Saturday, September 29, 2007

Halloween III


Hey, did you know this film shares nothing in common with the rest of the Halloween series (the ones I've seen so far anyway) at all? Because I sure didn't...
Becky and I have a plan to watch all the Halloween films before Halloween since we've only seen the first 2 (first 3 now) so we got this little gem off NetFlix. She knew it was the most mocked one in the series but I'm not sure she knew why...
So, this film does not have Michael Myers in it.
It does not have Jamie Lee Curtis in it (except a brief phone message cameo, maybe)
It does not follow the plot of the previous two movies
In fact, the only things linking this to the first two Halloween movies are:
  • It's title
  • It has a clip from the first Halloween in it on TV

Yes, that's right, the plot of this movie is so far removed from the original Halloween that the original Halloween can be seen to be a work of fiction even within it.
Did some idiot director think "Hey, the first Friday the 13th didn't even have Jason in it, maybe I can make a Halloween sequel that not only doesn't have Michael Myers in it but has absolutely no relation to it's predecessors!" or is it a case of a writer who had an idea for a story but when he went to a production company the following conversation happened:

Writer: I have an idea for a movie! It takes place on Halloween...

Producer: Great! We're looking for a sequel to Halloween!

Writer: No... uh... my movie is only based on the day Halloween, not the movie...

Producer: I'm pretty sure that makes it a sequel...

Writer: But my movie is called "Revenge Of The Irish Mobsters Who Sell Cryptic Masks To People And Send Weird Men In Plain Suits To Kill People And Spark An Investigation By An Alcoholic Doctor And A Dipshit Looking Girl"?

Producer: Sounds like a subtitle. How does "Halloween III" sound?

Writer: Well... I guess... as long as it's still a subtitle...

Producer: Yes, but instead of "Revenge Of The Irish Mobsters Who Sell Cryptic Masks To People And Send Weird Men In Plain Suits To Kill People And Spark An Investigation By An Alcoholic Doctor And A Dipshit Looking Girl", we'll call it"Season Of The Witch"!

Writer: What?

Seriously! If this movie has been a standalone movie, it would have been poor. But as a sequel to Halloween, it's a real fucking disaster.




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must correct you, as I've seen more Halloweens then just the first two, and you know it!

I just haven't watched them all in order in a short enough period of time to really put it all together in my brain. Seeing the 5th one once 15 years ago, seeing Halloween H20 when it came out on video... randomly seeing others... this does not count! Says me.

Spike Vicious said...

Perhaps you should point out that you're my wife posting so people know what you're correcting me about!

Anonymous said...

No way!?