for the edit.

  • After Michael kills his sister, I cut the to the Rob Zombie scene with that young Michael sitting in the police car. We then go right into the grainy footage where Loomis is talking about how Michael needs masks.
  • I Replaced the footage of Loomis and the nurse driving to the hospital and Michael stealing their car with the hospital transfer scene from Halloween 4.
  • After Michael drives off with the ambulance I cut to the mechanic shop from Halloween 4 so we can assume that is where he got the car used in the rest of the movie.
  • Cut the kids from school teasing Tommy about the boogeyman. We get all of this later in the film when Laurie is babysitting.
  • Shortened the walk home with Laurie and her friends. I felt this dragged on too long.
  • Shortened the drive with Laurie and Annie and Michael following them. Again I feel it goes on too long and nothing is really happening here.
  • After Loomis and the sheriff are at Michaels house and find the mutilated animals, I cut to the street scene of Halloween 2 where Michael picks up the knife and goes next door and kills the girl talking on the phone. I added dialog from Night of the Living Dead to remove the TV talking about the killings and I added The Monster Mash when the girl talking on the phone turns on the radio. I also removed the voice of the person talking on the other end of the phone call.
  • Cut Annie going to the car and forgetting the keys, going back inside to get them and then walks back out to the car again. Now it’s just one trip to the car.
  • Trimmed Linda and her boyfriend wondering where Annie is. Now they just want to go upstairs.
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I really liked the idea of this edit! Especially the use of Halloween II footage to up the body count. My biggest hang-up is the kill of the mechanic. It just sort of happens after Michael’s escape, leaving no room for suspense and it fades out mid-impact. Maybe arranging after a Loomis scene would help? Thank you for letting me view this edit!

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Jimmy Chips said:

I really liked the idea of this edit! Especially the use of Halloween II footage to up the body count. My biggest hang-up is the kill of the mechanic. It just sort of happens after Michael’s escape, leaving no room for suspense and it fades out mid-impact. Maybe arranging after a Loomis scene would help? Thank you for letting me view this edit!

Thanks! Glad you liked it over all!. I have to admit, that scene was a bit of a struggle because there isn’t much of anything there? There is a Loomis scene where he sees a garage mechanic who is dead outside by the payphone and I could maybe move it before there, but we still don’t see anything more with that scene than what I already have, so I thought the fade might be best, but I don’t know? Like I said, it’s a struggle. I can play with that idea though.

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Huge Halloween fan and can’t wait for the new one coming out in about a month. I’m really interested in giving this a watch, so if you are still sharing links, I’d love to give this a watch!!

Thanks!

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hansolox73 said:

Huge Halloween fan and can’t wait for the new one coming out in about a month. I’m really interested in giving this a watch, so if you are still sharing links, I’d love to give this a watch!!

Thanks!

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