One of my favorite horror franchises is the Halloween series and in honor of the holidays, I decided to create a combined edit of Halloween and Halloween 2 This edit isn’t just a stitching of the two movies together, but wholly re-edited to work as a single stand-alone 2-hour horror movie. To facilitate this I’ve cut large swaths of material from Halloween 2 and also a bunch from the original Halloween. For the first Halloween movie, I’ve heavily reduced Lynda’s role in the film. I’ve cut her and Bob completely from the final act of the film, and have her disappear after her first scenes in the movie. This necessitates some audio editing as well as the removal of her and Bob’s bodies from Laurie’s discovery. For Halloween 2 I’ve completely removed Dr. Loomis and Sheriff Bracket wandering around Haddonfield trying to find Michael Myers and Ben Tramer’s mistaken death. I’ve also completely excised the Karen and Budd romance and death from the movie to shorten and heavily focus on the Hospital section of the film. I heavily debated this next aspect but decided against removing Laurie being Michaels’s sister. The final act just doesn’t quite work as it provides a reason for Dr Loomis to go to the hospital.
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Cutlist for Halloween 1
16.24-18:35 Removed scene of Tommy being bullied by the other kids.
22.18-22.43 Cut the plans with Lynda and Bob.
52.19-53.16 Slightly trimmed Annie’s walk to the car, she doesn’t go back inside for her keys in this version she has them so immediately gets into the car.
58.27-68.20 Removed Scene with Laurie the kids and the Jack-O-Lantern and removed Bob, Lynda, and all scenes referring to them.
Trimmed Laurie’s walk to the Wallace house to remove mentions of Bob and Linda
Slightly trimmed the chase sequence to remove Laurie going to the house that ignores her
Cut Laurie’s first attempted kill of Michael because it’s not the climax of the whole film anymore
Cutlist for Halloween 2
0-7.18 Cut opening recap and titles
9.12-9…28 Remove confirmation of 3 dead bodies
10.08-14.18 Cut random girl getting murdered and Laurie being brought into the ambulance and the conversation between Jimmy and Bud
17.24-19.58 Cut out the stupid killing of Ben Tramer
22.01-22.15 Cut out mention of Michael being killed
22.39-25.35 Cut out the rest of the scene between Loomis and the police and the introduction of Karen
26.47-30.35 Cut out a bunch of hospital stuff and go straight to Jimmy walking down the hallway as Michael goes down the stairs
31.12-32.13 Cut out Karen and Alves
Heavily trimmed Security Guard Death Scene
43.45-53.55 Cut out more Ben Tramer stuff, Bud and Karen, and Laurie’s dream about Michael
57.15-57.19 Cut out close up on Dr Mixter.
57.34-5736 Cut out Close Up on Janet’s Eye
60-62.31 Cut out Laurie and Michael Cat and Mouse
The full edit is 2 hours and 2 minutes