Sunday, October 20, 2013
Halloween:The Curse Of Michael Myers, Part III (The Producer's Cut)
I see only one bastard in this house.
The Producer's Cut of Halloween 6 is not a great film by any means, but its an important one. It does help that its heads and shoulders above what was released theatrically. The 90s was a weak time for horror, and for some reason all the horror icons being villains wasn't enough. They all apparently needed to have some sort backstory and retcon to the truth of the original. Freddy started it, Jason and Leatherface followed suit and Michael Myers couldn't even escape it (a could months later, Pinhead too would join in). Things as they were weren't good enough. There was always something "behind the evil" or "this is what it REALLY is". The evil in all these needed to be explained where no explanation was necessary. Mythologies were being forced where the makers didn't realize they had spent the previous decade creating one on their own. But, these are movie monsters and these mythologies did attempt to make them more classical in a sense. They're attempts at taking the characters into different places and its different, but not in all cases does it work.
Thorn dialogue wasn't the only stuff that was trimmed out in the theatrical cut. Pretty much all connective tissue to Halloween 5 was removed for who knows why as well. Dr. Loomis explains his skin grafting plastic surgery to fix his face following his stroke at the end of 5. As mentioned before, there's a flashback. There are plenty of bits of info and exposition dropped throughout referring back to Halloween 5 and I don't understand why. This movie is following its massive cliffhanger. People coming to this movie were pining for the follow up. While the film didn't flat out ignore it and is a follow up, they chopped out a lot of the stuff that would have made the movie more fun for fans.