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They really needed to stop after part 4; perhaps even after the second one.


But then, of course, we wouldn't have had Season of the Witch which was one of the better sequels.

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i love part 4 , part 5 was a huge letdown

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I did too. I think any of the original atmosphere of the first three was gone by part five.

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I like both of those as popcorn flicks. But they mess with the halloween canon

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SHOULD HAVE BECOME WHAT IT WAS INTENDED TO BE...A HALLOWEEN HORROR ANTHOLOGY...EVERY YEAR A NEW HALLOWEEN FLICK WITH A NEW HORROR...MICHAEL WAS JUST TOO POPULAR AND BANKABLE...OH WELL.

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Good point

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That could still happen if another filmmaker had ideas.

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How about stopping after the first one? That's my vote.

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Yep. Though I actually liked Carpenter's idea, which he tried to fulfill with Hallowee III, to make Halloween an anthology series of films -- kind of a cinematic version of Twilight Zone, but explicitly horror-oriented. Each story would have been completely independent. But the first movie was so good, the studio demanded a direct sequel, so that when III came out, following Carpenter's concept, audiences (myself included at the time) were like, WTF, this isn't Halloween; there's no Michael Myers, and the whole thing fell flat. Too bad, as I think the anthology series of films would have been a really great idea

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I preferred Halloween III to Halloween II by light years.

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In all honesty, everything after Curse of Michael Myers (Producer’s Cut) is worthless. H20/Resurrection didn’t amount to anything other than being Scream ripoffs that just so happen to feature Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis. Rob Zombie’s films are good as their own thing but not as Halloween films. Halloween 2018 was a major disappointment for not living up to its promise of being so good that they had to ignore all the sequels.

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