Halloween II Nearly Remained In The New Film’s Continuity


The new Halloween is due to come out in a matter of days. It’s received the best praise since the original, is on track to make serious money and, apparently, nearly included the plot points from the second film in the franchise.

In a new piece making the rounds on Cinema Blend, director David Gordon Green revealed that his writing partner Danny McBride fought hard for the movie to be excluded while he thought it had merit.

“I hung on tight to Halloween II for a while, and [Danny] McBride was always trying to get me to let it go,” Green said. “And then when we were talking kind of ultimately about the path, and once we got actually into the writing itself, we were just thinking it’s scarier if it’s random.”

Of course, the second film in the franchise included the infamous twist of Michael Myers being related to Laurie Strode. Many people felt the plot point took away from the terror of the initial premise and in the new film, it’ll apparently be gone. Though it makes sense to have a clean break, I honestly thought it could have worked in some way.

I mean, wouldn’t it have been interesting to use some Rouge One: A Star Wars Story technology to have re-created Sam Loomis after the hospital explosion? Sure, it’d be ghoulish, but that film ends on an interesting note. For instance, what happens to Laurie after the trauma of the night? And how would she react to being a serial killer’s sister? I guess we’ll never really know, unless some tool on the internet takes up fan fiction.

What do you think, though? Should any of the original Halloween sequels have become canon with the 2018 release? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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Evan J. Pretzer

A freelance writer with We Got This Covered for more than a year, Evan has been writing professionally since 2017. His interests include television, film and gaming and previous articles have been filed at Screen Rant and Canada's National Post. Evan also has a master's degree from The American University in journalism and public affairs.