31 Days of Horror – Day 11: Halloween 6 – Producer’s Cut

31-Days-of-Horror-2015-11Not too bad of a sequel. Daniel Farrands and company did their best in trying to sort out the “Thorn” cult nonsense touched upon in Halloween 5. But trying to explain Michael Myers’ motivation and tying it to an ancient Druidic cult, constellations, and bloodlines etc. made the movie a lot less scary, less about Michael and more about a weird cult that was tacked onto the end of part 5 with no real direction planned out. However, the Producer’s Cut did keep Jamie Loyd around a bit longer and had more Dr. Loomis. Plus it’s always fun watching a babyfaced Paul Rudd chew through scenes as an off-kilter, grown up Tommy Doyle. All in all, not the worst sequel (Resurrection) but far from the best (Part II).

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Michael Myers as a Blond

The story goes that the reason Michael Myers’ mask is flesh tone with blond hair in the school scene is because it was an unmodified Star Trek Captain Kirk mask like the one used in the original Halloween. The film producers could not afford to re-shoot the scene and replace the mask so they had to leave it in the final film.

Another version of the story says that the masked used in the school scene of Halloween 4 was THE actual converted Captain Kirk mask that had been used in the original Halloween. Over time the familiar brown hair had faded to the platinum blond seen in pt. 4. From IMDb: “The filmmakers had the intention of reusing the mask in this sequel but felt it had changed too much and decided to make their own.”

There was one other time where a Myers mask appeared in the series with blond hair. In Halloween II, Dr. Loomis and Sheriff Brackett are chasing who they believe to be Michael Myers through a neighborhood full of trick or treaters. However, you can see that the hair on this mask is actually bright blond and the skin tone is pasty white almost silver. The person behind the mask turns out to be Ben Tramer, a high school boy Laurie Strode has a crush on. As he flees Dr. Loomis and Sheriff Brackett he walks out in front of a speeding police car and is slammed up against a parked van. The van then bursts into flames, incinerating Ben.

31 Days of Horror – Day 12

               
Halloween II (1981) – Collector’s Edition

Released by Shout! Factory (although in an awesome little touch the Shout! Factory logo has been modified to say Scream! Factory) this is the definitive Blu-ray version of Halloween II.  Last year Universal released a 30th Anniversary Edition of Halloween II that everyone thought was going to be the definitive version of the film.  While the Universal disc was stacked with the alternate ending, deleted scenes and the truly awesome and welcome documentary “Terror in the Aisles”, this new Shout! Factory release is THE version to snag.  The Blu-ray/DVD combo includes:

  • The theatrical version and the television cut with added footage not seen in the theatrical version
  • Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi (theatrical version)
  • Audio commentary with actor/stunt coordinator Dick Warlock (theatrical version)
  • The Nightmare Isn’t Over!:  The Making Of Halloween II – Featuring interviews with director Rick Rosenthal, actor/stunt Coordinator Dick Warlock, actors Lance Guest, Leo Rossi, Nancy Stephens, executive producer Irwin Yablans, director of photography Dean Cundey, co-composer Alan Howarth and more!
  •  Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations Of Halloween II – Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
  • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Alternate ending with optional audio commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  •  Theatrical trailer
  • TV & radio spots
  • Still gallery

Plus it has that killer retro-style artwork with a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art.

Amazon is selling the Blu-ray/DVD combo for $24.99.  I picked up a copy in my local Meijer store in their Halloween section for $19.99.

Do yourself a favor and pick this disc set up in time for Halloween.  It’s hands down the best sequel in the franchise and ranks up there with one of the best horror sequels of all-time.

31 Days of Horror – Day 1

October has descended upon us and with it Halloween and the best time of the year to indulge in all things horror.  In 2010 my friend Jon started a tradition of watching nothing but horror movies during the month of October.  Last year I joined in on the fun and managed to hit almost everyday with some horror goodness.  So, today being October 1st, I’ve decided to start things off with Halloween 4:  The Return of Michael Myers.