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Halloween (2018)

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,517 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Why is this called Halloween if its a direct sequel to the original and not a remake/reboot?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,997 ✭✭✭ Ipso


    Maybe call it All Saints day.
    I'm cautiously optimistic about this.
    Is it true that Halloween was originally meant to be an anthology where each film was a separate story set on Halloween?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭ Rothko


    Ipso wrote: »
    Maybe call it All Saints day.
    I'm cautiously optimistic about this.
    Is it true that Halloween was originally meant to be an anthology where each film was a separate story set on Halloween?


    Yeah the third movie is unrelated to the rest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,796 ✭✭✭ Padraig Mor


    Didn't they remake this once already (or is that my imagination)? I'll leave out the obligatory comments re classic, no need, etc.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,806 CMod ✭✭✭✭ ancapailldorcha


    Didn't they remake this once already (or is that my imagination)? I'll leave out the obligatory comments re classic, no need, etc.

    They did. Rob Zombie directed it. I don't know how good it was or wasn't.

    Show me a god that does not demand mortal suffering. Show me a god that celebrates diversity, a celebration that embraces even non-believers, and is not threatened by them. Show me a god that understands the meaning of peace. In life, not in death.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭ nix


    They did. Rob Zombie directed it. I don't know how good it was or wasn't.

    If i recall, the first one was decent and the second one was an absolute mess, i cant really remember them though to be honest. I just remember feeling overall let down :(

    Aul Danny Mcbride is heavily involved with the screen play on this, while i love Danny, i just fear this movie will be more like a Scream movie instead of an actual Halloween flick :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,921 ✭✭✭ DvB


    The original Halloween & the direct sequel Halloween II are the only ones worth watching, III at a push is decent, but as a stand alone movie with nothing at all to do with the others. All the remakes after that have been so poor I forget which ones I've watched. I doubt I'll even bother with this, would rather take out my DVD's of the original 2 & give them a watch.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,513 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    This looks great! That music... jesus, still fantastic. :)



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,816 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    That actually looks pretty OK; when I heard Blumhouse were going to make it I was cautiously optimistic, figuring they had a better chance than others to craft a decent Halloween sequel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 465 ✭✭ Fox Hound


    I like Rob Zombies Take on the Halloween series, it was messy at times, But I like the tone of all his movies, something oddly crazy about them,

    I like the fact they are starting fresh with this one and ignoring all the other sequels, thats a plus in my book,

    This will probably be a soft reboot of the first one, as it will hit the same beats as the first movie and definitly have some call backs,

    Ill defo watch it and hope for the best


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,790 ✭✭✭ Bret Hart


    What running time are we looking at for this, 100+? Anybody know when it'll be released over here ?

    I'll avoid going too see it for it's opening weeks. I'm a huge Halloween fan,so want too watch this in a somewhat peaceful setting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,495 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    pixelburp wrote: »
    That actually looks pretty OK; when I heard Blumhouse were going to make it I was cautiously optimistic, figuring they had a better chance than others to craft a decent Halloween sequel.

    It's only recently that I've started hearing Blumhouse mentioned in advertising material for films. Think it was Truth or Dare.


    I liked Halloween 4.
    It is strange that they just decided to do a sequel after the remake series.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭ Mrcaramelchoc


    good god talk about milking the ****e out of something.lay the thing to rest ffs.even if they made the same movie with different name it might be better.its purely a money making excercise at this stage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 958 ✭✭✭ esposito


    Bret Hart wrote: »
    What running time are we looking at for this, 100+? Anybody know when it'll be released over here ?

    Not sure about the running time. I’m hoping it’s more than the standard 90 mins for most horrors. 100-120 mins would be good.

    October 19 it will be released.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,514 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    This actually looks really good. One of the best trailers I’ve seen in a while. I can’t wait for this now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,152 ✭✭✭ oneilla


    Ipso wrote: »
    Maybe call it All Saints day.
    I'm cautiously optimistic about this.
    Is it true that Halloween was originally meant to be an anthology where each film was a separate story set on Halloween?

    The first one was originally going to be called The Babysitter Murders. Horror film titles in the 70s had titles which were quite blunt.

