With the latest Halloween movie out now on Blu-ray and DVD, fans will have access to a whole helping of special features, including seven scenes that didn’t make the final cut. But if the unused footage left you with a few lingering questions, a new video from FoundFlix provides a little insight.
The first of the deleted scenes that the video (seen below) breaks down is titled “Extended Shooting Range,” which sees Laurie Strode practice her shooting in preparation for the return of Michael Myers. It’s only when Jamie Lee Curtis’ character goes back indoors, however, that the sequence becomes truly revealing, as the heroine puts a revolver to her head in a moment of suicidal contemplation.
To promote the home release, Blumhouse has already shared a few deleted scenes. One of these, labeled “Shower Mask Visit,” focuses on podcasters Dana Haines and Aaron Korey while paying tribute to the famous shower scene in Hitchcock’s Psycho. “Jog to a Hanging Dog,” meanwhile, gives us exactly what its ominous title implies, as Allyson Nelson encounters one of Michael’s canine victims during a run though the neighborhood.
Also released previously is a scene that shows us what happened to Allyson’s boyfriend Cameron, who was evidently dragged away by the cops and saved for potential sequels. The sequence “Allyson and Friends at School,” on the other hand, offers a little more development for our lead’s classmates, while “Deluxe Banh Mi Cops” extends the already pretty random scene of two cops discussing meals while they sit in the car together. Lastly, there’s “Sartain and Hawkins Ride Along,” which sees Michael’s latest doctor offer some early hints that he’s not all right in the head.
With Halloween now available on home release, you can judge for yourself which of these scenes would’ve added something to the picture, and which of them deserved to stay on the cutting room floor.