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View Poll Results: Best Halloween movie?
Halloween 69,037 99.99%
Haloween 2 6 0.01%
Halloween 3 Season of the Witch 1 0.00%
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:25 AM   #4331
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In the opening scene of H1, isn't it strange how Mikey goes from being at least 6' tall in first person to 4'5" in third person. When he's in the kitchen, he reaches down into the drawer for a knife. Perhaps the stilts were part of his costume.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:03 AM   #4332
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #4333
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Just gave 4 a compete watch for the first time. I liked it a lot, but some of the mechanics felt like part 1 plot wise (Loomis having to beg with cop to believe that Mike Myers is back), and forced (Jamie getting lost walking down the street on Halloween even though Rachel was only distracted for a second). It drags for the first half, then picks up when the lynch mob gets involved. The last 30 mins is where it shines, the action and suspense are ramped up, all leading to that great twist ending. Danielle Harris does a great job. Shes a true scream queen. Her and Pleasance are the acting highlights. 7.5/10

I still prefer the original, though. Part 4 is like the same thing as part 1, but without the cinematography, and score. I also much prefer the prankster Michael from the first. Every other Halloween failed to capture that essence of him... Haddonfield is a great location, but I dunno, If JC hadn't made it look so good in the original, then I might say that the private school location of H2O is my fav. H2O had potential...

Resurrection is even a guilty pleasure for me, as it's a hilarious attempt to bring Halloween into the "modern generation" with the found footage gimmick. And Busta Rymes....

My rank is Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween 4, H20...... Resurrection, Halloween 5, Halloween 6, Halloween III............. RZ Halloweenz
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Just gave 4 a compete watch for the first time. I liked it a lot, but some of the mechanics felt like part 1 plot wise (Loomis having to beg with cop to believe that Mike Myers is back), and forced (Jamie getting lost walking down the street on Halloween even though Rachel was only distracted for a second). It drags for the first half, then picks up when the lynch mob gets involved. The last 30 mins is where it shines, the action and suspense are ramped up, all leading to that great twist ending. Danielle Harris does a great job. Shes a true scream queen. Her and Pleasance are the acting highlights. 7.5/10

I still prefer the original, though. Part 4 is like the same thing as part 1, but without the cinematography, and score. I also much prefer the prankster Michael from the first. Every other Halloween failed to capture that essence of him... Haddonfield is a great location, but I dunno, If JC hadn't made it look so good in the original, then I might say that the private school location of H2O is my fav. H2O had potential...

Resurrection is even a guilty pleasure for me, as it's a hilarious attempt to bring Halloween into the "modern generation" with the found footage gimmick. And Busta Rymes....

My rank is Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween 4, H20...... Resurrection, Halloween 5, Halloween 6, Halloween III............. RZ Halloweenz
Mikey was also the consummate prankster in H5 (the car, kitty, different mask, etc.).

Cinematically speaking, H4 clearly outdoes the orig., maintaining the crisp look, light contrast for scares, 1st-POV, and even adding a killer dolly zoom (at the garage/diner).
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Mikey was also the consummate prankster in H5 (the car, kitty, different mask, etc.).

Cinematically speaking, H4 clearly outdoes the orig., maintaining the crisp look, light contrast for scares, 1st-POV, and even adding a killer dolly zoom (at the garage/diner).
Lol after watching the 4-5, I'm pretty convinced, this is where RZ got his inspiration.... 4 is quite the same in plot, and 5 introduces some RZ staples such as Michael being "brutal". He stabs one of the cops multiple times, while groaining, and then wraps a rope around his neck and throws him out the window to hang...

Ya, Mike does do some trickster stuff, but it becomes borderline absurd, with him putting on a different mask, and escorting one of the girls to the gas station for cigarettes only to have the cops show, and him disappear into thin air while one cop car is literally parked 2 feet from him.

I thought part 4 outdoes nothing in the first, aside from having better child acting, and a more "exciting" ending.
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Ya, Mike does do some trickster stuff, but it becomes borderline absurd, with him putting on a different mask, and escorting one of the girls to the gas station for cigarettes only to have the cops show, and him disappear into thin air while one cop car is literally parked 2 feet from him.
You're right. It is absurd, so absurd that it constitutes (unwitting) theater of absurd and is why I view H5 strictly as a horror comedy. It's funnier than most overt Halloween parodies.
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I don't think Halloween needed any sequels, except for part 3 which had nothing to do with Michael Myers.

Unlike Friday the 13th or ANOES which actually had some pretty good sequels, every Halloween sequel was either a parody or a sub-par slasher flick (even part 2 which I think is massively overrated).
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I don't think Halloween needed any sequels, except for part 3 which had nothing to do with Michael Myers.

Unlike Friday the 13th or ANOES which actually had some pretty good sequels, every Halloween sequel was either a parody or a sub-par slasher flick (even part 2 which I think is massively overrated).
When one really focuses on the essence of a slasher flick, they'd find that the orig Halloween is lacking and that, on the traditional slasher scale, of all Halloween entries, H6 is the most slashtastic. Sure, the orig is great, in that it ticks off the boxes for "memorable villian," "suspense" and "atmosphere," but it undeniably lacks in the essence of slasherhood: kills, bloody f'n kills.
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When one really focuses on the essence of a slasher flick, they'd find that the orig Halloween is lacking and that, on the traditional slasher scale, of all Halloween entries, H6 is the most slashtastic. Sure, the orig is great, in that it ticks off the boxes for "memorable villian," "suspense" and "atmosphere," but it undeniably lacks in the essence of slasherhood: kills, bloody f'n kills.
That is why I don't consider Halloween a slasher movie, just like I don't consider Black Christmas, Psycho or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre slashers. Inspired the slasher genre, yes, but not a part of it.

Friday the 13th was really the first slasher. Because it was the first to really combine all of those classic elements that make a slasher and turn it into a unique genre. First and foremost, the bloody and gory kills.
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