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I really enjoyed HALLOWEEN 2018 by David Gordon-Green (look at that rhyming!). It had decent suspense, the music was phenomenal and it was interesting to see yet a different take on the character of Laurie Strode. But as usual, I felt like there were some missed opportunities. The pacing of several sequences felt too quick and over-edited, and almost every instance of awkward "improv" humor detracted from the experience or fell flat.
By removing these moments and stretching out others (as well as re-ordering some scenes), I'm trying to balance the overall pacing of the movie and increase suspense. Bascially, make it feel more like the original whenever possible.
Unlike my previous edits, I won't go into detail regarding every change I want to make. Instead, here are some bullet points:
- The Dr. Sartain twist will be kept in. I know fans were divided with this plot twist; I remember being really weary in the theater when it happened. But cutting it would remove too much of the movie, and I for one, like how we see another perspective of Michael's influence. Laurie, his surviving victim, fears him and prepares for his return. Sartain, his protector for 40 years, becomes dangerously obsessed with the nature of his patient. The journalists are on the outside, intrigued by the case. However, some elements of this plot thread will be altered.
- Some deleted scenes and alternate shots from the trailers will be added. Fully color-corrected and edited to match their surroundings.
- Less humor. This includes removing a lot from Oscar, Allyson's dad, the Bahn-Mi cops™, Vicky and Julian, and even Dr Sartain himself.
- Extended shots. This one is hard to show in pics, but some sequences have new extended shots, either by repurposing footage with modifications, or merging two shots together. I have removed the escaped patients from this shot to use at the end of the sequence.