Retcons Killed By Retcons The Origins & Motives Of Michael Myers
Halloween Kills retcons Michael Myers’ origins and motives once more. Here’s how. Halloween Kills is the 12th film in the overall saga that began with the 1978 movie. John Carpenter’s Halloween tells the story of Laurie Strode, a babysitter, and her friends who are being pursued by Michael Myers. Although Halloween’s ending was ambiguous, it was not intended to be a sequel. However, this retcon of Michael Myers and Laurie’s origins was controversial with fans. It also served as the basis for many of the subsequent installments. Halloween 6 revealed that Myers was being controlled by an evil group and only stalked by them on Halloween because of a star alignment. Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake duology was the most extreme departure. It featured Myers’ childhood and transformation into a serial killer.
Halloween Kills will see David Gordon Green, the director of Halloween 2018, return to Halloween 2018. Halloween 2018 was a hugely successful sequel. This entry stripped away the complex mythology that had been built up over decades of sequels. Michael was once again pure nature, his motives unknown. As the film’s filmmakers learned, Halloween 2 must add something new to the story. Halloween Kills reveals Michael Myers’ relatable motivation: He wants to get home.
Halloween Kills has a flashback sequence where Deputy Hawkins, a young officer, learns about another officer’s Michael Myers childhood. The officer tells Michael that he used to stare out of the window in his sister’s bedroom when they were children. The sequel cuts to Michael’s present-day situation, where he is content to stare out the window of his sister’s room as he makes a bloody trail through town. Halloween Kills ends with him returning to his old house, killing the lucky couple who owned it. He then gets to look out the window at his reflection once again.
This gives Michael Myers some inner peace, but it makes him feel silly having this as his sole goal. Halloween Kills showed him being captured in 1978. Hawkins, a young deputy, followed him back to his home. Hawkins accidentally shoots at the other cop’s neck and kills him during a standoff in which Myers grabs another policeman. Hawkins stopped Dr. Loomis from shooting Michael Myers. This act would come back to haunt him decades later. This backstory was part of the Halloween 2018 various Retcons. Kills, however, provides new insights into his arrest.
Laurie’s dark monologue in the sequel suggests that Michael may not be human anymore. No one could survive what he has done. Halloween Kills sees him beaten, stabbed, and shot. But checks keep coming, and Laurie believes that with each kill, he “transcends.” This angle is not yet explored in the Halloween Ends.
Halloween Kills, the 12th installment in the long-running horror series by David Gordon Green, is an excellent example of how it compares to other Halloween movies. Here is a list of all films, from the worst to the best, including Halloween Kills. In 2018, the Halloween series celebrated its 40th anniversary. This is quite impressive, considering John Carpenter didn’t want a sequel. Although the original Halloween was not the first slasher film, it established a standard for the genre. Several low-budget, more gory slasher movies followed, including Friday The 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street, and many archetypes found in these movies can be traced back to Halloween. The POV of the killer, the virginal heroine, and the notion that sex, alcohol, or drugs lead to instant death are all examples of what was left behind.
The horror film John Carpenter’s Halloween had a profound impact on horror culture. A sequel was soon in the works. Carpenter produced Halloween II (reluctantly), which picks up literally seconds from the original. Halloween II was not as well-received, but it made a healthy profit. Carpenter tried to make the series an anthology by releasing 1982’s Halloween III Season Of The Witch. But the rejection of Myers-free entries from the audience ended that plan.