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This should have never been a series


Like the first Matrix, this film was perfectly self contained standing in no need for the plethora of sequels and remakes that it has gotten over the years following its release. The mystery of Michael was the strongest aspect and this was subsequently diluted as the sequels pilled on.

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I agree at least not a neverending one.

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I like the first 2 but I didn't like the rest of them.

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Most series should never have been a series. That being said, if it wasn't for #6, I would never have seen the original. The sequels made other fans like myself come to the original. Sure, #5, #6, #8 and Rob Zombie's movie were trash. You can still enjoy the rest for the schlocky fun that they are without devaluing the original.

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I don't think 5-6 are trash..... part 8, yes lol.

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To each his own. I used to. E a big fan of six, but it didn't hold up for me. Oh well, it's still fun.

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Have you watched the Producer's Cut?

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I just did. The narrative is much better than the directors cut. I'm just not a fan of the ending with the rune stones.great choice for music on that one. The Weinstein version had bad guitar riffs and forgettable grunge.

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You are absolutely correct. Good luck getting other people to understand that.

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It should have ended with Halloween II. Halloween III should have been a standalone movie called "Season of the Witch" I wonder how the anthology (that John Carpenter wanted) would have went over with horror movie fans.

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Should have been followed by Season of the Witch so the dummies would understand right away it would be a different story each time.

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exactly. bringing back Mikey cause of studio pressure for "one" more film was BS.

Season of the Witch FTW
but also think of all the groovy other Halloween theme tales we could have had !!

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I agree. I love Carpenter's original concept, which was for Halloween to be a series, but an anthology series -- kind of like a big screen version of The Twilight Zone, where every installment was a completely separate, standalone story. Following up the success of the first movie with a direct sequel made it impossible for audiences to accept the original concept when they finally tried to switch gears and do it with the third film.

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I like several of the sequels. I always enjoyed part 2 and H20 as it's own little trilogy. I liked the recent one too outside of the bizarre doctor twist. Hell, I enjoyed part 4 even though it's a bad movie and went down that cult subplot. It's a bad movie, but entertains me.

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I agree. I don't own any other film in the Halloween series. The first one is a legitimately great horror film. I've probably watched it a dozen times.

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