    As stated above the third one is unrelated to Michael Myers. The original financier of Halloween was a Syrian named Moustapha Akkad who predictably only cared about making money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭ Brother Andy


    Trailer is decent

    On one hand I absolutely hate this **** and wonder where everyone gets the energy to work on something that has been done before, and then I start think, but what if they actually pull it off, what if it’s actually good

    I always give them the benefit of the doubt, and they never fail to disappoint

    They literally have mastered the art of making steaming piles of **** at this stage


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,908 ✭✭✭✭ Liam McPoyle


    No.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,945 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    Looks good to me , that prison yard scene builds the tension really well given it's daylight.
    The rest just looks like carnage on an epic scale.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,980 HandsomeBob


    Fox Hound wrote: »
    I like Rob Zombies Take on the Halloween series, it was messy at times, But I like the tone of all his movies, something oddly crazy about them,

    I like the fact they are starting fresh with this one and ignoring all the other sequels, thats a plus in my book,

    This will probably be a soft reboot of the first one, as it will hit the same beats as the first movie and definitly have some call backs,

    Ill defo watch it and hope for the best

    I liked what Zombie did upon first viewings but I found as I watched more of his library, I became more irritated by his style and use of the samey characters.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,995 ✭✭✭ artvanderlay


    It looks pretty good, I must say. I don't think they will take the Scream route....John Carpenter gave David Gordon Green/Danny McBride this advice


    https://screenrant.com/john-carpenter-halloween-2018-advice-relentless/


    which they seem to have taken.


    Ok, so at the end of Halloween, Michael had been shot 6 times by Dr. Loomis, fell off the balcony and then disappeared. If this is a direct sequel, then when did they capture him? Soon after or was he on the run for a while (possibly killing more)? I wonder will they address this. Also, Michael is now 60, so will he be fit enough to do all this killing, given that he has been chained up/catatonic for 40 years? I hope they do address all these issues, because I can't get with it otherwise if I'm thinking about them :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 201 ✭✭ Jack Five


    Hopefully there is proper ending to this series where either Michael or Laurie's character dies and thats it, the winner skips off into the sunset, job done.

    If it's left open for a sequel with Jason Voorhees or Kruger or or those tornado sharks i might be interested, i hope the annoying teenagers get killed off quickly and its left with Laurie and Michael to battle it out to the finish.

    But seriously lets have an ending to this long running saga because it deserves it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,980 HandsomeBob


    Michael will leave the franchise in the hands of his apprentice by the end of the film. :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,908 ✭✭✭✭ Liam McPoyle


    Jack Five wrote: »
    Hopefully there is proper ending to this series where either Michael or Laurie's character dies and thats it, the winner skips off into the sunset, job done.

    If it's left open for a sequel with Jason Voorhees or Kruger or or those tornado sharks i might be interested, i hope the annoying teenagers get killed off quickly and its left with Laurie and Michael to battle it out to the finish.

    But seriously lets have an ending to this long running saga because it deserves it.

    Didn't he get decapitated at the end of H20?


  • Registered Users Posts: 201 ✭✭ Jack Five


    Didn't he get decapitated at the end of H20?

    Its been so long since i saw it i can't even remember, sure isn't he always been decapitated or shot or chopped up, he keeps coming back!!!:p


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,517 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    They should have called this Halloween Part II. Something to make it clear that it's ignoring all the sequels. Otherwise I can see a lot of people dismissing it as another reboot or being very confused.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,698 ✭✭✭✭ Tony EH


    This is just weird.

    I really dislike this idea of scrunching up an entire film series - as bad as most of it was, let's be honest - and just chucking it in the bin and going off in another direction.

    But, this seems to be...ok, strangely enough.

    Problem for me is that I have a particular soft spot for 'Halloween II', as it's one of my childhood horrors. And I have a guilty love for 'Halloween III', a film so ridiculous in concept and execution, but also one that's ridiculously entertaining. I love that dumb movie.

    I'll probably end up watching this, out of curiosity, but I feel oddly uncomfortable about it all.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,980 HandsomeBob


    The machine has made this kind of thing ok unfortunately in recent years....."the soft reboot" where films can be retconned with one line of contempt such as in this trailer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,945 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    Didn't he get decapitated at the end of H20?

    I think I read before he was supposed to have swapped places with a police office or medic before that.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭ thebull85


    Didn't he get decapitated at the end of H20?

    Thats what we all thought, but the sequel to H20 told the story that it was actually a paramedic wearing the mask that got decapitated, while the crafty Michael made his escape.


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